June 2019 Listings

SA art galleries and their exhibition schedules are listed below, grouped by region. For listings in other Australian states please use the What’s On menu above.


ACE Open
Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End) , Kaurna Yarta 5000.
(08) 8211-7505.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
To July 20 Daydreamer Wolf by Elyas Alavi. How is it possible to understand the trials and realities of the refugee experience? In this cross-disciplinary exhibition, artist and award-winning poet Elyas Alavi documents his experiences through personal, playful and mythological lenses. Evoking issues of identity, memory, migration and displacement, he offers a deeper understanding of his trials as a Hazara refugee, artist and migrant to Australia.

Elyas Alavi, Salt and Pomegranate, 2018, pomegranate, salt, neon, light, suicide bomber’s vest dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Elyas Alavi. Photograph: Sam Roberts. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 6.45.
After hours by appt.
To June 7 Lupercalia – Abdul Abdullah, Elsie-Jayne Beinke, Jazmina Cininas, Susan Flavell and Luke Thurgate. Drawing together an array of local and interstate artists, this new exhibition examines the werewolf as a metaphor in contemporary art. The half-human, half-animal creature is employed to explore ideas ranging from dual identities, hybridity, race and gender divides, and post-Internet politics.

Jazmina Cininas, Kee-On-Ee Was A Trail Blazer For Her Kind, 2012, reduction linocut print on BFK Rives 300gsm, 61.6 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central Gallery

June 18 to July 19 Unique State.

Susanna Castleden, 11 Gangway (detail), 2016, rubbing on gesso on paper maps. Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central Gallery

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Free admission, all welcome.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols and during exhibition changeover.
To July 19 Gallery 1: For Country, for Nation. Gallery 2: Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War. Gallery 3: Unbound Collective: Sovereign Acts V: CALLING.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Guided tours daily at 11.00 and 2.00.
To Aug 25, 2019 Ramsay Art Prize.
Held every two years, the $100,000 acquisitive Ramsay Art Prize invites submissions from Australian artists under 40 working in any medium. Finalists works are exhibited in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The 2019 Ramsay Art Prize finalist exhibition includes a non-acquisitive People’s Choice Prize, supported by sponsor Lipman Karas.

Left to right: 2019 Ramsay Art Prize Judge, Russell Storer, National Gallery Singapore Deputy Director (Curatorial and Research). Photograph: Zakaria Zainal; 2019 Ramsay Art Prize Judge, Richard Lewer with his installation The History of Australia, 2018, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Photograph: Saul Steed; 2019 Ramsay Art Prize Judge, Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia. Photograph: Sven Kovac. Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000.
Wed-Thurs 1.00 to 4.00, Fri 1.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
FELTdark hours Wed-Sat Dusk to 12.00am.
June 5 to 22 (opening Wed June 5, 5.30pm with artist talk at 6pm) Front Gallery: interior translations by Kate Bohunnis (SA). FELTdark: Explo In Mo 2 by Renuka (India).

Kate Bohunnis, strong house / soft walls (detail), 2018, installation, paraffin wax, Jelly wax, soy whey, dye, aluminium, steel, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and FELTspace

Renuka Rajiv, Verunheddz (installation view), 2017-18, textile and clay figures, dimensions variable

GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery
39 Rundle Street, Kent Town 5067.
(08) 8362-6354.
Director: Paul Greenaway.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To June 26 Translation by Ariel Hassan.

Ariel Hassan, Post Trauma Brancusi Head, 2019, white patina bronze and granite 38 x 27 x 24cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Ariel Hassan, SHADOW RAIN, 2019, enamel on paper, 180 x 180cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Heartland Studio
558 Marion Road, Plympton Park 5038.
Wed-Sun 10.00 to 3.00.
Jungle Phillips and Frantastic Fran.

Contemporary Craft & Design
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 14 Materials Matter: A Bauhaus Legacy.

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre
UniSA Hawke Building, Level 3, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0371.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Thurs 9.00 to 7.00.
June 3 to 28 SA Refugee Week 2019 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition will see students taking a leadership role in empathising with, offering support and advocating for, the world’s most vulnerable, and especially refugees displaced across the world, those coming to our shores and those presently within Australia’s guardianship.

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre, cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
June 17 to July 19 Illusion.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Level 2 Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-9274.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Closed public hols and during exhibition changeovers.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7250.
Visit website for exhibition program and opening hours.

National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8224-3200.
Established in 1989.
Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563-8340.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To June 10 Petrichor: Vintage Festival Art Prize.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To July 7 CONCRETE: art design architecture.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

SA Regional

Ascot Theatre Gallery
48 Graves Street, Kadina 5554.
(08) 8821-2404.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00, closed Sun and public hols.
June 3 to 27 Lorraine Harkness – oil paintings.

Belalie Art Gallery
6 Irvine Street, Jamestown 5491.
(08) 8664-0455, 8664-1567.
The modern gallery hosts a vast range of curated exhibitions all year round.
At other times the gallery’s own collection is on display.

Millicent Gallery
Civic Centre, Ridge Terrace, Millicent 5280.
(08) 8733-0903.
Tues and Fri 9.00 to 5.30 and 6.30 to 8.30, Wed-Thurs 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun, public hols 11.00 to 3.00.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.