Our Story

The Saint Ignatius Art Show is an exciting high-quality exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings, digital works, sculptures and installations from established and emerging South Australian artists including works from Kaltjiti Arts in the APY Lands. This will be the 15th Saint Ignatius Art Show since it began in 2000 and has become an institution establishing a reputation for excellence within the local art community. 

Held every two years, the event is part of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival, which promotes the Art Show extensively to the wider community. Over the years, it has changed and grown, with attendance figures climbing annually. The Opening Night is generally sold out and the weekend brings hundreds of visitors, art enthusiasts, and collectors from both the school and wider community. Building on the past successes of the 2013 ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, 2015 ‘The Littlest Big Top’ and 2017 ‘Shhhhh! It’s a Library’, we will again see an installation of fabulous small works contributed by the 2019 exhibiting artists. This year’s installation is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and is once more the brainchild of installation artist James Parker. 

With the generous support of sponsors, the Saint Ignatius Art Show will continue to offer this entertaining art and cultural event to the community. All money raised from the Saint Ignatius Art Show directly benefits the students of Saint Ignatius’ College.

Our mission

The mission of the Saint Ignatius Art Show is to exhibit and promote the visual, artistic and cultural artwork of established and emerging South Australian artists; and to inspire and engage the wider community with exciting new artistic experiences.

Our vision

Art expands hearts and minds and we envision this vibrant and entertaining art and cultural event being accessible to everyone in the community and to foster greater social engagement, critical thinking and creativity.

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Saint Ignatius’ College Junior School
62 Queen Street, Norwood SA 5067

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Enquiries: artshow@ignatius.sa.edu.au