This is a list of public art in South Australia organized by town. This list is focused only on outdoor public art, and thus does not encompass works contained within private collections, art galleries or museums.
A Day Out consists of four bronze pigs, each depicted as if they were exploring the city. Located in Rundle Mall and commissioned by the Adelaide City Council, the pigs are named Truffles, Horatio, Oliver and Augusta. A Day Out was unveiled on 3 July 1999.
Originally located on the Barr Smith lawns at the University of Adelaide, Jonathon Dady's The Fones are based on the shape of the inner ear and musical notation. Originally there were three on the site, but only two remained. They were regularly vandalized and were finally removed from this location several years ago < (discussion with Manager of Art and Heritage Collections , Adelaide Uni , 2013>
"'Old Dog'" was first installed on Union Street in the city, but was subsequently moved to its current location on the corner of Franklin and Bowen streets, just outside the Adelaide Central Bus Station.
Affectionately referred to as the "Mall's Balls", On Further Reflection was commissioned by the Hindmarsh Building Society, who donated the work to the Adelaide City Council in 1977. It has become one of Adelaide's most recognisable artworks.
Progress was designed by Lyndon Dadswell, who was regarded as one of Australia's most accomplished sculptors. The work represents the "spirit of progress", and is situated on what was for many years the David Jones building in Rundle Mall, having been installed in 1963 – four years after the work was completed. Dadswell studied for a time under Rayner Hoff, noted in Adelaide as the sculptor for the South Australian National War Memorial.
Roy "Mo" Rene was commissioned by Adelaide City Council to remember the vaudeville and radio star, Roy Rene, who was born not far from where the statue is now located. Created by Robert Hannaford and cast in bronze, the work is posed and positioned in order to encourage passers-by to be photographed with "Mo".
The South African War Memorial was the second public equestrian statue to be unveiled in Australia. Designed by Adrian Jones and commissioned to commemorate the South Australians who served in the Second Boer War, it was unveiled in 1904. The granite pedestal upon which it stands was designed by Garlick, Sibley and Wooldridge.