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 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
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 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.
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Contemporary Aboriginal performance.
A Month of Sundays
The story of six people at a nursing home. From 22 to 24 August.