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Hill Smith Gallery is home to both local and national artists as well as contemporary and established ones. The eclectic collections include beautiful landscapes, interesting figurative, thought-provoking still life and awesome abstracts. The artists represented here have carved a niche for themselves, each with a different genre and medium of expression. The varied themes, curious blend of colors and diverse mediums create a kaleidoscopic display. The gallery also provides a platform to artists to showcase their creative talents. Art lovers can select and purchase their favorites from the vast stockroom.
Established in 1881, this historic and attractive Victorian building on leafy North Terrace holds one of the most extensive art collections in Australia. With an impressive collection of nearly 45,000 artworks, this revered art gallery is believed to comprise of the second-largest state art collection in the country. The museum's massive collection includes rare and valuable works that range from paintings and sculptures, to textiles and jewelry. While international artworks abound, the gallery is most well known for its notable Aboriginal art collections, the oldest of which date back to the 1800s. It also comprises of Australian artworks that revolve around pastoral themes, such as the kind manifested in Tom Robert's A break away!, or John Russell's A clearing in the forest. Both special and permanent exhibitions are held here.
Named after the late David Roche, a renowned Australian art collector, this is one of North Adelaide's most popular museums featuring various forms of artwork from different eras of time, some of them dating back to the 18th Century. Their collection is extensive comprising of antique furniture, ceramic ware, paintings, sculptures, clocks, fabrics and precious artifacts. Housed within the Fermoy House, the Museum does a great job of transporting its guests to an age of monarchs and imperialism.
Elder Fine Art is a fine art gallery that showcases spectacular works of art by contemporary artists. Owned by Justin, Jim and Helen Elder, the gallery is housed inside an old-world style building. Browse through the exhibits and discover the impressive talent of local artists. You might also find something that appeals to your eye.
Peter Walker Fine Art offers patrons a chance to browse the interesting fine art exhibits that are created by contemporary artists. Located in Walkerville, the gallery is a must visit in order to learn more about the art scene of the city. Many exhibitions are held here from time to time. Antiques are also sold here.
Tucked at the base of the Adelaide Hills sits Carrick Hill, a heritage-listed estate featuring an imposing Elizabethan mansion and nearly 40 hectares (99 miles) of English gardens and native bush. Built between 1937 and 1939, Carrick Hill was originally home to local businessman Sir Edward Hayward. The estate's remarkable interior is marked by rich oak paneling, antique furniture, and priceless art. Carrick Hill is now treasured as one of the area's leading tourist attractions, and only 25 minutes from central Adelaide by bus, it's an easy day trip to plan. After a pleasant tour of the grounds and museum, visitors can enjoy snacks and refreshing drinks in the on-site cafe.