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Arts and Cultural Events

We'll show you a good time

The arts have always been a very serious business here in South Australia. Choose from an eclectic array of theatre, music and dance at one of our many world-class theatres and venues. With summer in full swing, South Australia is the place to be for arts enthusiasts. Come to Adelaide to enjoy the delights of the world-renowned Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide. After dark, enjoy alfresco dining in Adelaide’s East End as you soak up the atmosphere of these marvellous events.

What's on now

  • Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2014: Dark Heart

    Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2014: Dark Heart

    Don't miss the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. After 26 years, it remains the country's longest running survey of contemporary Australian art and represents the Art Gallery's dedication to showcasing up-to-the-minute works by Australian artists. Curated by Art Gallery Director, Nick Mitzevich, Dark Heart presents more than twenty eight contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image. On display until 11 May.


  • SACE Art Show 2014

    SACE Art Show 2014

    The SACE Art Show 2014 showcases the creative talents of many of South Australia's finest emerging young artists and designers. The exhibition includes about 150 art and design works, including paintings and drawings, sculpture, costumes, photography and innovative multimedia pieces. The exhibition displays quality work produced by SACE art and design students from government, Catholic and independent schools throughout South Australia.

  • Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium 2014

    Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium 2014

    The Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium 2014 is an exciting arts event, held on the ridge at the Cedars, Hahndorf, the estate of artist Hans Heysen. The symposium brings together eight internationally recognised sculptors to work over 21 days to create eight world class stone sculptures. They will start with large blocks of rough stone (marble and granite) and gradually transform them into sculptures for permanent placement at various public locations, 31 March to 21 April.

Major events

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Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

See the latest Australian contemporary art until 15 May.

Solar Art Prize exhibition

Featuring the theme: Caring for our Planet. Until 20 April.

Community events

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Empty Nesting exhibition

Art exhibition by Christina Kerkvliet Goddard until 28 May.

Millicent Rotary Photography Exhibition

On display until 21 April.

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