Image: Jason Simms, Nexus V Image (detail). Photo: Pippy Mount.

Thursday 31 January 2019, 4pm – 7pm

Pricing: Guests $30 / Members free

Location: ACE Open Lion Arts Precinct

Presenters: Professor Susan Luckman, Trish Hansen, Brian Parkes, Lex Stobie, Jason Sims, Nicholas Folland and Simone Tippett.

Join industry professionals for an afternoon exploring business models for arts practice, in two back-to-back panel discussions.
Presented with the support of the Department of Industry and Skills Excellence in Business Fund, this double forum will provide creative practitioners with an insight into the global and local context of the Creative Industries, and various business models for arts practice.

Four panellists discuss the rise in education around creative professionals and the increase in artists commissioned by industry in the panel Creative Industries; What is the Creative Industries, and what does it mean for artists?


The next logical step following industry and artists is Scaling Up; How can a creative business grow in scale without compromising creative output? Join our discussion between artists sharing their experiences in expanding the size or breadth of their practice.

These two panel sessions will involve the individual speakers sharing their expertise and experiences, followed by a Q&A, chaired by Guildhouse CEO Emma Fey, open to the audience.


Creative Industries panel discussion 4 pm
What does an increased focus on the Creative Industries within Adelaide mean for local artists?
Susan Luckman, Trish Hansen, Brian Parkes

Scaling Up panel discussion 5.25 pm
How can a creative business grow in scale without compromising creative output?
Lex Stobie, Nicholas Folland, Jason Simms and Peta Mount, Simone Tippett,

This session will be followed by a series of Advice Bank sessions enabling further professional one-on-one discussion around the expansion of your arts practice.

Professor Susan Luckman

Susan is an interdisciplinary cultural studies scholar whose work is concerned with the intersections of creativity, place and technology. Her research explores these relationships in relation to work in the cultural and creative industries, digital media, and grassroots innovation. She is currently Chief Investigator on a 4 year Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Promoting the Making Self in the Creative Micro-economy’ which explores how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise and, with it, the opportunities for mobile working lives and the impacts upon the larger relationship between public and private spheres this entails.

 Susan is an author and editor of numerous books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports on cultural work, creative industries and creative micro-entrepreneurialism. Susan Luckman is Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Creative Industries, Director of the CP3: Creative People, Products and Places Research Group, and Research Director of the Creative Work Mobilities Research Node, Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She was also Cheney Fellow at the University of Leeds, 2017-2018.


Trish Hansen

Trish Hansen is a strategic consultant and Founding Principal of Urban Mind; leading purpose driven system change for positive impact – for people and the planet, through collaborative and creative design disruption. Urban Mind exists to understand, build and strengthen the state of being of the places we work, learn and live.

From health, wellbeing, creative cities, public art and urban life, Trish has initiated, led and managed social enterprises, projects and programs in the tertiary adult and paediatric health, urban, arts and cultural sectors. Trish is currently the President of the Australian Institute of Urban Studies


Brian Parkes

Brian has been with JamFactory since 2010. Having worked in art and design organisations for more than 20 years he is passionate about promoting the social, cultural and economic value of creativity and design. During ten years as Associate Director at Object Gallery in Sydney, he curated several important exhibitions including the landmark survey of contemporary Australian design;Freestyle: new Australian design for living.

In 2007 Brian was one of ten curators invited by Phaidon Press, London to contribute to &Fork, a book profiling 100 emerging product designers from around the world and in 2008 he was an Adjunct Curator for the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Brian is a graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart and also has a significant background in commercial management within museums and galleries.


Lex Stobie

New Zealand-born Stobie is that rare breed of furniture creator who is hands on with his product from concept to completion. There is an honesty and ingenuity to Lex Stobie’s work that has seen his pieces become sought-out among admirers of the Danish aesthetic. His work is all about shared knowledge, locally sourced eco-friendly timbers and taking the time to do the job right.

Furniture-making, done properly, is a slow business. For Lex, windows of inspiration come not in a white office cubicle but while cycling or taking time out from creating. Stobie shares his George Street Studio in Thebarton ­with five other artisans, allowing him to draw on a wide range of experience and know-how in a friendly, cooperative environment. The large studio is sited in a buzzing arts-focused area of inner-urban Adelaide, where innovation and creativity flourish.


Jason Sims

Jason Sims is a contemporary Australian artist known for his sculptural works that explore the potential of light and reflection to create simple illusions of space and form. He enjoys working with illusion for its ability to evoke the sublime and its power to interrogate our understanding of the world around us. Playing with perception, he invites viewers to exercise their imagination and see the world in new ways.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006, Sims has exhibited across Australia as well as in Hong Kong, the USA and Europe. His work is held in major public and private collections, including Artbank, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Gippsland Art Gallery, and he is represented by commercial galleries in Melbourne, California and The Netherlands.


Nicholas Folland

Nicholas Folland is a sculptor and installation artist who reconfigures familiar household objects – such as soft furnishings, interior fixtures and whitegoods, found crystal and glassware – to create new and highly refined constructions. Folland has created numerous sculptures and installations referring to domestic interiors and to natural environmental processes and landscapes.

Folland won a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 1999 and studied in the research program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, where he pursued an interest in constructed landscapes and developed a fascination for early travel narratives. Folland’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and various university and regional galleries in Australia.


Simone Tippett

Simone runs printmaking classes and workshops, hosts masterclasses, curates exhibitions, holds print events, co-ordinates a community printmaking newsletter and (very soon) will begin retailing original prints and printmaking supplies.

Tippett has taught printmaking at Union St Printmakers since 2009. She is passionate about anything printmaking and has a longstanding love of watery surfaces and the colour blue. She is a committee member for the Print Council of Australia, the SA contact for Enjay Pressesand a member of Guildhouse andWell Made


Tristan Kerr

Tristan Kerr is an artist and typographer whose work reflects on cultural diversity, consumerism and advertising, and the tensions between subjects who exist within these worlds, as he combines fragments of street signage, mark making, graffiti and abstraction through his works.

Through his practice, Kerr interrogates the ever-changing face of the city and its typographic ephemera, portraying the disregarded surfaces of urban life in his paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations. His fixation with fleeting urban street views was fuelled by the several years he spent working and exhibiting in Paris—as he noticed the disregarded shopfronts with fading hand-lettered signage, the sprawling graffiti and the torn metro posters that adorn the cities walls, forming part of its cultural archive.