Welcome to the Samstag Museum of Art

One of 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. 


Now Showing | LAST DAYS

Saturday 3 March — Sunday 3 June 2018

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds

Titled Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment. See details.


Listen: Erica Green in conversation with Esther Anatolitis, NAVA

Public Programs

ON ART: Event

Vernon Ah Kee: Kaurna Language Ephemeral Public Art Project

Thursday 31 May 2018, 5 — 7pm

Join us as we celebrate National Reconciliation Week with a bold new public art project by Brisbane-based artist Vernon Ah Kee. Opening remarks by Dr. Lewis O’Brien, Professor Irene Watson and Vernon Ah Kee. See details.


ON ART: Performance

Alison Currie & the Human Arts Movement: Creatures

Wednesday 11 July, 5pm — 7pm

Performance in response to A Conversation with Jheronimus followed by an in-conversation with Aldo Iacobelli, Alison Currie & the Human Arts Movement. See details.

Samstag Scholarships


A once-in-a-lifetime international study opportunity is available to successful applicants of the University of South Australia's Samstag Scholarship, including institutional fees for one academic year, a tax-exempt stipend of US $48,000, return airfares, personal travel and medical insurance.

Applications are NOW OPEN, closing midnight 30 June 2018.

Interested artists are invited to visit Samstag Scholarships.