School Tour – Adelaide Sculpture Trail


Discover the public art sculptures that bring Adelaide to life

$22 per student
1.5 Hours

Adelaide's quirky public art

The sculptures of Adelaide’s city centre are brought to life by Flamboyance Tours. On this 90-minute walk, learn who designed some of the city’s most iconic pieces of public art, the materials used and what inspired the artists. The process of bronzing is also revealed so students understand how many of the featured sculptures come together.

The sculptures covered are:

  • 14 Pieces (by SA Museum)
  • Fish for the Slate Pool Walkway, aka Fish Gates (behind AGSA)
  • The Immigrants (Migration Museum)
  • Venere di Canova (North Terrace)
  • Dame Roma Mitchell
  • Boer War
  • Bronze Sculpture no. 714 (by Intercontinental Hotel)
  • Roy ‘Mo McCackie’ Rene (Hindley Street)
  • The Bee (Beehive Corner)
  • A Day Out, aka The Pigs (Rundle Mall)
  • Pigeon
  • The Slide
  • Mall’s Balls
Students are encouraged to engage through taking photos, asking and answering questions, and taking part in a quiz along the route.
Start and end points

We start on North Terrace outside the SA Museum at the 14 Pieces installation. We end at the Mall's Balls. *There is an alternate start point of the Kaurna Learning Circle installation at the northern end of Adelaide University, which omits 14 Pieces - this adds 10 minutes to the tour and $1 extra/student. It is not an accessible route.


*Bookings are essential, with numbers and payment confirmed at least one week prior to the event.

*This tour has a fully accessible route.

*A group photo is taken on every tour, so please ensure students are in desired uniform and have photo permissions where necessary.

*Students will be asked for feedback at the end of the tour by filling out a quick form asking what they liked/didn’t like about the experience.

*This tour is recommended for visual arts students in years 9-11.

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How this tour assists Australian Curriculum outcomes

Outdoor Learning
Students are engaged in practical and active learning experiences in natural environments and settings. In these environments, students develop the skills and understanding to move safely and competently while valuing a positive relationship with the outside world.
Visual Arts - Rationale
Students recognise the significance of visual arts histories, theories and practices, exploring and responding to artists, craftspeople and designers and their artworks. (ACAVAM125) (ACAVAR130)
Visual Arts - Achievement Standard (Year 10)
They analyse the causes and effects of events and developments and make judgements about their importance. They explain the motives and actions of people at the time. Students explain the significance of these events and developments over the short and long term. They explain different interpretations of the past. Students sequence events and developments within a chronological framework, with reference to periods of time and their duration.
SACE Visual Arts (Art) (Stage 1)
Area of Study #1 – Visual Thinking, and Area of Study #3 – Visual Arts in Context
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