Image: Sally Parnis, Relic, 2020, oil on rescued board. Image courtesy the artist.

In partnership with the City of Adelaide, we are pleased to announce the 2023 ART WORKS program appointments.

Emerging curator and visual artist Chiranjika (Chira) Grasby has been appointed as the ART WORKS Early Career Curator and Writer in Residence for 2023.

Of her appointment Chira says “It’s an honour to be joining the Guildhouse crew as the Early Career Curator and Writer in Residence for 2023-2024. I’m excited to have the opportunity to expand my horizons as a creative and further immerse myself in my curatorial practice. I can’t thank Guildhouse enough for having me on board the ART WORKS project, and I can’t wait to connect with a broader number of South Australia’s wonderful and diverse practicing artists.”

In this role, Chira will facilitate broad cultural engagement and audience development through a program of artist in residence, exhibitions, public programs, various written response to the ideas and themes being developed and supported through embedded professional mentoring with Guildhouse staff.

Over a 12-month period, Chira will curate three exhibitions with a focus on contemporary works by South Australian artists across civic spaces including the the Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room) and Adelaide Town Hall first floor foyer.

In addition, emerging visual artists Sally Parnis, Callum Docherty & Carly Snoswell have been selected to undertake 4-month residencies at the City of Adelaide ArtPOD throughout 2023-24.

Working across sculpture, painting, textiles and digital media, each artist will transform the ArtPOD into their own personal studio space welcoming input and engagement from the community.

ART WORKS is a collaborative program of residencies, curatorial mentorship and creative engagements, designed in partnership with the City of Adelaide to provide a city-based platform for artists, curators and writers to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences.

Now in its sixth year, ART WORKS presents multiple Artist in Residence opportunities within the City of Adelaide ArtPOD and an Early Career Curator Program mentored by Guildhouse, presenting three exhibitions within the Adelaide Town Hall and Mankurri-api Kuu / Reconciliation Room. These extensive artist engagements deliver on the City’s Cultural Strategy 2020-24 for Adelaide to be recognised as a cultural incubator where people, enterprises and audiences’ flourish.

Image: Chria Grasby. Photograph Matt Loxton.