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 3 June – Friday 29 July 

Fleurieu Art Prize

Revealed3: someone’s and everyone’s


Upcoming Events

Thursday 14 July, from 5 pm - Fleurieu Art Prize and Art After Dark  present Towards an Antipodean Aesthetics of Nature and Landscape, a lecture on Australian Landscape Art with Margot Osborne. The winner of the 2016 People's Choice Award will also be announced.

Margot Osborne considers approaches to the Australian landscape in a special Fleurieu Art Prize lecture, proposing that contemporary Australian artists are evolving aesthetic paradigms of landscape that are inflected with a distinctive Antipodean sensibility.

Margot Osborne is an Adelaide writer, curator and art historian. She was curator of the exhibition,Abstract Nature, Samstag Museum of Art, 2010 and of JamFactory’s national touring exhibition,Wild Nature in Contemporary Australian Art and Craft (2002-5). She was guest editor of issues ofArtlink on ‘Art/Mind/Nature’ (2008) and ‘Pattern and Complexity’ (2012). She holds an MA (Studies in the History of Art), University of Adelaide, and is currently awaiting the conferral of her PhD Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Adelaide.

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