Performing Arts Collection of South Australia

The Performing Arts collection has a breathtaking, exciting gallimaufry of artefacts representing the rich heritage of the performing arts in this State. The Collection holds over 80,000 acquisitions including programs, posters, photographs, properties, puppets, masks, video tapes, scrapbooks, design models, costumes and much more. It is the result of many generous donations of memorabilia.

Address: 
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide, SA
Tel: 
0882168769
Hours: 
9am-5pm Mon-Fri by appointment
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Refreshments (in Bistro), toilets, guided tours, limited disabled access
Collection: 
Approximately 80,000 items
Share

Items

Costume designs

Creator:
Donald Friend
Description:
Seven watercolours of designs for an untitled ballet.
Date:
circa 1953
Item Id Number:
46213/1-7

Bust

Daisy Kennedy

Creator:
Anna Denhof
Description:
Terracotta bust by Viennese artist Denhof.
Date:
1931
Item Id Number:
13585

Packaging

Anna Pavlova Chocolate Box

Creator:
Cadburys
Description:
Box of chocolates released to celebrate the tour of Australia by dancer Anna Pavlova in 1926 and 1929.
Date:
1920s
Item Id Number:
44192

Oil painting

Sir Robert Helpmann

Creator:
Rita Smith
Description:
Oil on board, showing Helpmann as an ugly sister in the ballet Cinderella.
Date:
1965
Item Id Number:
50730

Stage model

Chess

Creator:
Brian Thomson
Description:
Set model designed by Thomson for the musical "Chess".
Date:
1992
Item Id Number:
52647