Art Gallery of South Australia
Our vision is to be the inspirational leader for visual arts in South Australia and contribute powerfully to culture in Australia and beyond.
The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and its purpose is prescribed by the Art Gallery Act 1939. Since inception, the Gallery has been an important cultural focus for South Australia with the current building opening in 1900 and extended in 1937, 1962 and 1996. AGSA holds one of Australia’s finest art collections with over 45,000 works across diverse media in Australian, International and Asian art. The Gallery presents a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, annual focus exhibitions of international art, and three major recurring projects of Australian art; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art since 1980 (biennial), TARNANTHI Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art since 2015 (annual), and Ramsay Art Prize since 2017 (biennial).
The Charter of the Art Gallery of South Australia is to serve the South Australian and wider communities by providing access to original works of art of the highest quality. The Gallery seeks to foster, promote and enhance understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through its collections, temporary exhibitions and other public programs.