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.

Freda Brady, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1961, Wawiriya Burton, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1928, Angkaliya Eadie Curtis, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1928, Tjangili Tjapukula George, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1950, Sandra Goodwin, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1969, Beryl Jimmy, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1970, Nyurpaya Kaika-Burton, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1940, Iluwanti Ungkutjutu Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1944, Sylvia Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1965, Tjungkara Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1969, Manyitjanu Lennon, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1940, Betty Muffler, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1944, Matjangka Nyukana Norris, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1956, Mary Katatjuku Pan, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born c.1944, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1963, Antjala Tjayangka Robin, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1941, Alison Munti Riley, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1966, Tjariya Nungalka Stanley, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1939, Carlene Thompson, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1950, Maringka Tunkin, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1959, Puna Yanima, Yankunyjatjara people, South Australia, born 1955, Yaritji Young, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born c.1956, Jeanne Wallatina, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1976, Judy Wallatina, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1981, Kungkarangkalpa – Seven sisters, 2016, Fregon, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300.0 x 500.0 cm; Acquisition through TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artists and Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Tjala Arts, APY Art Centre Collective/Copyright Agency.

Reconciliation Action Plan

AGSA's vision for reconciliation.