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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 some of our Fellows 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

Winner of the 2021 Helpmann Academy Graduates RSASA award

The winner of the Helpmann Academy Graduates RSASA award is Maiko Pettman from Flinders University. […]

RSASA artists at Burra Regional Art Gallery

The Artist’s Voice group of artists include many members of the RSASA. They are having […]

Hangers Choice selected

The Hangers Choice for Steps Along the Way: A 50 year Journey by Vikki Waller […]

Steps Along the Way: A 50 Year Journey

A Vikki Waller Retrospective The President David Baker and Director Bev Bills OAM invite you […]

Niina Marni. Hello, how are you? RSASA Acknowledges the Kaurna people as the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage, beliefs and spiritual relationship the Kaurna people have with their country. We also extend that respect to other First Nations people.