DETAIL :: John RUSSELL :: A clearing in the forest :: 1891, Belle Isle, France :: A.M. & A.R. Ragless Fund 1968


The Art Gallery welcomes and values the assistance of hundreds of volunteers across the institution. By generously giving their passion, energy and expertise, volunteers help us bring art and people together. Being a volunteer at the Art Gallery offers a rewarding opportunity to discover more about the Gallery's collection and meet new friends.



Front of House
Our Front of House volunteers play a vital role in the Art Gallery's day-to-day activities by interacting with the public and promoting the role of the Art Gallery and its collection. They welcome and direct gallery visitors to exhibitions, special displays and works of art. They provide information about guided tours, lectures, talks, events and activities. Front of House volunteers are given a comprehensive induction, training program and on-going support.

Gallery Guides
The initial training to become a voluntary Gallery Guide takes approximately one year. The training has been designed to balance the needs of the volunteer with those of the Art Gallery. The Art Gallery requires dedicated, outgoing, well-informed volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public and promoting the role of the Art Gallery. In return, we offer an interesting induction course, which balances training in communication with information about art history and appreciation, the techniques used by artists and many insights into the workings of the Art Gallery.

Research Library
The Art Gallery's Research Library is a special art library with restricted access. There is a variety of tasks for volunteers, including sorting, filing, shelving, indexing, cataloguing, transcribing, photocopying and scanning. As places are limited, preference is given to those with library, archives, record management or I.T. skills and experience. Art history knowledge would also be an advantage.

It is desirable that volunteers interested in working in the Curatorial areas have suitable qualifications, experience and art history knowledge.

It is desirable that volunteers wishing to work in Administration areas have some previous experience.

If you would like to become a volunteer at the Art Gallery, please register your interest by telephoning 08 8207 7021, emailing the Volunteer Coordinator on or by writing (include your name, address and contact telephone number) to the address below:

Volunteer Coordinator
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Those interested in volunteering in the Research Library should contact the Library directly by phoning 08 8207 7042, or emailing or submitting a CV to the below address:

Information Manager, Research Library
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Detail: John Russell, A clearing in the forest, 1891, Belle Isle, France, A.M. & A.R. Ragless Fund 1968.