Mission

The mission of the Art Gallery of South Australia is to serve the South Australian and wider communities by providing access to original works of art of the highest quality. Through the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, publications, education and public programs, AGSA seeks to become part of the daily life of Australians – to champion art, artists and ideas.

Vision

To be a leading art museum in Australia with a distinct and innovative identity and a strong creative voice. AGSA aims:

  • to be highly respected for the quality, excellence and ingenuity of its collection displays, exhibitions, programs, interpretation and research
  • to engage South Australians from a diverse cross-section of the community in the visual arts
  • to lead, enliven and enrich the culture of the city and the state through collaboration and creativity
  • to be a major attraction for interstate and international visitors, thereby contributing to the State’s economic development and tourism by providing a focus for experiencing the uniqueness and cultural identity of South Australia
  • to be like no other Art Gallery in this country – to offer an intimate, engaging and eclectic encounter with art, artists and ideas of our time
Winning design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot

Winning design by Diller Scofidio Renfro and Woods Bagot

International Design Competition

AGSA has outlined a vision for a new and inspirational cultural destination.

Alison M. RILEY, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1966, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Angkaliya E. CURTIS, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1928, Miti, South Australia, Antjala Tjayangka ROBIN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1941, Apu Ininti, South Australia, Beryl JIMMY, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1970, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Betty K. PUMANI, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1963, near Perentie Bore, South Australia, Betty MUFFLER, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1944, near Watarru, South Australia, Carlene THOMPSON, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1950, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Freda BRADY, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 27/06/1961, Amata Community, South Australia, Iluwanti U. KEN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 01/07/1944, Watarru, South Australia, Jeanne WALLATINA, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1976, Indulkana, South Australia, Judy WALLATINA, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1981, Indulkana, South Australia, Manyitjanu LENNON, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1940, outbush north of Watarru, South Australia, Maringka TUNKIN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1959, Mulga Park, Northern Territory, Mary K. PAN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: c.1944, Rocket Bore, South Australia, Matjangka N. NORRIS, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1956, Victory Downs Station, Northern Territory, Nyurpaya KAIKA-BURTON, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1940, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Puna YANIMA, Yankunyjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1955, De Rose Hill Station, South Australia, Sandra GOODWIN, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1969, near Mimili, South Australia, Sylvia KEN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1965, Amata, South Australia, Tjangili T. GEORGE, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1950, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Tjariya Nungalka STANLEY, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 1939, Wingellina, Western Australia, Tjungkara KEN, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 01/10/1969, Amata Community, South Australia, Wawiriya BURTON, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: 01/01/1928, Pipalyatjara, South Australia, Yaritji YOUNG, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Australia, born: c.1956, out bush near the creek Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Kungkarangkalpa – Seven sisters, 2016, Fregon, South Australia, Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 500.0 x 300.0 cm, Acquisition through TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Tjala Arts

Reconciliation Action Plan

AGSA's vision for reconciliation.