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Arts & Museums
If you are mesmerized by the artwork of the likes of Simon Cooper, Juli Haas and Vicki Reynolds, the Adele Boag Gallery is a must go for you. This wonderful art gallery showcases rare collections by these and other artists which are a treat to the eyes of the viewers. Besides fine arts, you can also take a peek into the wonderful sculptures that give you an insight into the contemporary works and trends of the local artists. However, ensure that you reach the gallery in time for it is open only for a short time. To know the temporary collection of works being featured currently, check the website.
Hill Smith Gallery is home to both local and national artists as well as contemporary and established ones. The eclectic collections include beautiful landscapes, interesting figurative, thought-provoking still life and awesome abstracts. The artists represented here have carved a niche for themselves, each with a different genre and medium of expression. The varied themes, curious blend of colors and diverse mediums create a kaleidoscopic display. The gallery also provides a platform to artists to showcase their creative talents. Art lovers can select and purchase their favorites from the vast stockroom.
The only Aboriginal multi-arts complex in Australia, Tandanya was established with the aim of encouraging understanding through the Arts. A giant snake dot-painting adorns the footpath at the front of the building; which houses sculpture, murals, traditional and contemporary art works. Arrive at noon and you will hear the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo performed by one of the resident artists. Traditional dance, storytelling and didgeridoo performances can be arranged by appointment. An art and craft shop sells authentic Aboriginal works while the Tandanya cafe offers distinctive Australian "bush-tucker" food.
A grand colonial mansion named after its original owner and 19th-century State Premier, Sir Henry Ayers, Ayers House Museum illustrates Victorian life as lived “above & below stairs”. A property of the National Trust of South Australia, the house contains beautiful, decorative painted finishes on walls and ceilings throughout. Of particular note are the sumptuous State Dining Room and rare underground Summer Sitting Room. The house is furnished with a superb collection of period furniture and decorative arts. Located in the thriving area of Adelaide, Ayers House is a historic mansion not to be missed. Disabled access is to the the ground floor only.
Edmund Wright House holds a long history in South Australia. For instance, it was first completed in 1878 as a bank. Today, it is a landmark and a local history museum for those to enjoy and learn about its long history. Be sure to call their phone number if you would like to know more information on tours and hours available, since it can vary.
Museum of Classical Archaeology's artifact's have been collected by The Classical Studies Department of the University of Adelaide, but are available for all to view. They provide a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Greeks and Romans, from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Marvel at the decorative pottery, glassware, stone carvings, oil lamps and writing materials from this fascinating civilization. There are over 1,000 coins on display, and a large-scale model of the ancient city of Athens, so you can see where the locals would have spent them.
Greenaway Art Gallery is a charming space located in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. Although it deals primarily in contemporary art, it also exhibits works from other visual art fields like photography. Check the website for more information on the represented artists and upcoming events.
Opal Field Gems Mine and Museum is a store and museum and is considered as one of the best places to buy opal jewelry from. They also have a museum wherein they have re-created a real life opal mining cave. On the walls are different specimens of these gems and these studded walls make up the glittering interior. Do check out the world's largest opal specimen the 'dessert jewel' which is showcased here. Apart from jewels, one also finds the tools used by craftsmen to make opal jewelry in earlier times. Take a leisurely tour while the knowledgeable staff enlighten you on the process of mining and production of these precious stones.
Established in 1881 this historic and attractive building on leafy North Terrace holds one of the most extensive art collections in Australia. Rare and valuable pieces on a worldwide scale abound fine paintings by the masters, contemporary art and design, and sculpture. There are both regular and permanent exhibitions. Enjoy a coffee or light snack in the Art Gallery Restaurant or peruse books of distinction highlighting all variety of artwork in the on-site book shop. Guided tours are available. Do check the site for details.
Located in the grounds of the West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide's most ancient cemetery, this modest little museum is well worth a visit if you are nearby. Exhibitions change periodically. Consisting mainly of story-boards, the displays depict fascinating profiles of the South Australian state politicians who influenced the formation of a nation at the turn of the 20th Century. The museum is self-guided and free of charge.
With numerous tours, including a "Behind the Scenes" look, and some highly regarded collections, this museum has something for everyone. Serious students and wide-eyed novices alike will marvel at the collections, including those embracing Ancient Egyptian and Early Pacific cultures. This museum's piece de resistance is the largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts and archival material in the world. There is an on-site coffee shop, and the museum shop offers a good range of gifts, souvenirs and books.
Migration Museum is a museum that makes an attempt to put forth the history, culture and other interesting details about the different communities that are part of South Australia.