Media Releases

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All media enquiries should be directed to Robert Reason, Acting Museum Director on (08) 8267 3677 or 0414 912 329. Alternatively you can email Robert at


Paul Keating opens new private museum

Posted on 03 June 2016

Paul Keating opens new private museum which houses one of the greatest decorative arts collections in Australia Adelaide, Australia: Today former Prime Minister, Paul Keating will open the new David Roche Foundation House Museum in Adelaide, a $5m purpose built museum which houses 3,000 magnificent pieces of decorative and fine art, spanning two centuries of… 

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New Private Museum

Posted on 23 February 2016

New Private Museum Set to Open Housing One of the Greatest Decorative Arts Collections in Australia “It is my greatest wish that one day my small Foundation be known internationally for its diversity and great quality, which we have strived so hard to achieve” – David Roche Adelaide, Australia: More than 3,000 magnificent pieces of… 

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New Curator Appointed

Posted on 01 October 2015

The Board of The David Roche Foundation announced today the appointment of Robert Reason as Senior Curator of The David Roche Foundation House Museum. Reason comes to the museum from the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) where he was curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts. With twenty years’ experience in the art profession,… 

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A travelling exhibition from Powerhouse, Sydney

Current Exhibition

Fantastical Worlds

From 13 August 2022, The David Roche Foundation plays host to Fantastical Worlds, a travelling exhibition developed by the Powerhouse museum, Sydney, comprising playful arrangements of old and new.

The Powerhouse collection holds many objects that instil a sense of wonder. Made using a wide range of materials and techniques, they seduce us with their otherworldly beauty, stimulate our imagination and shed light on how we perceive ourselves and the world. For this iteration of the exhibition, the Powerhouse ceramics, jewellery, silver, textiles and fashion are joined by decorative objects and paintings from The David Roche Foundation in a wondrous offering of dazzling form, ornament and colour.

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