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.
All materials are supplied. It is located on the Lower Ground Floor, opposite the Gallery restaurant.

Thematically the Studio changes with each major exhibition.

Schools are offered exclusive access between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm daily. To check if the Studio is in use by a school group between these hours, we recommend that you call 82077065 prior to your visit.

After 2 pm weekdays, weekends and school holidays, the Studio is available for public use.
During exhibition change-over periods we recommend that you call 8207 7000 to check on The Studio's availability.

Please note that Family Day Care and OSHC groups wishing to use the Studio will need to make a booking at least 5 working days prior to the required date -  please call 82077005. A service & materials fee of $3 will be charged for each child attending.



Photographer Trent Parke brings a new focus to the Studio as he reimagines the activity space in relation to his exhibition The Black Rose.  It is the first time an artist exhibiting at the Gallery has also designed the Studio space. Previously those commissioned to transform the activity area – such as Adelaide artists
Julia Robinson and Brigid Noone and fashion designer Jaimie Sortino – have worked in response to themes in exhibitions involving other artists. Parke’s photography Studio reflects the interests and concerns he raises through his works in The Black Rose, engaging and leading participants through his visual narrative to explore the ’meaning of life’. Activities will draw on the effects of light striking an object and the symbolism in the imagery captured in his documentary photography.  Children, families and art lovers of all ages can join in the Studio’s fun and creative ‘hands-on’ activities, which are themed around current exhibitions. The Studio is open daily, activities are free and all materials are supplied, thanks to the support of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.  School group bookings are given priority access on weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm during the school term. Fees apply for facilitated school group sessions.

Delve into the world of your imagination in The Studio presented by photographic artist Trent Parke.  Unlock your unique vision and explore Parke's creative process experimenting with simple image making techniques.  Play with a variety of images, symbols and light to create a visual story of a memory or dream. 

The Studio is a facilitated space, ensuring that all visitors can participate in a range of creative activities.

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.