May 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-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
May 14 to July 3 Sidney McMahon: Of sorrow and release. Sydney-based artist Sidney McMahon’s latest installation choreographs the diverse and complex emotional registers that evolve over time when processing experiences of loss, change and revelation.

Sidney McMahon, Of sorrow and release, 2020, installation view, ‘Overlapping Magisteria’ at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Commissioned by ACCA and the Macfarlane Fund. Photograph: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist

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.
Extended to May 23 Clarice Beckett: The present moment. The Art Gallery of South Australia’s major exhibition Clarice Beckett: The present moment takes you on a sensory journey from the first breath of sunrise, through to the hush of sunset and finally a return into the enveloping mists of nightfall. One hundred and thirty paintings are drawn from national public and private collections, and highlights include the artist’s famed ethereal images of commonplace motifs such as lone figures, waves, trams and cars. Tickets on sale now. Read more…

Clarice Beckett (Australia, 1887-1935), Summer fields, 1926, Naringal, Victoria, oil on board, 24.5 x 34.5cm. Gift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Photograph: Saul Steed

Clarice Beckett ( Australia, 1887-1935), Evening, St Kilda Road, c.1930, Melbourne, oil on board, 33.8 x 39.5cm (sight). Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Collection Benefactors’ Program 2013 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Photograph: Felicity Jenkins

May 22 to Aug 22 Ramsay Art Prize 2021 – held every two years, the $100,000 acquisitive Ramsay Art Prize invites submissions from Australian artists under 40 working in any medium. Finalist works are selected by an eminent panel of judges and shown in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The finalist exhibition also includes a People’s Choice Prize supported by sponsor Lipman Karas.

The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
(08) 8267-3677.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 29 Captain Cook & the Art of Memorabilia – Christian Thompson, Gordon Bennett, Daniel Boyd and Ben Quilty alongside works from public and private collections. Visit the website for ticketing, talks and events.

Christian Thompson, Museum of Others (Othering the Explorer, James Cook), from the series ‘Museum of Others’ 2016, Australia, C-type photograph on metallic paper, 120 × 120cm. Collection of Flinders University Museum of Art 5808. © and courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Sydney + Berlin 2020

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.
May 5 to 22 Front Gallery: Kaiju – Lou Conboy, Joel Crosswell, Sabrina Evans, Rob O’Connor and Tom O’Hern, curated by Victor Medrano (TAS). Back Gallery: Catastrophic System Collapse by James Holdsworth (SA). FELTdark: A Day in the Life by Grant Parke (NSW).

Flinders University Museum of Art | FUMA
Ground floor, Social Sciences North building, Humanities Road (adjacent carpark 5), Bedford Park 5042.
(08) 8201-2695.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00. Closed weekends and public hols.

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

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8410-0727.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 7 to July 18 Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft: Prue Venables.
Also, Crafted Technology.

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.
To July 17 James Nguyen & Victoria Pham: Re:Sounding.
To Sept 24 Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two.

SASA Gallery
University of South Australia, Kaurna Building, City West Campus, Fenn Place, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8302-0870.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
The 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.
April 30 to May 28 May: revisions, interventions, extensions.

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

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.
(08) 8563-8340.
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To June 7 Emergence – Vintage Festival Art Prize 2021.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 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.
May 1 to July 11 Ceramica Maxima.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.30. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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, 1 Ridge Terrace, Millicent 5280.
(08) 8733-0903.
Visit website for open hours.

Ocean to Outback Gallery
2 Peake Terrace, Denial Bay 5690.
Sun 10.00 to 2.00, Thurs 2.00 to 5.00, 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.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.