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Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide

Where is it at?

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Art Gallery of South Australia
221 North Terrace
Adelaide
SA
5000
Tel: 8 8207 7000

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Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson’s Carpark on North Terrace.

Where are we going today?

Art is such a GREAT thing to inspire creativity in kids, so why not spend the day at the Art Gallery of South Australia, where you can explore one of the great art collections in the entire country!

The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded all the way back in 1881 - imagine how many kids have been inspired in all those years! (Quite a few we imagine!)

The art gallery is also houses in one of the most beautiful buildings in Adelaide, so before you walk in you're already appreciating a work of art!

You might want to allow some time in this amazing gallery because they have a collection of over 38,000 works! These all originated from all over the globe - from Europe, Australia, Asia and even North America, so kids can really get a sense of the different cultures that we have on our planet too!

Did you know that art isn't just paintings? Not at all! Art can come in all forms (that's why it's so fun! There's no right or wrong). At the Art Gallery of South Australia, you can explore photographs, drawings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, and even metalwork. Each piece will encourage kids to explore their own artistic expression! 

This art gallery KNOWS how important art is for kids, so they have a number of special workshops and events where they can really get hands on with the art world. the START Art Club is just for kids - and it's FREE to join!

It's held on the first Sunday of every month, and is a great way for kids aged 5 to 10, and their families, to be introduced to all things art.

The Studio is a fun hands-on activity space for all ages, and Storytelling is held every Sunday in the Art Gallery Shop and lets kids explore another world filled with fascinating characters!

The Art Gallery of South Australia is so much more than art! It's a way for kids to be creative, express themselves, and get inspired! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree! Some exhibitions have a charge
  • ChildrenFree! Some exhibitions have a charge
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm

All year round, but closed December 25th

Teachers corner

There are student workshops and great opportunities for students to enjoy trips to the museum. Just call for details!.

I'm Hungry!

The award-winning Art Gallery Restaurant is open every day from 10 am to 4.30 pm and you can enjoy breakfast or lunch there .

Healthy Eating!

There are healthy options in the restaurant.

Need a little extra help?

Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Just ask at the Information Desks for assistance. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed while visiting the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace main entrance. .

Can I get one of those?

The Gallery Shop is Adelaide’s only specialist visual arts bookshop - stocking a fabulous selection of books, gifts, jewellery, cards and canvas and other fun and educational art related gifts!.

More information

If you want to support the museum even more and obtain 10% discounts in places, then check out the membership! .

What people are saying?

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    A cool breeze pushed my back as opened the door, it was as if an incomprehensible force wanted me to enter. It was then that i knew for sure! The almighty Skywhale was beckoning me as if i was a sheep awaiting its slaughter. In fear i defecated all over the floor, yet as my fear subsided I could see that such fear was groundless. The almighty Skywhale meant me no harm and as i looked into its beady eyes i felt true love at first sight. Skywhale embraced me in its nipples and gripping tightly we copulated for exactly thirty seconds. I woke up in...Read More

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    I absolutely love Visiting the Art Gallery of South Australia, as i get inspired from all the magnificent artists. Their artwork allows me to apply great concepts to my own artwork. @Stefankosmidis

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    This is a lovely building containing a small but varied collection of permanent and special galleries full of art, sculpture, decorative arts and furniture. The Australian galleries are organised in a rough chronology, I particularly liked the early 20th century gallery esp. introduction to the work of Dorrit Black. The newly reopened European galleries are organised by theme rather than chronology which is fresh and original and throws up some challenging juxtapositions. Some great special exhibitions too including You Gallery curated by public...Read More

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    At the Dark Heart Exhibition, quite intereting

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    potentially one of my favourit government managed galleries anywhere in Australia!

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by Bong Lord

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A cool breeze pushed my back as opened the door, it was as if an incomprehensible force wanted me to enter. It was then that i knew for sure! The almighty Skywhale was beckoning me as if i was a sheep awaiting its slaughter. In fear i defecated all over the floor, yet as my fear subsided I could see that such fear was groundless. The almighty Skywhale meant me no harm and as i looked into its beady eyes i felt true love at first sight. Skywhale embraced me in its nipples and gripping tightly we copulated for exactly thirty seconds. I woke up in the adelaide museum resting in a T-rex's arms.
Looking back I enjoyed the experience immensely yet it has scarred me for life,
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I wont be coming back here again.

by Alison Pope

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This is a lovely building containing a small but varied collection of permanent and special galleries full of art, sculpture, decorative arts and furniture. The Australian galleries are organised in a rough chronology, I particularly liked the early 20th century gallery esp. introduction to the work of Dorrit Black. The newly reopened European galleries are organised by theme rather than chronology which is fresh and original and throws up some challenging juxtapositions. Some great special exhibitions too including You Gallery curated by public vote and featuring some striking pieces including a bright yellow perpendicular rhino. Inspiring and stimulating!

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