October 2021 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, Adelaide 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 Nov 20 WATER RITES – this project critically examines our relationship to water from the situation of the driest state on the driest continent on earth, in a nation deeply under the spell of extractive industries. Curated by Danni Zuvela.

WATER RITES’, 2021. Courtesy Danni Zuvela 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, or by appt.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 15 to Jan 30, 2022 Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art. This year’s Tarnanthi Festival is an opportunity to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in all its diversity. AGSA presents dozens of new works from around the country, created by individual artists and through collaborative projects. In addition, dozens of partner venues around Adelaide and across South Australia present diverse and original exhibitions of works by hundreds of First Nations artists. During Tarnanthi AGSA also hosts an array of events including the Tarnanthi Art Fair.

John Prince Siddon, Walmajarri people, Western Australia, born 1964, Derby, Western Australia, Australia: Mix it all up, 2019, Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 × 240cm. Acquisition through Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2020, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © John Prince Siddon | Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency. Courtesy the artist and Art Gallery of South Australia

Oct 15 to 18 Tarnanthi Art Fair – the Tarnanthi Art Fair goes online in 2021. Browse a diverse range of unique works – including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, woven objects, jewellery, clothes, textiles and homewares – handmade by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists at art centres nationwide. Tarnanthi Art Fair is an ethical sales event. Every dollar from your purchase goes directly to artists and their community-run art centres – delivering economic benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, where art production is a vital source of income.

Tarnanthi Art Fair 2021. Photograph: Sia Duff. Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
(08) 8267-3677.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 9 to Dec 11 Salon des RefusÈs – Sydney’s S. H. Ervin Gallery’s annual alternative to the esteemed Archibald and Wynne Prize, on view in Adelaide for the first time. Entry fees apply.

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.
Oct 6 to 22 Front Gallery: Reject Modernity, Embrace Tradition by Nicholas Aloisio Shearer (QLD). Back Gallery: What elsewhere is expressed in elegy by Izabella Shaw (SA). FELTdark: Wonnarua by Ryan Andrew Lee (NSW).

Ryan Andrew Lee, born Gosford, New South Wales 1995, Wonnarua (still), 2020, Wonnarua Country, Muswellbrook/Singleton and Dakinjung Country, New South Wales, 2-channel video. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and FELTspace

Flinders University Museum of Art | FUMA
Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park 5042.
(08) 8201-2695.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, or by appt. Closed weekends and public hols.
Oct 11 to April 8, 2022 Sovereign sisters: domestic work, curated by Ali Gumillya Baker with Madeline Reece.

Artist unknown, Jemima, wife of Jacky, with William Tennant Mortlock, c.1860, Port Lincoln, South Australia, daguerreotype, colour dyes in pressed leather case, 9.5 × 8.25cm. Ayers House Collection, National Trust of South Australia. Courtesy Flinders University Museum of Art

GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery
39 Rundle Street, Kent Town 5067.
(08) 8362-6354.
Director: Paul Greenaway.
Representing Australian and international artists.
GAGPROJECTS currently presenting virtual exhibitions online.
Gallery and stockroom open by appt only.

Hugo Michell Gallery
260 Portrush Road, Beulah Park 5067.
(08) 8331-8000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt. Closed Mon-Sun.
Oct 6 to Nov 6 The Cleansing by Garawan Wanambi.
Also, Yes, I Am Musical by Troy-Anthony Baylis.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 28 Adelaide Railway Station: Hermannsburg Potters: Yia Ngkarrama (Telling Stories).
Oct 9 to Nov 7 Collect: Rekkan / Tamuwu / Nyinakati: sit/sit down.
Oct 9 to Nov 28 Gallery One: Anniebell Marrngamarrnga: Ngalkunburriyaymi (Yawkyawk Dreaming), and Yarrenyty-Arltere Artists: Nurna yaarna iltjerrama. Nurna kutatha mpaarama! (We can’t rest. We always/continue make!). Gallery Two: Maruku Arts: Minymangku Punu Palyani (Women Doing Punu). All exhibitions presented as part of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art 2021.

Geraldine Inkamala, Western Aranda people, Northern Territory, born Mparntwe (Alice Springs) 1975, Elintja (galah), 2021, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Northern Territory, hand-built terracotta, underglaze, 23 × 13cm. © Geraldine Inkamala/Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory

Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870. Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Kaurna Building, City West precinct, Fenn Place, Tarntanya, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
SASA Gallery is a student-focused experimental gallery space. It provides exhibition, research and work integrated learning experiences for UniSA Creative coursework students and higher degree by research candidates.

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

National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8224-3200.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Established in 1989, Tandanya is 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 Nov 29 Hermannsburg: The Barossa Connection.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Oct 16 to Dec 13 Selinda Davidson and Molly Miller: Ngayuku Kamiku Ngayuku Tjukurpa (My Grandmother My Story), and Djirrirra Wununmurra: Djarrami (mirror, glass).

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Instagram: @kapundacommunity.
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.
Call for open hours.

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-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Ocean to Outback Gallery
2 Peake Terrace, Denial Bay 5690.
Wed and Sun 10.00 to 2.00, or by appt.
Local art, Australian art, local giftware + more.
Find us on Facebook.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Instagram: @ppragallery
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
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