Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of South Australia’s great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide’s most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of the cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery welcomes approximately 780,000 visitors each year.
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection includes approximately 42,000 works of art and design from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. The collection features painting, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery and an impressive representation of Australian furniture from colonial to contemporary.
General admission is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions.
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.
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.
A printable PDF floor plan of the Art Gallery.
Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Please ask the 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.