August 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.
Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
Aug 8 to Sept 28 In Love by Hossein Valamanesh.
Valamanesh’s In Love is an unmissable encounter with the enigmatic work of one of South Australia’s most respected visual artists. Experience the significant new architectural commission ‘Enter’, which immerses audiences in a labyrinth of light and love (or eshg in Farsi), while the two-channel moving image installation ‘Passing’ (2014) enjoys its South Australian premiere.

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.
July 30 to Aug 30 Other Homes and Gardens by Nicholas Folland. Simultaneously uncanny and darkly humorous, this ambitious new installation by Folland imagines a world in which cosy notions of domestic security are thrillingly destabilised. Combining installation with kinetic sculpture, Other Homes and Gardens inverts the idea of the Anthropocene, depicting humankind at the mercy of dangerous and implacable natural forces.

Nicholas Folland, Raft2 (detail), 2009, installation. 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.
Aug 2 to Sept 27 like cures like by Louise Haselton.
Also, Closer by Sandra Elms.

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 Ramsay Art Prize 2019. 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 Ramsay Art Prize finalist exhibition includes a non-acquisitive People’s Choice Prize, supported by sponsor Lipman Karas. Read more…

Vincent Namatjira, Western Arrernte people, Northern Territory, born 1983, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Close Contact, 2018, synthetic polymer paint on plywood (two panels), 62 x 188cm (each). Photograph: Grant Hancock Courtesy the artist, Iwantja Arts, South Australia, THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne and Arts Gallery of South Australia

To Sept 8 William Kentridge: That which we do not remember. Described as one of the most powerful voices in art today, William Kentridge emerged as an artist during the apartheid regime in South Africa. The exhibition traces the arc of Kentridge’s 30-year career and draws connections between the myriad aspects of his work including drawing, collage, stop-motion animation, performance, theatre, tapestry and sculpture.

William Kentridge, Western Arrernte people, Northern Territory, born 1983, The Hope in the Charcoal Cloud, 2014, Johannesburg, charcoal, coloured pencil, Indian ink, digital print, and watercolour on pages of Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 160 x 120cm. Photograph: Christian Capurro. Collection of Naomi Milgrom AO © William Kentridge

Until September 29 Ghost Objects by Honor Freeman. Read more…

Wash, dry, fold, stack, repeat, 2018, slipcast porcelain, 10 x 20 x 20cm. Photograph: Craig Arnold. Courtesy the artist, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney and Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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.
Aug 8 to 24 (opening Wed Aug 7, 5.30pm with artist talks at 6pm) Front Gallery: An assessment of space and time by Craig Glasson (SA). Back Gallery: Same Page by Nancye Turnbull (SA). FELTdark: Observe. Time. by Angelique Joy (SA).

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.
July 31 to Aug 31 Margaret Dodd and Tsering Hannaford – SALA Festival exhibition.

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

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 22 Jamfactory Icon 2019: Angela Valamanesh: About Being Here. Read more…

Angela Valamanesh, The Story of the Eye, part 2, no 2, 2018. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory

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.
Aug 1 to 30 Art by Prisoners – features selected works created within South Australia’s adult prisons, allowing anonymous contributors to challenge negative labels and identities by participating in the community as prisoners and as artists.

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre, cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Aug 1 to 30 (opening Thurs Aug 1, 6pm) Future of the Senses by Emilija Kasumovic (SA).

SALA Festival
South Australian Living Artists
Aug 1 to 31 over 8,000 artists will be on show across 700 exhibitions and events around Adelaide and regional South Australia including the SALA Awards. Visit the website for the full program of events. Read more…

Tom Moore, Evacuation Picklemobile, 2007, hot joined, blown and solid glass,
30 x 30 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist and SALA Festival

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Level 2 Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street and Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
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
(08) 8563-8340.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 26 Chasing the Red Horizon SALA 2019: Stuart Hoerisch & Lottie Rosenzweig.

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 Sept 15 Kinder, Küche, Kirche.

Deborah Prior, Domestic White Work, 2019, nappy liners, Squatter sheep tokens, beads, 3 panels each approx. 32 x 32cm. Photograph: Sam Roberts. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory

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

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 gallerys 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.