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Adelaide Festival of Arts

The first arts festival – from which the now internationally recognised Adelaide Festival of Arts was created – was held in March 1960. The event has become an annual festival with its own venue, the Adelaide Festival Centre, which was completed in 1973. Although organised by the Adelaide Festival Corporation, records held by the Archives contain some relevant material.

SELECTED ITEMS RELATING TO THE ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Canberra
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1959–67 A1838, 564/48 part 1
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1959–67 A1838, 564/48 part 2
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1959–67 A1838, 564/48 part 3
Request for royal favours – Adelaide Festival of Arts March 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1972 – The Queen Mother grants patronage, 1960–71 A2880, 27/5/25
Adelaide Festival of Arts – retained for historical purposes, 1961–79 A3211, 1978/351
Photograph of Festival of Arts sign, 1960 A12111, 1/1960/17/1
Photograph of Otto Hajek with the model of his environmental sculpture for Adelaide Festival Centre, 1975 A6180, 11/11/75/3
Photograph of Otto Hajek with the model of his environmental sculpture for Adelaide Festival Centre, 1975 A6180, 11/11/75/4
Photograph of Otto Hajek with the model of his environmental sculpture for Adelaide Festival Centre, 1975 A6180, 11/11/75/5
Photograph of members of the Australian Dance Theatre dancing among passers-by at Adelaide's 1976 festival, 1976 A6135, K27/4/76/24
Sydney
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1958–62 SP724/1, 8/22/3 part 1
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1958–62 SP724/1, 8/22/3 part 2
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1958–62 SP724/1, 8/22/3 part 3
ABC local television programs publicity file – Adelaide Festival of Arts 1963 documentary, 1962–66 SP1011/1, 337
Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1967–69 SP1299/1, R6/11/7

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