CATAPULT

Image: Bridget Currie, Work in progress (detail), 2019. Photograph: 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 two 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.

 

CATAPULT

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.

Image: Brianna Speight, Soft Assemblies (cyclical), (detail), 2017

Catapult 2020 Recipients

Image: Gus Clutterbuck, Mirimar Lotus (detail), 2018. Photograph: Josef Muller.Catapult 2020 sees 12 exceptional South Australian artists undertaking $5,000 mentorships to expand and investigate their practice with nationwide mentors. Catapult provides South...

CATAPULT + Tarnanthi 2020 Recipients

Image: Anna Dowling, Our Journey (detail), 2016. Photograph courtesy the artist.Catapult + Tarnanthi sees two exceptional Aboriginal artists undertake mentorship opportunities to further their creative practice. Across 2020 and 2021, Anna Dowling (with mentor...

CATAPULT 2020 Call Out

We are thrilled to offer the third round of the Catapult mentorship program, with multiple mentorships available at $10,000 and $5,000 for South Australian artists, craftspeople and designers. Generously funded by visionary philanthropic organisation, The Ian Potter...

Spotlight: Regine Schwarzer on CATAPULT

Image: Regine Schwarzer, Coral efflorescence. Photograph: Grant Hancock. As a jeweller, Regine Schwarzer knows how crucial in-person learning is when refining a craft skill. Regine connected with Barbara Ryman through skill and materials, and approached the...

Spotlight: Brooke Walker on CATAPULT

Image: Brooke Walker, Roo Memorial, 2020. Brooke Walker is passionate about wildlife conservation. Her vision is to place often overlooked animals back into cities through engaging street art, encouraging the viewer to notice and interact with them day to...

Spotlight: Rita Kellaway on CATAPULT

Image: Rita Kellaway, Mellifluous, 2019. Photograph: Michael Kluvanek. Rita Kellaway was flourishing in her creative practice when she graduated in 2018 but when it came to building a sustainable career as a glass artist, Rita had some questions. She...

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.

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Catapult 2020 Recipients

Image: Gus Clutterbuck, Mirimar Lotus (detail), 2018. Photograph: Josef Muller.Catapult 2020 sees 12 exceptional South Australian artists undertaking $5,000 mentorships to expand and investigate their practice with nationwide mentors. Catapult provides South...

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Image: Margaret Richards, Tjukula Tjuta (detail), 2020. Photograph: Courtesy APY Gallery, Adelaide. Monday 31 August, 1pm – 2pm Location: Online Pricing: Free, bookings essential Presenters: ART WORKS Emerging Curator Steph Cibich, exhibiting...