About Guildhouse

Guildhouse Office, Lion Arts Precinct, North Terrance & Morphett Street, Adelaide. Photograph Guildhouse.

Guildhouse is a not for profit organisation that supports visual artists, craftspeople and designers to build and maintain sustainable careers.

We help nurture and extend art practices and business development.
We connect professional opportunities, markets and networks.

Guildhouse began its story in 1966 as the Craft Association of South Australia, and has grown to become a leading South Australian not-for-profit, dedicated to its members.

We provide professional development support to innumerable craftspeople, visual artists and designers — assisting them to build enduring and sustainable practices.

Explore the benefits of being a member and discover the variety of panel discussions, artist talks, information sessions, workshops, and career changing programs such as The Guildhouse Fellowship, The Collections Project and CATAPULT Mentorships.


Guildhouse has a long history of successfully working in collaboration with industry and government partners to deliver a range of programs that meet mutual goals and provide creative professionals with new opportunities to develop and expand their practice.

Jane Jeffreys,

Guildhouse Chair and Managing Director of Jane Jeffreys Consulting.

Guildhouse is an organisation dedicated to supporting artists, craftspeople and designers to develop sustainable careers. We help create opportunities for artists to succeed, through funded mentorships, international residencies, professional development and forging connections with industry.

Emma Fey,

Guildhouse CEO.


Photographic portrait of Jane Jeffreys

Jane Jeffreys

(Chair) Managing Director, Jane Jeffreys Consulting

Photographic portrait of Clare Belfrage

Clare Belfrage


Photographic portrait of Clare Belfrage

Andrew Cohen

Director, Cohen Group

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Jess Dare


Photographic portrait of John Hood

John Hood

Managing Director, Humanee

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Rod Lindquist

Consultant, JHK Legal 

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Deanne Loan

Manager, Digital Publishing and Communications, National Centre for Vocational Education Research 

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Robyn McBride



Photographic portrait of Emma Fey

Emma Fey

Chief Executive Officer

Photographic portrait of Victoria Bowes

Victoria Bowes

Executive Officer

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Debbie Pryor

Artistic Programs Manager

Photographic portrait of Heidi Kenyon

Trish Hansen

Strategic Consultant

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Clare Suridge

Finance Officer

Photographic portrait of Bridget Hodder

Ayesha Aggarwal

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Photographic portrait of Heidi Kenyon

Heidi Kenyon

Programs Officer

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Henry Wolff

Administration Officer

Artist Advisory Group

Guildhouse established an Artist Advisory Group in 2017 to ensure the relevance of Guildhouse programs to artists, craftspeople and designers across South Australia. The following artists currently comprise the Artist Advisory Group:

Gabriella Bisetto, Thom Buchanan, Bridget Currie, Nicholas Folland, Brad Harkin, Carly Snoswell and Catherine Truman.

Historic Articles

Meet Your Maker | Well Made in SALA

Image: Younsoon Jin, Whipped Cream, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.Date: 22 Aug 2016   By: Julianne Pierce  Profiles: Adele Dubarry and Youngsoon Jin The Well Made platform is continuing to grow, promoting and profiling the best South Australian visual...

Guildhouse 50th Anniversary

  Guildhouse has been quietly working behind some of South Australia’s most successful creative professionals since 1966.  Started as the Craft Association of South Australia with a view to promote South Australian craft to the public, the organisation has grown...

From Craftsouth to Guildhouse

From Craftsouth to Guildhouse Brigid Noone One of South Australia’s key arts organisations, ‘Craftsouth: Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design’ has rebranded its name and identity to ‘Guildhouse’. This exciting development presents a chance to take stock and...