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“Some Amazing pieces on Display” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
61 8 8207 7000
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Ranked #3 of 89 attractions in Adelaide
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: A must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia's finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Some Amazing pieces on Display”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Free entry and friendly and helpful volunteer staff is an extra incentive to put this place on your list to visit whilst in Adelaide.

There are some fabulous paintings, old and contemporary and kids will enjoy a stroll through also.

My daughter and I did the trip on the way to Adelaide Zoo which are walking distance apart.

Visited January 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Beautifully presented collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The gallery is a prominent and historic building on NorthTerrace with a beautiful classical style frontage. Inside there is streaming natural light through high glass ceilings, which are augmented by tasteful spotlights. The setting is perfect for viewing the inspiring collection of art spanning most periods and styles. I liked the variety of paintings and the complementary display of other objects of art, together with available period seating to take in the experience. The reception staff were very helpful in describing the collection. An absolute must for an Adelaide visit.

Visited January 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Great Space and Collections”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a lovely building containing a small but varied collection of permanent and special galleries full of art, sculpture, decorative arts and furniture. The Australian galleries are organised in a rough chronology, I particularly liked the early 20th century gallery. The newly reopened European galleries are organised by theme rather than chronology which is fresh and original and throws up some challenging juxtapositions. Some great special exhibitions too including You Gallery curated by public vote and featuring some striking pieces including a bright yellow perpendicular rhino. Inspiring and stimulating!

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Brighton
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“Fantastic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Spent hours in here and will return for more.

The gallery is vast and filled with beautiful pieces of artwork and displays. The high ceilings, the bright well lit chambers and space make it a pleasure to spend time in.

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Kew, Australia
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“Beautiful--What a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I was amazed at the depth of the collection and layout. Excellent for a city of its size

When you need to escape those extremely hot Adelaide summers--look no further than the excellent museum

Visited February 2012
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