January/February 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 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.

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 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. Read more…

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 Onespace Gallery, Queensland.

Feb 27 to May 16 Clarice Beckett: The present moment. The Art Gallery of South Australia’s upcoming 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. A selection of 130 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.

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

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.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 7 Gallery One: Generate 2020. Gallery Two: Kristel Britcher Coalescent: Design and Artefact.

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.
Feb 26 to April 1, 2021 Adelaide//International.
The 2021 Adelaide//International views the future as an unmade shared space. A global pandemic has made clear the myriad of ways in which we are connected or distanced from others around the world. With the world paused, the question is: when we resume, where to from here? To continue or to reinvent? In 2021 we present a suite of exhibitions that encourage us to imagine new ways of being by drawing upon the communal, the potential and the alternative.

Taloi Havivi, Tsomi wanbel (still image), 2017, 3 channel video, 9.42 mins. Courtesy the artist and Samstag Museum of Art

Jesse Jones, Tremble, Tremble, 2017, performance. Documentation courtesy the artist

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.
Visit website for exhibition program and opening hours.

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.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.

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.

at Seppeltsfield
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield 5355.
(08) 8562-8149.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 31 Sera Waters: Domestic Arts. 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-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sun 2.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie 5540.
(08) 8633-8724.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for updates.