The Collections Project

Honor Freeman, Soap Score (detail), 2016, slipcast porcelain, 3.5 x 156 x 158 cm, 656 components. Photograph Craig Arnold.

The Collections Project is a collaborative project between Guildhouse, the Botanic Gardens of South Australia, Flinders University Art Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

This unique project provides artists the opportunity to research an area of one of the institution’s collections and develop new work for exhibition. Championing the art and artists of our time while celebrating our cultural, historic and scientific heritage, The Collections Project has the demonstrated ability to provide new audience experiences while delivering long-term benefits to the artistic and career development of participating artists.

Being able to respond to AGSA’s collection is an incredible privilege. The project has allowed me to explore new directions within my work whilst working with the support of a phenomenal team of people. The Collections Project is one of the most challenging and rewarding projects I have done.

Zoe Kirkwood

The Collections Project with the Art Gallery of South Australia, 2016.

Not only was The Collections Project a huge boost for the visibility of my work, and an amazing opportunity to connect with very insightful people; it allowed me to redirect my work with guidance and feedback which gave me the confidence to create something I had not originally envisioned. I feel unbelievably lucky and grateful for this opportunity.

Kate Kurucz

The Collections Project with the Art Gallery of South Australia, 2016.

Explore The Collection Projects

The Collections Project: Kath Inglis

Image: Kath Inglis, Pinkepiphyte necklace (detail), 2019. Image courtesy the artist.   The Collections Project Kath Inglis: Of uncertain value Santos Museum of Economic Botanics July 14 - September 29, 2019   Guildhouse and the Botanic Gardens of South...

The Collections Project: Cynthia Schwertsik

The Collections Project Cynthia Schwertsik Flinders University Art Museum 2019 Cynthia Schwertsik’s practice spans visual and contemporary performance art. She has produced installations and public art for commissions and exhibition throughout Europe, Australia, South...

The Collections Project: Jake Holmes

The Collections Project Jake Holmes Flinders University Art Museum 2019 Jake Holmes is an Adelaide based visual artist working across a variety of mediums including; screen printing, mural painting, illustration, audio and collage. Jake will respond to Flinders...

The Collections Project: Honor Freeman

The Collections Project By Invitation Art Gallery of South Australia 2019 Honor Freeman’s practice commemorates the smaller moments that are a constant rhythm of the everyday. Working primarily in porcelain, she harnesses the mimetic qualities inherent in clay through...

The Collections Project: Gail Hocking

Peripheral Disturbance: Wandering Between Worlds The Collections Project Flinders University Art Museum 6 October – 30 November 2018 Gail Hocking works across sculpture, installation, site-specific works and new media. Through an exploration of a transient state of...

The Collections Project: Heidi Kenyon

From little things ... The Collections Project Botanic Gardens of South Australia 18 June - 29 July 2018 Heidi Kenyon’s contemporary sculpture and installation practice is motivated by the curious complexities and stories embedded within found objects and common...

The Collection Projects Events

The Collections Project, Museum of Economic Botany viewing

The Collections Project, Museum of Economic Botany viewing Tue 15 January 2019 10:00am - 11:00pm Pricing: All: free Location: Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden North Terrace, Adelaide Presenter: Tony Kanellos Curator, Santos Museum of Economic Botany;...

The Collections Project 2019 Callout MEB

The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia 2019 provides artists with the opportunity to research the Botanic Garden’s extensive historical and living collections.  Beginning in February 2019, the research period...

The Collections Project, collection store viewing

Tue 06 November 2018 10am - 11am Pricing: free Location: Flinders University Art Museum Presenter: Flinders University Art Museum and Guildhouse Bookings are no longer available The Collections Project: Flinders University Art Museum The Guildhouse Collections Project...

News

The Collections Project: Kath Inglis

Image: Kath Inglis, Pinkepiphyte necklace (detail), 2019. Image courtesy the artist.   The Collections Project Kath Inglis: Of uncertain value Santos Museum of Economic Botanics July 14 - September 29, 2019   Guildhouse and the Botanic Gardens of South...

Perspectives: Adrian Franklin

Image courtesy Adrian Franklin.Tue 16 July, 2019, 6:00 - 7:15pm Pricing: Free entry Location: Hawke Building - Bradley Forum, Level 5. Presenter: Adrian Franklin Adrian Franklin: Anti-museums and the continuing crisis of art exhibition In this presentation, renowned...

Office Space: Yoko Lowe

Yoko Lowe, Life as Lines III, 2018, Egg Tempera on Plywood Panel. Photograph James Field.Yoko Lowe Office Space 17 May – 5 July, 2019 Continuing our commitment to supporting the transition of graduates to practicing professionals, Office Space‘s latest exhibiting...