August 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.
July 28 to Sept 15 SONGS FOR A ROOM by Gerry Wedd.

Gerry Wedd, works in progress, 2018. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

Also, The Garden by Julia McInerney. Experience new immersive exhibitions by two of South Australia’s leading artists in ACE Open’s South Australian Artist Commissions for SALA Festival 2018.

Julia McInerney, Fallen Applewood (2018), 35mm research photograph
Courtesy the artist, GAGPROJECTS Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and Berlin 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 Aug 4 Her Name – Kay Lawrence, Pierre Mukeba, Cynthia Schwertsik and Jane Skeer. A sensitive contemplation on the fabric of female identity. These artists deal with the way in which women are represented, regarded and remembered. By turns, evocative, powerful and witty, the works on display examine the threads of family relationships, the recollection of past selves, and the politics of small business.

Pierre Mukeba, Transgression, 2017, brush pen and fabric appliqué on cotton, 280 x 180cm
Courtesy the artist, GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and Adelaide Central School of Art

Aug 12 to Sept 7 Good Mother – Fran Callen, Zoe Freney, Jess Mara, Jess Taylor and Fight for Self Collective – through a series of contemporary and experimental works, six mother-artists challenge what it means to be a ‘Good Mother’. By breaking down patriarchal constructs and exploring the nuances of the lived maternal experience, these artists show us the struggles and triumphs of motherhood.

Jess Taylor, We Suffer From Inward Growth I (work in progress), digital render, dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and Adelaide Central School of Art

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 Aug 31 Aldo Iacobelli: A Conversation With Jheronimus. Read more…
Also, Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg: Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015.

Aldo Iacobelli, The Cart, 2017-18, hay bales, mild steel, wood, 350 x 310 x 625cm. Construction by Tony Rosella and George Street Studios. Commissioned by Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. Photograph: Grant Hancock. Courtesy the artist and Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

Aldo Iacobelli, Bicycle riders (detail), 2007, ten terracotta forms, four branches, metal wire, 15 x 33 x 10cm
Photograph: Sam Noonan. Courtesy the artist and Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, South Australia

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.
Aug 1 to 30 SALA at the Gallery – the South Australian Living Artists Festival is a state-wide celebration of visual arts.
Join us for a series of in-conversations and talks with SALA artists and exhibitions spread throughout the Gallery during the month of August. Read more…

Clare Belfrage, (from left to right) Segment #15, 2006, Leaf Circuitry, 2008, Passage #41, 2007, Passage #44 ,2007, Skin Deep, Orange and Pink, 2017, In Sight, Green, 2016, Segment #22, 2006, Petal, 2008, Passage #45, 2008, blown glass with cane drawing, cold worked, dimensions variable. Gift of Joan Lyons, David and Pam McKee and Diana McLaurin through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2017. © Clare Belfrage. Courtesy the artist 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.
Aug 2 to 18 (opening Wed Aug 1) 2017 Graduate Awardees for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival Front Gallery: Eduard Helmbold (SA).
Back Gallery: Kate O’Boyle (SA).
FELTdark: Danny Vines (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 5.00.
To Aug 26 Pierre Mukeba, Julia Robinson, Darren Siwes and James Tylor.
Aug 29 to Oct 7 Christian Lock.

Darren Siwes, Album Pellis Cor Meum, 2018, Giclée print on lustre paper, 120 x 76.75cm
Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery

Julia Robinson, Galligaskins, 2017, gourd, silk, thread, gold-plated steel and fixings, cord, stuffing, 130 x 30 x 30cm
Courtesy of GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

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 Aug 24 Tactile Site by Tim Sterling.
To Aug 24 We use our Kapurta (heads) for looking after things – Yarrenyty Arltere Artists.

Contemporary Craft & Design
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
July 28 to Sept 16 JamFactory Icon 2018: Clare Belfrage: A Measure of Time. Read more…

Clare Belfrage, Quiet Shifting (Russet and Orange), 2018, blown glass with cane drawing, sandblasted and pumice polished, 51 x 33 x 19cm. Photograph: Pippy Mount. Courtesy the artist and 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.
Aug 6 to 31 Art by Prisoners – features selected works created within South Australia’s adult prisons, and will reveal fragments of prisoners lives both within and beyond prison, allowing us to see prisoners not as objects, but as human subjects.

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.

Sister Gallery
26 Sixth Street, Bowden 5007.
Artist-run gallery and project space Sister Gallery is a Fontanelle Gallery and Studios supported project.

State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7250.
Mon-Wed 10.00 to 8.00, Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 12 To Tell Another’s Story – Australian Refugee Association Portrait Exhibition 2018.
To Aug 19 Papyrus, parchment and paper: from the Rare Books Collection of the State Library.

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.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 26 Here There & Everywhere – Faye Alexander, Tania Beattie, Deidre Darmody, Jo Foster, Talitha Kennedy, Andrew Klotz, Alison Laycock, Tara Leckey, Jan Mackay, K A Nelson, Denise Officer, Judy Summers, Anne-Maree Taranto and Cait Wait.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00. To Sept 16 FUSE Glass Prize.

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.
July 29 to Sept 2 Open Exhibition for SALA: Urban Life – Still Life.

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SA Regional

Ascot Theatre Gallery
48 Graves Street, Kadina 5554.
(08) 8821-2404.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 12.00.
July 30 to Aug 23 SALA 2018 – South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Aug 27 to Sept 20 Just By Chance by Janette Ireland and Judy Parham.

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.
Aug 10 to Sept 9 Fibrespace is a forum for exploring textiles as an art. Read more…

Melanie Sarantou, My Piece of Heaven, 2017, felt, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, South Australia

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-0681.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun, public hols 11.00 to 3.00, closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Aug 10 to Sept 9 Fibrespace Showcase – exploring textiles as an art form.

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