December 2018 | January 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.
Dec 7 to Feb 9, 2019 Plenty – Sasha Grbich and Kelly Reynolds (SA), Jamie Lewis (VIC), James Nguyen and Cong Ai Nguyen (NSW/SA), Keg de Souza with Lucien Alperstein (NSW/SA) and James Tylor (SA). Curated by Toby Chapman. From contemporary Kaurna cuisine through to Supermarket Giant tomatoes, desalination, chemical impacts and migrant labour, eight local and interstate artists investigate what’s on our plate in Plenty.

James Tylor, Yerlo Sea, 2018, snapper fish, Australian coastal succulents, indigenous herbs and spices, 15 x 15 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon, Tues Thurs-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Wed 9.00 to 6.45. After hours by appt.
Dec 8 to 21, 2018 Graduate Exhibition – come and view a selection of outstanding work from our graduating Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) and Bachelor of Visual Art students.

Denise Fowles, Empire, 2018, collage on paper. Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central Gallery

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 Jan 28, 2019 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new – this exhibition presents the masterful fusion of traditional and contemporary art from one of Australia’s greatest living artists. John Mawurndjul has been celebrated internationally for his innovative bark paintings and the radiance of their meticulous rarrk (cross-hatching). This first major Australian survey of his work assembles more than 160 paintings and sculptures from collections worldwide. It illuminates connections between land and ancestral power in Mawurndjul’s Kuninjku homeland and vividly reveals his linking of past and present.

John Mawurndjul, I am the old and the new, installation view Art Gallery of South Australia. © John Mawurndjul/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

John Mawurndjul, Kuninjku people, Northern Territory, born 1952, Kurlwirri, Rare Corypha elata Palms at Yimayhyirud, 1993, earth pigments on stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta), 70 x 45.5 x 7cm. Private collection, Hanover, Germany. © John Mawurndjul/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

To Feb 3, 2019 Picasso: The Vollard Suite. The Vollard Suite is Pablo Picasso’s most celebrated series of etchings. Comprised of 100 works and produced between 1930 and 1937, the suite represents a critical point in Picasso’s career and contains many of the abiding themes in his work, including his self-representation as the minotaur.

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.
Dec 6 to 22 (opening Wed Dec 5, 5.30-8pm artist talks from 6pm) Front Gallery: Nie Deny Nie by Roberta Rich (VIC). Back Gallery: Lighthouse by Tamara Baillie (SA). FELTdark: DEEP/SLOW by Katherine Corcoran (NSW). Gallery closed Jan, reopening Feb 2019.

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 Dec 21 James Geurts.
Gallery closed and open by appt only from Dec 22 to Feb 26, 2019, reopening Feb 27, 2019 with Roger Ballen – Adelaide Festival.

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.
Dec 14 to Feb 10, 2019 Generate.

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.
Nov 27 to Dec 19, 2018 Industrial Design Graduate showcases the creative talent of UniSA’s Industrial Design students. The work featured includes innovative practice-based design investigations and collaborative design projects with industry partners.
Gallery closed through Jan 2019.

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.

Sister Gallery
Artist-run gallery and project space Sister Gallery is a Fontanelle Gallery and Studios supported project. Sister is currently operating as a satellite space facilitating contemporary art exhibitions and events across multiple sites.

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. Australiaís oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563 0849.
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.
Nov 30 to Feb 11, 2019 In These Hands (Mara Nyangangka) Celebrating 70 years of Ernabella Arts.

Ernabella Arts
Courtesy JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Dec 9 to Feb 3, 2019 Annual Summer Exhibition.

Raynart Studio Gallery
33 Onkaparinga Valley Road Verdun 5245
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit artist Angus Rayner at his new studio art gallery in a quaint old church building located in the Adelaide Hills. See the artist at work and browse the collection of original artworks for sale including oil on canvas, gouache on paper and ink on paper.

Angus Rayner, My tribe just gets nakid, 2018, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist

Angus Rayner, Flower Power, 2018, oil on canvas, 90 x 120cm
Courtesy the artist

SA Regional

Ascot Theatre Gallery
48 Graves Street, Kadina 5554.
(08) 8821-2404.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.30 to 11.30, closed Sun and public hols.
To Dec 24 Copper Country Keepsakes Christmas Gift Shop.

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) 8633-0681.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Sat-Sun, public hols and Christmas-New Year period 11.00 to 3.00.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.