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Vincent Namatjira with his work 'Albert Namatjira, Slim Dusty and Archie Roach on Country' in 'Vincent Namatjira: Australia in colour' at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Sam Roberts / supplied
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Vincent Namatjira presents Australia in colour

Colonialism, pop culture and family legacy are all part of the story shared through the first major survey exhibition of work by Vincent Namatjira, an artist who enjoys placing powerful people outside their comfort zone.


A taste of the dynamism and diversity on show during Tarnanthi

On the eve of the 2023 Tarnanthi Festival, artistic director Nici Cumpston highlights some of the diverse contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art on show at the Art Gallery of SA – from delightful animations and unique sculptural works, to paintings inspired by a love of rock music.

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Vincent Namatjira with his work 'Going Out Bush', projected on the Art Gallery of South Australia facade during Illuminate Adelaide 2022. Photo: Sia Duff / supplied

Tarnanthi 2023 to showcase the 'dynamism and diversity' of First Nations art

More than 1500 First Nations artists from across Australia will feature in this year’s Tarnanthi Festival, which includes a major exhibition of work by the multi-award-winning Vincent Namatjira and will see the annual Tarnanthi Art Fair return as an in-person event ­at Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Arts & Culture

Green Room: Cabaret callout, stories and winning art

SA arts and culture news in brief: Artist submissions open for 2024 Cabaret Festival; star-studded line-ups revealed for two upcoming Adelaide festivals for writers and readers; meet ActNow’s new MakeSpace residents; Porter Street Commission recipient announced, and the 2023 Our Mob winners.

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Whatever happened to… Street Art?

CityMag founder Josh Fanning explores how the city has changed – or hasn’t – since he started the magazine 10 years ago. Here he turns his mind to street art. Sign up for the free CityMag newsletter to be the first to read the column each Thursday.

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The lives, loves and art of Frida & Diego

Transporting visitors into the world of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with a vibrant display of more than 150 works, the Art Gallery of SA’s new exhibition illuminates why Kahlo is an artist of such enduring allure.

An installation view of the 2023 Ramsay Art Prize at the Art Gallery of SA, including Olive Gill-Hille’s 'Nocturne' (foreground) and works by JD Reforma, Daniel McKewen and Carla Adams. Photo: Saul Steed / supplied
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Ramsay Art Prize finalists tap into universal human concerns

A showcase of superbly curated new works by the 27 Australian artists shortlisted for this year’s Ramsay Art Prize confirms that the heart of the nation’s contemporary art scene – as relevant and dynamic as ever – continues its powerful beat.

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The lifelong creative quest of Milton Moon

Crafting modernism offers an intriguing insight into the lifelong creative journey of South Australian potter Milton Moon, who was fuelled by a vision that married Zen philosophy with a determination to express a distinctly Australian sense of place.


Illuminate to shed fresh light on Adelaide in 2023

Illuminate Adelaide will return this winter with a new night-time digital art trail through the Botanic Garden, a pavilion full of mind-bending interactive experiences in Victoria Square, free city-wide works by artists including celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow, and a music line-up featuring Yothu Yindi.

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Portraits from the pandemic

A new exhibition of vivid realist portraits by Adelaide-based artist Daniel Connell highlights the struggles faced by many temporary visa holders during the COVID pandemic, as well as the contribution migrants make to the community.

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Sleepless in Goodwood

Women artists have often come up with creative ways of combining family and work. Curator and artist Sarah Northcott found new directions in her kitchen studio – and inspiration in a TV documentary she watched one sleepless early morning.

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Shooting the stars

PHOTO GALLERY: Adelaide photographer Tony Lewis’s 40-year career has brought him up close to stars like Grace Jones, Michael Hutchence and Annie Lennox, as well as giving him a front-of-stage view of some of our biggest festival shows. Now he’s showing his favourite images larger-than-life on the screens at The Lab.

Frida Kahlo enthusiast Jacqueline Feronas with a reproduction of Kahlo’s 'Diego on my Mind' at the announcement of 'Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution' at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Saul Steed
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Art Gallery of SA exhibition to explore the enduring allure of Frida Kahlo

Passion and politics are at the heart of a major Australian-exclusive exhibition of works by influential Mexican modernists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera that will be presented as part of the Art Gallery of SA’s 2023 program.

An installation view of the Australian Experimental Art Foundation Book Archive, 2022, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Saul Steed
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Archive of artists’ books acts as a valuable time capsule

A display of artists’ books at the Art Gallery of SA highlights a major gift of more than 500 items from the Australian Experimental Art Foundation that offer insight into the radical shift in artistic values and aesthetics in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Behind the lens with Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s career-long obsession with photography will be the focus of a 2023 exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia that promises to shed fresh light on the American Pop artist as well as those he captured in his portraits – including his Australian friend Henry Gillespie.