The Elder Wing of Australian Art


Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of South Australia's great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide's most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of the cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery welcomes approximately 780,000 visitors each year.

The Art Gallery of South Australia's collection includes approximately 42,000 works of art and design from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. The collection features painting, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery and an impressive representation of Australian furniture from colonial to contemporary.

Opening Hours
10am to 5pm (closed 25 December)

General admission is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions.

The Elder Wing of Australian Art
The Elder Wing is currently undergoing a re-hang following the major exhibition Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, which closed on 29 July 2018. The Elder Wing will re-open in December 2018.

The Collection
The Art 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 Art Gallery also houses a 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.

Floor Plan
A printable PDF floor plan of the Art Gallery is available here.

Photography in the Gallery
The Art Gallery allows still photography for personal use only, using hand-held cameras in non-restricted areas. The use of flash or video cameras is prohibited. For more information,  read our Photography in the Gallery Policy

Art Gallery Food + Wine 
Art Gallery Food + Wine is open every day from 8am to 4.30pm.
Make a booking by telephoning 08 8232 4366.

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

Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson’s Carpark on North Terrace.

Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Please ask our friendly staff at the Information Desks if you need any assistance. Wheelchairs can be borrowed while visiting the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace main entrance. Please telephone 08 8207 7000 in advance of your visit for more information or to reserve a wheelchair. 

InterContinental Adelaide is the Art Gallery’s preferred accommodation provider, conveniently located along North Terrace and in close walking distance to the Gallery and other city activities. For booking inquiries please refer here.

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Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
T 61 8 8207 7000
F 61 8 8207 7070
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Open daily 10 am to 5 pm
(closed 25 December)