Art Gallery Extends Hours For Last Weeks Of Turner Exhibition


J.M.W. Turner "Burial at Sea" 1842

J.M.W. Turner “Burial at Sea” 1842

With only four weeks until the gallery’s latest exhibition “Turner from the Tate” departs our shores, the Art Gallery of South Australia is inviting visitors to come early or stay late at the gallery.

Director Nick Mitzevich says the extended opening hours are in response to climbing visitor numbers and is urging the public not to miss this rare opportunity to see such a significant and comprehensive exhibition in their own backyard. “From May, the Art Gallery will open its doors at 8am on weekends. This is a great opportunity for people to get in early and beat the crowds. We’re also bringing back our hugely popular Up Late program on Friday nights to encourage people to get the most out of the exhibition before it closes on May 19,” Mr Mitzevich said.

Get to the Art Gallery on Friday nights from the 26th of April and experience one of the greatest painters of light, after dark at Turner Up Late. Visitors will be transported back in time to the English seaside town of Margate – a place J.M.W. Turner loved for the sea, the skies and his landlady Mrs Booth! Encounter Turner’s storms and ships on a mini-maritime tour, exchange a tale or two with special-guest talks, then step up for a sketching duel in the games parlour.

For the final three weeks of the exhibition the Art Gallery is opening early on Saturdays and Sundays. Early risers can kick start their weekend with Turner from the Tate from 8am. For further information visit the Art Gallery website here.

Tickets are available from the Art Gallery or online at Bass.


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