The Studio Dorrit/Menpes


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.

During exhibition change-over periods please call 08 8207 7000 to check on The Studio's availability.


The Studio
Open now

Visit The Studio and become the subject of a portrait, artist or viewer. Look into mirrors on the walls of the installation and create a portrait of what you can see.
Then add your portrait to a collaborative album!

This interactive space has been transformed by the Adelaide-based artist and curator Brigid Noone. The Studio invites art lovers of all ages to engage with portraiture using a variety of materials and techniques inspired by the Mortimer Menpes and Dorrit Black retrospective exhibitions that were recently on display.

When: Daily (may be in use by school groups on weekdays 10am - 3pm)
Cost: Free, all materials supplied
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To find out about our Schools Learning Programs in The Studio please visit the Learning section of the website.

Mortimer Menpes1   Dorrit Black1

work by Adelaide born artists Mortimer Menpes and Dorrit Black