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Mark Niehus' four-part series cemented his status as a prominent poet and artist in Adelaide.
Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | 2010s
The Minister for Housing & Urban Development commissionned this work by Karen Genoff, an Adelaide local.
Historical Thing | East Terrace | 1990s
This festival is widely recognised as one of the great international arts festivals, while its accompanying Writers’ Week is the largest literary event of its kind.
Historical Event | By Lance Campbell | 1960s, 1970s, 1990s, 2000-2010
The classical building of the Art Gallery of South Australia, with its gracious colonnaded portico, is one of the cultural landmarks on North Terrace.
Historical Place | By Margaret Anderson, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace | 1900-1910, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010, 2010s
Works by the renowned and unpretentious artist John Dowie enhance many public places
Historical Person | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | North Terrace, Parklands, Rundle Mall | 1910s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010
Exhibitions have been major occasions in the lives of many South Australians.
Historical Subject | By Stephanie Schrapel | early twentieth century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
Originally painted by Carol Ruff and Barbary O'Brien in 1984 and modified by Driller Jet Armstrong in 1998.
Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Street east | 1980s, 1990s
Ivor Henry Thomas Hele was an official war artist in North Africa, New Guinea and Korea; possibly Australia’s most important war artist.
Historical Person | By Carol Fort | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Mike Maka’s mural features a tired rhinocerous carrying the city of Adelaide on its back.
Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Street east | 2010s
The Rundle Lantern is 100% green-powered and the light show is carbon neutral.
Historical Thing | By Hannah Stewart, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Street east | 2000-2010
Originally built in 1921 as a power station and office for the Adelaide Electric Supply Company, today this beautiful building houses Tandanya, Adelaide’s Aboriginal Cultural Institution
Historical Place | By James Hunter, History Trust of South Australia | East Terrace | 1920s
Word artist Richard Tipping prompts us to consider big ideas in his sculpture ‘The Eternal Question’
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Northwest corner | 1940s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000-2010
The lives and cultures of ‘Afghan’ cameleers are recognised in Whitmore Square
Historical Thing | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Southwest corner | 1860s, 1870s, 2000-2010
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