Adelaide's Best Art Galleries to Lose Yourself In
Visit a famed classic or discover a new local artist by visiting and supporting Adelaide's best art galleries.
Whether you’ve newly moved to a city, are simply visiting for the weekend or a lifelong resident, you should always make time to visit an art gallery. The perfect place to hide away from the heat or the rain or an hour or so, learn about a famed artist from the area or perhaps discover new creators to support through buying or simply viewing their work.
One of Australia’s leading university art museums, you’re guaranteed access to some of the freshest creative minds out there. Presenting a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art from South Australia University, the curators have broad interest alongside educational value in mind.
Hawke Building, City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide
If you don’t know Sir Hans Heysen, then why not get acquainted by visiting his home. One of Australia’s most noted landscape artists, the historic house-come-gallery-museum is set upon 60-hectares of scenic land, just outside of Hahndorf, and holds some 200 original works.
68 Heysen Road, Hahndorf
Standing grand in the middle of North Terrace alongside many other cultural opportunities, the AGSA is must visit. Established as the National Gallery of South Australia in 1881, you can find ongoing exhibitions alongside an array of classic through to modern pieces on display.
North Terrace, Adelaide
Dedicated to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art & culture, Tandanya showcases stunning pieces from artists across Australia. If you’re tight on time and still want to surround yourself with this magical artwork, then modern technology is here for you. Their ‘Virtual Tandanya’ is a 360 experience where you can ‘walk’ around at your own pace and discover details from pieces.
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
A trip down to McLaren Vale is only improved by visiting one of the most breath-taking structures in South Australia. The d’Arenberg Cube, designed to be a piece of art itself, currently hosts some of Salvador Dali’s most iconic imagery, including two monumental sculptures and three life size sculptures. And of course – an opportunity to enjoy their wines after.
58 Osborn Road, McLaren Vale
A creative hub of design, Jam Factory not only supports and promotes contemporary Australian Craft and Design through training and workshops – they also display it in their gallery and sell it in their shop. Focusing on ceramic work, you’re guaranteed to find something delightfully different to take home.
19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Part gallery, part historical museum; the foundation was established in 1999 and holds an exceptional collection of antiques, paintings and objets d’art accumulated and preserved for future generations. Check out the website for the latest exhibition information and for a taste of the antique treats you can expect on your visit.
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
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