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Welcome to the

Royal South Australian
Society of Arts

Established in 1856, we are Australia’s oldest art society. RSASA represents South Australian artists, presenting about a dozen exhibitions a year in our historic gallery in the Institute Building on North Terrace, Adelaide.

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About us

We are Australia’s oldest and longest running art society. Check out our history and what we do now.

Entry forms

Looking to enter one of our upcoming competitions? Click here to see the currently available entry forms.

Join us

Our members benefit from a long list of membership perks. Check them out and sign up for a membership here.


RSASA Fellows are the cornerstones of our community. You can learn more about becoming a Fellow here.

Not an RSASA Member yet?

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the ROYAL SA Society of Arts. The rich heritage of the Society provides a backdrop to the endless possibilities of art today. Original thoughts lead to ideas and concepts, expressed through digital media, photography, painting, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery, as well as in traditional processes.

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heritage gallery

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts gallery and office are at level one of the Institute Building, corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide.

The society is proud to occupy this attractive and historic gallery. The heritage rooms provide an ideal location for exhibitions of members’ works, and of national and international showings.

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Recent society news

Outdoor Painting Group

The Friday morning outdoor painting group has released its 2024 program. It can be downloaded […]

6th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition

Entry Forms can be found here. Entries close 6 May, 2024.

Abstract Art Prize – People’s Choice

Congratulations to Stephen Griffin on being the recipient of the People’s Choice award for his […]

Essence of Place – Abstract Prize Winner

Congratulations to Melanie Crawford for her 1st Place award in the RSASA Abstract Prize Exhibition, […]

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