Image:INDIA, ‘Mathnavi’ of Jalal al‑Din Muhammad Rumi, dated 2 Muharram AH 1051 / 13 April 1641 CE, Shahjahanabad (New Delhi), India ink, opaque watercolour and gold on polished paper, leather, 474 folio bound volume, 24.8 x 16.8 cm (volume); M J M Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2013, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

MORE INK THAN OCEAN: THE ART OF WRITING IN ISLAM

Experience the art of calligraphy from Iran, India and Indonesia. Opens 7 August.

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Image: Yvonne Koolmatrie, Eel trap, 2008, installation view, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, 2009, woven sedge, dimensions 235 x 44 x 8 cm, courtesy of the University of South Australia Art Collection, Adelaide, photography: Sam Noonan, courtesy of the artist and Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney

RIVERLAND: YVONNE KOOLMATRIE

A comprehensive survey exhibition of this master Ngarrindjeri weaver and internationally esteemed artist. Opens 12 September.

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Image: Japan Long robe, with’ hemp leaf ’ pattern c.1888, Asami, Akita, cotton, natural indigo with stitch resist dyeing 141.0 x 117.0 cm Asian Art Curators Fund 2013 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

THE POWER OF PATTERN: THE AYAKO MITSUI COLLECTION

Encounter this first time showing of a unique collection. Opens 4 September.

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Image:Wrist band sweet heart charm c1916 belonging to C.S.Preiss of 3rd Light Horse Regiment tin, copper and leather Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

EN – TRENCHED: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE ART OF THE TRENCHES

Explore art made from the waste of warfare. Tours nationally from 2016.

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TARNANTHI | FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART

TARNANTHI, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, will open 8 October and cast new light on the art of Australia’s rich and diverse indigenous cultures.

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