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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 concludes on Sun 28th August 2016



 Chinese exhibition detail 

A Chinese artist exhibition

An exhibition of traditional Chinese Brush Work, Painting and Calligraphy

The exhibition will be opened by Professor Mobo Gao, Chair of Chinese Studies & Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Adelaide at 1400 Sunday 4th September.

Exhibition dates: Sunday 4-25 September 2016


Daniel Hurditch, Earth Patterns, oil on canvas

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

 7th Solar Art Prize Exhibition

Opening Sunday 2nd October at 2.00pm,

Exhibition dates 2 – 23 October 2016.




RSASA celebrates 160 years

This will be a major exhibition for the RSASA

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

Detail of painting by Clifton Pugh- Cat in a Trap

Click on button for members entry form


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


The Board of the Friends of the SA School of Art invite you to attend our fundraiser on 6 September at Bradley Forum, City West, UniSA (UniSA Visual Arts): ...

Just in case any #facebook #art lovers and #artists are interested 😊 ...

Open Painting for Adults - Evening Class

September 6, 2016, 6:30pm - September 6, 2016, 6:30am

FROM Tuesday 6.30pm - 9.00pm, September 6th $120 per month, includes all materials - except canvas All levels of experience welcome, including beginners Month of September will be dedicated to Portrait Painting and or Abstract Colour-Field Painting. Portrait Painting: Either your own self-portrait or of someone close to you. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve. Clients will be assisted and given friendly patient guidance with this process. Abstract Colour-Field Painting: 12 x 16" canvas will be supplied (cost $14.50) 24 x 36" canvas will be supplied (cost $35.00) Acrylic and or Oil paints will be supplied Rothko inspired ABSTRACT colour-field painting will be explored through September. (No experience necessary) Tuition is offered in both Oil and Acrylic.


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