Aboriginal Art and
Cultures Gallery

Aboriginal Art and
Cultures Gallery

We are creating jobs and enhancing our state’s reputation as a place of art, culture and festivals by upgrading our cultural infrastructure.

What we said we'd do

Establish an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Gallery on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital (oRAH) site.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is upgrading South Australia’s cultural infrastructure, including building an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre at Lot Fourteen (the oRAH site).

This project will showcase more than 60,000 years of Aboriginal culture as never told or shown before and it will be a global tourism attraction, expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It’s funded and designed with construction underway and due for completion in 2025.

We’re also upgrading the Adelaide Festival Centre and working with the private sector to deliver an upgraded Festival Centre Plaza.

We have commenced the planning process for a new acoustic concert hall and we are upgrading regional theatres to ensure the ongoing success of the arts industry across the state.

These projects are creating thousands of jobs in construction and supporting thousands more jobs in the arts industry while also cementing South Australia’s reputation as a destination for world-class arts institutions and festivals.

What it means for you

  • A new, global visitor attraction is being built right here in Adelaide
  • Cementing our reputation as a state of art, culture and festivals
  • Local jobs created in construction plus more jobs in the arts and tourism industries

Policy snapshot

  • The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre is funded and designed and is scheduled to open in 2025.
  • This global visitor attraction will showcase Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture and draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
  • We are also upgrading other arts infrastructure including the Festival Centre.
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We are creating jobs and enhancing our state’s reputation as a place of art, culture and festivals by upgrading our cultural infrastructure.

We are creating jobs and enhancing our state’s reputation as a place of art, culture and festivals by upgrading our cultural infrastructure.