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Arts & Culture

Off the Wall: A puzzle picture

A two-sided painting described by an Adelaide critic in 1949 as a vacuous “puzzle picture” – one that would leave “spectators unmoved by any reaction except, ‘Why?’” – now has pride of place in the Art Gallery of SA’s Elder Wing.

Arts & Culture

Off the Wall: The life of lace

Intricate contemporary jewellery works on display at the Art Gallery of SA echo lace-making traditions dating back to the 17th century, when it was rumoured wealthy men would mortgage entire estates to buy a lace collar or cuffs.