The City of Adelaide, Minor Works Building, located just off Stamford Court between Sturt St and Wright St, Adeladie, SA. Image courtesy the City of Adelaide.

ART WORKS is a program of residencies and creative workshops designed to provide a city-based platform for artists to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences.

A new initiative delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide at the Minor Works Building.

The Minor Works Building is located just off Stamford Court between Sturt Street and Wright Street and sits within the Ergo Apartments development. The two-storey building is owned by City of Adelaide and was originally part of the Council’s old Sturt Street Depot, a warehouse built for the City Engineer’s Department in 1939.

This residency has encouraged me to vocalize and interact more during the developmental stage of my piece; not normally a process I undertake when writing. I have participated in many enlightening conversations with artists, community members and workshop attendants over the last few months forming new points of perspective and better understanding the depth of my subject.

Rayleen Forester

ART WORKS Writer in Residence, 2018.

The residency finds its strength in: It’s location; it’s socially engaged forum; and support from
Guildhouse & Adelaide City Council. The space is perfect for workshops, events and all other types
of single day/evening activities.

Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

ART WORKS Artist in Residence, 2018.

Artist in Residence

Two Artists in Residence with a socially-engaged practice, will utilise the Minor Works Building and collaborate with engaged communities. This will explore at least one key element of directions identified in the City of Adelaide’s Strategic Plan to culminate in an exhibition, demonstration, performance or event.

Writer in Residence

The writer will respond to this new site of cultural activity; the space, ideas, engaged communities, the artists, their process and the work. The resulting work will document the projects undertaken and enable storytelling.

Kaspar Schmidt Mumm’s Artworks Residency 2018. Photograph Guildhouse.

ART WORKS: Poetry-athon & Micro-Poetry Slam

Image courtesy Kate Larsen. Sunday 22 September 2019, 12 - 5 pm Poetry-athon: 12 - 4 pmMicro-Poetry Slam: 4 - 5 pm Pricing: Free entry Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000 Presenter: Kate Larsen Over the past eight months, ART WORKS...

ART WORKS: Activism and Art walking tour

Richard Bell, Not Full (detail), 2016. Photograph Julianne Pierce.Saturday 24 August 2019 10 - 11:30am Pricing: All: Free Location: Starting Point: Parliament House (Front Steps), North Terrace, Adelaide Walking Guide: Julianne Pierce Activism and Art Producer,...

ART WORKS: Serena Wong in conversation with Lauren Mustillo.

Monday 29 July 2019, 6 - 7 pm Pricing: $10.00 Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Ct, Adelaide SA 5000Interested in curating, contemporary arts practice and regional opportunities? The Art History and Curatorship Alumni Network Committee is pleased to present...

ART WORKS: The Dream of Home, Walking tour for FAD

Saturday 20 July 2019 11am - 12:30pm Pricing: $20 members of the Architecture Institute of Australia$25 non Architecture Institute of Australia members$10 student members of the Architecture Institute of Australia Location: Starting Point: By DREAMS, Hurtle Square,...

ART WORKS: Artists in Residence 2019

Image: Negative Space, ‘Noise Garage, Las Pinas, Phillipines’, 2019. Alycia Bennett & Florian Cinco.We are excited to announce our 2019 ART WORKS residencies! Artists in Residence Brad Lay and Negative Space ARI (facilitated by Alycia Bennett and Florian Cinco)...


Advice Bank: Murray Bridge

The Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Image courtesy the gallery.Friday 11 October 2019 Pricing: Guildhouse Financial Members: Free Non-members: $10 Location: Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, 27 Sixth Street, Murray Bridge Presenter: Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria...

Advice Bank: Writing for Social Media

ART WORKS Insta Poetry workshop with Kate Larsen, 2019, Minor Works Building. Photograph Rosina Possingham.Thu 19 September 2019 11am - 4pm (40 minute appointments) Pricing: Free (members and non-members) Location: ACE Open Presenter: Kate Larsen Writing for Social...