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Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace
Adelaide, CBD, SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8207 7000
Fax: +61 8 8207 7070
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Welcome to the Art Gallery of South Australia. Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia's great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide's most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of Adelaide's cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Gallery welcomes more than half a million visitors each year. We hope you will enjoy your visit - whether real, or virtual.   

Opening Hours 
The Gallery is open daily 10am to 5pm (closed 25 December). 

General admission to the Gallery is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions. 


The Collection 

The 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 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. 


We invite you to visit our permanent collection at the Gallery or to view collection highlights in our Online Gallery. 


Elder Wing Reopening  

The Elder Wing of Australian Art is now open to the public after being beautifully refurbished to celebrate the Gallerys 130th anniversary. New displays of Australian pre-colonial, colonial and early twentieth-century art have been unveiled including twenty spectacular new, multi-million dollar works gifted to the Gallery in honour of its anniversary. 


Melrose Wing Closure  

The Melrose Wing is currently closed to visitors while the Gallery gets ready forSaatchi Gallery in Adelaide, Australias largest exhibition of British contemporary art in more than a decade. After this extraordinary exhibition has closed, the Melrose Wing will undergo a major refurbishment and will remain closed to visitors until early 2012. During the closure, the Gallery will take the opportunity to clean and conserve a number of European paintings from its collection and plan fresh collection displays.  


The rest of the Gallery will remain open during the Melrose works program, so visitors can still enjoy the Aboriginal, Australian, Asian and contemporary collections as well as special exhibitions, the bookshop and restaurant. 


Public Programs 

In addition to our permanent collection displays we have a dynamic program of exhibitions, educational programs and events many of which are free. Our activities are greatly supported by our Members, and development of our collections by our Foundation and our Contemporary Collectors.  


Restaurant & Bookshop 

The award-winning Art Gallery Restaurant is open every day from 10am to 4.30pm. Make a booking by telephoning 08 8232 4366. 

The Bookshop is open from 10am to 4.45pm every day. For enquiries telephone 08 8207 7029.  



Parking is available opposite the Gallery in the Wilsons Carpark on North Terrace. 



Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Gallery. Just ask at the Information Desks for assistance. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed while visiting the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace Desk. Please telephone 08 8207 7000 in advance of your visit for more information or to reserve a wheelchair. 


Car Parking for Disabled 

A number of parking spaces reserved for the disabled and within proximity to the Gallery are located in the North Terrace precinct. Access to these parking spaces is via the Morgan Thomas laneway - enter from Kintore Avenue (immediately behind the State Library). To arrange access through Morgan Thomas Lane, please telephone 08 8207 7000. 


Disability Access around Adelaide 

The DIRC (Disability Information & Resource Centre SA) website lists disability access, toilets and floor plans to public buildings in Adelaide. Click here to visit the DIRC website.



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