detail: Richard Lewer, born Hamilton, New Zealand 1970, The rotting bodies of men drowning in mud, the sweet stench of our death, my life is given, 2016, oil on epoxy coated steel, 4 x 1 m; © Richard Lewer, courtesy Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide. photo: Andrew Curtis

SAPPERS & SHRAPNEL: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF THE TRENCHES

Opens 11 November 2016

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ddetail: Auguste Rodin, France, 1840 – 1917, Andrieu d'Andres, monumental 1886 (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1989), Paris, bronze, William Bowmore AO OBE Collection; Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art, Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

VERSUS RODIN: Bodies across space and time

Opens 4 March 2017

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image: del kathryn barton, Australia, born 1972, RED, 2016, high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Images courtesy of the artist.

RED: DEL KATHRYN BARTON

Experience del kathryn barton's debut into short film featuring Cate Blanchett.

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image detail right: Andreas Gursky, Germany, born 1955, Kirchentag, 2013, Germany. Gift of Susan Armitage, Frank Choate, Arata Gwinnett, Jennifer Hallett, Roger J. Lang, Lipman Karas, Mark Livesey QC, Pam McKee, Pamela McKee, Peter McKee, Meredyth Sarah AM, Sue Tweddell and Dick Whitington QC through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2015, assisted by the V.B.F. Young Bequest Fund, Douglas and Barbara Mullins Fund, A.M. and A.R. Ragless Bequest Funds and Lisette Kohlhagen Bequest Fund, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide © Andreas Gursky. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers Berlin London /VG Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy, 2016

GURSKY AND GERMAN MELANCHOLY

See a major new acquisition by contemporary German photographer Andreas Gursky alongside German art from the collection.

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image detail above: Rick Amor, Australia, born 1948, The sea (with giant squid), 1989, Cottles Bridge, Victoria. Gift of Rick and Jan Frolich through the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2015. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

RICK AMOR

Discover the Romantic sensibility of Melbourne-based artist Rick Amor

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image detail: Grace Crowley, Australia, 1890 – 1979, Abstract painting, 1953, Sydney. Bequest Grace Crowley 1981

MODERN BEING

Explore mid-twentieth century Australian art and design from the collection.

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