Member profiles

As part of our critical writing program Guildhouse regularly commissions articles profiling our members and their practice.

Hans Kreiner

Cutting a fine line: Hans KreinerYou could look out of the dining room window over the backyard into the gloom of Centennial Park at night. There was a low ditch and a couple of strands of barbed... More

Julie Pieda

Celebrating 15 years in practice is just one of interior and furniture designer Julie Pieda’s many recent achievements. The founder of Koush Design is not only responsible for some of Adelaide’s... More

Adele Sliuzas

Green rats, fungal blooms and other curious things Adele Sliuzas is an emerging South Australian artist, curator and writer. Attempting to draft a brief summary of Adele’s prolific practice is bit... More

Heidi Kenyon

Everything is going to be alright… In Heidi Kenyon’s evocative installations things have been, in her words, messed with. Her arrays of objects have been shifted, skewed, undone, disrupted,... More

Honor Freeman

Honor Freeman’s work is anchored firmly, via the forms, within the domestic sphere. In this very issues-driven climate, her pieces invite all sorts of conjecture as to subtexts and hidden... More

Dianne Longley

“I can’t do just one thing. I like to make things and I’m drawn by the challenge of getting out of my comfort zone and bringing different things together,” Di Longley says. This simple... More

Gavin Malone

Boots and all Gavin Malone: In the Footsteps of Stuart 
In 2005 Adelaide-based artist Gavin Malone presented an exhibition In the Footsteps of Stuart at the South Australian Museum. The... More

Nick Mount

Nick Mount is the seventh practitioner to be designated a Living Treasure: Masters of Australian Craft – an initiative in 2005 of Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design. The series... More

Roy Ananda

Banana skins: proceed with caution Roy often appears in thrall to a creature without name or essential form, subjugated to its whims and desires, like Ulysses straining at his bonds with the... More

Marijana Tadić

Sculptor, public artist, designer   Christine Nicholls   Australian sculptor Marijana Tadić grew up in a house alongside the banks of the River Sava, in Brcko, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the... More

Stephen Bowers

Ceramic artistby John Neylon   The ceramic art of Stephen Bowers, with its complex surfaces and the capriccios being acted out upon them, issues an irresistible invitation to look closer. Whether... More

Leslie Matthews

Contemporary jeweller and object maker by Christine Nicholls   Leslie Matthews has always been drawn to and fascinated by visual art. As a child and teenager she spent a lot of time drawing.... More

Adrian Potter

Furniture designer/maker, woodworker, conceptual artist Written by Dr Christine Nicholls   Born in Melbourne in 1968, Adrian Potter is a conceptual artist and product designer who makes work... More

Julie Blyfield

Jeweller Written by Wendy Walker   In 2007, jeweller/metalsmith Julie Blyfield became the first Australian jeweller to have her work – specifically two Paris Collection brooches from her... More

Nici Cumpston

PhotographerWritten by Dr Christine Nicholls Born in Adelaide in 1963, Nici Cumpston, who is of Afghan, English, Irish and Barkindji (also spelled Paakantji) Aboriginal heritage, is a descendant... More

Sun-Woong Bang

Jeweller by Roy Ananda   Though only recently graduated, Adelaide artist Sun-Woong Bang is generating remarkable momentum in both his studio practice and career. The emerging jeweller has... More

Wendy Fairclough

Glass Artist Written by Roy Ananda   The work of Wendy Fairclough results from a surprising junction of influences and approaches. Drawn primarily to the genre of still life, Fairclough has... More

Chris Ormerod

Sculptor Written by Sera Waters   After a relatively short four years in the arts, Chris Ormerod admits to some trouble calling himself an ‘artist’ and a similar reluctance with the title... More