September/October 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.
Sept 12 to Dec 12 If the future is to be worth anything: 2020 South Australian Artist Survey. Recent events have exposed how truly our lives are enmeshed with those of others – with the potential for both support and harm. What brings together the artists featured in this exhibition is an engagement with a world beyond art, directed towards thoughtful and productive experimentation, the re-envisioning of self and structures, and aesthetic tactics for strength, vulnerability and survival.

Emmaline Zanelli, 2020. Photograph: Sam Rogers. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open

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.
Sept 4 to Oct 11 Seeing Through Darkness. Directed by Michelle Ryan of Restless Dance Theatre, Seeing Through Darkness responds through performance to the work of Expressionist artist Georges Rouault. Some may be confronted while others may see beauty and difference.

Seeing Through Darkness directed by Michelle Ryan, Restless Dance Theatre. Photograph: Shane Reid

Oct 16 to Jan 31, 2021 Tarnanthi at AGSA. In 2020, Tarnanthi involves an inspiring focus exhibition, Open Hands, highlighting the work of senior women artists whose work includes passing on vital cultural knowledge to young women as the future leaders of their communities. During Tarnanthi at AGSA also hosts an extensive array of events including the Tarnanthi Art Fair. Read more…

Yolŋu artists performing, Tarnanthi 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Photograph: John Montesi

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000.
UPDATE: FELTspace is closed until further notice. Online programs available; view their website for details.

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 Sept 20 FUSE Glass Prize 2020.
Oct 9 to Nov 22 JamFactory Icon 2020 – Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder.

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 Sept 29 The ART in heART – showcasing artwork by artists attending workshops with Neami National who provide services to improve mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

Bianca Kennelly, Ice and Moonlight, mixed media, 100 x 75cm. Courtesy the artist and Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Oct 6 to 28 Visualising Mental Health – brings together UniSA Communication Design students with Psychologists to ‘visualise’ methods for communicating mental health concepts to the community.

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.
Oct 16 to Nov 28 For the 2020 Spring Season, Samstag presents:
Kirsten Coelho: Ithaca;
Anne Wallace: Strange Ways; and,
Amos Gebhardt: Small acts of resistance.
For those visitors that can’t make it into the gallery at this time, we encourage you to experience our online offerings; audio guide descriptions of individual works, publications and the ONART podcast series. Visit website for more details:
The Samstag Museum of Art re-opens the 2020 Adelaide//International with extended exhibition dates to Sept 18.

Amos Gebhardt, Acts of resistance (film still), 2020, three-channel 4K video installation with sound. Courtesy the artist 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.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
5-6 Market Street, Burra 5417.
(08) 8892-2411.
Tues-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 30 Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me, curated by Maggie Fletcher.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 20 Autumnal Colours.
Oct 9 to Nov 22 Obsessed: Compelled to Make. Read more…

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.