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Art Gallery of South Australia

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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8207 7000
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A must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of...

A must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia's finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.

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A really interesting collection

We were lucky enough to be shown around by Janet, a volunteer guide, for an hour on Saturday. The pieces shown ranged from traditional to modern, European to Aboriginal and both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be shown around by Janet, a volunteer guide, for an hour on Saturday. The pieces shown ranged from traditional to modern, European to Aboriginal and both paint and 3 dimensional. Janet's detailed explanation of the pieces we saw really helped in the understanding of how Australia developed from pre-European times to the present. If you... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

When i visited this art museum i did so because i like painting myself, now i don't paint anything complex but i enjoyed all the canvases.

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Thank Adelaide J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

I assume that some exhibits are just on loan, but the strangest ones we viewed seem to be part of their permanent collection......many seemed morbid in theme or just plain creepy.....not to our taste, but others might like them, I guess. We were disappointed by the lack of labeling/background information for many of the works of art, too, and the... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to relax and enjoy some of South Australia's finest art works. The gallery is not overpowering or overly large but the exhibits are of the highest quality. We found it a nice relaxing cultural experience, we're still not sure what to make of the two horse's hanging!?!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

its so nice to go back to the art gallery set up so well and flows really well a peaceful place to visit

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Some very good art mixed up with dross in a way that is reflective of the insecure, up-tight and self-conscious character of modern Australia. You can admire the good and laugh at the bad.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

If you are at all interested in art then this is a must visit when in Adelaide. The first part of the gallery is dedicated to Australian artists - or should I say artists who the gallery have claimed to be Australian. I spent an amusing hour trying to determine the nationality of the artist mainly because the claimed indigenous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

The Art Gallery is another North Terrace gem, right next to the S.A. Museum we spent a day looking at both and ate at the Art Gallery Restaurant. The gallery has a brilliant collection of Australian and World- Wide art. The South Australian colonial period exhibits are superb, as you would expect. This is a wonderful haven in the bustle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I will avoid spoilers here but I loved this Art Gallery, First of all, it is FREE! Secondly, it was small enough that I did not have to make a huge time commitment during a relatively short visit tin Adelaide. And the collection itself, with its combination of Australian and International art, has been so creatively curated. Did I mention... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Free entrance, many different themes, aboriginal art display was great. If you are around North Terrace, this is a good option.

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