Each year, thousands of people visit Government House.
Her Excellency and Mr Bunten want to give them access to outstanding Australian art during their visit.
Most of the art in the public rooms of Government House is generously on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The works were chosen to reflect the breadth and depth of 20th century Australian art and to bring together European, Australian, and First Nations artistic influences and voices. They include migrant artists, Australian-born artists of non‑Aboriginal descent, and Indigenous artists.
The collection also takes cues from the gardens encircling the house, a space where indigenous species such as eucalypts and plum pines sit alongside introduced species such as magnolias and golden elms.
The Governor and Mr Bunten want Government House and its grounds to be spaces for all South Australians. The art collection is one route to this goal.
'Creating Conversations' is a series of videos featuring Her Excellency, Mr Bunten, and Art Gallery of South Australia Assistant Director Lisa Slade discussing the works on display at Government House.
Creating Conversations at Government House
Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson and Art Gallery of South Australia Assistant Director Lisa Slade discuss the public art in the Eastern Entrance of Government House.
Creating Conversations - Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC
Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia discusses the work of Dee Jones and Pintupi artist Yukultji Napangati.
Creating Conversations – Mr Rod Bunten
In episode three of Creating Conversations, Mr Rod Bunten discusses his favourite work, ‘McLaughlin Rocks’ by Stan De Teliga.