Ramsay Art Prize

A new $100,000 national art prize supporting contemporary artists under 40.

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image detail: Sally Smart, Performance/Punokawan/Chout (The Choreography of Cutting), 2017, Cotton, synthetic embroidery thread, aluminium, wooden sticks, pins, synthetic polymer paint on collaged elements, 300 x 360cm; courtesy of the artist.


A new work by artist Sally Smart for SALA

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detail:Linda Jackson, Australia, born Melbourne 1950, Rainbow gumleaves, 1985, Sydney, stencil print on cotton, South Australian Government Grant 1999 © Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson and Utopia

Bold and vivid textiles, art works and garments, by a pioneering and unique Australian.

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India, Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Buraq, 1820-1830, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh or Delhi, India, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 17.7 x 10.9 x 6.6cm, Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Ilm: Art and knowledge in Islam

This display reflects on the ways that Muslim artists have explored understanding knowledge in Islam. Now showing.

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image detail: Christopher Orchard, Australia, born 1950, Callot variation #8, 2007, Adelaide, charcoal on paper, Ed and Sue Tweddell Fund for South Australian Contemporary Art 2007, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, (c) Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard: Avatar

The feature artist for this year's SALA Festival.

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image detail: Russell Drysdale, Australia 1912 - 1981, Mullaloonah Tank, 1953, Sydney, oil on canvas; South Australian Government Grant 1953, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, courtesy of the Estate of Russell Drysdale

Occupied Territory

Examining the legacy of colonisation and the sovereignty of First Nations people.

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Japan, Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva), 12th century, Kyoto or Nara, cypress (hinoki), traces of lacquer and pigments, 98.0 cm (height including pedestal); M.J.M. Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016   20164S23 [detail head]


The traditions of Buddhist art throughout Asia.

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A site-specific work that initiates the re-presentation of our Australian Art collection.

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image: Carlier Makigawa, Australia, born 1952, Hybrid bangle, from the series 'Hybrid', 2005, Fitzroy, Melbourne, sterling silver, monel; Rhiannon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection 2006, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, (C) Carlier Makigawa

The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection

Selected works of contemporary Australian jewellery. Now showing.

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