August 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-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
South Australia’s leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists.
To Sept 4 Bridget Currie: Message from the meadow – the outcome of ACE Open’s inaugural Porter Street Commission, Message from the meadow is an immersive, meditative exploration of how artworks can trigger sensory affect, by South Australian artist Bridget Currie. Read more…

Bridget Currie, Object for slugs, 2015, digital photograph. 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, or by appt.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000.
(08) 8207-7000.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Aug 22 Ramsay Art Prize 2021. Congratulations to Kate Bohunnis, winner of the $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize 2021, the nation’s most generous prize for Australian artists under 40, with the work edges of excess. See the works of all 24 artists in the finalist exhibition and have your say in the People’s Choice Prize, a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000, supported by Lipman Karas.

Ramsay Art Prize 2021 featuring Kate Bohunnis with the work, edges of excess. Photograph: Saul Steed. Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

To Sept 12 Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea is the first major survey of the art of Czech-Australian brothers Dušan and Voitre Marek. From their arrival in Adelaide in 1948, Dušan and Voitre set into motion a surge of new ideas and controversies that challenged the conventions of Australian art. Highlights include the artists’ voyage paintings created during their long sea journey from Europe to Australia and Dušan’s pioneering surrealist films. Read more…

Dušan Marek, Australia, 1926-1993, Analysis of substance, 1952, Kings Cross, Sydney, oil on canvas, 36.5 × 88.2cm. Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007 National Gallery of Australia. © Art Gallery of New South Wales. Courtesy Art Gallery of South Australia

The David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
(08) 8267-3677.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 25 Embroidery: Oppression to Expression – over 100 embroideries from 400 years ago to now.

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 5 to 21 Front Gallery: Shade by Meng Zhang (SA). Back Gallery: The Malevolent Little Jester, The Kingdoms Fool, how does our blood boil and laughter breathe? by Claude Creighton (SA). FELTdark: Virtual Memory by Jessa Kloeden (SA).

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, or by appt. Closed weekends and public hols.
July 26 to Oct 1 Bee-stung Lips: Barbara Hanrahan works on paper 1960-1991. Read more…

Barbara Hanrahan, Dog of darkness, 1978, hand-coloured etching with plate-tone, colour inks on paper, artist’s proof, 35.5 × 25.3cm (plate), 50.5 × 37.5cm (paper). Private collection, Adelaide. Courtesy Flinders University Museum of Art

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.
July 29 to Aug 19 Collect: Links, Loops & Crossovers.
July 29 to Sept 26 Gallery One: JamFactory Icon 2021 – Pepai Jangala Carroll: Ngaylu Nyanganyi Ngura Winki (I Can See All Those Places). Gallery Two: Zoe Grigoris: Social Medea.
To Aug 30 at Adelaide Railway Station: 125 North Terrace, Adelaide: Gerry Wedd.

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, or by appt.
Visit the website for the latest COVID-19 updates.
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.

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 5352.
(08) 8563-8340.
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 1 to 31 Evolution of Souls.
Also, I paint flowers so they do not die – Faith Lutheran College Years 7 to 9.
To Sept 27 Running With Wolves – Angela Koehler, Patricia Rose and Vicki Rochau.

Burra Regional Art Gallery
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.
To Oct 3 Fortified.

Kapunda Community Gallery
67-69 Main Street, Kapunda 5373.
Instagram: @kapundacommunity.
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.
Open 10.00 to 2.00 (when sign is out the front).
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-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

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