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.


We are closed for the festive season, as we prepare for the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds. See you in March!



Saturday 3 March - Sunday 3 June 2018

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds


2018 Samstag Scholars

The University of South Australia is delighted to announce 

Sasha Grbich (SA) and Julian Day (NSW)

as recipients of the 2018 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships.

Congratulations to both artists!

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