November/December 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 12 If the future is to be worth anything: 2020 South Australian Artist Survey.

Kate Bohunnis in studio, 2020. Photograph: Sam Roberts

Emmaline Zanelli in studio, 2020. Photograph: Sam Roberts

Adelaide Central Gallery
7 Mulberry Road, Glenside 5065.
(08) 8299-7300.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 31, 2021 Tarnanthi: Open Hands is this year’s inspiring focus exhibition of Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Open Hands pays tribute to the work of senior artists who pass on vital cultural knowledge to younger generations as the future leaders of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through the act of making, they channel deep connections to Country and culture as they relate knowledge and expertise, stories and experiences.

Elisa Jane Carmichael, Ngugi/Quandamooka people, South East Queensland, born 1987, Brisbane, and Sonja Carmichael, Ngugi/ Quandamooka people, South East Queensland, born 1958, Brisbane, Yagabili wunjayi (make today), 2019, Minjerribah (North Strdbroke Island), Queensland, cyanotype on cotton, 240 x 270cm. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artists and Art Gallery of South Australia

Dec 4 to 6 Tarnanthi Art Fair – showcases works of art for sale from hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across the continent. Paintings, carvings, weavings, jewellery, clothing, textiles and homewares are available for purchase, all at a new venue at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide’s CBD.

Leonie Cullinan, Iwantja Arts, Tarnanthi 2019 Art Fair. Photograph: Nat Rogers

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000.
Visit website for opening times.

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.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 22 JamFactory Icon 2020 – Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder.
Also, Peta Kruger: Used.
Dec 4 to Feb 7, 2021 Generate 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.

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.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, closed public hols and during exhibition changeover.

Kirsten Coelho, Ithaca, 2019, porcelain matte glaze. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

To Nov 28 – For the 2020 Spring Season, Samstag presents:
Kirsten Coelho: Ithaca;
Anne Wallace: Strange Ways;
and Amos Gebhardt: Small acts of resistance.

Amos Gebhardt, Family portrait, 2020, archival inkjet pigment print, from the series ‘Small acts of resistance’. Courtesy the artist, Torlano Galleries, Melbourne and Samstag Museum of Art

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Kaurna Building, City West Campus, Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.

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. Visit their website and social media platforms for updates.

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. Closed Dec 23 to Jan 3, 2021.
To Nov 18, 2021 Barossa Photographic Calendar Exhibition.
Oct 28 to Dec 14 New Works From Hermannsburg.

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.
To Nov 22 Obsessed: Compelled to Make.
Dec 11 to Jan 31, 2021 Sera Waters: Domestic Arts.

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.