The University supports South Australian and Australian artists through the commissioning of public works of art that are strategically placed in key sites to enrich the University environment and stimulate its community.
Samstag Museum of Art is pleased to present our most recent commission, the Vernon Ah Kee: Kaurna Language Ephemeral Public Art Project on Fenn Place, University of South Australia, City West campus.
University of South Australia Art Collection
The University of South Australia Art Collection is developed and managed through the Samstag Museum of Art in accordance with the UniSA Art Collection Policy.
Works of art from the Collection are displayed throughout the University campuses to enhance the buildings and grounds. The Collection is intended to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts within the University community and amongst its visitors.
Established for research and display purposes, collecting began in the early 20th century. The Collection includes works by predominantly South Australian artists from 1970s onwards, as well as the Max Hart Collection of Aboriginal bark paintings, the Chamberlain and Lyons Collections of South Australian ceramics, and the Samstag Collection featuring works by Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship alumni.
Works of art from the Collection are available for display in key public areas of the University on approval by the Samstag Museum of Art Director and subject to the borrower's agreement to the conditions specified in the University of South Australia Art Collection Loan Agreement Forms.
2018 NAIDOC Week
With this year’s NAIDOC dedicated to the power and leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, Samstag Museum of Art is proud to announce Recent Acquisitions into the University of South Australia Art Collection by Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artists Wawiriya Burton, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken and Ngupulya Pumani.