Onkaparinga Self-Guided Tour

Onkaparinga Self-Guided Tour

We’ve done the work for you and plotted a self-guided tour of SALA exhibitions through the City of Onkaparinga.

The Kaurna People are the traditional owners of the land in what is now known as the City of Onkaparinga, and we acknowledge and respect their continuing connection to the land and waters.

Try this route on Friday 12, 19 or 26 of August 2022

Click on the venues below for more information.
* = denoted on the map. There’s a 10-stop limit in Google Maps, but don’t let that stop you!

If you open the route in Google Maps, you can change up the itinerary as you like! You can add or remove stops, and rearrange the order.

Tap on the venues below for more information.
* = denoted on the map. There’s a 10-stop limit in Google Maps, but don’t let that stop you!

21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga | 10am-4pm

Start your day in the artistic centre of Port Noarlunga!
Sauerbier House is a heritage building which functions as a gallery space, artist studios, and place of cultural exchange. Here you’ll find the exhibition curated by the 2021 winner of the City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award, Christina Lauren.

22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga | 10am-4pm

Walk a stone’s-throw along Wearing St (in a Northerly direction) to also visit the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre. Check out the exhibition Ambience by local artist Kirstie McGregor.

141 Main Rd, McLaren Vale | 10am-5pm

Good Bank Gallery is a new art space in McLaren Vale which opened in February this year. Stop by to see the work of prolific artist Kurt Bosecke in his biggest solo exhibition to date. Bosecke is a finalist in multiple SALA Awards for his collaborative work with Emmaline Zanelli and Eloise Holoubek (this work will be on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia).

202 Main Rd, McLaren Vale | 11am-4pm

You’ll find Fleurieu Arthouse 700m up the main road from Good Bank Gallery (Hardy’s Tintara Winery site). 

 Meet the artists in the studios, have a coffee, and enjoy the many artworks on display.

101 Bagshaws Rd, McLaren Vale | 11am-5pm

Enjoy the painted abstract works of Monique Pommesberger

129 Bagshaws Rd, McLaren Vale | 11am-5pm

A hop & a skip down the road from Shottesbrooke Vineyards, you’ll find an exhibition by two artists that spans mixed media, mosaic, ceramics, printmaking and watercolour.

  • Red Poles, 190 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, 9am-5pm, features a group exhibition and is right near the next stop! [book here]
  • Oscars Restaurant, 201 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, 12noon-8:30pm, features the art of Sonja Maclean. [book here]
  • Or you can head back to the main street of McLaren Vale to find a bite to eat.

219 Strout Rd, McLaren Vale | 11am-4pm

Enjoy detailed paintings of the natural world by Mark Eric.

17 High St, Willunga | 11am-4pm

Drop in on our favourite wine-makers and see which SA artist they have on display.

36 High St, Willunga | 10am-4pm

2 stops in one! 

695 California Rd, McLaren Vale | 10am-5pm

58 Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale | 10:30am-4:30pm

Don’t skip the icon, ‘The Cube’, which is a visual feast in and of itself. Here you’ll find two SALA exhibitions: Archer’s Arcadia, and A Road Less Travelled: A Sculpture Retrospective.

168 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale | 11am-6pm

Round out your day by dropping in on Annie Rudduck’s exhibition Thalassophile.

If you’re using a smartphone or tablet, download the free Google Maps app for ease-of-use. Then click on the green button above to ‘open’ this trip.

Customise your route

click and drag the little circle next to each stop

Hover your cursor over the right side of the destination and click the X that appears

There is a limit of 10 stops on Google Maps. But if you have room for more, you can click the ‘+’ symbol that says ‘Add destination‘, then start typing the address.

Hover your cursor over the right side of the destination and click the ‘X’ that appears

Tap and hold your finger on the circle/letter next to a stop, and keep holding your finger down to drag it to a higher or lower position. 

There is a limit of 10 Stops on Google Maps. If there is a space that says ‘Add stop’, tap here and then type in your new destination.

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