Arts and Cultural Events

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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

  • The World of Mortimer Menpes

    The World of Mortimer Menpes

    The Art Gallery of South Australia is holding a major exhibition paying tribute to the artistic accomplishments of Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), South Australia's first artist to have an international career. This exhibition is the first ever retrospective of Menpes's work, on display until 7 September.

  • Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition

    Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition

    Science is inspiring in an infinite number of ways. The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is an opportunity for artists to share how the natural world inspires them. The Waterhouse encourages artists to make a statement about the scientific issues facing our planet, and has drawn tens of thousands of visitors to the exhibition over the years. On display from 26 July to 7 September.

  • Diversity by Shep

    Diversity by Shep

    Diversity by Shep is an exhibition of selected landscapes, seascapes and contemporary work by Neil Sheppard, also known as Shep. Shep's work encompasses a wide range of styles and subjects including impressionist landscapes, seascapes, naive, abstract and contemporary. He loves to use lots of bold colour to create soft, moody and organic atmosphere through his pieces - 28 May to 31 July.

Major events

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Dorrit Black: Unseen forces

A retrospective of this Adelaide artist's work, held until 7 September.

The Importance of Being Earnest

State Theatre Company of SA production on until 16 August.

Djuki Mala

Contemporary Aboriginal performance.

Community events

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Soweto Gospel Choir

South Africa's most heavenly voices perform in the Barossa.

Kadina Annual Show

A traditional family oriented country show, 16 and 17 August.

A Month of Sundays

The story of six people at a nursing home. From 22 to 24 August.

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