Each year SALA puts on a range of art tours lead by expert artist tour guides to provide an entrypoint to the SALA Program. The tours offered by SALA Festival vary year to year, ranging from walking tours in the CBD, bus tours to the regions, bilingual tours, and participatory tours.

2021 Art Tours

Introduction to Contemporary Art

Saturday 7 August, 10:30am

Sometimes you just need someone to explain the significance of an artwork in layman’s terms. This tour is for anyone who’s ever thought “my kid could have done that” when looking at art.

First Nations Art Tour

Friday 13 August, 10:30am

Join artist Thomas Readett on a tour of SALA exhibitions in the City of Adelaide featuring the work of First Nations artists.

The Hydrated Curators Tour

Saturday 21 August, 4pm

Join curators Eleanor Scicchitano and Tai Spruyt for a chance to talk art and curation as you meander between watering holes.

Lord Mayor Art Tour

Wednesday 25 August, 2pm

Discover the work of South Australian artists with the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor.

Blind conTOUR with artist Fran Callen

Saturday 21 August, 10am

On this tour, Fran will guide you to a selection of SALA exhibitions in the City of Adelaide, with participants encouraged to draw between stops! Please bring a small sketchbook and a pen/pencil.

Imaging the Port with artist Tony Kearney

Saturday 7 August, 1pm

Join photographic artist Tony Kearney for a wander around the SALA exhibitions in Port Adelaide. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and practice some street photography between stops.

SALA Sketchy Night

Do away with your inhibitions and join us for a night of sketchy fun! Artist Nick Hanisch will guide the group through a series of activities that will make you forget that you can’t draw!

SALA Art Tour in Korean

Sunday 15 August, 2pm

Join artist Jonathan Kim in a walking art tour between SALA exhibitions presented in Korean on Korean Liberation Day.

SALA Art Tour in Franglais

Saturday 21 August, 10am

Bring your beret and join artist Edwina Cooper in a walking art tour presented in Franglais, a blend of French and English.

Adelaide Hills Art Trail

Jump on
this bus tour to SALA exhibitions in the Adelaide Hills!

Saturday 7 August, 9:30am
Bus departs North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $40 + bf

Barossan Art Tour

Let someone else do the driving as you sample art in the Barossa.

Saturday 14 August, 9:30am
Bus departs North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $40 + bf

Enjoy McLaren Vale

Treat yourself to a day in McLaren Vale on this SALA art tour!

Saturday 21 August, 9:30am
Bus departs North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $40 + bf

Encounter Art in the Bay

Hop on the bus to Encounter Bay for a day of art!

Saturday 28 August, 9:30am
Bus departs North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $40 + bf

Past Tours Photo Gallery