September 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 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 featuring a significant new architectural commission, which immerses audiences in a labyrinth of light and love. Read more…

Passing, 2014, in collaboration with Nassiem Valamanesh, 2-channel video projection, 14 minutes, edition 5 + 2 AP
Collection of Edith Cowan University
Photograph: Eva Fernandez
Courtesy the artists and ACE Open, South Australia

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.
Sept 17 to Oct 25 Warm Earth by Bridget Currie and Bernadette Klavins. This new collaborative installation from two exciting South Australian artists draws inspiration from the Adelaide Parklands to provide a sensitive and viscerally rich contemplation of nature’s fecund potential. Gleaned timber and mulch are recombined and re-contextualised to create an entirely new organic environment.

Bridget Currie, research image. 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 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 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, South Africa, born 1955, Eight figures, 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa, brush and ink, charcoal, coloured pencil, pastel on paper, 107.5 x 207cm (sheet); Collection of Naomi Milgrom AO. Photograph: C.Capurro. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

Oct 18 to Jan 27, 2020 Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art – encounter leading-edge contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at locations in and around Adelaide and across South Australia. With the support of Tarnanthi 2019’s many partner organisations, works of daring, vision and wonder can be seen at diverse venues – from regional galleries to city hospitals, town halls to university campuses and museums to artist studio spaces.

Noŋgirrŋa Marawili painting on Country. Courtesy the artist, Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Northern Territory and 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.
Sept 5 to 21 (opening Wed Sept 4, 5.30pm) Front Gallery: Merge – Aida Azin, Ellese Mclindin, Emmaline Zanelli, Kathryn Evans, Karlien Van Rooyen and Tessa Crathern (all SA).
Back Gallery: TOTEM AND TABOO by Caroline Phillips (VIC).
FELTdark: Surface Tensions by Nadege Philippe-Janon (TAS).

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.
Sept 4 to Oct 18 Major Works – Peter Atkins, Mat Collishaw, Juz Kitson, Ariel Hassan, Dani Marti, Santiago Sierra, Sally Smart and Jenny Watson.

Mat Collishaw, Venal Muse 1, 2012, giclée print, 120 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery

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 29 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

Until 22 Sept Keramos by Connie Augoustinos. Read more…

Connie Augoustinos, assorted grouping, 2019, ceramics. Photograph: Connie Augoustinos. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory, South Australia

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.
Sept 4 to Oct 2 Kamal will see Tutti Arts visual artists come together with the Sikh community to explore the lotus flower and its place in Sikh culture. The artists have all faced adversity but, like the lotus, they strive for the light and create beauty through their art.

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

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.

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: Revisiting the Traditions of Barossan Women’s Folk Crafts.

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 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.