Guildhouse Professional Services

Steven Bellosguardo, Flight Paths, 2019. Photograph Brianna Speight. Commissioned by the Adelaide Airport with the support of Guildhouse.

Harness South Australian creative excellence.

Guildhouse offers a range of customisable professional services to support organisations and individuals to engage with South Australia’s exceptional artists, craftspeople, and designers.

As the peak industry body for professional visual art and contemporary craft in South Australia, Guildhouse has contributed to a vibrant artistic community for over 50 years. We are trusted for our deep understanding of artistic practice, sector knowledge, unique networks and a highly experienced team.

Guildhouse works with over 1000 artists from diverse artistic practices. Explore our Folio platform and discover the wealth of creative talent at our fingertips.

Our Work In Action

Guildhouse has partnered with a diverse range organisations to deliver projects that are tailor-made for them. Explore the outcomes below to see our work in action.

BHP

Engaged by BHP, and in consultation with Woods Bagot, Guildhouse commissioned artist Lawson Dodd to create a design for the main wall of the Adelaide office’s Family Friendly Room. 

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Guildhouse worked closely with WAX Design and the CPAE Council Project Team on an upgrade to areas of Prospect Road in Kilburn and Blair Athol. Sam Songailo’s designs included the integration of light poles, paving designs and murals.

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - First Nations ceiling design

Guildhouse commissioned Elizabeth Close, an Anangu artist from Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language groups to work on a ceiling design for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s new offices in Pirie Street.

University of Adelaide

Commissioned by the University of Adelaide, and in consultation with Kaurna Cultural Advisor Uncle Rod O’Brien, Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education, Guildhouse worked with Ngarrindjeri/Narangga artist Cedric Varcoe on a design for vinyl.

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Tjanpi Desert woven sculptures

Working alongside Multiplex and Woods Bagot, and in consultation with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s Aboriginal Engagement team, the Department sought Guildhouse’s expertise in commissioning four public artworks for their new Pirie Street offices.

Department of Infrastructure and Transport - Ngarrindjeri woven sculptures

Working alongside Multiplex and Woods Bagot, and in consultation with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s Aboriginal Engagement team, the Department sought Guildhouse’s expertise in commissioning five public artworks for their new Pirie Street offices.

Lot Fourteen

Guildhouse was engaged to provide advice and recommendations to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet on a series of commissioning and loan options that would enable the installation of a large public artwork at the North Terrace gateway to Lot Fourteen.

The Wyatt Trust

The Wyatt Trust invited Guildhouse to commission low-income South Australian artists to create designs for integrated artworks in  their new Frome Street office, Inparrila.

The Rundle Carpark

Guildhouse was engaged by The Buchan Group to commission a mural artwork on the North-Eastern ground entrance wall of The Rundle Carpark located at 90-100 Grenfell Street.

SkyCity: The District

SkyCity in collaboration with Buchan Group and Guildhouse commssioned visual artist Dan Withey to develop a large mural in the Adelaide Casino.

University of Adelaide

Working alongside landscape architects Oxigen, Guildhouse was engaged to steward an art installation that would create a day and night entrance statement for the northern entrance to campus, with artwork design by Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri artist Paul Herzich.

Fox Creek

Fox Creek Wines commissioned Guildhouse to facilitate a temporary public art installation for the Garden of Unearthly Delights in 2019.

Adelaide Airport

The Adelaide Airport engaged Guildhouse to facilitate a public art commission to enliven the new link between the Atura Adelaide Hotel and the main airport terminal.

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

City of Port Adelaide Enfield sought Guildhouse’s expertise to commission a series of public artworks for the Jetty Road Upgrade, Largs Bay.

Journey Beyond

Journey Beyond engaged Guildhouse to commemorate the 90 year celebration of The Ghan through the development of a series of residencies which culminated in an exhibition.

Uniting Communities

Uniting Communities worked with Guildhouse to engage a diverse range of artists in creating customised public artworks for their award-winning U City building.

UniSA Business School

The UniSA Business School has an on-going partnership with Guildhouse to develop the Yungondi exhibition program, designed to present works by contemporary South Australian artists to encourage reflection and inspire new ideas.

Our Expertise

Our Services

Meaningful places

A strong sense of place is fundamental to wellbeing and human flourishing. Public art is a unique way to explore and express the rich complexity of the human condition and build belonging, meaning and connection in our shared public spaces.
Guildhouse can offer best-practice public art advice from initial research and scoping, through to project brief development, artist engagement in the preparation of concept designs, detailed design development, fabrication and installation of artworks.

Captivating spaces

Quality artworks and objects can enrich interior spaces and architecture to create innovative and captivating corporate environments.
We can provide the specialist curatorial, installation and project management advice and expertise you need to successfully transform spaces into visually extraordinary experiences.

Creative Experiences

Creative and interesting encounters and experiences enrich our cultural life and stimulate our imagination to think in new ways. While it may seem elusive, creativity can be strategically nurtured, curated and embedded.
Creativity is recognised as one of the most powerful and important corporate leadership competencies to drive innovation.
Guildhouse partners with large and small organisations to scope and deliver rich artistic experiences for employees, clients and customers through artist-in-residence programs, professional forums and workshops, co-presented by South Australia’s most highly respected practicing artists.

Bespoke commissions

Commissioning a bespoke artwork or object is a genuinely meaningful way to acknowlede and honour significant relationships as well as celebrate or commemorate some of life’s more remarkable moments.
Guildhouse provides guidance and advice regarding the selection and commissioning of unique and bespoke artworks and objects, hand crafted by South Australia’s diverse professional artists, and contemporary craft practitioners.
Guildhouse also brokers exclusive brand collaborations between artists and brands to develop unique expressions of brand identity.