Art, Culture and Lifestyle
Stroll down Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace and venture inside the city’s art and cultural sites. From the Art Gallery of South Australia, to the Migration Museum and South Australian Museum, you can easily run out of time.
Read stories about South Australia’s migrants at the Migration Museum. Gaze at paintings that span the art gallery’s walls. Trace footsteps of South Australia’s 40,000 year old indigenous history on the Adelaide Aboriginal Cultural Walking Tour.
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 one of Australia’s greatest artists, 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.
The Festival State
Lovingly called the “Festival State”, 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.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of art and culture events in South Australia.