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Arts & Museums
RM Williams is a living legend, Australian style. The image of the rugged Australian, kitted out in the famous Akubra hat, oilskin coat and leather boots had its beginnings at this site. The museum boasts an array of RM Williams artifacts; saddlery, bridles, whips, clothing and boot making machinery. Displays depict the outback and the development of this very special business.
A modern contemporary space created to promote and enhance marketability of artists, the Greenhills Galleries Adelaide has fine examples of modern art on display. Organizing events throughout the year, many local artists work have been displayed here. Paintings, ceramics, sculptures, glass work, jewelry are on display. Glance through their website for a glimpse of archived and historic works of art.
If you are interested in artwork and are planing to explore the local talent and works, The Artistic License Gallery and Studio is your place to go. This wonderful art gallery run by Julie Emery showcases works of the local artists with the intention of promoting and encouraging art in the city. You will get to view artworks in different genres right from sculptures to paintings and ceramics created by local artists. If anything unusual catches your eyes, you might be able to buy it at reasonable rates. You can even try your hand at painting some works by participating in the several workshops. To know the schedule of the workshops or even the list of artwork currently on display, check the website.
Named poignantly as the "Fabric Of Life", this gallery and fabric store is unique in the dainty fare it stores. You will get to check out fabrics and materials from different parts of the world. Specially worth checking out are the wonderful fabrics and textiles from aboriginal areas of Australia. All the textiles in this place are handcrafted, thereby making each piece unique. If you are in the city and want to look at or own a beautiful material, Fabric Of Life is the place to go.
The History Trust of South Australia is part of a directorate that helps run three of Adelaide's major museums: the Migration Museum, the South Australian Maritime Museum at Port Adelaide and Birdwood's National Motor Museum. The Trust is based in a grand old building used for hosting formal functions and occasional Royal Society art exhibitions. It is worth a visit if only to admire the decorative splendour of 19th century Adelaide. The Trust supplies pamphlets on historic sites, heritage walks and tours; and promotes events and current exhibitions. A small bookshop supplements the larger collection at the city's Migration Museum. Entry is free.
The late Sir Donald Bradman remains the greatest batsman in the history of world cricket with a peerless test match batting average of 99.94. He scored 17 first class centuries and 37 double centuries. Affectionately known as The Don, Bradman sadly passed away in February 2001. He is the only Australian to have been knighted for his services to cricket. South Australia is fortunate to hold this collection of 1927-1977 memorabilia. View Bradman's collection of bats, balls and original cricket apparel, and the unique Royal Worcester vase he received in 1938 to commemorate scoring three consecutive double centuries.
This rather different museum is no rusty collection of ancient war planes, but a busy restoration workshop staffed by volunteers. Current displays at Classic Jets Fighter Museum, that visitors can touch and feel include military jet aircraft built between 1950 and 1980. You can even squeeze into the confines of a real jet fighter cockpit! The museum contains engines, flight-suits, photos and historical aviation artifacts.
Migration Museum is a museum that makes an attempt to put forth the history, culture and other interesting details about the different communities that are part of South Australia.
With numerous tours, including a "Behind the Scenes" look, and some highly regarded collections, this museum has something for everyone. Serious students and wide-eyed novices alike will marvel at the collections, including those embracing Ancient Egyptian and Early Pacific cultures. This museum's piece de resistance is the largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts and archival material in the world. There is an on-site coffee shop, and the museum shop offers a good range of gifts, souvenirs and books.
Established in 1881 this historic and attractive building on leafy North Terrace holds one of the most extensive art collections in Australia. Rare and valuable pieces on a worldwide scale abound fine paintings by the masters, contemporary art and design, and sculpture. There are both regular and permanent exhibitions. Enjoy a coffee or light snack in the Art Gallery Restaurant or peruse books of distinction highlighting all variety of artwork in the on-site book shop. Guided tours are available. Do check the site for details.
Museum of Classical Archaeology's artifact's have been collected by The Classical Studies Department of the University of Adelaide, but are available for all to view. They provide a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Greeks and Romans, from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages. Marvel at the decorative pottery, glassware, stone carvings, oil lamps and writing materials from this fascinating civilization. There are over 1,000 coins on display, and a large-scale model of the ancient city of Athens, so you can see where the locals would have spent them.
Greenaway Art Gallery is a charming space located in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. Although it deals primarily in contemporary art, it also exhibits works from other visual art fields like photography. Check the website for more information on the represented artists and upcoming events.