Project Map

LOCATION Australia

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery


BUDGET $104,000,000*


The South Australian government is steadily moving forward with its plans for a National Gallery for Aboriginal Art and Cultures at the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital. Initially the gallery was slated as the Adelaide Contemporary, under the previous Labour government. This plan has now been redeveloped by the Liberal government, aiming to make Adelaide a centre for Indigenous art and culture. In 2018 a team led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Woods Bagot won the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. Currently the government is undertaking a scoping study on its plans to develop the gallery and there have been some indications that the winning design will be incorporated in some way into the design of the Aboriginal art gallery. A total of $150 million AUD (US$ 104 million) has been allocated so far for the commencement of construction for the National Gallery for Aboriginal Art and Cultures. The study is expected to be finalised by the end of July 2019, with construction anticipated to begin in 2020/21 and the gallery complete by 2022. In the meantime, $2.6 million AUD has been allocated to upgrade the storage facility that holds the nation’s unrivalled collections of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot


Government of South Australia

State Administration Centre
200 Victoria Square
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

Jing Lee
Assistant to the Premier
+61 8 8237 9408

Steven Marshall
Premier of South Australia
+61 8 8429 3232

PriceWaterhouse Coopers Adelaide

70 Franklin Street, Level 11
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

+61 8 8218 7000

Woods Bagot

11 Waymouth Street, Level 14
Adelaide 5001
South Australia

+61 8 8113 5900
Thomas Masullo

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

601 West 26th Street, Suite 1815
New York, New York 10001

+1 212 260 7971
Elizabeth Diller