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

The Collections Project Kath Inglis Museum of Economic Botany 2019 PVC has been the dominant material used by Adelaide-based contemporary jeweller Kath Inglis for over 15 years. She has developed and mastered techniques that elevate the material, creating jewel-like...

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...

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ART WORKS: Storytelling through Illustration

Fruzsi Kenez, live painting at George Street Piazza event by Norwood council, 2018. Photograph Andre CastellucciTime: 3 x 1.5 hour sessionsTue 14, 21 & 28 May 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pricing: $90.00 (Limited spaces) Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court,...

ART WORKS: ‘Kobe’s Drive’, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

The Poet by IMMI (detail), 2017, Photographic digital print. Image courtesy the artist.Fri 3 May - Thu 13 June 2019 Location: City Library, Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000Kobe’s Drive Through collaboration Kaspar Schmidt Mumm and the IMMI collective...

Symposium: From Studio to Gallery

INFORM: Brave New World, 2019, ACE Open. Photograph Rosina Possingham.Sat 11 May 2019, 12:00 - 6:00pm Pricing: Guildhouse Members: $15.00. Non Members: $45.00 (The member cost of attendance covers simply costs for a light lunch, tea and coffee, afternoon snacks and a...