2016 Exhibitions

The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art is one of the University of South Australia’s leading creative centres; it aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

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


Samstag Museum is currently closed for exhibition changeover

Upcoming Exhibitions

Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December 


Meet the Samstags: Artists and Benefactors

Tours and talks for schools and groups available. Please contact us on 8302 0870 or to book.



In 2016 the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art are celebrating both the University of South Australia's 25th birthday, and the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships.

To mark this special occasion we are offering these limited edition art collectibles (opens in a new window)

Funds raised will enable the Museum to support the practice and presentation of contemporary Australian art through our exhibition programs. 



Thursday 29 September, 6pm for 6:30pm startSoundstream brings an aural experience like no other with Sympathy for the Devil, a world premiere adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1674) from sound artist Christopher Williams, to be presented at the Samstag Museum of Art.

Narrated by actors Paul Blackwell, Ksenja Logos and Rory Walker, Sympathy for the Devil delivers a unique interpretation of Milton’s poetic masterpiece, as the English language is transformed into a living voice, delivered as a distinctive listening experience.

Bookings essential via Trybooking

Sympathy for the Devil media release (opens in new window 247 Kb)


More 2016 news + events at the Samstag Museum of Art to be announced soon. In the meantime follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!