October 2018 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.
Oct 5 to Nov 17 (opening Thurs Oct 4, 5pm) my parents met at the fish market by Jason Phu (NSW). Plunge into the psyche of rising Australian artist Jason Phu in the gallery-wide installation my parents met at the fish market. This new iteration of the work, originally commissioned by West Space, showcases the breadth and depth of the artist’s ability to navigate his Chinese/Vietnamese cultural upbringing, family and nostalgia, across five distinct spaces.

Jason Phu, my parents met at the fish market, 2017, installation view at West Space, Melbourne
Courtesy the artist, Christo Crocker and ACE Open

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.
To Oct 19 The Drawing Exchange 2018 – Louise Haselton & Damian Dillon, Bernadette Klavins & Toni Warburton, Michael Kutschbach & Marian Tubbs, Mary-Jean Richardson & Chelsea Lehman, Hossein Valamanesh & Gary Deirmendijan and Laura Wills & Kirtika Kain. The Drawing Exchange is an ongoing collaboration between the nation’s top art schools. This year 12 artists will work in pairs to produce new works for Adelaide Central Gallery and Rayner Hoff Project Space at the National Art School in Sydney. The exhibition encompasses a range of interdisciplinary approaches to drawing and explores the generative potential of collaboration.

Hossein Valamanesh, work in development for Drawing Exchange 2018
Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central Gallery

Oct 27 to Nov 16 Wish you were here! – Adelaide Central School of Art’s annual fundraising exhibition of postcard sized works donated by established and emerging artists.

Andrew Clarke, detail from postcard artwork, 2017
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-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00. Closed public hols and during exhibition changeovers.
To Nov 30 Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
Also, The Waiting Room by Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer.

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.
Oct 26 to 28 TARNANTHI Art Fair – presents the work of over 40 Aboriginal art centres from across Australia. Art lovers and collectors can meet and buy works of art direct from artists. This year’s Art Fair welcomes ten new art centres, including B·bbarra Designs and Maningrida Arts and Culture, both representing the community of Tarnanthi feature artist John Mawurndjul. Works of art are available for sale at various price points.

TARNANTHI Art Fair. Photograph: John Montesi
Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

Oct 26 to Jan 28, 2019 John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new 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, 2016. Photograph: Tristan Derátz
Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

John Mawurndjul, Kuninjku people, Northern Territory, born 1952, Kubukkan near Marrkolidjban, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Ngalyod, the Rainbow Serpent at Dilebang, c.1979, earth pigments on Stringybark (Eucalyptus tetrodonta), 127.2 x 88.8cm. Gift of the Premier’s Department, 1980, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© John Mawurndjul/Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018
Courtesy the arttist 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.
Oct 4 to 20 (opening Wed Oct 3, 5.30pm) Front Gallery: inside mumbling rain by Max Callaghan (SA). Back Gallery: Expansionism III by SLIPPAGE (VIC). FELTdark: Visitors of the Night by Monika Morgenstern (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.
To Oct 14 Space Junky by Christian Lock.
Oct 17 to Nov 18 Daryl Austin and Mark Kimber.

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

Hugo Michell Gallery
260 Portrush Road, Beulah Park 5067.
(08) 8331-8000
Fax 8331-7000.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
To Oct 13 Word a group show.
Oct 18 to Nov 10 The Lucky Country? by William Mackinnon. Read more…
Also, Born to give not to get by Min Wong.

William Mackinnon, Fitzroy Crossing, 2018, acrylic, ochre, oil and automotive paint on canvas, 130 x 160cm
Courtesy the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery

Contemporary Craft & Design
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Oct 5 to Dec 2 Adelaide Modern.

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.
Oct 8 to 26 Visualising Mental Health by Match Studio – presents clinical tools and product prototypes designed and developed by UniSA’s Communication Design students in consultation with practicing psychologists to ‘visualise’ complex mental health concepts.
Oct 8 to 26 Concepts for a Modbury Age Friendly Precinct – Retrofitting Australia’s suburbs for the future – explores the application of age friendly community principles in a real-world setting.

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.
4 to 26 Oct The Art and Consequence of Collaboration – a Spectra 2018 exhibition illustrating the extraordinary creative potential of art and science research collaborations. Featuring artists Robert Andrew, Keith Armstrong, Leah Barclay, David Haines, Leah Heiss, Chris Henschke, Joyce Hinterding, Baden Pailthorpe, Helen Pynor, Erica Seccombe and Martin Walch. Read more…

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. Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

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Barossa Valley Adelaide Hills Greater Adelaide

Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda 5352.
(08) 8563 0849.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 22 Re:Location by Lyne Marshall.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
Oct 11 to Nov 18 Art of the Flower & Garden Competition.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 25 Jamfactory Icon 2018 – Clare Belfrage: A Measure Of Time.

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.
To Oct 21 NorthernVisions – Artsnorth Group.

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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 Oct 18 Art For All.
Oct 22 to Nov 8 Kadina Memorial School Art Showcase.

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 and public hols 11.00 to 3.00. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
To Oct 28 Photographic Society Competition – amateur and professional travel photographers from around the world.

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