Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia's great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide's most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of Adelaide's cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery welcomes more than half a million visitors each year.
10am to 5pm (closed 25 December)
General admission is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions.
A printable PDF floor plan of the Art Gallery is available here.
The Art Gallery's outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery.
The Art Gallery also houses a comprehensive collection of Australian art from the time of European settlement in the early nineteenth century to the present day, including one of the most important collections of Indigenous art.
The European collection spans the Renaissance to today, and the Asian collection covers twelve
countries with galleries dedicated to the art of Southeast Asia, India, Japan and the only
dedicated Islamic gallery space in Australia.
Download a guide to the treasures held by South Australia’s collecting institutions.
Mobile Web App with Audio Tours
Explore the Art Gallery with our Mobile Web App on your Smart Phone or hire an iPod for free from the Information Desk.You can also view collection highlights in our Online Gallery
Photography in the Gallery
The Art Gallery allows still photography for personal use only, using hand-held cameras in non-restricted areas. The use of flash or video cameras is prohibited. For more information, read our Photography in the Gallery Policy
Art Gallery Food + Wine and the Gallery Shop
Art Gallery Food + Wine is open every day from 8am to 4.30pm.
Make a booking by telephoning 08 8232 4366.
The Gallery Shop is open from 10am to 4.45pm every day.
For enquiries telephone 08 8207 7029.
Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson’s Carpark on North Terrace.
Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Please ask our friendly staff at the Information Desks if you need any assistance. Wheelchairs can be borrowed while visiting the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace main entrance. Please telephone 08 8207 7000 in advance of your visit for more information or to reserve a wheelchair.
Disability Access around Adelaide
The DIRC (Disability Information & Resource Centre SA) website lists disability access, toilets and floor plans to public buildings in Adelaide. Click here to visit the DIRC website.
InterContinental Adelaide is the Art Gallery's preferred accommodation partner and located just a short stroll along North Terrace. Visit the InterContinental's website for more information and accommodation packages offers.
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide SA 5000
T 61 8 8207 7000
F 61 8 8207 7070
Email the Art Gallery
Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
(closed 25 December)