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The RSASA is very fortunate to have many artworks in our collection. An example of artworks can be found here

If you would like to see more of the collection, a visit to the RSASA office can be made by appointment.

Office Hours: 10:30 – 4:30 Tuesday and Thursday
Ph: 8232 0450

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

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.

EXHIBITION DATES 25 JUNE – 17 JULY 2021

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

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.

LIST OF FINALISTS

  • 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

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

GENERAL ENTRANT INFORMATION

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

EXHIBITION VENUE AND DATES

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

FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Entries are now open for the 4th 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 South Australian artists and exhibited within the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) gallery on North Terrace, Adelaide.

ENTRIES CLOSE – Thursday 30th May 2019, 4.30pm Australian Central Standard Time.

Click on the DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM button for the interactive form, full terms and conditions and other important exhibition information. Alternatively contact the RSASA Gallery directly at exhibitions@rsasarts.com.au or (08) 8232 0450.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Philosopher by Kristone Capistrano – 2017 Kennedy Art Foundation Winner

The Portrait Prize is open to all South Australian artists. RSASA is a peak arts body established in 1856 and has been at the forefront of the visual arts programs in SA for the last 160 years. Through its range of exhibitions, prizes, workshops and demonstrations, the RSASA membership boasts a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent in Australian Art.

The prize is designed to encourage artists to push the boundaries of their work and materials as well as traditional portraiture. With the aim to contribute to the development of portraiture across South Australia.

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

The society through its membership is exhibiting an array of creative talented artist, and is now staging the 4th Biennial Portrait Prize, this year with the support of SALA, all for the benefit of local artists which is open to all to view.

Royal South Australian Society of Arts is delighted to be associated with the Kennedy Arts Foundation in the presentation of the RSASA Portrait Prize, which will be an acquisitive prize of $10,000 presented by the Foundation.

This is one of two major portrait exhibitions held by the RSASA biennially, through a significant acquisition by the Kennedy Arts Foundation.

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

PRIZES

First Prize – $10,000 – Acquisitive Prize from the Kennedy Arts Foundation
Second prize – $2,000 from Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inc
Carbins Trust Youth Award – $5,000 (Emerging artists 26 & Under)
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

Other prizes will be announced as soon as details become available.

EXHIBITION VENUE AND DATES

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

FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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