The Collections Project

Honor Freeman, Shape of Tears (detail), 2019, porcelain. Photograph Grant Hancock.

The Collections Project is a collaborative project between Guildhouse, the Flinders University Museum of Art, the Botanic Gardens and State Herbariums of South Australia, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide).

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.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

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THE BOTANIC GARDENS AND STATE HERBARIUMS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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ADELAIDE CITY COUNCIL

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

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Explore The Collection Projects

The Collections Project: Michael Kutschbach

Image: Michael Kutschbach, shocked tornado smirking (detail), 2013. The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide. This Collections Project connects visual artists,...

The Collections Project: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Call Out

Image: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Photograph: Claudio RaschellaGuildhouse is thrilled to partner with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) to present a new Collections Project for 2020 with the Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide. This opportunity...

The Collections Project: Laura Wills and Louise Flaherty

Image: Laura Wills, Relationship, 2019.The Collections Project Laura Wills and Louise Flaherty The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia Researching within the SA Seed Conservation Centre and the Botanic...

The Collections Project: Ray Harris

Ray Harris, Untitled (pyre), work in progress, HD digital video still. The Collections Project Ray Harris The Guildhouse Collections Project with Flinders University Museum of Art (FUMA)  20 July – 18 September 2020   Ray Harris is a South Australian artist...

The Collections Project: Jake Holmes

The Collections Project Jake Holmes Writing the climate Flinders University Art Museum 7 October - 13 November, 2019   Thursday 10 October, 20193 - 4pm | Artist Talk in conversation with curator Madeline Reece4-5pm | Exhibition launch   South Australian...

The Collections Project: Cynthia Schwertsik

The Collections Project Cynthia Schwertsik: UTE-ilitarian 29 July - 30 August, 2019 Flinders University Art Museum Exhibition Events: Performative artist talk, in conversation and launch: Thursday 8 August, 3 - 5pm. Lunchbox lecture: Tuesday 13 August, 12 - 12:15pm...

The Collection Projects Events

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...

The Collections Project: Jake Holmes, ‘Writing the climate’

Image: Jake Holmes Writing the climate (A), 2019, screenprint, colour inks on paper. Photograph Flinders University Art Museum. © the artist.   Thursday October 10, 2019 3 - 4pm | Artist Talk in conversation with curator Madeline Reece 4 - 5pm | Exhibition Launch...