Flinders University City Gallery - Art Collector

Flinders University City Gallery entrance. Courtesy: Grant Hancock and Flinders University City Gallery, SA

Located at the State Library of South Australia in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct, the City Gallery is the principal venue for the delivery of public programs produced and presented by Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM). Celebrating its 10th anniversary at this site in 2013, it is a well- established and prominent contributor to the cultural fabric of Adelaide. The City Gallery welcomes diverse audiences with programs that are inclusive and widely accessible.

The collection

FUAM’s holdings include a nationally significant collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, with representations from Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, Tiwi Islands, Cape York and Western Desert as well as from urban and regional centres. An extensive collection of European prints, spanning the 15th to 20th centuries, illustrates a continuous history of European art from the renaissance through to modernism.

In addition FUAM has a unique and comprehensive collection of post-object and documentation art, exemplifying conceptual art making in the 1960s and 1970s. Smaller collections of Australian art, including works on paper from the colonial period to the present day; Japanese woodblock prints and works by indigenous people of Papua New Guinea, North America and Africa are also represented.

Exhibition highlights

Exhibitions include collection-based shows encompassing historic and contemporary works, thematic projects often promoting contemporary South Australian artists and curators, and exhibitions drawn from the national touring network.

The 2014 program features the national touring exhibitions: T
esting Ground, Bimblebox: Art – Science – Nature and the Australian War Memorial’s acclaimed Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan. South Australian artists will be showcased through major FUAM initiatives: Mother Nature is a Lesbian, an exhibition of political prints drawn from the University’s collection; and The Microscope Project, comprising newly commissioned works by Nicholas Folland, Ian Gibbins, Deb Jones, Catherine Truman and Angela Valamanesh.

Visitor information

The City Gallery Shop stocks a range of high-quality giftware and art and craft sourced from Aboriginal communities and ethical, collaborative enterprises. Original works for sale by emerging and established artists from across Australia include paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and basketry. A wide selection of children’s books, FUAM exhibition catalogues and fine art cards are also available. The gallery is a member of University Art Museums Australia.

Flinders University City Gallery offers visitors the following facilities:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Gallery shop
  • Cafe
  • Library

Flinders University City Gallery
Ground Floor, State Library of South Australia, North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone:08 8207 7055
Fax: 08 8201 2543
Email: city.gallery@flinders.edu.au
Web: flinders.edu.au/artmuseum
Open: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. Closed public holidays.