2016 Exhibitions

The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art is one of the University of South Australia’s leading creative centres; it aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

The Samstag Museum of Art presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today.


Current Exhibitions

Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December 

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships

Meet the Samstags: Artists and Benefactors

Tours and talks for schools and groups available. Please contact us on 8302 0870 or to book.



Thursday 27 October - The Samstag Museum of Art is delighted to present two special exhibitions for the 2017 Adelaide Festival of Arts.

The Ocean After Nature and Countercurrents features the work of twenty-three Australian and international artists and collaborations, exploring our relationship with and connections to the oceans through new media, sculpture, installation, painting and photography.

2017 Adelaide Festival at Samstag media release (PDF file, 237 kb) (opens in a new window)

Thursday 13 October - The University of South Australia congratulates our 2017 Samstag Scholars Jacqueline Felstead (VIC) and Zoe Kirkwood (SA).

Samstag Class of 2017 media release (PDF file, 275 kb) (opens in a new window)


Celebrating 25 Years - In 2016 the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art will celebrate both the University of South Australia's 25th birthday, and the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships. To mark this special occasion we are delighted to offer these limited edition art collectibles.



More 2016 news + events at the Samstag Museum of Art to be announced soon. In the meantime follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!