image detail: Auguste Rodin, France, 1840–1917, Pierre de Wissant, Monumental Nude, c.1886–87 (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1985), Paris, bronze, 215.0 x 100.0 x 60.0cm; William Bowmore AO OBE Collection. Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

VERSUS RODIN: Bodies across space and time

Now showing

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image: del kathryn barton, Australia, born 1972, RED, 2016, high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Images courtesy of the artist.


Experience del kathryn barton's debut into short film featuring Cate Blanchett. Now showing.

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image detail right: Andreas Gursky, Germany, born 1955, Kirchentag, 2013, Germany. Gift of Susan Armitage, Frank Choate, Arata Gwinnett, Jennifer Hallett, Roger J. Lang, Lipman Karas, Mark Livesey QC, Pam McKee, Pamela McKee, Peter McKee, Meredyth Sarah AM, Sue Tweddell and Dick Whitington QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2015, assisted by the V.B.F. Young Bequest Fund, Douglas and Barbara Mullins Fund, A.M. and A.R. Ragless Bequest Funds and Lisette Kohlhagen Bequest Fund, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers Berlin London /VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy, 2016

Andreas Gursky and melancholy in German Art

See Kirchentag, by Andreas Gursky. Now showing.

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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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detail: Bea Maddock, engraver, Australia, 1934 - 2016, Blue Orange II, 1976, Canberra; printed by the artist and Graham, Fransella at the Australian National University, photo-etching printed in blue & orange inks on paper, 43.2 x 33.8cm (plate), 95.0 x 70.0cm (sheet); South Australian Government Grant, 1987 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Bea Maddock

Expressive, gestural, printmaking.

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image detail: Grace Crowley, Australia, 1890 – 1979, Abstract painting, 1953, Sydney. Bequest Grace Crowley 1981


Australian mid-twentieth century art and design from the collection. Now showing.

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image detail above: Rick Amor, Australia, born 1948, The sea (with giant squid), 1989, Cottles Bridge, Victoria. Gift of Rick and Jan Frolich through the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2015. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne


Discover the Romantic sensibility of Melbourne-based artist Rick Amor. Now showing.

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detail: Brook Andrew, Australia, born 1970, Wiradjuri people, New South Wales, The Island I, 2008, black ink, silver foil on linen; Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2011, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris


Explore the power of the vessel, the weapon and the ornament in Aboriginal art and culture. Now showing.

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image: installation view of The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection Display

The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection

130 items of contemporary Australian jewellery.

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detail: Stanislaus Ostoja Kotkowski, Australia, 1922   1994, Vibra, 1967, Adelaide, collage on board, 173.5 x 173.5 cm, A.R. Ragless Bequest Fund 1967,Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 0.2125


Exploring spatial depth, movement, colour and pattern in art.

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Discover the generous bequest from Sir Samuel Way. Now showing.

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Australia, born 1975, I remember birth, 2008, Sydney, gouache on linen, 137.0 x 101.5 cm, Gift of Julian & Stephanie Grose through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016. Donated

The World Within: The Julian & Stephanie Grose Collection

An extraordinary bounty of contemporary art. Now showing.

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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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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]


Testimony to the extraordinary traditions of Buddhist art. From 2 December 2016.

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