Welcome to the Samstag Museum of Art

One of Australia's leading university art museums, the Samstag Museum of Art aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

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


Now Showing | 2018 PROGRAM

Saturday 3 March — Sunday 3 June 2018

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds

Open 10am — 5pm daily


Adelaide Biennial Vernissage Weekend, 3 — 4 March

The Vernissage Weekend of the Adelaide Biennial is a celebration of contemporary Australian art. Delve into a program of free talks, panel discussions and performances featuring artists and thinkers in Divided Worlds.


Saturday 3 March, Samstag Museum of Art


Gather in Fenn Place for the West End celebration of the Adelaide Biennial as well as the launch of Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy and the 2018 Samstag Program!

Experience Mondo Futuro by Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW) with music by Max Savage and the False Idols and a pop-up bar by West Oak Hotel.


Sunday 4 March, Samstag Museum of Art

11 — 12pm | Artist talks with Douglas Watkin (QLD) and Angelica Mesiti (NSW). See details.

— 2pm | University Art Museums Australia keynote address by Professor Irit Rogoff (UK). See details.

— 3pm | Panel discussion with Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Emily Floyd (VIC), Patrick Pound (VIC). Chaired by Maria Zagala, Art Gallery of South Australia. See details.

3.30 — 4.30pm | Panel discussion with Lindy Lee (NSW) and Kristian Burford (SA). Chaired with writer and curator Julie Ewington. See details.


The Vernissage Weekend is presented across the Adelaide Biennial venues by the Art Gallery of South Australia with the support of the Adelaide Festival. Free entry  all welcome!

For full program and details visit