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

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.

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

Maiko sold all her works within a few minutes of opening on preview night and was delighted to win the $1,000 cash prize from RSASA and a 12 month RSASA membership. Congratulations Maiko.

Maiko Pettman with her RSASA award

“I embrace the translucency of porcelain paper clay, illumination and making techniques to create art work that invites us to explore the secret, symbolic world of the forest”.

The Hangers Choice for Steps Along the Way: A 50 year Journey by Vikki Waller is The Matriarchs: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Ruth, 1987. A selection of mixed fabrics, leather, hair, cotton string, acrylic and embroidery on painted canvas.

A Vikki Waller Retrospective

The President David Baker and Director Bev Bills OAM invite you and your friends to view the artworks of Vikki Waller.

An exhibition of paintings, prints, mixed media and textiles.

Exhibition dates: Sat 16 January – Sat 6 February 2021

RSASA Gallery, Level 1 Institute Building, cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide.

Online exhibition page can be found here

Vikki WALLER, Death is Reclaimed: Life is Made Whole, woven tapestry (detail)


Entries are now open for the 5th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition.

With over $20,000 in prizes, including the $10,000 acquisitive prize from The Kennedy Arts Foundation.

This exhibition is open to all Australian artists and exhibited within the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) gallery on North Terrace Adelaide.

ENTRIES CLOSE – Thursday 29 April 2021, 3pm Australian Central Standard Time.

Entry Forms are available here.

For further information, contact the gallery at exhibitions@rsasarts.com.au or call 08 8232 0450.


Selection Royale 5 Art Ballot

View the artworks online or in the Gallery 21 Nov – 5 Dec.

Artists and friends of RSASA have donated artworks.

Tickets are $100 each

Select your favourite artwork when your ticket number is drawn. The ballot draw is Saturday 5 December 1-3pm.

If you are unable to attend the draw, we have absentee sheets and one of our staff will attend to your listing on your behalf.

RSASA Gallery, 1st Floor The Institute, cnr Kintore and North Terrace, Adelaide.


2:00pm Saturday 10 October 2020

NOTE: Exhibition in Gallery 19 Sep – 13 Oct Photographs & Paintings by artists Annette Marner, Kate Stewart Moore & Neil Hann

Nomination forms for RSASA Council, Exhibitions & Selection Committees to be provided to Returning Officer, Bev Bills, RSASA Director prior to meeting, or at least one week before.

All positions become vacant but current members can be re-nominated for a further 12 months.

Enquires and apologies to Bev Bills bbills@bigpond.net.au or rsasa@bigpond.net.au or call 0415 616 900

The President David Baker and Director Bev Bills OAM invite you and your friends to view Associates for Fellowship.

RSASA Associate Members: Mark Keppel, Annette Marner, Farahnaz Ghofrani Majelan and Louise Smith.

Artworks in painting and photographs will be on display for consideration of Fellowship by RSASA Fellows.

Exhibition Dates: Wed 2 – Sat 12 September 2020

Fellows Day: Thurs 10 September 2pm

Where: RSASA Gallery, Level 1 Institute Building, cnr North Tce and Kintore Ave, Adelaide.

Gallery Hours during exhibitions: Mon – Fri 10:30-3:30pm, Sat 1-3:30 pm (closed Public Holidays)