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Art Gallery Board

Functional responsibility

The Art Gallery Board (the Board) is established pursuant to the Art Gallery Act 1939. The Board is responsible for the management of the Art Gallery of South Australia (the Art Gallery). For details of the Board’s objectives refer note 1 of the financial report.

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $5.6 million
Revenues from SA Government: $11 million
Value of heritage collections: $609 million
Number of FTEs: 64.05
Number of visitors: 779 670

Significant events and transactions
  • Unveiling of the $4.6 million artwork by Camille Pissarro titled ‘Prairie à Èragny’ in August 2014.
  • Major exhibition ‘Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris’ held between October 2014 and February 2015, attracting approximately 60 000 visitors to the Art Gallery.
  • From 1 July 2014 the functions of Arts SA (including those impacting the Board) transferred from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to the Department of State Development.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • The Board’s financial management compliance program was not implemented in 2014-15
  • The fraud and corruption control policy is out of date and was not reviewed annually in accordance with Treasurer’s Instruction 2 ‘Financial Management’
  • Bona fide and leave reports were not reviewed in a timely manner
  • Controls for the Shared Services SA main payroll system did not meet a generally satisfactory standard