Engaging in art, cultural or creative activities can improve your wellbeing and make your life happier and more enjoyable.
There are a variety of activities and projects online for you to enjoy without leaving the comfort of your home.
Art Gallery of South Australia
At-home activities from ‘Start at the Gallery’, an exciting introduction to art for children aged 3 to 12 and their families.
State Library SA
An initiative to invite all South Australians to share the changes pandemic has brought to their lives. Since settlement, it has been the State Library's community role to be the state's keeper of stories in order to preserve South Australia’s identity for future generations to see and learn from. By posting the changes to your work, home and recreational life to this page, the library can help share history.
State Theatre Company SA
Stay in with State will be bringing you an array of digital content – high-quality theatre streaming, windows into our development work, captivating backstage insights, artist interviews, some try-at-home tutorials and some outrageously scandalous theatrical gossip-mongering to keep you connected and entertained until we can lift the theatre curtain once more (free).
Streamed Live Performances
Adelaide Festival Centre
Mountain Goat Mountain is an audio-led theatre experience for families to do in their home together.With guided activities that help families set up, and step into their own imaginative world, Mountain Goat Mountain is a unique experience for adults and children to do together that provides space for creative connection through play and imagination (fee based).
Wednesdays at 12.30pm (free).
Art on demand
A variety of Audio Described work from across the globe for you to enjoy online (free).
Adelaide Central School of Art
A special virtual tour with lecturer Nicholas Folland of exhibition Other Homes and Gardens (free).
Recordings of 2020 Adelaide Writers Week sessions and Adelaide Festival Forum talks (free).
Follow joint artistic directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy as they scour the globe to deliver the 2020 Adelaide Festival (ABC iView - free).
Adelaide Festival Centre
Online interviews and performances to stay connected no matter where you are (free).
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
A series of online recitals featuring some of the ASO’s very own musicians (free, donation suggested)
The APY Gallery showcases artists working across a wide range of mediums from painting, traditional punu (wood) carving, weaving, textiles, new media and digital photography (free).
Art Gallery of South Australia
Tune in to the latest podcasts from Art Gallery SA's curators, artists and special guests.
Australian String Quartet
The Australian String Quartet launches its digital streaming platform ASQ Live + On Demand, kicking off its online content service with a series of eight weekly webisodes, ASQ Live at UKARIA ($40 for all eight webisodes).
The Australian String Quartet’s Australian Anthology project records and releases contemporary Australian works for string quartet. The recordings are released digitally, across major streaming platforms, ensuring new Australian stories are being told worldwide (access via streaming platforms).
If you are an artist, community group or organisation that would like to be part of the third largest LGBTIQ+ Festival in Australia, consider registering for Feast Festival, 2020.
Feast Festival will showcase, celebrate and support a kaleidoscope of SA and interstate queer artists, culture and community as part of the Festival and our broader initiative of “Pridevember” – Pride Month in SA.
This year Feast is offering FREE or “Pay As You Can” registrations in light of COVID-19. It’s quick and easy to register!
Gravity & Other Myths
Engaging and flexible education resources for teachers and schools that aligns to curriculum.
History Trust SA
Access collections and resources from Centre for Democracy, Maritime Museum, Migration Museum, National Motor Museum (free).
The FUSE Glass Prize finalist exhibition showcases 18 outstanding glass artists. This biennial non-acquisitive prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists is Australasia’s richest prize for glass (free).
An exhibition by Jonathan Kim (free).
Downloadable education kits for various Patch Theatre performances (free).
Explore the wonders of the South Australian Museum safely from your home (free).
An Online resource of Live performance for classrooms (fee-based).
State Library of South Australia
Explore and discover areas of the State’s history, your family history, our special collections, digital collections and more through the State Library’s online collections (free)
Start an online book club group with friends and/or family, or join up with a book club online. Check the Adelaide City Libraries Book Club to register for any one of their book clubs or book groups/readings.
State Opera of South Australia
State Opera Artistic Director, Stuart Maunder in conversation with some of the luminary artists and creatives that have made State Opera the company it is today (free).
State Theatre Company
DECAMERON 2.0 has been a huge leap of faith. An entirely original collaboration between two theatre companies and 98 artists producing roughly 10 hours of new Australian writing and digital performance. And possibly the largest new work from theatre-makers globally in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, PodPlay is a series of four new audio dramas showcasing the work of South Australian playwrights (free, donation suggested).
Learn more about South Australian artists working in theatre (free).
Youtube channel of The Sisters of Invention Choir (free).
A 24/7 broadcast curated by Tutti’s own group of dedicated presenters.It features interviews with artists and performers, discussions of current events, playlists to get you through your day, experimental performances, and Tutti’s back catalogue of albums and recorded concerts (free).
A new animated series for, about and from isolation by animator Chris Edser, designer and maker Renate Henschke and Windmill’s Resident Designer Jonathon Oxlade (free).
A new online platform with hands-on activities and interactive (and award-winning) digital experiences for young people (free).
Always wanted to write a story? Why not get your creative juices flowing and look at the Writers SA website for inspiration, or even consider entering one of their competitions (fee-based).
SALA Festival invites South Australians to share their creativity and register online. As galleries, restaurants and community spaces are temporary closed, SALA has explored new ways to stay open to creativity and connection.
SALA will run from August 1 to 31 with the SALA program in digital form only via the SALA website and app. SALA invites registrations for exhibitions and other activities which can be accessed either online or while complying with physical distancing measures.
Exhibition registrations are open to visual artists of all experience levels, with the only requirement being they must be a current resident of South Australia. Registering is quick and easy with our online form.
Art Galleries & Venues you can visit in person
Check organisational websites for COVID-19 limitations/ booking requirements
Art Gallery of South Australia (open daily 10am – 5pm)
Ayers House Museum (open Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm)
Burra Regional Art Gallery (open daily 10am – 4pm)
Hahndorf Academy (open daily 10am – 4pm)
Migration Museum (open daily 10am – 5pm)
MOD – Museum of Discovery (open Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm)
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery (Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm)
National Motor Museum (open via booking of a session time)
National Railway Museum (open daily 10am – 4.30pm)
Riddoch Art Gallery (open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 2pm)
SA Museum (open daily 10am – 5pm)
Samstag Museum (open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm)
Santos Museum of Economic Botany (open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm)
South Australian Aviation Museum (open daily 10.30am – 4.30pm)
South Australian Maritime Museum (open via booking of a session time)
State Library of South Australia (open 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday)
The Bradman Collection (open daily 9am – 4pm)
The David Roche Foundation (open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm)
Performances by South Australians you can attend in person
Her Majesty’s Theatre Tours from 20 August
Grug by Windmill Theatre Company, 6 - 18 October, Dunstan Playhouse
Music at The Maj from 9 October, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Australian String Quartet, 9 October, Ukaria; 17 October, Elder Hall; 4 November, Her Majesty’s Theatre; 8 November, Robe; 13 November, Ukaria, 14 November, Port Noarlunga
Konstantin Plays Beethoven, 16 October, Festival Theatre
Cher from 21 - 25 October presented by Vitalstatistix and Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Theatre Stage
The Backstage Sessions Live, 23 October, Her Majesty’s Theatre
Impersonal Space, 27 October, Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie
Konstantin Shamray, 31 October, Elder Hall