The Museum has been named in honour of two distinguished American benefactors to Australian culture, whose remarkable bequest provides scholarships – administered through UniSA – for Australian artists to study overseas.
The Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today. The program is intended to be of broad interest and educational value to a wide public community. The Museum additionally manages and develops the UniSA Art Collection.
The initiative to create such a major facility as the Samstag Museum signals the University’s intention to make a leading contribution to both the cultural life of South Australia and the Australian tertiary education sector.
We invite all the University’s students, staff and visitors to experience the creativity, innovation and excitement of many great Australian and international artists through the Samstag Museum of Art.
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Samstag Scholarships Program
The Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships were established in 1992 through a remarkable bequest by American artist Gordon Samstag, who taught from 1961 to 1970 at the South Australian School of Art. His gift ranks as one of the great bequests to visual arts education in this country.
The Samstag Program is administered by the University of South Australia through the Samstag Museum of Art on behalf of Mr Samstag’s trustee, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Florida, USA.
The Samstag Program has recently entered a partnership with the Australia Council’s Visual Arts Board, to support residencies for Australian artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, from 2010.
To be known as the ‘Australia Council for the Arts and Anne & Gordon Samstag ISCP Residencies’, the innovative cultural partnership brings together the prestigious Samstag Program with Australia’s national arts funding agency.
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These pieces are from exhibitions held at the Samstag Museum back in 2009. Keep your eyes on the UniLifeMag website for more info on their upcoming exhibitions.
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