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“Stand-out Exhibition”

Art Gallery of South Australia
Ranked #8 of 242 things to do in Adelaide
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Owner description: A must-see in the city of Adelaide not only because it holds one of Australia's finest art collections, but also because it offers a variety of activities for all ages.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The Colours of Impressionism exhibition which is currently being held in the Art Gallery of South Australia is simply stunning.

If you have even the slightest inclination to visit, I strongly suggest that you make the effort. The quality, and number of great pieces on display from the famous Mussee D’Orsay in Paris is, at first, a little overwhelming. I expected a few “blockbuster” pieces but, after a couple of visits already, I am still trying to decide my favourite.

Works from Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Pissarro and many others make up the 65 pieces on display.

The exhibition is only visiting Adelaide while it is in Australia, and it ends at the end of July.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

An outstanding Impressionist collection. A rare opportunity to witness some unique developments in the history of Impressionist Art. This is not just a simple display of paintings by the leaders of the Impressionist movement, (Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne,Pissaro, Seurat, Signac and Berthe Morisot an early female artist) but curated sensitively to demonstrate the changes that took place with scientific developments in colour. This new facility allowed the artists to experiment and break free of the dominant Realist school and their dark hues. The unique display in the Gallery reflects the changes from the early use of dark colours to an extraordinary breakout into splashes of these new colours.

No words can describe the extraordinary collection. The unique curation extends the richness into a new appreciation of these Masters closely aligned with the developments in colour, courtesy of science and technology.
The Gallery is open late on the first Friday of each Month. I suggest a use of the free guided tours. Please check for a talk by the Co-curator of the Exhibition, Tony Magnusson, who was outstanding for his knowledge and does much to extend ones understanding of this great revolution in art.
If you are visiting from another state and happen to be a member of the State Gallery,
take your membership card and get a discount. A seniors discount is also available.

Thank KazSydAustralia
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I am a big fan of Impressionism and I feel lucky to see so many masterpieces from Impressionists. We spent a whole afternoon in the Gallery and lost track of time enjoying the art here.

Thank Alan-Yiliang C
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fabulous display of great art work. We had seen these paintings before but learnt so much this time thanks to our guide. Well done Adelaide.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The current exhibition is well worth a visit or two. The Art Gallery has been repainted to show the works to best advantage and in my opinion is one of the best galleries in Australia. Thank you for bringing these fine paintings to Adelaide, and I am sure many visitors to see them.

Thank Kay M
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