Our School

Our School

Adelaide Central School of Art is an independent, not-for-profit Institute of Higher Education

Adelaide Central School of Art is an independent, not-for-profit Institute of Higher Education based in Glenside, South Australia. We offer accredited programs in visual art spanning one, two and three years which can be completed at a full-time or part-time rate. We also offer an Honours in visual art for students wanting to extend their skills into post-graduate study.

Studying in our three-year Bachelor of Visual Art degree course not only teaches students foundational skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and Art History & Theory, it also equips students with the professional skills to work as contemporary visual artists. Our graduates have a high rate of success in the industry and go on to enjoy dynamic careers as visual artists, educators, mural artists, writers, program officers and academics.

We also offer a rotating program of 6-week courses and intensives in our popular Short Course program.

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The education I received at Adelaide Central School of Art not only prepared me in terms of developing my own artistic practice, but also gave me the professional skill set necessary for the management of an artist-run space, such as writing grant applications, the curation of exhibitions and gallery installation.

– Andrew Clarke, graduate (BVA 2015)

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Our campus

Adelaide Central School of Art is located in the Glenside Health and Cultural Precinct. We moved here in 2013 after we were granted a 50-year lease by the South Australian Government for two heritage buildings. The extensive award-winning renovations provide more than just a location, they provide space to learn and explore, while appreciating the building of architectural heritage.

Teaching and Studio Spaces

The three-storey Teaching and Studio Building provides spacious teaching studios for our Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Contemporary Studio Practice and Art History & Theory classes. Third year and Honours student studios are integrated on each floor with some studios set aside for resident practising artists. This building also has a dedicated lecture theatre, media room, library, student gallery, workshop and student kitchen and lounge areas.

A secure external courtyard provides enhanced studio and teaching facilities for the sculpture faculty. The covered workspaces are connected to the main machinery workshop and allows students to work on more ambitious projects.

Administration Spaces

This bluestone Administration building accommodates our main reception and administration offices, Central Artist Supplies  and Adelaide Central Gallery, and is also home to Artlink Magazine, Flux Design and Chamber Music Adelaide.

All exhibitions

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Graduate Exhibition 2023

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Wish You Were Here! 2023

Ended: 17 November 2023
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Helen Fuller | Shedding

Ended: 27 October 2023
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Hospicing William Light

Ended: 8 September 2023
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Open Book | Amber Cronin, Loren Orsillo, Kelly Reynolds

Ended: 14 July 2023
'My eyes lose themselves in a mirror' oil on board 85x122cm

John Foubister | Parts of a place

Ended: 19 May 2023
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The Drawing Exchange 2017

Ended: 22 September 2017
Bernadette Klavins (detail 1)

Four Points

Ended: 21 July 2017
Andrew Dearman untitled Ambrotype 2016

The Still and Moving Image

Ended: 2 June 2017
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Haza | Kate Kurucz

Ended: 24 March 2023

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