Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia's finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.
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  • C M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well curated art gallery
    This is one of my favorite art galleries in the world and I'm constantly amazed with the ease and elegance the curator puts together seemingly disjointed artworks to form something very special. Yes we did check out the Kahlo exhibition and of course it was amazing and bursting with colour - you get to see what influenced Frida and Diego, see some of their artworks and even some of the colorful outfits Frida was so famous for. But don't miss out on the rest of the galleries amazing collection, from the traditional to the modern and provocative, all put together in a very unique and thought provoking way. Such a beautiful place!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Aberdeenyummymummy
    Bunbury, Australia136 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your art fix here
    I didn't spend very long here. There is a comprehensive collection of contemporary and traditional art. Some lovely bronze work and abstract stuff (I loved the photos of the orange balls in the air and may have a go at recreating it). It would have been nice to know more about some of the exhibits rather than a curt statement of the name of the artist with date of birth and death. Conveniently right next to the South Australian museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    At Gallery of South Australia
    North Terrace has the Art Gallery, State Museum, State Library and Parliament House and all are free. The Art Gallery of SA was built in 1867 and is a State Heritage Place. The William Bragg bust statue and Live of the Stars statue is in front. It has over 45,000 works of art and only the National Gallery of Victoria is larger. The University of Adelaide is also close by
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 September 2023
  • inthe831
    185 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time in Adelaide highlight
    I happened to arrive a few minutes before the 11 am free guided tour. Really enjoyed my time here. Smaller than expected, but they have a wide range of art from different time periods. Highly recommend stopping in.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Robert D
    3,873 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diverse collection
    I enjoyed my visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). There are many rooms with a variety of exhibits. Their major temporary exhibit was "Taranthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts". I liked the Coiled Pandanus Baskets from Gunbalanya, NT. As part of Taranthi, they had a major exhibit of Vincent Namatjira's works. (He is the great-grandson of Albert Namatjira, a talented Aboriginal artist.) "Australia in Colour" showed 21 portraits of famous people, including a self-portrait of the artist. He had also created several interesting and unique portraits of the royal family.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 November 2023
  • KBofLB
    Littleborough, United Kingdom552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not just paintings!
    This is a well set out gallery. Each room has a theme with good explanations about the exhibits. It has examples of ceramics, sculpture (including a Rodin collection) and glass which relate to the theme in each room. The paintings are dominated by Australian pastoral scenes but there are also some European examples. The exhibits are well spaced out so that there are no overcrowding hot spots. Well worth visiting.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
  • Mishy S
    Cairns, Australia31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    Enjoyed all the sculptures and pieces on display. Took our time walking around and enjoying each gallery. It’s free entry and also has free guided tours at certain times. Staff are lovely and helpful.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2024
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Juliet H
Reading, UK410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This gallery offered a great selection of art, also a handy coffee shop. We were interested to note that modern works were displayed between classical works.
Written 23 April 2024
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
interesting museum with different exhibits. Loved the Japanese flower arrangements created by an IT team. We really enjoyed it.
Written 6 April 2024
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Mishy S
Cairns, Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Enjoyed all the sculptures and pieces on display. Took our time walking around and enjoying each gallery. It’s free entry and also has free guided tours at certain times. Staff are lovely and helpful.
Written 27 March 2024
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Lesley H
Adelaide, Australia32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I usually love this gallery and was keen to take my international visitor. Staff were helpful and friendly. But whoever has arranged the display most recently has failed dismally. The juxtaposition of indigenous artworks with classic old paintings just clashed. It seemed like there had to be an indigenous piece amongst every collection. This created for me a sense of discordance and tension that distracted from the art. By contrast, the Japanese pieces displayed in the same place together created a peaceful atmosphere where the different pieces were complimentary and revealed a story. Perhaps the curator wanted to disturb and appal with the horrible horse, and the random groupings on the wall. So disappointed.
Written 22 March 2024
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humanfoodbag
Brisbane Region, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
When I walked through the main entrance. I received a warm welcome, as well a map and a thorough explanation of the layout of the art gallery. I really enjoyed all of the art work there.
Written 16 March 2024
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KBofLB
Littleborough, UK552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a well set out gallery. Each room has a theme with good explanations about the exhibits. It has examples of ceramics, sculpture (including a Rodin collection) and glass which relate to the theme in each room. The paintings are dominated by Australian pastoral scenes but there are also some European examples. The exhibits are well spaced out so that there are no overcrowding hot spots.
Well worth visiting.
Written 14 March 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York3,873 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit to the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). There are many rooms with a variety of exhibits. Their major temporary exhibit was "Taranthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts". I liked the Coiled Pandanus Baskets from Gunbalanya, NT. As part of Taranthi, they had a major exhibit of Vincent Namatjira's works. (He is the great-grandson of Albert Namatjira, a talented Aboriginal artist.) "Australia in Colour" showed 21 portraits of famous people, including a self-portrait of the artist. He had also created several interesting and unique portraits of the royal family.
Written 28 November 2023
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inthe831
California185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I happened to arrive a few minutes before the 11 am free guided tour. Really enjoyed my time here. Smaller than expected, but they have a wide range of art from different time periods. Highly recommend stopping in.
Written 28 October 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
North Terrace has the Art Gallery, State Museum, State Library and Parliament House and all are free. The Art Gallery of SA was built in 1867 and is a State Heritage Place. The William Bragg bust statue and Live of the Stars statue is in front. It has over 45,000 works of art and only the National Gallery of Victoria is larger. The University of Adelaide is also close by
Written 27 September 2023
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Ralph S
Geelong, Australia324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo

Situated on Adelaide's North Terrace almost adjcent to the South Australian Museum, the gallery offers visitors a wide ranging collection of art across many media.
Written 23 September 2023
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