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.

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.

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 2021 RSASA Portrait Prize Peoples Choice winners are:

1st No.64 – Murray BAUM, Phil Bateman with Wild Ducks

2nd No.31 – Hugh ADAMSON, Major Upgrade

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.

There will be two Portrait Demonstrations in the RSASA Gallery during the Portrait Prize exhibition.

Tuesday 29 June – 11-1pm

Sitter: Keith Conlon
Artists: Adam Opala, Iroda Adil & Elena Budden

Wednesday 7 July – 11-1pm

Sitter: Chester Osborn, RSASA VP & dÁrenberg Wines
Artists: Philip David, Iroda Adil & Hamish Fleming

Visitors are welcome (bring sketchbook if interested). Covid-19 regulations will be in place.

5th Biennial RSASA Portrait Prize Exhibition
25 June – 17 July 2021

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 – 3:30pm, Sat 1 – 3:30pm, CLOSED Sun & Public Holidays.

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

Paintings and Photography by members of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts

For over 160 years Port Adelaide and its surrounds has been a busy commercial and residential area welcoming incoming sailors, migrants and tourists. For many years small groups of members of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts have met to paint and photograph the river, the boats and surrounding commercial and private buildings.

The works in this exhibition are a collection from artists from the past and those still creating today, using a variety of mediums – pencil, oil, acrylic and camera to record the ever changing and yet timelessness of the Port. Some works are borrowed from private collections, others are for sale.

A catalogue of exhibited works is available.

Gordon MARK (1920-2016), Wheat Silos, Port Adelaide, 1992, oil

Where: Visitors Information Centre, Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
Saturday May 1 – Sunday May 30, 2021 Hours: Wed-Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm, Mon-Tues CLOSED.

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 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 Artist’s Voice group of artists include many members of the RSASA. They are having an exhibition at Burra Regional Art Gallery from 4 Feb – 21 March 2021. Exhibition launch is Sat 6 Feb at 5:30pm with guest speaker the Hon Mark Butler, Federal Member for Hindmarsh and the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

For more information about the exhibition, head to the Burra Regional Art Gallery website.

The Artist’s Voice is a group of Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu professional artists who raise awareness and concerns about environmental issues affecting the health of our planet. They hold regular exhibitions at local Hills and Fleurieu Galleries, with many group and solo exhibitions among their members.

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)