July/August 2020 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.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
To July 17 recess presents – a recess implies a suspension of time or a break in formal proceedings. It is also an indented space created by natural or human building, a space connected to, but apart from the rest. For this exhibition, recess draws from diverse points across the lands that make up contemporary Australia to showcase a range of artists exploring documentary and fiction through experimental approaches to video. Curated by Olivia Koh. View online at
Gallery closed for install over August.

Liang Luscombe, Sweaty Scales, 2019, HD digital video, 25mins 40sec duration. Courtesy the artist

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
To July 24 On Elegance While Sleeping – Sundari Carmody, Honor Freeman, Sasha Grbich and Kynan Tan.
Aug 3 to Sept 15 Ancient & Modern by Mary-Jean Richardson.

Honor Freeman, Reservoir of tears, Sandbag for a flood, 2019-2020. 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.
Virtual Tour and Podcasts online.
To Aug 2, 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres – step back into the arena to experience the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres and encounter the monsters of our time.
Aug 1 to 31 South Australian Living Artists Festival: celebrate this year’s SALA Festival with works of art by Kirsten Coelho, Margaret Dodd and Tom Moore on display from Aug 1. Also, see work by inaugural Guildhouse fellow Troy-Anthony Baylis from Aug 8.

Installation view: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres featuring A Dickensian Country Show by Karla Dickens, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Photograph: Saul Steed. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000.
UPDATE: FELTspace is closed until further notice. Online programs available; view their website for details.

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.
Representing Australian and International Artists.
To July 24 Hoda Afshar and Santiago Sierra.

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 20 FUSE Glass Prize 2020.

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.
To Aug 28 The ART in heART – showcasing artwork by artists attending workshops with Neami National who provide services to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities.
Aug 3 to 28 Art By Prisoners: Written Edition – presents a compilation of written works by prisoners across SA as part of an online exhibition.

Bianca Kennelly, Ice and Moonlight – stained glass window Series (4 of 4), mixed media, 100 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre, cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Nexus has created a virtual gallery for the 2020 exhibition program. Visit website for details.

Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Currently closed but open online.
While the Samstag Museum of Art remains closed until August 18, the Adelaide//International continues online. Subscribe to the ON ART Podcast on your preferred podcast app to hear lively conversations with 2020 Adelaide//International artists; delve into a dynamic series of essays from the exhibition publication; listen to audio descriptions of a number of artworks and check in on David Claerbout’s Olympia as the march of time continues for audiences via a live stream from the gallery.

John Wardle Architects, Somewhere Other, Samstag Museum of Art, 2020. Photograph: Sam Noonan

David Claerbout, Olympia, Samstag Museum of Art Install. Photograph: Sam Noonan

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Kaurna Building, City West Campus, Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
UPDATE: SASA Gallery is closed indefinitely.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7250.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.

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.
UPDATE: Tandanya is closed to the public until further notice.

Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
(08) 8563-8340.
Mon, Wed and Sat 11.00 to 4.00

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

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 20 Autumnal Colours.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30.

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 10.00 to 3.00.