Bridget Currie, Work in progress as part of CATAPULT Mentorship (detail), 2019. Image courtesy the artist.

CATAPULT and CATAPULT + Tarnanthi provides creative professionals with essential funding and support to further develop their artistic practice through a meaningful mentorship.

The projects of Catapult recipients show ambition, drive and dedication. Mentees engage with mentors from around the country to develop skills, realise projects and allow time to learn more about their practice.

With the generous support of the Ian Potter Foundation Guildhouse has provided 18 mentorships to Guildhouse members (9 in 2018 and 9 in 2019) and in partnership with AGSA awarded 2 First Nations artists mentorships through Catapult + Tarnanthi.

Catapult is bolstered by an important research study in partnership with the University of South Australia to examine the impact of mentorships on artistic careers over time.

Catapult and Catapult + Tarnanthi are opportunities open to South Australian Guildhouse members.



The Catapult mentorship program offers multiple mentorships available at $5,000 and one at $10,000 for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers.

Select a year below to view current and past recipients.

CATAPULT + Tarnanthi

This mentorship program provides funded opportunities
for artists to work with mentors, culminating in the presentation of new work as part of the city-wide festival for Tarnanthi. Tarnanthi presents the contemporary art of the oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale,
in a national event held annually by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Select a year below to view current and past recipients.

Brianna Speight, Soft Assemblies (cyclical), (detail), 2017, digital photograph, 80 x 105 cm, ed 1/3. Photograph Brianna Speight.


Sandra Saunders, film still by Jess Wallace, 2019.2019 Catapult + TARNANTHI Catapult+ TARNANTHI sees two exceptional Aboriginal artists undertake mentorship opportunities to further their creative practice. Spanning 2018 and 2019, Sandra Saunders and Damien Shen...

CATAPULT Profile: Christopher Williams and Johannes Sistermanns (GER)

Photograph GuildhouseCATAPULT Profile: Christopher Williams and Johannes Sistermanns Guildhouse’s current series of mentorships culminated in dramatic style on 6 May 2019 with a collaborative sound art performance by mentor Johannes S. Sistermanns (Germany) and mentee...


Kristel Britcher, To Hold, I, II, III, III, 2018, blown, cut, coldworked, firepolished glass. Photograph Michael Haines.2019 Catapult Recipients Catapult is a career development mentorship program for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers, generously...

Monthly Advice Bank: CATAPULT 2019

Tue 14 May 2019 10 am - 2 pmTue 21 May 2019 10 am - 2 pm Pricing: Free Location: Guildhouse Office, North Terrace & Morphett St, Adelaide. Presenter: Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria Bowes and Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor. Monthly Advice Bank...

INFORM: CATAPULT Christopher Williams and Johannes Sistermanns

Christopher Williams, Manifesto, Concrete choral poem via loudspeaker choir, 2013. Image courtesy the artist.Mon 06 May 2019, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Pricing: FREE for Guildhouse members & non members Location: The Crease, UniSA CityWest, Kaurna Building, Fenn Pl, City...


2018 CATAPULT recipients The inaugural round of the CATAPULT mentorship program attracted a huge amount of strong, high caliber applications. The program will enable 9 artists to engage with mentors, allowing them to extend their practice through ambitious projects...

At this stage I have already acquired a great deal of skills and knowledge in mould making enriching my practice. The opportunity to work alongside such a generous mentor with such a high level of skill and expertise for her craft has been incredibly valuable. Without this opportunity to work with Irianna in her studio I would not have had access to such valued information.

Lesa Farrant

CATAPULT Mentee, 2018.

The Foundation is pleased take a partnership approach in again supporting this excellent arts organisation to build the next iteration of a proven model. Catapult’s multi-disciplinary approach to providing independent artists with individualised professional development aligns well with the Foundation’s Arts Program objectives.

Mr Charles Goode

Chairman, Ian Potter Foundation.


Call Out Information Session

Image: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Photograph: Claudio Raschella Wednesday 11 March 2020, 1.30 pm Pricing: Free Location: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, 91 Hindley Street, Adelaide Presenter: Guildhouse and ASO staff Find out more about this opportunity at our call out...

Advice Bank: Mount Gambier

Image: Riddoch Art Gallery, Photograph: courtesy of the gallery.Monday 23 March 2020, 10 am – 12.15 pm Pricing: Free Location: Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road, Main Corner Complex, Mount Gambier Presenter: Guildhouse Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor...

Our Future in the Landscape: Finissage and Guided Tour

Image: Nici Cumpston, Oh my Murray Darling (detail), 2019. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery.Monday 20 April, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Location: Art Pod, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide Pricing: Free, bookings essential Presenter: ART WORKS Emerging Curator Steph Cibich...