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Institute Building - corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Youthscape Special Project

An opportunity exists for artists (18-30 yrs) of a $10,000 acquisitive prize for a site-specific artwork at the Arkaba Hotel.

This special biennial project award is open to all South
Australian artists aged 18 - 30 years and is for at least
two site specific artworks which will be displayed in
the large stairwell at the Arkaba Hotel.

The same work cannot be entered for Youthscape 2018 in the RSASA Gallery and for the special project at the Arkaba.

Entry is free and digital or photographic entries are
due by Saturday, 12 May 2018.

Characters of the Fleurieu

Portrait Prize exhibition, 6 May - 3 June 2018

This will be the 4th Biennial RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Portrait Prize exhibition.

We are very pleased to announce Greg Mackie OAM, CEO History Trust, has agreed to open this exhibition on Sunday 6 May 2018, 2 pm, at the Station Master Gallery in Strathalbyn.

9th Solar Art Prize

OPEN NOW! Entries close 23 March 2018

First prize is a $6,000 voucher for solar products or $1,000 in cash, Section 1 and 2 prizes are $4,000 vouchers for solar products or $200 cash, three merit prizes are $100 and an Aussie Animal Sanctuary board game, and there are three minor prizes being Hangers’ Prize, People’s Choice Prize and the Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prize.

The solar products vouchers are with Natural Technology Systems and may be transferred to family or friends but must be taken up within 12 months and in South Australia or Broken Hill.

Section 1 is for landscapes or seascapes showing the natural environment OR wild or endangered fauna or flora.

Section 2 is for portraits/statuettes or generic portrayals of environmentally responsible people OR art which illustrates the public responsibility of climate change and its causes, or actions curbing our carbon footprint.

Postcard Promotions for RSASA members!

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts, together with Passing Out Distribution's (POD) Postcard Racks (formerly Avant postcards), is offering a limited run postcard promotional offer for the benefit of the Society and its individual artists. It involves a print run of 5000 or more postcards of your personal image on one side, some limited information contact details on the reverse, all distributed for free throughout more than 100 locations around Adelaide and the suburban areas.

In this special promotional deal RSASA will support its artists participating by putting forward half of the $385 printing cost to reduce the total cost to the artist to a manageable $192.50.

Places are limited and the next intake may be mid or late March, contact us and download the guidelines document for more information.

We would like to thank the talented artists involved so far - David Braun (top), Bob Landt (middle) and David Baker (bottom) - for taking part in this amazing deal. Look out for their postcards and their work in Society exhibitions!

VASA regional arts workshops

Coming soon, the RSASA will be providing an exciting range of regional arts workshops through Visual Arts SA

Bob Landt and David Braun have created this great flyer to get the ball rolling with the VASA Regional Workshops.

Check out the PDF and if you or your community are interested, let us know!

The Sketch Club (est. 1923)

Meeting at Hubbe Court, Burnside, each Thursday at 7 pm

The Art and Craft Centre is ideally situated in the centre of a park at the end of hubby court. It is surrounded by towering ancient eucalypts and the chirping of native birds and is encircled by a small winding creek.

In addition to hosting the Life Drawing night for the RSASA Sketch Club the Art and Craft Centre also houses the Ruth Tuck Art School, which specializes in children's art education as well as adult education in watercolour and printmaking.

Drawing commences at 7 pm and concludes at 10 pm. There is also a short break at half time at which complementary tea, coffee and biscuits are served. Entry is $8.


The RSASA Outdoor Painting Group (aka Friday Morning Outdoor Painting Group) meet each week at selected venues, and for three weeks at each place on Friday mornings. It organizes locations all over the suburbs of Adelaide where members can meet to sketch and paint in a relaxed atmosphere, rain or shine. The Outdoor Group has been meeting over the last 50 years.

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


Below is the RSASA Kalori for February 2018.

If you would like a hard copy, they are also available at the RSASA Gallery desk.

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. 


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For the next two weeks Rundle Mall will feature even more history than usual through the Bringing Adelaide’s History to Colour | Photography Exhibition 🏛️📚🖼️ To celebrate 30 successful years of the Heritage Incentives Scheme, there will be an exhibition showcasing iconic stories of Adelaide's built heritage represented through digitally colourised historical photographs! The photos have been brought to life by global photography colourist Marina Amaral - Photo Colorization.



The Royal South Australian Society of Arts, 1856-2016

Volumes One & Two

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 celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2016 and published the book titled A Visual History: The Royal South Australian Society of Arts 1856 - 2016, edited and collated by Dr Adam Dutkiewicz. This long awaited book summarises the rich history of the RSASA since its inception. The book is now produced in two volumes, the first funding the second, which was published late in 2017. Volume One comprises a vast amount of historical material, with a survey of the foundational years and early artists, and profiles of its affiliated bodies, Presidents, significant officials and Honorary Life Members. In all it features nearly 100 artists, including over 40% of them female. It contains 420 pages and 449 illustrations. Volume Two deals with other significant artists, featuring 150 in total, across eras and media since 1908, including a number of artists who have emerged through the Youthscape programme. There is a section dealing with historical and current prizes offered by the Society. It contains 424 pages and 616 illustrations.

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

There are still some copies of the Deluxe edition of Volume One available for $75 + postage and handling.

Ask at the Gallery desk or at the Office during office hours if the Gallery is not open.