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RSASA celebrates 160 years

This is a major exhibition for the RSASA

This exhibition dates are Friday 28th October – Sun 4 Dec 2016



Rsasa summer school 2017

Traditional & Contemporary Workshops

Traditional & Contemporary Workshops with Ten excellent innovative tutors January 2017

Robyn Elmslie, Makram Iskandar, Adam Opala,
Iroda Adil, Clair Richards, Frey Micklethwait, Lorraine Lewitzka, Richard Rogers, Philip David and Sheila Whittam.

Click here for Summer School 2017 programme details

DISCOUNT For Early Booking by 31st October 2016



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 10 artists, including around 40% women. It contains 420 pages.

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


Daniel Hurditch, Earth Patterns, oil on canvas

Winner 2015 Daniel Hurditch, Earth Patterns, oil on canvas, 124 x 132cm

 7th Solar Art Prize Exhibition

Opened Sunday 2nd October at 2.00pm,

Exhibition dates 2 – 23 October 2016.



Vikki Waller, Captured moment,

RSASA Members’ SALA/Spring Exhibition.

“Captured Moments” which opened on the 31st July, the RSASA Members’ SALA/Spring Exhibition.

The guest speaker was Fred Bray, Photographer.

This exhibition concluded on Sun 28th August 2016



Show is on NOW at Magpie Springs - Gallery. 204 works by International and Australian Artists... 3 named in the top 100 painters in the world - Alexandra Tyng (USA) Pamela Wilson (USA) and Pam Hawkes (UK) come and SEE for yourself!!! Gallery open Fri Sat Sun 11 - 5 Gold coin donation entry to Cancer Council SA
ALL works are available online globally in our world wide auction and ARE collectable -

Royal South Australian Society of Arts added an event. ...

RSASA 160, Adelaide Town Hall 150 Ex, opening by Lady Mayoress

December 1, 2016, 5:30pm - December 1, 2016, 5:00am

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts is delighted to present “Authentic Adelaide”, an exhibition to coincide with the RSASA’s 160th Anniversary and Adelaide Town Hall’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The theme of the exhibition “Authentic Adelaide” was open to a wide range of interpretations by artists and inspired creative works that that reveal what is “real”, natural”, unique” and indeed authentic about the city of Adelaide. The vision by artists has uncovered quintessential experiences, landmarks, people, events and themes that relate to the city of Adelaide. We hope you enjoy the exhibition which will be opened by the Lady Mayoress Genevieve Theseira-Haese on Friday December 1st 2016 at 5:30pm. The last exhibition day is Jan 15th (closed Dec 24-Jan 2).


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.

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

 Gallery Hours:

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

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

Closed on public holidays