December 2019-January 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.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
To Dec 7 No Black Seas.
Jan 25 to Feb 15, 2020 ACE Open begins 2020 with new and recent work by its five current studio artists – Tamara Baillie, Max Callaghan, Steven Cybulka, Tara Rowhani-Farid and Jess Taylor. The exhibition is a snapshot of the diverse practices and ideas encouraged as part of ACE Open’s annual Studio Program, a fully- supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists.

Steven Cybulka, Tenebroso, 2019, acrylic, epoxy resin, spray paint, Western Red Cedar, 132 x 99 x 7cm. Photograph: Elizabeth Harper. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Jess Taylor, She Blots Out The Whole World, 2017, 3D printed plastic, table, 85 x 40 x 40cm. Photograph: Joseph Haxan. Courtesy the artist 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.
After hours by appt.
Dec 7 to 20 Graduate Exhibition – our annual showcase of outstanding work from each of our graduating Bachelor of Visual Art and Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) students. See some of the most exciting contemporary art produced by some of South Australia’s most promising emerging artists.

AIARTS – Australian & International Arts Gallery
28 Neate Avenue, Belair 5052.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 22 Landscapes – Geoff Wilson, Winnie Pelz and Jason Cordero.

Jason Cordero, Orange Mount. Courtesy the artist and AIARTS – Australian & International Arts 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 Dec 6 Fiona Tan: Ascent
Samstag Museum closed for summer.
From Feb 28, 2020 Adelaide//International 2020.

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 27, 2020 Tarnanthi at AGSA – presents works of artistic excellence, creative daring and ground-breaking innovation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. This unmissable experience begins from the moment visitors enter the Art Gallery of South Australia. Enjoy a curated program of films, music and tours every Sun in Jan. Read more…

Grace Kemarre Robinya, Arrernte/Luritja/Western Arrernte/Anmatyerr, Northern Territory, born 1942, Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Northern Territory, Christmas Dancing, Laramba, 2019, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, ink on paper, 28 x 38cm. © Grace Kemarre Robinya/Tangentyere Artists

Collective Haunt Inc.
Level 1, 68 The Parade, Norwood 5067.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00
To Dec 8 Social by Jay Lord. Lord’s debut solo exhibition.

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 5 to 21 (opening Wed Dec 4, 5.30pm) Front Gallery: Tools of Self by Sophia Phillips and Alison Smiles (SA). Back Gallery: a study for the dissolved self by Aleksandra Antic (SA). FELTdark: do you love me? by Justine Walker (NZ).

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.
Gallery closed through summer, re-opening Feb 26 to March 22, 2020 with our Adelaide Festival exhibition Angela & Hossein Valamanesh 2020.

Angela Valamanesh, Dark life 6, 2018 ceramic on plywood backing, 63 x 18 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

Hossein Valamanesh, Tokamachi Samue, 2019, maps on cotton backing, 125 x 95cm framed. Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide

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.
Dec 13 to Feb 9, 2020 GENERATE 2019.

JamFactory Associates. Photograph: Kate Bowman. Courtesy 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.
To Dec 20 Activism Now explores contemporary activism through the stories of six young, self-identified women activists, confronting the harsh realities we face today, and providing hope for a better future.

Nexus Arts
Lion Arts Centre, cnr North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8212-4276.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed through Dec and Jan 2020.

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.
Nov 29 to Feb 2, 2020 Picturesque.

Belinda Reid, 22:54 18.09.2018, 2018. Photograph: the artist. Courtesy the artist and JamFactory, South Australia

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.