Exhibitions and Collections

An extraordinary range of changing exhibitions!

We invite you to experience Adelaide Festival Centre’s free year-round exhibitions.

Throughout the year we’ll be presenting a rich and wide-ranging ongoing curated visual and performing arts exhibition program, dynamic digital media, and associated programs featuring Adelaide Festival Centre’s significant permanent Works of Art Collection and Performing Arts Collection.

Our new QBE Galleries in the Festival Theatre foyer are open Monday to Saturday plus Festival Theatre performance times.  Our outdoor media screens feature a curated program of local, national and international moving image works 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Yvonne East: Art & Object

Yvonne East: Art & Object is an exhibition of artwork that East originally created after being inspired by the fabrics, textures and stories of objects held by Performing Arts Collection at Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Beautiful China: an exhibition of Chinese oil paintings

This exhibition presents the work of Chinese artist Weiguang Li, a professional Chinese oil painter whose work addresses themes of the natural world.

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60 Years of Adelaide Festival - A Retrospective

Celebrate Adelaide Festival’s 60th birthday with an exhibition that highlights the many directors, performers and people who have shaped this festival over the years.

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150 Psalms Exhibition

Sourced from The Australian’s extraordinary archive, works by this country’s finest photo-journalists are specifically chosen to encapsulate the spirit of a particular psalm lyric.

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2020 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

Exhibiting since 2014, this biennial series of the prestigious Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize will again take place in 2020.

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Open Call: Video Art + Digital Media

Adelaide Festival Centre is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from video and media artists across the globe to submit works for inclusion in our year-round media screens program.

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Screening Artists: Video Art + Digital Media

A list of previous and current screening artists on Adelaide Festival Centre’s media screens.

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Performing Arts Collection

The Performing Arts Collection holds prestigious and unique collections that celebrate South Australia’s enduring performing arts history.

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Adelaide Festival Centre Works of Art Collection

Boasting an impressive collection of artworks, paintings, sculptures, photography & textiles.

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Walk of Fame Exhibition

Adelaide’s Walk of Fame honours the diverse artists who have graced Adelaide Festival Centre stages.

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