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Art Gallery of South Australia

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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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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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The arts festival is the perfect time to visit

This gallery is always worth a visit but particularly in Feb/March when the Adelaide festival is on. Food in the cafe is always fresh and delicious

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 March 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This gallery is always worth a visit but particularly in Feb/March when the Adelaide festival is on. Food in the cafe is always fresh and delicious

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Took an international visitor for a tour of the gallery including the Biennial Exhibition. The permanent exhibition contains an excellent cross section of works of which we can be justly proud. The Biennial contained some absolute masterpieces of ingenuity and design. The photographs too added a moving dimension. Nick

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Visited in February when the 2016 Australian Biennial was on so that was a bonus in addition to the Gallery's permanent collection. Saw a good mix of art from various periods. Check out if they do a guided tour of the gallery before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The presentation of work by themes and referring the foundation and development of SA and Adelaide makings for an interesting story of complementary and contrasting approaches. The guided tour (free) is informative and lively. cool and calming place to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This gallery has managed to cover a whole range of periods, styles and mediums. It's all well displayed and easy to meander through the exhibitions and linger while you take it all in. The Australian art on display is an excellent representation of our past and present works. It's smaller than the likes of Sydney or Melbourne and of course... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

A sunny day and a beautiful building, both inside and out. We were lucky enough to visit whilst the evening illuminations were on in late July, so saw 2 versions of the exterior by day and night. Inside we found the curation of the different rooms and the Biennial theme to be excellent. The tours were informative and we even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Take a tour to get the best information on the Australian art collection. Check out the way the old and new have been placed together to tell a story. Take a break in the gallery cafe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We were lucky. A free guided tour of the gallery was a personal one when no one else turned up! We asked the guide to show us his personal favourites and he selected some fascinating things. A highlight was the way the collection was hung with modern works mixed with more traditional styles to explore common themes. A spectacular display... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

A well set out gallery in beautiful surrounds, with excellent exhibits across a broad range. Great early colonial works with modern items worthy of a visit. Don't miss the gallery cafe during your visit. We returned for a peaceful Sunday breakfast sitting outside on a blissful sunny morning. Excellent food and service,well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I enjoyed the mix of contemporary and classical works, never quite sure what I was going to come across next, from videos to classical paintings, to established and recent sculptures. Cafe offered good food at reasonable prices.

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