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

  • South Australian Living Artists Festival 2014

    South Australian Living Artists Festival 2014

    The 2014 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival will inspire, captivate, challenge and engage you to the works of thousands of emerging and established South Australian artists. The works of photographers, sculptors, painters, textile artists and more will be displayed throughout participating galleries, restaurants, cafes, pubs and wineries to name but a few venues across metropolitan and regional South Australia. It is all completely free. 1 to 24 August.

  • Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt exhibition

    Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt exhibition

    Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt is a poignant photographic exhibition based on portrait images taken of the Australian soldiers serving in Vignacourt, France during World War One. On display at the State Library of South Australia until 19 October. 

  • 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.

Major events

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Jul
13
Dorrit Black: Unseen forces

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

Jul
25
The Importance of Being Earnest

State Theatre Company of SA production on until 16 August.

Sep
01
Djuki Mala

Contemporary Aboriginal performance.

Community events

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Aug
01
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

With Richard Tognetti. 1 and 2 August.

Aug
16
Kadina Annual Show

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

Aug
22
A Month of Sundays

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

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