Exhibitions and Collections

Fascinating exhibitions to explore year-round.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s year-round program of free exhibitions features local, national and international artists, large-scale moving image works, and works from the Centre’s expansive collections including the Performing Arts Collection of South Australia.

Exhibitions during COVID

While the QBE Galleries in the Festival Theatre foyer remain closed for the time being, as we welcome patrons back to The Festival Centre and Her Majesty’s Theatre we have continued to present artworks throughout the buildings that can be viewed prior to the show and during intermission.

In addition, the outdoor media screens on King William Road continue to feature works from the Moving Image Program 
24 hours a day 7 days a week.

During this time we are also working to present our programs in online formats where we can. Please continue checking here on our website for further announcements as well as the Adelaide Festival Centre Facebook page.

Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

Showcasing more than one hundred unique items of intangible cultural heritage displaying the masterpieces of the north western Chinese province of Shaanxi.

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2020 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

The biennial Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize celebrates the beautiful Park Lands that surround the city of Adelaide – the world’s only city located in a park.

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Open Call: Moving Image Program

Adelaide Festival Centre calls for Expressions of Interest from artists across the globe to submit works for inclusion in our Moving Image Program.

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Artists & Works: Moving Image Program

Artist statements and information about works selected for the Moving Image Program.

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Celebrating OUR MOB 2020

View significant First Nations artworks from Adelaide Festival Centre’s unique Works of Art Collection

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Spoken word from First Nations artists

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Performing Arts Collection

The Performing Arts Collection is a rich, diverse and ever-evolving archive that records and displays the history of the Performing Arts in South Australia.

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Adelaide Festival Centre Works of Art Collection

Our expansive Works of Art Collection comprises artworks, paintings, sculptures, moving image works, photography and textiles.

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Walk of Fame Exhibition

Our Walk of Fame honours the of talented professionals who have contributed to the performance history of Adelaide Festival Centre since it opened in 1973.

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Yvonne East – Bouquet for Her Majesty's Mural

Over the Summer holidays of 2021 artist Yvonne East created a large-scale, hand-painted mural titled “Bouquet for Her Majesty's" on the wall of Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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