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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.

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.

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 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.