Art courses Adelaide South Australia

Installation view Deep Space: New acquisitions from the Australian contemporary art collection featuring Gemma Smith, Boulder #6 (radiant), 2010; South Australian Government Grant 2010, Art Gallery of South Australia.POSTGRADUATE STUDIES:
The Art Gallery of South Australia, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, offers a unique graduate program in Art History and in Curatorial and Museum Studies.

Teaching is based around the collections and exhibition program of the Art Gallery. This exciting teaching approach, drawing on the expertise of the Art Gallery and the University, is an Australian first and is now in its eleventh year. Graduates of this nationally acclaimed program are now working in art institutions and galleries across the country.

In ‘hands-on’ sessions in the Art Gallery, students find out about works of art in the Art Gallery’s collection, how best to display them, why they are acquired and more.

2014 Program
Courses on offer in 2014 include Contemporary Art, Curatorial and Museum Studies, Interrogating Australian Colonial Art, Modern Australian Art and European Art: Renaissance to Revolution.
Prospective online offerings with virtual gallery sessions include Australian Art, Australian Indigenous Art, European Art: Renaissance to Revolution and Japanese Art. These courses are on offer for rural, remote and time-poor students, and for those studying on campus.
For information about the Graduate Diploma/MA programs in Art History and Curatorial and Museum Studies, the ‘study for pleasure’ audit program, FEE-HELP and Austudy, phone Associate Professor Catherine Speck on (08) 8303 5746, email

Guided tours are available for tertiary, adult and English as a Second Language groups.
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The Research Library of the Art Gallery of South Australia is primarily for use by the staff of the Art Gallery. It is also open to the volunteer guides of the Art Gallery, as well as scholars and researchers from outside. Under certain circumstances, members of the public and graduate students whose needs cannot be met by the State Library or tertiary institution libraries may also gain access to the Research Library, at the discretion of the Librarian. The Research Library is located in the Sub-Basement of the West Wing of the Art Gallery and is accessible only with security clearance. Visitors with appointments should inquire at the Information Desk.
The Library is open between 9am and 5pm, Mondays to Fridays (except for public holidays).
Loans are limited to staff and gallery guides. Visitors cannot borrow but may read in the Reading Room. Photocopying facilities are available for a small fee. Inter-library loans can be arranged.
For further information telephone (08) 8207 7042 or Library.

Installation view: Heartland: Contemporary Art from South Australia featuring Yhonnie Scarce The Cultivation of Whiteness.

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That has been there for years, they have weekly open life-drawing classes. ask there. they are on the south side of the street, near the 6 train. the entrance is a stairway to the basement, painted white w/ art notices on the walls going down. i think it's just west of the vegetairian restaurant on the corner of spring and lafayette, but i could be a little off about that.
good luck.

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