Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA) is custodian of one of the largest public art collections in South Australia. It spans the 15th to 21st centuries and comprises over 8000 Australian and international works. Collection highlights include nationally significant holdings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, conceptual art projects by North American, European and Australian artists, and a vast archive of Australian political prints and posters.
Located at the University’s main campus at Bedford Park, 12 kilometres south of Adelaide’s central business district, FUMA houses the collections that were first initiated for education purposes in 1966. A purpose-built gallery was more recently opened in 2019 reflecting the University’s ongoing commitment to the visual arts.
FUMA serves its immediate and wider community as an academic resource and dynamic site of cultural and intellectual exchange. Programs draw on the collections, feature emerging and established Australian practitioners and privilege the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and curators.
In 2022, FUMA is partnering with local and interstate organisations to host four major exhibitions at its Bedford Park gallery. The acclaimed exhibition Bee-stung Lips: Barbara Hanrahan works on paper 1960 – 1991 will tour regional South Australia in partnership with Country Arts SA.
- Free guided tours
- Onsite parking
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops and classes
Featured image: Installation view: Sovereign sisters: domestic work, 2022. Photo: Brenton Edwards. Courtesy: Flinders University Museum of Art, Bedford Park.