Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery is a cultural facility that operates across two sites. We are responsible for preserving, developing and presenting the University’s contemporary and historical collections of art and connecting them with students, staff and the wider world through exhibitions, research and outreach.
The Art Museum, located at Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus, is an administrative hub where the collections are stored and managed as an academic resource and important cultural asset. We collaborate with staff across the University to bring the collections to the core of teaching practice. Employing object-based learning as a model, our work is contributing to emerging pedagogy in this area internationally.
With over 8000 works of art in our care, the Art Museum houses one of the largest University art collections in Australia. Collection strengths include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art; Post-object and Documentation art; Australian political posters; and European prints. There are also smaller collections of paintings and works on paper by non-Indigenous Australian artists; indigenous collections from Papua New Guinea, North America and Africa; and a body of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints.
The City Gallery is our premiere exhibition site, located in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct at the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace. Hosting a dynamic program of exhibitions and related public events, the City Gallery strives to stimulate, enliven and enrich the immediate and wider communities it serves while welcoming diverse audiences.