Our Gallery is now open under recommended Covid-19 guidelines. Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Stephen Griffin on being the recipient of the People’s Choice award for his painting Flatland #1, Acrylic on canvas.

Stephen receives $500 in kind from Art to Art. Many thanks to our sponsor for providing this prize and supporting the RSASA Abstract Art Award, Essence of Place.

Congratulations to Melanie Crawford for her 1st Place award in the RSASA Abstract Prize Exhibition, Essence of Place.

Exhibition is currently being held in the RSASA Gallery, Level 1 Institute Bldg., cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

Exhibition dates: 25 June – 23 July, 2023.

Exhibition artworks and other prize winners are listed on the exhibition page here.

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

We start painting between 9.30 and 10am. Just set up and start! Bring a packed lunch. We spend half an hour or more to eat and talk at noon. Open to all plein air enthusiasts, both members and non-members of art societies.

Contacts: Deborah Trusson 0410 468 132; John Charles 0438 804 650

Two students in the Creative Arts program at UNISA and the recipients of the UNISA Creative M & M Carbins Trust Award are presenting an exhibition in the RSASA Gallery.

Mnemonic Disurbance

Artists: Artemis Karlex & Belinda Walker
Exhibition Dates: 20 Jan – 5 Feb, 2023

Artist information can be downloaded here.

The Kennedy Art Prize exhibition opens on Friday 9 September in the RSASA gallery. The Kennedy Foundation Art Prize is an acquisitive prize of $25,000 that best represents this year’s theme of ‘Beauty‘.

The exhibition is open from the 9th – 25 September 2022.

Winner details to come.

A documentary of the life of soprano Marjorie Lawrence. From Victorian farm girl to one of the worlds greatest opera sopranos. Introduction – Wayne Groom, Carolyn Bilsborow. Film narrated by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, features interview with Ita Buttrose and Richard Bonynge.

When: August 9, 2022 6:15pm-9:15pm
Where: RSASA Gallery. Level 1, Cnr Kintore Ave and North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000

Tickets are $22.00 and are available from Eventbrite

Congratulations to Brianna Fantis, 22 on her OVERALL FIRST PRIZE of $5,000 from the M & M Carbins Trust in the 2022 Youthscape Art Prize.

Brianna Fantis with her award in front of her winning painting.

A list of award percipients can be found here.

Congratulations to Mirjana Dobson, overall winner of the 13th Solar Art Prize for ‘A Whiter Shade’. Mirjana received a $9000 voucher from Natural Technology Systems.

Mirjana DOBSON with her winning artwork ‘A Whiter Shade’

A media release listing all the Solar Art Prize winners can be downloaded HERE.

The Friday morning outdoor painting group has released its 2022 program. It can be downloaded here.

Painting starts between 9.30 and 10am. Bring a packed lunch. Open to all plein air enthusiasts, both members and non-members of art societies.

Contact: John Charles 0438 804 650; Deborah Trusson 0410 468 132 or Margaret Crooks 0414 416 639

Iroda’s charcoal portrait of Chester Osborn, RSASA VP and dÁrenberg Wines was selected as the preferred portrait by the sitter. Chester sat for the artist on July 7 during the 5th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize.

Iroda Adil and Chester Osborn with his charcoal portrait

1st – No 54, Gallasch – Carbins Painting
2nd – No 11, Adamson – 6 bottle of wine
3rd – No 47, Neil – 2 books donated by Adam Dutkiewcz
4th – No 52, Gallasch – books donated by Wakefield Press
5th – No 28, Conlon – books donated by Wakefield Press
6th – No 9, Davies – books donated by Wakefield Press

Congratulations to all of the Raffle winners.

The Kennedy Art Prize is now open for entries. The prize of $25,000 (acquisitive) is offered by the Kennedy Arts Foundation and although based in Adelaide, is open to Australian artists nationwide. It is awarded to works that embody the theme of BEAUTY.

A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded to the audience’s preferred entrant. Voting is conducted during the exhibition and only the finalists are eligible.

Entries close 30 July 2021

Entry details are available from the Kennedy Prize website.

Image: Jaq GRANTFORD, Tootsie, Just an Old Drag Queen, WINNER OF 2019 KENNEDY ART PRIZE

Entry dates for the 2021 RSASA Portrait prize have been extended until COB Thursday 6 May. Entry forms are available here.

Pioneer posters will make a welcome return to the 2021 History Festival, but this year’s exhibition will have an added dimension from those of previous years. The Pioneers Association of South Australia is joining forces with the Royal SA Society of Arts (RSASA) in April-May to display over 50 pioneer posters some new, some written earlier, in the society’s gallery on North Terrace. They will be hung alongside works of art created by the artist members of the RSASA, enhancing the pioneer stories.

Inspiration drawn from biographies in the collection of the Pioneers Association of South Australia has resulted in members of the Royal South Australian Society of the Arts making accompanying artworks reflecting the pioneer stories.

The relationship between the oldest art society in South Australia (and Australia; established in 1856) with the oldest continuing SA History Association (established in 1935), in the gallery of the oldest cultural building on North Terrace (constructed in 1860) will provide a unique perspective to this exhibition which will run from 24 April until 22 May with free entry.

Dates and Times
Daily from 24 April to 22 May (except for Sundays); Monday to Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm, Saturday 1.00pm – 3.30pm

The Gallery of the Royal SA Society of Arts, 1st floor, Institute building, Corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

The Artists’ Connect gathering of RSASA members was held on March 26 in the RSASA gallery.

Penny Griggs, CEO of the Adelaide Central School of Art was the speaker. Penny asked each person that attended to talk about their art practice and then she provided information about the ACSA teachers and available courses. The Artists’ Connect Coordinator, RSASA member Jo Gardiner was very pleased with the attendance and positive response from members.

Jo will be running Artists Connect during Members’ exhibitions. Please contact Jo or the RSASA for details.