Welcome to the Samstag Museum of Art

One Australia's leading university art museums, the Samstag Museum of Art aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

The Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today.


Exhibitions | 2017 PROGRAM



30 June - 1 September 2017

Trent Parke and Narelle Autio: The Summation of Force

Michelle Nikou: a e i o u


Extended Open Hours

Samstag Museum will be open for longer hours on the weekend of 19 - 20 August 2017. See details.

Saturday 19 August, 11 - 5pm

Sunday 20 August, 9 - 4.30pm 



Friday 22 September - Friday 1 December

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art

Geoff Cobham: Already Elsewhere



A new series of talks, forums and workshops. See details.


Tuesday 22 August 1.30 - 2.30pm

Trent Parke (SA), Narelle Autio (SA), Amanda Duthie (SA), Matthew Bate (SA), Philippa Hawker (VIC)

The Summation of Force Artists Trent Parke and Narelle Autio 
in a panel discussion with Amanda Duthie, CEO, Adelaide Film Festival, Matthew Bate, Director, Closer Productions and hosted by Philippa Hawker, film writer, The Australian.



Samstag Museum of Art turns 10

In 2017, the Samstag Museum celebrates its 10th year!

To mark this special occasion, along with the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships (2016), we proudly present a new, scholarly and illustration publication charting the lives and careers of Anne and Gordon Samstag: The Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest.

"At last, the world will know about the well-connected Samstags!" - Daniel Thomas, Art Monthly Australasia

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarships

Each scholarship includes, for twelve months of overseas study, a tax-exempt stipend equivalent to US $48,000, plus return airfares and institutional fees.

Applications for the 2018 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarships have now CLOSED

Scholars announced October 2017. See details.