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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.

The RSASA Gallery is situated on Level 1, in the Institute Building, on the corner of North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide. A historic gallery, having been built in 1906 for the RSASA.

The RSASA has celebrated 160 years in 2016, and maintains a membership of creative artists in media of art. A member-based art society, the oldest in Australia with a prolific membership of all levels. The aim is to encourage artists to showcase their art in our wonderful gallery. Select the RSASA emblem link at the bottom of this page to find out more about our history.

The RSASA stages Youthscape exhibitions for artists 15 – 26 years, as well as the RSASA Portrait Prize and RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu prized exhibitions. With talented tutors, the RSASA Summer School is staged each January with a host of informative workshops on offer. The RSASA also organizes a Life Drawing Group and a Friday morning Sketch Group. There is much on offer to all artists.

David Baker

David Baker FRSASA, President

David succeeded Jack Condous OAM, FRSASA as the 33rd President of the RSASA on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Annual General Meeting. David is also Vice Chair at Port Community Arts Centre.

Bev Bills

Bev Bills OAM, FRSASA, BAVA, Director

Past President from 2002 to 2007, and now as Director since 2010. Member/past President of Spinners and Weaver Guild, member of T’Arts and Wild fibre Artists.

Rev Vikki Waller FRSASA, BA Visual Arts, B Min, Treasurer

Secretary and Treasurer 1987 – 92, Director 2006-08, Past President 2010 – 2017. Past President of Port Community Art, a member and Trustee of the Embroiderers’ Guild and a Trustee of the Malcolm & Margaret Carbins Trust Fund.

RSASA – A Brief History
Historical Documents