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Arts & Museums
Located in the Glenelg Town Hall, the Bay Discovery Centre is a must visit. The building is a recognizable landmark in itself and is home to a museum on local history. Browse through the interactive displays and memorabilia for a glimpse of the city’s rich heritage. The gallery on the mezzanine level showcases artwork by national artists in visual and contemporary art. Exhibitions in an array of media feature names like David Archer, Tim O'Shea and Robin Best.
Run and managed by the Red House Group, the Gallery M gives you a glimpse into the wonderful artistic world of the city. The gallery is located inside the very huge Marion Cultural Centre and showcases temporary and circulating exhibitions by upcoming and famed artists. Gallery M has showcased more than 180 exhibits since its inception in the year 2001. The gallery is also rented out to other artists for single, community and even group exhibitions. In case you are interested in buying one of the pieces that interest you, there is a small shop which sells works. So, pay a visit to Gallery M for some indulgence in some visual feast.
Located in the grounds of the West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide's most ancient cemetery, this modest little museum is well worth a visit if you are nearby. Exhibitions change periodically. Consisting mainly of story-boards, the displays depict fascinating profiles of the South Australian state politicians who influenced the formation of a nation at the turn of the 20th Century. The museum is self-guided and free of charge.
If you are mesmerized by the artwork of the likes of Simon Cooper, Juli Haas and Vicki Reynolds, the Adele Boag Gallery is a must go for you. This wonderful art gallery showcases rare collections by these and other artists which are a treat to the eyes of the viewers. Besides fine arts, you can also take a peek into the wonderful sculptures that give you an insight into the contemporary works and trends of the local artists. However, ensure that you reach the gallery in time for it is open only for a short time. To know the temporary collection of works being featured currently, check the website.
With a lot of experience behind them, Trudyanne Brown and Horst Kloss started the BMGART. A unique and dedicated art space that promotes and markets young local talent is what BMGART is all about. The gallery caters to paintings, sculptures, art, glass and prints. The exhibitions are held quite regularly and art lovers can purchase creative art either at the exhibition or online.
This is one of Adelaide's most prestigious galleries. A visit to this arts and cultural center is a must for anyone interested in local contemporary art with a difference. Walk through the exhibition space, which is regularly filled with exciting and distinctive work by local artists; craft, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and design. The store strives for perfection with most of the work clean line and design oriented.
Edmund Wright House holds a long history in South Australia. For instance, it was first completed in 1878 as a bank. Today, it is a landmark and a local history museum for those to enjoy and learn about its long history. Be sure to call their phone number if you would like to know more information on tours and hours available, since it can vary.
Opal Field Gems Mine and Museum is a store and museum and is considered as one of the best places to buy opal jewelry from. They also have a museum wherein they have re-created a real life opal mining cave. On the walls are different specimens of these gems and these studded walls make up the glittering interior. Do check out the world's largest opal specimen the 'dessert jewel' which is showcased here. Apart from jewels, one also finds the tools used by craftsmen to make opal jewelry in earlier times. Take a leisurely tour while the knowledgeable staff enlighten you on the process of mining and production of these precious stones.
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.
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.
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.