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The Art Gallery of South Australia is Adelaide's treasure house, holding one of the country's greatest art collections in one of the state's most beautiful buildings.

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TARNANTHI Pilbili

Daily

GUIDED TOURS

Daily
11 am, 2 pm

Take a free tour of our collections with a Gallery Guide. Tours leave from the North Terrace main entrance.


TUESDAY LUNCHTIME TALKS

Tuesdays 
12.30 pm

Curators, artists and other experts present insightful talks on works of art on display (admission fees may apply to talks held in some exhibitions)

 

THE STUDIO 

Presented by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation

The Studio is a free activity space in the Art Gallery for children, families and art lovers of all ages that changes with each major exhibition. It makes available ‘hands on’ activities daily, with a focus on school groups during the week.

The Studio is free, all materials are supplied. It is located on the Lower Ground Floor, opposite the restaurant. 

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About

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Open daily (except 25 Dec)
10am — 5pm

The Art Gallery of South Australia is Adelaide's treasure house, holding one of the country's greatest art collections in one of the state's most beautiful buildings.

Visit us any day of the week to explore the best of Australian Indigenous and colonial art, cutting-edge contemporary art, and our extensive displays of European, Middle Eastern and Asian works and decorative arts.

Join a tour, take part in a special event or learn more through our program of talks and lectures.

Browse our great range of products in the Gallery Shop. Enjoy culinary delights in the light filled restaurant.

Opening Hours
The Art Gallery is open daily 10 am to 5 pm (closed 25 December).

Admission
General admission to the Art Gallery is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions.

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Visit Art Gallery Food & Wine for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.

Bring friends, colleagues and family for coffee or lunch surrounded by the Gallery’s beautiful collection. We welcome even the youngest Gallery visitor.

Friendly staff are on hand to look after you from 8 am daily. The informal menu features farm fresh produce and seasonal ingredients.

Open daily for lunch, 10 am – 4.45pm

Open for breakfast 1 September – 30 May, from 8 am

T 08 8232 4366

Shop

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Browse the wonderful selection of books, gifts, jewellery and homewares in the Gallery Shop. Our product range is inspired by the Collection and current exhibitions.

Art Gallery Members, schools and full-time students receive a 10% discount.

Open daily 10 am to 4.45 pm

T 08 8207 7029

agsa.bookshop@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Access & Facilities

Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Wheelchairs are available for use and can be collected from the North Terrace vestibule entrance.

A disabled car parking space is located on Morgan Thomas laneway located off Kintore Avenue immediately behind the State Library. The disabled car park is in close proximity to the Art Gallery.

Please telephone 08 8207 7000 in advance of your visit if you require any further information.

Cloaking is available free of charge.

Members Lounge

The Members Lounge is a private space for Art Gallery Members. Offering a calming atmosphere the space is furnished with beautiful pieces by Khai Liew and works of art from the Collection are on display.

Members can relax and reflect on their art viewing experiences while enjoying complimentary tea and coffee and background music.

Members are invited to bring one guest into the Members Lounge.

Open daily
10 am – 5 pm

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Contact Us

About the app

The development of this Mobile Web App has been supported by Perpetual through the Margaret Lawrence Bequest. We’d like to thank Perpetual for their support.

Images of works of art on this App may or may not show the works in full. To view full images and captions please visit the Art Gallery’s online collection >

Directions

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide
SA 5000

The Art Gallery is located on North Terrace, Adelaide's cultural boulevard, between the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide.

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Public Transport

North Terrace runs east-west, along the northern edge of the CBD and is well serviced by public transport including buses and trams.

Adelaide train station is located on North Terrace, approximately five minutes' walk from the Art Gallery.

Catch the Adelaide FREE Bus which takes you on a loop around the City taking in key sites including the Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens and Rundle Street (East End).

Cyclists and walkers can take the River Torrens Linear Park trail which runs from the beachside suburb of Henley Beach to Paradise in the city's north-east, and passes behind the Art Gallery.

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Parking

Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson's car park on North Terrace.

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Barossa Valley, South Australia Bookcase, c.1870 Gallery 03A

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Barossa Valley, South Australia
Bookcase
c.1870, Barossa Valley, South Australia
huon pine (Largarostrobus franklinii), glass
South Australian Government Grant 1982

HUGENTOBLER & STURM, Blumberg (Birdwood), South Australia Table [tilt-top], 1878 Gallery 03B

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HUGENTOBLER & STURM
Blumberg (Birdwood), South Australia
Henry HUGENTOBLER, cabinet-maker
working Australia c.1878-c.1891
Conrad STURM, cabinet-maker
born Adelaide 1851, died 1907
Table
1878, Blumberg (Birdwood), South Australia
Australian red cedar(Toona ciliata), pine, stringy bark, red gum, black gum
Gift of Mr & Mrs G.H. Michell 1982

Arthur STREETON Early summer - gorse in bloom, 1888 Gallery 03B

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Arthur STREETON
Australia
born Mount Duneed, Victoria 1867
died Olinda, Victoria 1943
Early summer - gorse in bloom
1888, Melbourne
oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs Andrew Tennant through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1982

E Phillips FOX Al fresco, c.1904 Gallery 03C

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E Phillips FOX
Australia
born Melbourne 1865
died Melbourne 1915
Al fresco
c.1904, Paris
oil on canvas
Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1908

Arthur BOYD The sisters, 1954 Gallery 05

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Arthur BOYD
Australia
born Murrumbeena, Victoria 1920
died Melbourne 1999
The sisters
1954, Murrumbeena, Victoria
earthenware
Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1955

John BRACK The lift, 1954 Gallery 05

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John BRACK
Australia
born Melbourne 1920
died Melbourne 1999
The lift
1954, Melbourne
oil on canvas
Gift of Helen Brack, 2011

A collaboration between Hampstead Primary School, Carclew and TARNANTHI PILBILI,

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Pilbili is a child-led collaboration between Carclew, Hampstead Primary School and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Students from Hampstead Primary School have had the unique opportunity to learn about Ngarrindjeri culture and arts through Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie.

Their thoughts and perspectives on the work have been translated to an audio tour for visitors to the exhibition.

TARNANTHI Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston, says 'This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the artist and her work from the perspective of children. An important aspect of Pilbili is the opportunity to learn and experience Ngarrindjeri culture first hand from the artist'.

In the lead up to TARNANTHI, children were introduced to traditional culture and weaving practices with Ngarrindjeri Elders in a series of workshops. They then interviewed Yvonne Koolmatrie about her work, gaining insights such as how the traditional and contemporary forms she makes have become highly-valued works of art collected by private and public galleries and museums all over the world.
Interview available here >

The children participated in a weaving workshop with Yvonne Koolmatrie where she shared her love of weaving and explained the importance of continuing this important cultural tradition.  Learning about Ngarrindjeri weaving has also provided the children with cultural awareness, as well as an introduction to the importance of the Riverland and the environmental and sustainable practices Ngarrindjeri have always undertaken to look after this vital resource.

Students also engaged in a workshop with Art Gallery of South Australia volunteer guides, learning the basic principles of guiding people through an art exhibition.

Riverland: Yvonne Koolmatrie is on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia until 10 January 2016



Image: Charnane, Coorong Dreaming, Gallery 10

Tiana Eel Trap, Gallery 9

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Siovhan Eel Trap, Gallery 9

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Rawa Pondi, Gallery 9

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Jesse Fish Trap, Gallery 9

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Julienne Yabbie Trap, Gallery 9

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Charlene Canoe, Gallery 9

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Summah Fish Scoop, Gallery 10

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Charnisha Basket (flat-bottomed), Gallery 11

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Anshu Bi-Plane, Gallery 11

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Aaryan Hot air balloon, Gallery 11

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Aya Echidna, Gallery 11

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Vidhey Lizard, Gallery 11

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Kymbo Turtle, Gallery 11

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Ismail Platypus, Gallery 11

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Jesse Cockle Basket, Gallery 11

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Eeliyah Weapon Bag, Gallery 11

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Harsimrat Burial Basket, Gallery 11

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Lily Sister basket, Gallery 11

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Hampstead Primary School students Interview with artist Yvonne Koolmatrie,

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On Friday 4 September Hampstead Primary students interviewed artist Yvonne Koolmatrie who was joined by Riverland curators Hetti Perkins and Jonathon Jones at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Interview available here > (128Kb)

Image: Shailee, Egg Scoop, Gallery 10