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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.

Interactive Projects

Art Gallery of South Australia

Start at the Art Gallery

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

Remember My Story

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

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).

Art on demand

Access2Arts

Audio Description at home

A variety of Audio Described work from across the globe for you to enjoy online (free).

Adelaide Central School of Art

Virtual Exhibition Tour

A special virtual tour with lecturer Nicholas Folland of exhibition Other Homes and Gardens (free).

Adelaide Festival

Podcasts

Recordings of 2020 Adelaide Writers Week sessions and Adelaide Festival Forum talks (free).

Getting their acts together (documentary)

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

The Show Must Go On

Online interviews and performances to stay connected no matter where you are (free).

Art Gallery of South Australia

Podcasts

Tune in to the latest podcasts from Art Gallery SA's curators, artists and special guests.

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Australian String Quartet

ASQ Live at Ukaria

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).

Australian Anthology

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).

Gravity & Other Myths

Education Resources

Engaging and flexible education resources for teachers and schools that aligns to curriculum.

Hawke Centre, UniSA

Online presentations and podcasts

A diverse range of intriguing, engaging and socially-challenging discussions, available as podcasts or videos.

History Trust SA

Online collections

Access collections and resources from Centre for Democracy, Maritime Museum, Migration Museum, National Motor Museum (free).

Nexus Arts

Reciprocity

An exhibition by Jonathan Kim (free).

Patch Theatre

Education Resources

Downloadable education kits for various Patch Theatre performances (free).

SA Museum

Content for Connection

Explore the wonders of the South Australian Museum safely from your home (free).

Slingsby

Slingsby by request

An online resource of live performance for classrooms (fee-based).

State Library of South Australia

Collections

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

Kaspar & Maunder Podcast

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

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.

Tutti Arts

The Sisters of Invention

Youtube channel of The Sisters of Invention Choir (free).

Radio Tutti

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).

Windmill Theatre

Honey I’m Home

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).

Windmill at Home

A new online platform with hands-on activities and interactive (and award-winning) digital experiences for young people (free).

Windmill at home

Writers SA

Be the artist

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).

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)

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery (open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Thursdays until 7pm)

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)

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