Riddoch Art Gallery

Riddoch Art Gallery is South Australia's largest and oldest regional gallery. Composing of three galleries hosting a variety of exhibitions to appeal to a broad range of the community and the travelling public. Students and researchers also regularly use the permanent collection of some two thousand artworks for individual study.

The Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Galleries feature significant exhibitions curated from the collection, or major touring exhibitions from national cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The Cathleen Edkins Community Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring the work of regional and emerging artists, as well as displays from community groups and local schools.

There is also a Gallery Gift Shop where you can purchase handmade arts and crafts as well as novelty gift items.

Current Exhibitions:

Many Places, Many Times

Aboriginal Works from the Riddoch Art Gallery Collection

There are 21 artworks/artefacts in this exhibition. They are drawn from the Riddoch Gallery’s Collection of art that includes sculptures, paintings, works-on-paper, artefacts, ephemera, and the Gooch Collection of indigenous art. In the context of the Collection overall, the 21 works are from the Gallery’s own acquisitions gathered through gifts and purchases over many decades. For more information including an educational supplement visit here. Exhibiting NOW until July 2nd, 2017. Free Entry. Cathleen Edkins Gallery

The Needham Religious Art Prize

$10,000 Acquisitive

The Needham Religious Art Prize was established in 1998 through the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier, to encourage artists to interpret or portray an event character, story or truth from the Bible.

The Needham Religious Art Prize attracts challenging and thought-provoking paintings from artists who draw inspiration from both the Old and the New Testaments. Entries have come from South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. Distinguished judges have been Giles Auty (1998, then national art critic for The Australian); Ben Gennochio (2000, art critic for The Australian); John McDonald (2002, then Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia); Frances Lindsay (2004, Deputy Director of NGV Australia); Dr. Ian George (2006, former Archbishop of Adelaide); and Barry Jones AO (2008, polymath and former Federal Government Minister): Gordon Morrison (2015, Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat).

This year's $10,000 Acquisitive Prize will be judged by the Right Reverend David and Mrs Marion McCall OAM.

OPENS: Friday May 19th at 6pm. EXHIBITS: May 20th until July 2nd. Free Entry. Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Gallery.

Events Calendar


Monday  to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 3 pm and most public holidays


Riddoch Art Gallery at the Main Corner
1 Bay Road,  Mount Gambier South Australia
(Corner of Bay Road (Riddoch Highway) and Commercial Street East)

PO Box 56, Mount Gambier SA 5290


Phone (08) 8721 2563

Email:  riddoch@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

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