detail: Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

2014 Adelaide Biennial

Experience our flagship contemporary art event. Now showing.

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Detail: Iran, The  Yakob ‘Polonaise’ Carpet, c.1625–30, Isfahan region, silk pile with brocading in silver thread; Gift of Mr William Bowmore AO OBE through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation

Paradise on Earth

Enjoy flowers in the arts of Islam. Now showing until June 2014.

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detail: left to right: Tanoue Shinya, Japan, born 1976, Shell (kara), c. 2007, Kyoto, Japan, stoneware, overglaze, 28.0 x 27.5 cm diameter. Yamada Kazu, Japan, born 1954, Green oribe vase, c. 2008, Fukui prefecture, Japan, stoneware, overglaze, 31.0 x 13.0 diameter. Uetaki Satoshi, Japan, born 1956, Kasama vase, c. 2006, Ibaraki, Japan, stoneware, 33.0 x 37.0 x 12.0 cm. Harada Shūroku, Japan, born 1941, Small sake flask (kabura tokkuri), c. 1992, Bizen, Japan, stoneware, 17.0 x 11.0 cm diameter. Kako Katsumi, Japan, born 1965, Red ash bowl, c. 2009, Kyoto, Japan, stoneware, overglaze, 18.0 x 41.0 cm diameter. Collection of Richard McMahon.

ELEMENTS IN HARMONY

Showcasing over forty works from a local private collection. Now showing until June 2014.

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detail: William HOGARTH, Britain 1697–1764, The quarrel with her Jew protector, plate 2 from A harlot's progress, 1732, published c. 1744 (2nd edition), London, engraving on paper, 31.1 x 38.1 cm (plate), 45.0 x 57.2 cm (sheet); Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1969

DECENT/DESCENT

Prints from William Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress. Now showing until July 2014.

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detail: front row, left to right: De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Axe), Delft, Netherlands, manufacturer, Netherlands 1657-1803, Vase, c.1760, Delft, Netherlands, earthenware, glazed, 18.7 x 12.1 x 9.6 cm; Bequest of Hugo Van Dam 2012. The Netherlands, One of a pair of lidded vases, 1750 60, Netherlands, earthenware, glazed, 26.0 x 15.5 x 12.7 cm; Bequest of Hugo Van Dam 2012. The Netherlands, Small vase (with long neck), 1750 60, Netherlands, earthenware, glazed, 18.3 x 10.0 cm diameter, Bequest of Hugo Van Dam 2012.

THE HUGO VAN DAM BEQUEST

Discover Dutch delftware and Asian ceramics. Now showing until 4 May 2014

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detail: Japan, Okimono, Karako playing ‘blindman’s bluff’, late 19th century, ivory with inlaid semi-precious stones and lacquer, 6.8 cm; M.J.M. Carter AO Collection 2004

NETSUKE AND OTHER MINIATURES

Celebrate the centenary of this collection. Opens April 11 2014.

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