John Liebelt, An Im-mac-culate Conception Site, 1998 Acrylic on canvas 102 x 102 cm Winner of the 1998 Port Pirie Art Prize Photo by Tabitha Runkel, Port Pirie Cultural Precinct ©1998-2019 Port Pirie Regional Council All Rights Reserved.

About the Collection

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery has one of the largest permanent collections in Mid North of South Australia, comprised of almost 300 works of art spanning a 100 years. Our collection includes paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, photographs and videos, textiles and clothing, ceramics, glass and metalwork. The majority of the collection has been acquired through the Port Pirie Art Prize 1994-2016, but also includes donated artworks and artworks entrusted to our care for safeguarding preservation for generations to come.

We are seeking funding to help digitise the collection for future public access and education.

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery can supply images of works of art from the collection for a range of purposes, from academic research to print and digital publications and projects, as well as selected commercial products. Conditions and fees may apply.


Many works in the Gallery’s collection are covered by copyright provisions which may restrict the use of images and/or incur an additional fee.

You do not need to ask for copyright permission if the image is used for private research and study or for other exceptions defined by section 40 of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 – but you may still need to contact us to obtain a high-quality image.

Other uses will require Gallery permission and may also require the permission of the copyright holder or their agent.

To learn more about copyright, visit the Australian Copyright Council.


We undertake ongoing research to establish the history of ownership, or provenance, of works of art in the collection. This research helps to identify the social, historical and economic context in which a work of art was created and collected, as well the work’s authenticity.

It is important to note that an incomplete provenance does not indicate that a work was looted or stolen, only that its complete ownership history cannot be reconstructed today.