In 2018, Mercury Cinema’s Adelaide Cinémathèque season is a part of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds.

The theme Making Worlds shows filmmakers expressing their ideas about the impact of divided worlds and their consideration of new world orders; both dystopic and other, which may or may not emerge out of the ashes.

The program has been co-curated by Gail Kovatseff and Adele Hann by drawing from and responding to films suggested by participating Biennial artists as having relevance to their work.

This Cinémathèque departs from the format of recent years. They have the occasional weekend screenings and have introduced a Sunday Children’s Cinémathèque. The regular week day screenings are now Mondays and
Wednesdays at 7pm.

13 Morphett Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

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In the heart of the city but another world away…Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and around the world. Spend an hour or spend the day among the 50 hectares of magnificently maintained gardens and stunning architecture. Relax in the shade or enjoy a coffee among some of Australia’s finest plant collections.

The Adelaide Botanic Garden presents the work of Christian Thompson outdoors and houses the work of Tamara Dean in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

North Terrace, Adelaide

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Garden Opening Hours


  • Monday – Friday 7:15am
  • Weekends and public holidays 9am


  • February – March 6.30pm
  • April 6pm
  • May 5:30pm
  • June – July 5pm


Santos Museum of Economic Botany Opening Hours


  • Everyday 10am – 4pm


Admission to the Adelaide Biennial at Adelaide Botanic Garden is free.

Home to some of the nation’s finest artisans, the JamFactory is a unique not-for-profit organisation located in the Adelaide city centre and at Seppeltsfield in the Barossa. JamFactory is supported by the South Australian Government and is recognised globally as a centre for excellence.

JamFactory’s purpose-built studios for Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, Jewellery + Metal provide skills and business training for artists and designers through our rigorous two-year Associate training program.

Our exhibition and retail spaces showcase contemporary Australian craft practice and offer a wide range of high quality and collectable craft and design.

The JamFactory will present the work of Kirsten Coelho, Tim Edwards  and Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

19 Morphett Street, Adelaide 5000
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Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday, 10am–5pm

Admission to the Adelaide Biennial at the JamFactory is free.

Founded in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia’s great art collections, housed in one of Adelaide’s most beautiful buildings. Located at the heart of Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery welcomed close to 800,000 visitors last year.

The Adelaide Biennial is one of the Gallery’s flagship exhibitions and the country’s longest standing survey of contemporary Australian art.

2018 Biennial artists exhibiting at the Gallery include: Lisa Adams, Vernon Ah Kee, Roy Ananda, Daniel Boyd, Kristian Burford, Barbara Cleveland, Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy, Tamara Dean, Hayden Fowler, Julie Gough, Ghostpatrol David Booth, Amos Gebhardt, Timothy Horn, Louise Hearman, Ken Sisters, Lindy Lee, Khai Liew, Patrick Pound, Patricia Piccinini, Pip + Pop, Nike Savvas and John R Walker.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
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Opening Hours
Open daily, 10am-5pm


North Terrace runs east–west, along the northern edge of the CBD, and is well serviced by public transport, including buses and trams.

Adelaide railway station is located on North Terrace, approximately five minutes walk from the Art Gallery.

Catch the Adelaide FREE Bus, which travels on a loop around the City, taking in key sites, including the Art Gallery, Adelaide Botanic Garden and Rundle Street (East End).

Cyclists and walkers can take the River Torrens Linear Park trail, which runs from the beachside suburb of Henley Beach to Paradise in the city’s north-east and passes behind the Art Gallery.

Visit Adelaide Metro for more public transport information.


Parking is available opposite the Art Gallery in the Wilson car park on North Terrace. Click here for rates and information.


Wheelchair and pram access is available to all areas of the Art Gallery. Please ask our friendly staff at the Information Desks if you need any assistance.

Wheelchairs can be borrowed while you visit the Art Gallery and are available from the North Terrace main entrance. Please telephone 08 8207 7000 before your visit for more information or to reserve a wheelchair.


Information Desks are located on the Upper Ground and Lower Ground Floors of the Art Gallery. Our friendly staff are happy to assist you with any queries.


Male and female amenities are available on the Upper Ground and Lower Ground Floors of the Art Gallery. Please look for signs or ask one of the Art Gallery’s staff members. Baby change facilities are located in both female toilets.


Visitors are asked to leave their umbrellas, large bags and packages in one of the cloakrooms located next to the Art Gallery’s Information Desks.

The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art is one of the University of South Australia’s leading creative centres. It presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today.

A beautifully appointed twenty-first century formal museum, the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, will present the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Emily Floyd, Amos Gebhardt, Angelica Mesiti, Khaled Sabsabi, Christian Thompson and Douglas Watkin.

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA
Hawke Building, City West campus
55 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
(cnr Fenn Place and North Terrace)

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday, 10am–5pm

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Admission to the Adelaide Biennial at the Samstag Museum is free.