The Art Gallery of South Australia
"The Art Gallery of South Australia offers colonial, aboriginal and international art"
For such a small city (Adelaide has only 1.5m inhabitants, ) this art gallery has a reasonable collection.
It has recently gone through a renovation with the refurbishment of the Elder Wing, which has certainly made it more appealing.
Watch out for visiting exhibitions as these are usually interesting.
This is a good place to come on a rainy day or a day that is too hot and you want to be somewhere cool!
Getting To The Art Gallery
The gallery is in the centre of Adelaide's CBD (central business district) on North Terrace.
This is one of the most popular streets in Adelaide as it is full of culture and amazing buildings. The Art Gallery of South Australia is no exception - the building is stunning.
Opening Times And Costs
The gallery is open every day except Christmas Day from 10am to 5pm.
Entry is FREE which is great! Entry to any of the temporary exhibitions however usually incurs a charge.
What You Will See
This is quite a traditional art gallery with plenty of "older" works.
You will see plenty of Australian artists from pre colonial and colonial times. This is the focus in the new Elders Wing.
There is a good selection of aboriginal art too.
You will also see European art that dates back to the Renaissance and up to the present day.
The Asian collection focuses on art from 9 different Asian countries
There is even a small Islamic collection - the only one in Australia currently.
Some of the visiting exhibitions are more modern - The Saatchi collection July 2011 to 23 October is a collection of contemporary British artists showing everything from modern pictures to sculptures and even an unmade bed!
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