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

Now showing.

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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

GUILDHOUSE 50

50 dazzling works from 50 former and current Guildhouse members. Now Showing.

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image detail: Franz KEMPF, Australia, born 1926, Memorial I, 1979, printed at Druckma Press, Melbourne, colour lithograph on paper, 61.0 x 38.5 cm (image), Gift of Franz Kempf through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2014. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 20142G23

FRANZ KEMPF

Celebrating Franz Kempf’s ninetieth birthday and his enduring career. Now showing.

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detail: Camille Pissarro, France, 1830-1903, Prairie à Éragny, 1886, Éragny, France, oil on canvas, 59.4 x 73.0 cm. Gift of the Gwinnett Family, James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, Marjory Edwards Bequest Fund, Margaret Olley Art Trust, Helen Bowden, Frank and Mary Choate, Peter and Pamela McKee, Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO, David and Pam McKee, and Members through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Masterwork Appeal 2014.

PISSARRO ON DISPLAY

See the Art Gallery's most ambitious acquisition to date. Now showing.

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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

Andreas Gursky and melancholy in German Art

See a major new acquisition by Andreas Gursky alongside German art from the collection. Now showing.

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detail: Brook Andrew, Australia, born 1970, Wiradjuri people, New South Wales, The Island I, 2008, black ink, silver foil on linen; Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2011, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

CARRYING CULTURE

Explore the power and persistence of the vessel, the weapon and the ornament in Aboriginal art and culture. Now showing.

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image: installation view of The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection Display

The Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection

130 items of contemporary Australian jewellery.

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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. Opens 2 December 2016.

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image: Zoe Kirkwood, Australia, born 1983, The Bel Remix exhibition view, Mars Gallery, Windsor, 10 October – 1 November 2015, Image courtesy of the artist.

COLLECTIONS PROJECT: ZOE KIRKWOOD

Exploring a contemporary Baroque aesthetic with colour and eclecticism. Now Showing.

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teamLab, Japan, formed 2001, Ever Blossoming Life II - A whole year per hour, Gold, 2016, Tokyo, four channel, digital artwork, endless, edition 4/6; Gift of the Neilson Foundation through the Art Gallery of South Australia, Foundation, 2015, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Image courtesy of the artists and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

Ever Blossoming

teamLab meld art, technology and design to produce an experience like no other.

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India, Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Buraq, 1820-1830, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh or Delhi, India, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 17.7 x 10.9 x 6.6cm, Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Ilm: Art and knowledge in Islam

This display reflects on the ways that Muslim artists have explored understanding knowledge in Islam. Now showing.

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

MODERN BEING

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

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Japan, Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva), 12th century, Kyoto or Nara, cypress (hinoki), traces of lacquer and pigments, 98.0 cm (height including pedestal); M.J.M. Carter AO Collection through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016   20164S23 [detail head]

AWAKENING: ART OF BUDDHISM

Testimony to the extraordinary traditions of Buddhist art. From 2 December 2016.

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