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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.


RSASA Members’ Spring Exhibition

Receival – Tues 13 Oct 11.00-3.30pm

Exhibition dates: Fri Oct 16 – Sat Nov 14

Gallery opening hours: 10.30-3.30pm (Mon-Fri), 1-3.30pm (Sat)

Image: Vikki WALLER, Finke River Gorge, MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia

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)

The Characters of the Fleurieu Art Prize exhibition is currently open at Goolwa’s Signal Point Gallery until Sun 6 September.

Overall 1st Prize

Kennedy Arts Foundation $10,000 acquisitive to Paul Whitehead for The Organic Man

2nd Prize

RSASA prize of $2,000 to Peter Noble for Jess

3rd Prize

RSASA President prize of $1,000 to Carol Bann for Duke of Edinburgh

Campuscolor prize

CampusCOLOR $500 prize to Malcolm Edward-Cole for Middleton Sunday

ProLab prize

ProLab $350 prize to Margaret Thomas for Self Portrait; Drinking Champagne wearing Alannah Hill

Art Stretchers prize

Art Stretchers $100 prize to Cathie Noble Little Blue – where are you going?

The RSASA would like to thank our judges:

Andrew Purvis – Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery Coordinator

Ros Miller – Red Poles, McLaren Vale

Glenn Ash – Local Artist

The President David Baker and Director Bev Bills OAM invite you and your friends to view

It’s Cold Outside

RSASA Members’ Winter exhibition. Artworks in painting, mixed media, pastel, textiles, drawing, pen and ink and sculpture.

Exhibition Dates

Fri 31 July – Sat 29 August 2020


RSASA Gallery, Level 1 Institute Building, Cnr North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide.

Gallery hours during exhibitions

Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 4 pm (closed public holidays)

Contact the gallery for more information on 08 8232 0450 or contact us via our website.

RSASA thanks Campuscolor for their generous sponsorship of a $500 prize for our Youthscape 2020 and Characters of the Fleurieu exhibitions.

Call for Entries

Over $13,000 in art prizes, including an acquisitive first prize of $10,000 from the Kennedy Arts Foundation.

Original 2D and 3D artwork in any medium reflecting the theme ‘Characters and/or Characteristics of the Fleurieu’

sought for this RSASA Characters of the Fleurieu Art Prize

Entries close 4pm ACST 9th June 2020

More details and entry form visit rsasarts.com.au or email gallery@rsasarts.com.au

The judges decisions are now in, and we wish to advise the following artists each have work that has been accepted as a Finalist of the 2019 RSASA / SALA Portrait Prize.


  • Rebecca Achkar
  • Hugh Adamson
  • Iroda Adil
  • Barry Anderson
  • Lauryn Arnott
  • David Baker
  • Joshua Baldwin
  • Alex Beckinsale
  • Cheryl Bridgart
  • Lawrence Brown
  • Donald Burrow
  • Patrick Cassar
  • Rubi Cassidy
  • Ruby Chew
  • Daniel Connell
  • Philip David
  • Janine Dello
  • Callum Docherty
  • Scott Eames
  • Brianna Fantis
  • Ian Fraser
  • Bernadette Freeman
  • Zoe Freney
  • Allan Gaekwad
  • Roe Gartelmann
  • Robin Hicks
  • Mitch Ianni
  • Lisa Ingerson
  • Kamolrat Jaggi
  • Elizabeth James
  • Joshua Juett
  • Tom Keukenmeester
  • Kate Kurucz
  • Donald Lock
  • Penny Maclaren
  • Peter Macmullin
  • Andrea Malone
  • Liza Merkalova
  • Ellie Noir
  • Stephen Oatway
  • Yasmin Paterson
  • Thea Popoff
  • Fatemah Shahriari
  • Ekaterina Shipova bell
  • Edward Ting
  • Louise Vadasz
  • Peter Westerhoff
  • Paul Whitehead
  • Sheila Whittam
  • Wen Zhao

The RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize Committee congratulate you on becoming a finalist and look forward to viewing your works.

Keep reading below for important details and information.

The Philosopher by Kristone Capistrano – 2017 Kennedy Art Foundation Winner


Prizes to the value of $22,000 will be presented (together it is planned with representatives of our sponsors) and where musicians will perform at the opening.

  • First Prize – $10,000 – Acquisitive Prize from the Kennedy Arts Foundation
  • Carbins Trust Youth Award – $5,000 (Emerging artists 26 & Under)
  • RSASA Excellence Award – $2,000 from Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inc
  • Helpmann Academy – $1,000 – Applications are invited from final year students and graduates (up to five years following the final year of study) of University of SA (Bachelor Contemporary Art) and Adelaide College of the Arts/ Flinders University/ (Bachelor Visual Arts).
  • $1,000 – Sponsored by David Baker
  • $1,000 – Mixed Media Sponsored by Vikki Waller
  • $1,000 – Open category – Geographic Environment Sponsored by Helen Stacey Bunton – For a work showing the subject in their geographic environment – This award recognises that identity is related in some way to our geographic location – either in the past, such as birthplace or childhood location, place of employment or home, a holiday place or a present geographic location.

Merit Awards:

  • $500 Voucher from Premier Art Supplies
  • $500 Voucher from Wakefield Press
  • $500 Acrylic Prize – Voucher from Derivan
  • $500 Voucher from Splashout Art Studios
  • $350 Voucher from Pro-Lab Imaging
  • $150 Voucher from Port Art Supplies


Sold work –

If your work is sold you will be notified within 7 days and be paid (less commission of 30%) within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Unsold work –

If your work is unsold at the end of the exhibition, you will be required to pick up your work on Sunday August 27 AFTER 4pm or on Monday August 28 11am to 4pm.

Semi-finalists not selected as finalists –

If your work is not selected as a finalist, if you will allow your work to be considered to be shown in the Arkaba or Kensington hotels. We have done this in previous years, there is no charge, your work will be taken to the hotel and will be exhibited there with others for the month of August.

The Arkaba owners and staff have a love of art and enjoy having work in their hotels. The work will be hung in their SALA exhibition with other-artist’s. All work will be for sale unless you state otherwise.

The Arkaba SALA opening is on Thursday 1st August and the Kensington Hotel SALA opening is on Thursday August 8th.

Taras Ochota, Winemaker by Daryl Austin – 2015 Portrait Prize Winner


The exhibition opening is on Sunday July 28th 2-4pm. The opening speaker is Martin Haese MBA / Former Lord Mayor

The 4th Biennial RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize will be held from 28 July – 25 August 2019 in the RSASA Gallery, Level 1, Institute Building, Corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000.

The Arkaba SALA opening is on Thursday 1st August and the Kensington Hotel SALA opening is on Thursday August 8th.

Bouquet 2 by Ellie Noir – 2017 M&M Carbins Trust Winner


Join us on facebook and Instagram for further announcements. Alternatively contact the RSASA Gallery directly at exhibitions@rsasarts.com.au or (08) 8232 0450.

Artist Scott Eames and Hugh Adamson working on the Portrait of Lady Mayoress Genevieve Theseira-Haese / 20 August 2017

About RSASA/SALA 4th Portrait Prize Demonstrations

Apart from the amazing finalists work on the walls and the prizes what is special about the RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize is the portrait demonstrations. Watching the artists create portraits is watching art being born.

The subject is the human face and pose, live in the gallery. Watching the work come to life is a privilege.  When we experience the synergy of a life-long practice, intense observation, immense skill and alchemy come together in harmony. Sheer magic happens before your eyes.

We are honoured and privileged to be able to watch these distinguished artists display their craft.

To book go to Eventbrite here or contact the gallery directly on (08) 8232 0450 or via email at exhibitions@rsasarts.com.au

The first demonstration is on Tuesday, 30 July 11am to 1pm. Other dates are Thursday, 1 Aug, Tuesday, 6 Aug, Thursday, 15 Aug, Tuesday, 20 Aug

Explanation/details of how the exhibition will operate and expected outcomes

Iroda Adil, drawing Vili Milisits / 15 August 2017
  • Artists, professional and amateur have been invited to work on each of the sitters portraits in a variety of materials.
  • Artists will complete their sketches, paintings, forms (some may take photos to work further) others may wish to make a suitable time with the sitter to complete the work.
  • The general public and school groups are invited to see the portrait demonstrations during these advertised sessions.

If you wish to attend a particular session or two, you are advised to book early to reserve your seat.

Phone 08 8232 0450 or go to Eventbrite 

  • The aim is to allow the general public to visit the RSASA Gallery and to experience the preparation and presentation of portrait work of our distinguished sitters by very capable Artists.
  • All of the portraits from the 5 sessions will be displayed in the RSASA Gallery during the Spring members exhibition“Coiled” from 22 Sept – 13 Oct 2019.
  • You will be invited to come along to the opening of this exhibition on Sunday 22 Sept 2019, where all the completed portraits will be presented.

Each sitter will be invited to choose and take a portrait from their four at the conclusion of the exhibition. Sitters will be invited to purchase the other works or could be purchased by family, friends, institutions, organisations or the general public.

  • We wish to encourage these sales for the benefit of the artists and the RSASA.
  • Artists demonstrating will be encouraged to invite family and friends to attend to view the exhibition.


Session 1 Tuesday 30th July 2019 11am – 1pm

Sitter: His Excellency The Governor of SA Hieu Van Le, AC
Artists: Scott Eames FRSASA, Hugh Adamson FRSASA, Iroda Adil FRSASA, Cheryl Bridgart FRSASA
Supervisor: Jack Condous FRSASA

Session 2 Thursday 1st August 2019 11am – 1pm

Sitter: Anne Moran, Councillor Adelaide City Council
Artists: Adam Opala FRSASA, Peter Westerhoff FRSASA, Donald Burrow MRSASA, Philip David FRSASA
Supervisor: Bernadette Freeman MRSASA

Session 3 Tuesday 6th August 2019 11am—1pm

Sitter: DR Susan Close, MP
Artists: Ellie Noir MRSASA, Peter Noble FRSASA, Cathi Steer FRSASA, Leonid Olijnyk FRSASA
Supervisor: Swee Wah Yew FRSASA

Session 4 Thursday 15th August 2019 11am—1pm

Sitter: Guy Matthews, Director of Buckingham Arms Hotel
Artists: Joshua Baldwin MRSASA, Bernadette Freeman MRSASA, Heather Lorenzon FRSASA, Penny MacLaren FRSASA
Supervisor: Barbara Dunn MRSASA

Session 5 Tuesday 20th August 2019 11am—1pm

Sitter: Vickie Chapman, MP
Artists: Roe Gartelmann FRSASA, Allan Gaekwad FRSASA, Lawrence Brown MRSASA, Carolyn Corletto FRSASA
Supervisor: Bernadette Freeman MRSASA

To book go to Eventbrite here or contact the gallery directly on (08) 8232 0450 or via email at exhibitions@rsasarts.com.au

FRSASA – Fellow of Royal South Australian Society of Arts
MRSASA – Member of Royal South Australian Society of Arts

Adam Dutkiewicz’s latest monograph
Modern Art in South Australia no. 9

Initially, his approach was mainly as a carver of 3D biomorphic shapes, unlocking aesthetically pleasing forms in his chosen pieces of wood. Over the years he has become especially fond of the discarded limbs of Tasmanian Huon pine, although Blackwood features prominently too, and his skills have developed in bronze and metal and in works that rely on found objects.

Steiner is a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of RSASA and is a Past President. He was awarded an OAM for his work in the community, teaching about the Holocaust and trying his best to sew seeds in the minds of young people about the dangers of authoritarian impulses in politics and the inevitable inhuman outcomes of spreading hatred and division. He is a true multiculturalist and internationalist.

In 2006 and 2007 he took a solo exhibition of recent and retrospective works to the RSASA Gallery and Gallery M at Marion in Adelaide. He has undertaken numerous sculptural and leadlight commissions in his local community, as well as interstate and overseas, including his Remember The Holocaust I and II, memorials to the victims of the Holocaust for the Jewish Holocaust Museum in Melbourne and the Memorial Museum of Hungarian-Speaking Jewry in Safed, Israel.