2015 NEWS

Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Adelaide, 2013, installation detail

Tuesday 1 December
Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape
Food + Wine Art Prize entries closed: 30 March 2016. 


Friday 25 September - Palladium on Light proud principal partner of ART AFTER DARK West End. We are delighted to announce Palladium on Light as the proud principal partner of ART AFTER DARK West End.

Palladium on Light is a new West End landmark, comprising 63 apartments in an 18 storey building, and located in the heart of Adelaide’s West End on Light Square. Palladium on Light is a reflection of the cultural transformation in the district.

Read more here, and sign up for your weekly ART AFTER DARK West End email for all upcoming events.


Wednesday 9 September - 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. Samstag Museum of Art is proud to announce the first exhibition of 2016 will be the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. Media release (PDF file, 103 kb) (opens in a new window)


FLEURIEU ART PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE - The $65,000 Fleurieu Art Prize for landscape, is a non-acquisitive prize open to artists working across all media, presented at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide. To enter this Prize please click here.

FLEURIEU FOOD + WINE ART PRIZE - The $10,000 Food + Wine Art Prize, is a

non-acquisitive painting prize, presented in McLaren Vale, South Australia. To enter this Prize please click here.


Monday 20 July Advertiser, Louise Nunn,  Samstag celebrates a landscape legend

Thursday 16 July The Australian, Barry Pearce, Painter Geoff Wilson, an artist in his natural landscape

Thursday 2 July SA Life, Lance Campbell, Geoff Wilson In his element 

Tuesday 30 June Birth of the Cool and Geoff Wilson: Interrogated Landscape media release


Tuesday 30 JunApplications for the Class of 2016 Samstag Scholarships closed. Applications for 2017 Scholarships will be open from early 2016.


Friday 12 June Basil Sellers Art Prize 4 media release 

Monday 30 March ART AFTER DARK Assistant appointment media release. We welcome Claire Robinson as the new ART AFTER DARK West End Assistant. Read about Claire and her role. 


Monday 9 February  do it (adelaide) media release


Friday 9 January 52 Places to Go in 2015 - New York Times. Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.  (opens in a new window)

#24 Adelaide, South Australia

On the southern coast, art, food and more.

Sure, Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is close to both wine country and beaches. But there are more reasons to stay in the city, thanks largely to an energetic arts scene — anchored this year by festivals like the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, SALA and the biennial Adelaide Film Festival — and robust dining scene that encompasses everything from street (Fork on the Road) to posh (Hill of Grace, atop the redeveloped Adelaide Oval). Stellar local ingredients can be found at South Australia’s first organic and sustainable market and so can inspired menus (Sean’s Kitchen), while cool bars (Maybe Mae) and cafes (La Moka) dot a renewed West End precinct. Adding to the city’s vitality are Art After Dark and First Fridays: live music, speakers, exhibitions and screenings during extended hours at Samstag Museum, the design-centric JamFactory, Art Gallery of South Australia and galleries. The cultured atmosphere extends to lodging: In February The Watson becomes Adelaide’s newest art hotel.