The following information has been designed to assist in the completion of your risk assessment form.
Arrival and departure
AGSA is located on North Terrace which is a high traffic area. It is recommended that children are closely supervised when crossing roads, boarding transport and walking to and from the Gallery.
Allow time prior to commencing your tour or program to sign in at the cloaking desk and place belongings in the trolleys provided bag storeroom. Please notify a security guard or staff member for access to the bag trolley and storeroom. This is not a secure area and it recommended that valuables are always carried with you and your students or not brought on the excursion.
Moving around the Gallery
We welcome school groups for guided and self-guided visits under the following guidelines:
- Entry and exit will be from Fish Gates on the western side of the gallery
- School bags and valuables are discouraged where possible.
- Groups must be divided into smaller groups (15 people maximum in each group)
- We ask while in the building that all schools practice good hygiene and social distancing, Gallery staff and members of the public
- The Studio can accommodate 20 visitors per session which includes supporting adults. This will mean dividing classes into smaller groups if they exceed 20.
- Food and drinks are not permitted in the Gallery, with the exception of bottled of water.
This advice is subject to change based on advice from SA Government. Please check the website for the latest information before visiting AGSA.
Public toilets are located at the front of the building (the North Terrace end of the building) and next to the restaurant located at the back of the building.
Ramp access is available from Gallery 6 into Gallery 17. A mobility access lift is available in Gallery 5 to Gallery 6. An elevator is available opposite the Studio with a capacity of two people, from the Atrium to Gallery 7 and basement galleries for temporary exhibitions. See Gallery map for more information to plan your journey through the space.
AGSA workshops are designed using non-toxic materials. Workshops may include the use of paint, glue, scissors, charcoal, Plasticine, pencils and textas. In the event where other materials are used such as spray paint or tools used for printmaking, facilitators will provide the appropriate protective equipment and instructions for correct use.
A nude model is provided during some life drawing sessions. Photographs are not permitted during these sessions. Advance communication of this will be provided.
We ask that all students are supervised during their visit and adhere to requests made by Gallery staff and security. Please move carefully throughout the Gallery spaces, being mindful of works of art which could be on the wall, floor or plinths. We ask that visitors do not touch works of art.
A qualified first aid officer is on duty 7 days per week. Schools are permitted to carry their own first aid bag in the Gallery spaces.
All incidents or near-miss experiences should be reported to an AGSA staff member or security guard.
In the event of an emergency AGSA security and staff will direct all visitors to the closest assembly point.
Gallery staff and child safety
All Gallery Guides, Education and Public Programs staff have a current National Police Check and workshop facilitators and education staff have a Working with Children’s Check. Copies of these can be provided upon request for Outreach workshops.
AGSA is insured under the South Australian Government’s Insurance and Risk Management arrangements with SAFA. Under this agreement between SAFA and AGSA, SAFA will meet the cost of any Civil Liability claim made against AGSA. See letter of insurance here.
AGSA’s Covid Safe Plan is available to download. All AGSA security guards are Covid marshals.