Instead I walked around the city visiting new sights since I was last there.
|Adelaide Convention Centre and the Torrens River|
|The newly renovated Adelaide Sports Oval|
The curved building is covered with over 6000 double glazed triangles with metal sunshades for optimum weather control. Behind the triangles multiple colours flash out from the transparent glass, and at night when the building is lit it looks like a multicoloured cut-glass brooch.
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Atop the stairs at the south end of the University bridge, I saw this plaque commemorating the drowning of Professor George Duncan in the River Torrens. There has never been a conviction of his murderers (presumably members of the Police force), but this brought about reform for the acceptance of the gay community.
|One of the many University Buildings|
Next to the University buildings are the Art Gallery of South Australia, the the South Australian Museum , and the modern State Library.
All are located on North Terrace, and entry is free (you can donate a gold coin if you wish) and they are open from 10am to 5pm.
The current exhibition at the Art Museum, was the "Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art - Dark Heart" which runs until 11th May.
Just outside the Art Gallery was this black half buried house that was part of the exhibition, by Perth artist Ian Strange , a replica of his Perth childhood home.
|Ian Strange's home in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia|
|The house seen from the back with the main facade facing North Terrace.|
"The Island" this huge painting by Sydney born Ben Quilty , winner of the Archibald prize 2011
This poignant work entitled "Someone died trying to have a life like mine" by Alex Seton, refers to an incident when 28 life-jackets were discovered washed up on Cocos Island, off the coast of Western Australia in May 2013. They are carved out of Wombeyan marble and each one is different.
Ex deMedici, a former tattoo artist, is the artist behind the works in the above 2 photos.
On the wall "The Law", represents firearms in a Persian inspired rug and logos of Western multinationals.
The one on the floor is made up of bullet cases, bullets and coins, with the flag symbols of England/Australia on the bottom corner and the Stars and Stripes flag symbol of the USA on the top corner.
Woven in synthetic rope, leather and rubber, these huge suspended sculptures titled "Armour" were inspired by the Samurai armour, and were done by Spanish born artist Dani Marti, who is now based in Sydney.
"Mob Rule" by Melbourne artist Tony Garifalakis comprises of 85 defaced portraits of world leaders, like evil villains and anti-heroes, contesting the accumulation of power and the status quo.
Next door to the Art Gallery is the Museum, where I popped in for a quick tour.
The modern glass facade contrasts with the brick original building indoors.
The wild animals from the various continents, the minerals, etc were very similar to the exhibits in the Perth Museum.
|Outside the Museum a man was feeding hundreds of pigeons|