Workshop places still available for:

3rd & 4th Jan. Andrea Malone – Oil Portraiture.
5th & 6th Jan. Iroda Adil – Charcoal Portraiture.
7th & 8th Jan Michael Smerd – Clay sculptural maquettes.
9th &10th Jan David Braun – Pen & Ink & design.
11th &12th Jan Lyn Robins w/c & liquid acrylics ‘pleine air’ & studio resolution at the gallery.
13th Jan David Baker Photography
14th Jan18th&20th Jan. Emerson Ward half day Introductory demonstration of digital painting.
18th &20th Jan. Penny Maclaren Animals at the Zoo and studio resolution at the gallery.
23rd Jan Jack Condous – A forum on applying for Funding
24th &25th Jan  John Whitney Architectural drawing and perspective.
29th & 30th Jan. Trevor Newman pastel and conte.
31st Jan & 1st Feb Rob Gutteridge  Oil Portraiture “Classical Realism”

 For bookings, contact

Ph: 08 8232 0450



November 2017 Kalori now available!

Please click the image for the RSASA Kalori for November 2017. If you would like a hard copy, they are also available at the RSASA Gallery desk.

We hope you will have a wonderful Christmas, time to relax and take in some family time.  And a Happy New Year.

Characters of the Fleurieu

Portrait exhibition, 6th May - 3rd June 2018

This will be the 4 th Biennial RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Portrait Prize exhibition. We are very pleased to announce Greg Mackie, CEO History Trust, he has agreed to open this exhibition on Sunday May 6th 2018, 2 pm at the Station Master Gallery Strathalbyn.




edited / collated by Dr Adam Dutkiewicz

"The RSASA has made a continuous contribution to the Arts In Adelaide since Colonial times, having been established in 1856 by the artist and teacher Charles Hill. The RSASA is celebrating 160 years anniversary and have published the book titled "A Visual History: The Royal South Australian Society of Arts 1856 - 2016", edited / collated by Dr Adam Dutkiewicz. This long waited book summarises the long and rich history of the RSASA. The book is intended in two volumes, with the first funding the second, which will be published in 2017. Volume 1 comprises a vast amount of historical material, with a survey of the Foundational Years, and profiles of its Affiliated Bodies, its Presidents, Significant Officials and Honorary Life members. In all it features nearly 100 artists, including around 40% women. It contains 420 pages.

Available now at the RSASA Gallery: Cost $50 + postage and handling.



The RSASA Friday morning sketch group meet each week at selected venues, and for 3 weeks at each place. Providing areas all over the suburbs of Adelaide to sketch, paint in a relaxed atmosphere, rain or shine. The Friday morning Sketch group have been meeting over the last 50 years.

For more information contact Co-ordinator  Philippa Robert, 0477 952 620.


August 2017 edition

Kalori is the magazine of the RSASA and is a great way to find out the many things that have been happening in our world of art. 


Royal South Australian Society of Arts shared Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize's post. ...

The Fleurieu Art Prize + Food & Wine Art Prize have merged and returned home to the Fleurieu Peninsula for the Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize in 2018. We will be celebrating 20 years since the very first event in 1998. To celebrate turning 20, we've launched a brand new identity and website which includes a vastly improved artist submission process. Entries are now open! Visit the website for key dates and to access the artist entry terms and conditions. We look forward to seeing your entries.



From its inception in 1856 the Society has been at the forefront of visual art progress. Its members have made a comprehensive impact on the advancement of art in Australia. The influence of our artists on the international environment has been significant, and we are proud of the respect and renown earned by our members now and in the past.

The Ashtons, the Heysens, Ruth Tuck and Mervyn Smith, John Dowie and Dorrit Black all added lustre to the Society by their outstanding work.

Current Fellows including Jeffrey Smart, Penny Dowie, Robert Hannaford, David Dridan, Cathi Steer and numerous others - have won glowing reputations.

The Society provides an ideal location for exhibitions of members' works, and of national and international showings. The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize has been hosted here since its introduction, the inaugural prize being awarded to Penny Dowie. Innovative demonstrations enable the public to experience the actual process of portrait painting.

A participant in festival and fringe functions, the Society is active in initiating and supporting other group activities including overseas exhibitions.

"Youthscape" is an outstanding opportunity for young emerging artists to enter their work in this competition with substantial prizes as incentives for their work.

Always looking to the future, the Society advances art and the artists of South Australia through cooperative effort and innovative action, so extending appreciation of the benefits of art to the community.


Gallery Hours:

Monday to Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Closed on public holidays


"Donations to the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inc. special purpose fund are tax deductible."