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North Terrace, Adelaide

Art and culture: The heart of South Australian lifestyle

South Australia’s long term commitment to creativity and heritage is clearly visible as you travel around this beautiful state.

Immerse yourself
Stroll down Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace and venture inside the city’s art and cultural sites. 

Study paintings on the walls of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Discover stories of South Australia’s migrants at the Migration Museum and trace footsteps of South Australia's Indigenous history at the South Australian Museum or on an Aboriginal Cultural Walking Tour.

A visit to Tandanya is a must to explore and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and art. Close to Rymill Park, Tandanya is Australia's oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre. With so much to see, you can easily run out of time.

Tandanya Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre Adelaide

Find out more about South Australia's Aboriginal culture through art and displays at Tandanya.

Adelaide Hills

Put the Adelaide Hills on your itinerary and head to the town of Hahndorf. Founded by Prussian migrants in 1839, it is Australia’s oldest German settlement. German food is plentiful and you will be spoilt for choice.          

Step inside The Cedars at Hahndorf. Home to the late Sir Hans Heysen, the studio is open to visitors. Cloudy glass paint bottles and brushes stand frozen in the moment, just as they were left when Heysen passed away in 1968.

A feast of festivals

South Australia prides itself on art and culture. Book your holiday to coincide with one of the many art and cultural festivals. There's the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Cabaret Festival and Feast Festival.

Experience the sounds of the planet at the WOMADelaide world music festival. Relax under a canopy of stars and Moreton Bay fig trees, as you take in the music at Botanic Park. International artists come together to perform their unique brand of music at this four day event.

Be entertained by the hundreds of acts at the Adelaide Fringe. Follow the fanfare at night to the colourful and quirky Garden of Unearthly Delights. See sword swallowers, human oddities and a rotating schedule of sideshow acts. 

Take a good look around
South Australia is a creative state. Galleries and studios are spread across every region. Take a good look around the regions section of the website for more art culture and lifestyle information. 

Arts festivals in Adelaide

South Australia has long been known as the Festival State - and for good reason! This film features ten major arts events throughout the year, which collectively attract audiences in the millions year-in-year-out.

Museums, art galleries and exhibitions in Adelaide

Adelaide’s rich arts and cultural heritage offers a must see collection of international, colonial, indigenous and modern artwork.