Experience the best of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

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Image: Paul Vasileff, designer, Australia, born 1990, Paolo Sebastian Autumn/Winter 2015, Adelaide, silk chiffon, beads; Courtesy the artist. photo: Simon Cecere


Contemporary couture in the company of the Gallery’s treasures.

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image detail: Rosemary Laing, Australia, 1959, groundspeed (Rose Petal) #17, 2001, New South Wales, type C photograph, 110.0 x 195.0 cm (image); Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2012, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries,, Melbourne 20121Ph2

Re-thinking Australian Art

Challenging preconceptions of art in Australia as being isolated or singular. Now showing.

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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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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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image detail: Iznik, Turkey, Glazed tiles, 16th century, Iznik, earthenware, glaze decoration, 48.5 x 48.5 cm; Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2004, 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: 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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