Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia is located in the cultural boulevarde of North Terrace within easy stroll of the South Australian Museum, the Migration Museum, the State Library of South Australia, the Museum of Classical Archeaology and the boutiques and restaurants of Rundle Street. This is the perfect corner of Adelaide in which to loose yourself on a rainy day.

COST: Free

OPEN: 10 – 5 daily.


Art Gallery of South Australia Highlights

With around 38,000 works, the Art Gallery of South Australia has one of the largest art collections in Australia spanning from ancient Rome to the present day.

The collection of Australian art, and especially Indigenous art, is extensive. John Glover, Tom roberts, Arthur Streeton, Hans Heyson, Frederick McCubbin, Grace Cossington Smith, Fiona Hall, Fred Williams and Clifford Possum are all represented.

There is also a good representation of British art, including a collection of Pre-Raphaelite works and one of my favorites, Circe Invidiosa, in which the artist Waterhouse uses a powerful color scheme of deep green and blue.


The Asian collection contains a good range of Japanese wood block prints as well as Indian silk paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and textiles.

Some well-known names in the European collection include Rodin, William Blake, Pieter Brueghel, Constable, Turner, Dante Rossetti and Carot.

The Studio is a creative space for kids and the young at heart. All art materials are supplied and entry is free.


If all this art appreciation has made you hungry, the Art Gallery Food and Wine is a nice space full of light inside, with patio dining on nice days. The menu has healthy, locally sourced food with plenty of vegetarian options. And you won’t find better latte art anywhere!

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