What’s On & Opportunities

Neville Cichon, A Line Has Been Drawn, 2016, 28 x 24 cm. Photograph Neville Cichon.

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What’s On

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Ku Arts Symposium

16 October, 10am-4pm

The Ku Arts Symposium brings together Aboriginal artists, art centres and industry professionals to share stories and present on their recent projects and exhibitions. The symposium provides a way for artists and audiences to connect and learn more about Aboriginal arts and cultural practice from communities across the country.

Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

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Tarnanthi – Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal

18 – 20 October, 10am-5pm

Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal by artist Ryan Presley is a participatory installation that reimagines Australia’s currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Visitors can exchange Australian dollars (AUD) for various denominations of Blood Money Dollars (BMD). These are limited-edition banknote-size prints of works from Presley’s Blood Money series of watercolour paintings that present Aboriginal leaders, warriors, advocates and writers as figures worthy of national commemoration, on display in Tarnanthi at the Gallery. Money raised through the Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal will go to Aboriginal youth programs. Exchange rates will fluctuate. Please note, there are a limited number of Blood Money Dollars available.


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Tarnanthi Panpa-panpalya

18 October, 10am-1pm

In the Kaurna language, panpa-panpalya means a conference and describes a gathering to share and exchange knowledge and ideas. Join leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curators, academics and writers for this insightful forum, held under the Tarnanthi tent in the AGSA Courtyard.

The panpa-panpalya is presented as three 45-minute conversations with Tarnanthi artists, facilitated by prominent First Nations curators Clothilde Bullen, Hannah Presley and Bruce McLean. Sessions begin at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15pm.

The panpa-panpalya is accompanied by an Auslan interpreter.

AGSA Courtyard

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Changing places: artists in communities

Saturday 12 October 1:30 – 5pm,

Communities around the world are facing critical challenges that require creative ideas and solutions. Any of these challenges could use an artist’s mind, a creative question or a critical thinker to help us find our way to a more healthy and just future.
Laura Zabel

What does it mean to be an artist who works in communities and in what ways can creative thinkers engage deeply with communities? In this half-day forum four artists will share the challenges and opportunities they face when connecting with issues that have real and current relevance for communities.


Vic McEwan
Artistic Director, The Cad Factory

Paul Gazzola & Janine Peacock
Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA)

Edwin Kemp Attrill
Artistic Director, ActNow Theatre


Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA

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Ideas and Images: Ed Douglas

September 18 – October 14

Hahndorf Academy

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Medicinal Botanicals

We’d like to invite members to share their interest in potential future projects. The Medicinal Botanicals Project brings together artists with botanist and pharmacologists to celebrate the important connection between people, plants, science and culture. Throughout 2019 – 2020 diverse partners will come together to produce and exhibit artwork, present symposia and host discussions in a variety of settings.

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Gaga/people is for everybody

Thursdays 17 October 2019 – 2 January 2020,

Led by Swedish dancer / choreographer Lee Brummer, this 12 week series is for anyone aged 16+, regardless of their background. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant actively explores instructions to interpret the information and perform the task at hand.

Developed by Ohad Naharin, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Gaga/people offers a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations. With a positive impact on health and wellbeing, classes promote physical awareness, improve flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

The Breakout at The Mill

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18 October 2019 – 27 January, 2020

Shedding new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art

The name (pronounced tar-nan-dee) comes from the language of the Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light.

Tarnanthi is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories. It encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice.

It illuminates the diversity and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by presenting an annual exhibition, art fair, artist talks, performances and events. Tarnanthi is led by Artistic Director Nici Cumpston, AGSA’s Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

With the heart of the Festival at the Art Gallery of South Australia, partner exhibitions are featured at diverse venues – from regional galleries to city hospitals, town halls to university campuses and museums to artist studio spaces.

Tarnanthi is presented in partnership with BHP and with the support of the Government of South Australia.

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Tarnanthi Fire Talk

19 – 25 October, 3pm daily

Fire Talk is a ‘talking circle’ that engages visitors in critical conversations about art on display at Tarnanthi. Participants go beyond personal opinion and a thumbs-up/thumbs-down verdict by developing shared meaning and a deeper relationship to the work of art they have viewed.

Fire Talk is facilitated by Narungga/Kaurna performance artist Jacob Boehme. Capacity is limited.

AGSA Atrium

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SUE Foreshore Festival

13 October 2019, 12-4pm
20 October 2019, 12-4pm

Series of Unexpected Events (SUE) is a City of Onkaparinga festival curated by Artistic Director; Paul Gazzola and OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Arts.  SUE is a biennial festival of temporary art and performance that will take place across 3 Sundays in October in and around the foreshore area of Port Noarlunga.

City Of Onkaparinga

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Thinking Through the Arts

A series of free weekly public lectures where musicians, dancers, artists, poets and writers discuss how creative practice informs their thinking.

Wednesdays at 6.30pm until the end of October

Wednesday 9 October
Madeleine Seys – Thinking Through Cloth
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Wednesday 16 October
Stephen Muecke – Writing in Storied Country
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Wednesday 23 October
Camille Roulière – Listening to Water
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Wednesday 30 October
Rachael Mead – Beyond Nature Poetry
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Thinking Through the Arts is a collaboration between the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide and Fabrik.

Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA

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POSH Arts and Design Fair

6-8 December 2019

The POSH Arts and Design Fair pulls into Port Adelaide on December 6-8, and will transform the Hart’s Mill precinct into an inspiring arts hub for three days. The Fair will play host to 100+ Australian Artists, Designers and Makers plus panel discussions, workshops, live art and interactive art installations. Site applications for exhibitors open 21 June and Close 7 August.

Port Adelaide

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Design and the future economy
Dr Brandon Gien

18 October 2019,

As advanced economies across the world transition from being capital-intensive to knowledge-intensive, the importance of intangible assets such as design is growing. The introduction of new products, services, processes and systems can all assist economic growth. Design contributes to increased sales turnover and business competitiveness, as well as enhanced brand awareness and brand loyalty. It is crucial to capitalise on design’s potential to increase exports in both goods and services.

Many of South Australia’s successful and innovative businesses understand the value of good design and have integrated it into their services and processes. Join key leaders to hear how good design can transform businesses and in turn stimulate the economy.


InterContinetal Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.

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The Business of Architecture and Design

20 September – 24 November 2019,

The inaugural event is all about looking to the future. The A&D industry is evolving quickly and this conference has been designed to provide attendees with an agenda that will inform them of the changes that are taking place within the built environment – changes in technology, new business models and where investment is coming from and going to. It will provide business and practice leaders with key take-outs that can be applied to their planning whether they are leading a multinational or small local practice. It’s an extremely exciting time for the industry and the conference will unveil the opportunities that abound for those who are willing and able to embrace this change.

Australian Design Review

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Tarnanthi Art Fair

18 October, 5-8pm
19 – 20 October, 10-4pm

Lovers and collectors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art have the opportunity to meet artists and buy works of art direct from artists and art centres at the Tarnanthi Art Fair.

This popular annual event brings together city-based, regional, emerging and established artists from across the nation, exclusively to Adelaide.

The Tarnanthi Art Fair supports the ethical production and purchase of works of art. All proceeds go directly to the artist and art centre. Visit Indigenous Art Code and the Fake Art Harms Culture campaign for more information.


Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

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Tarnanthi Artist Talks

19 – 20 October, 11am – 2pm

Hear from Tarnanthi artists exhibiting at AGSA as they bring their work to life with insights into their practice.


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In conversation with Artist Peter Drew

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 6-7:30pm

Peter Drew’s iconic “Aussie” and “Real Australians Say Welcome” posters have quickly taken on cult status.
His insightful & galvanising memoir ‘Poster Boy: A Memoir of Art and Politics’ delves into the work and processes of one of Australia’s most progressive & forthright artists.
Peter’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

This event is delivered in conjunction with the City of PAE Libraries Podcast, Shelf Esteem.


Parks Library

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Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial
Exhibiting at JamFactory Seppeltsfield

20 September – 24 November 2019,

Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. The third Tamworth Textile Triennial has been curated by Glenn Barkley using an Open House theme.

Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial.

JamFactory Seppeltsfield

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Inaugural Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference

23 – 26 October, 2019

Did you know the Asia-Pacific region is the world’s largest market for Creative and Cultural Industries, a market that generates more than US $743 billion in revenues and 12.7 million jobs^? Join us at the Asia-Pacific Creative Cities (APCC) Conference 23-26 October for your opportunity to learn more and to contribute to strategic conversations about the global cultural and creative economy. The conference will also address the ways in which indigenous arts, language and entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific region may be promoted and supported, acknowledging 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Culture and policy makers, business leaders, creative practitioners, researchers, educators and students will all find value in the panel sessions delivered by international, national and local experts, including representatives from the UNESCO Creative Cities of the Asia Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference is proudly supported by Adelaide Festival Centre, Government of South Australia through the Music Development Office and the City of Adelaide. Registrations close 31 August, don’t miss out! View the program, register, and join the conversation #ADLCreativeCon

^EY Cultural Times Report 2015

So You Think You Can Dance [Bad]

18 October 2019,

See Adelaide’s Best Dance Their Worst!

Each year, The Mill provides creative studios and artistic programs for over 400 artists. Help The Mill continue delivering opportunities for SA creatives and build audiences for new work.

The Mill

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Tarnanthi at AGSA

18 October, 2019 – 27 January, 2020

Tarnanthi at AGSA presents works of artistic excellence, creative daring and groundbreaking innovation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country. This unmissable experience begins from the moment visitors enter the Gallery.


An imposing sculptural linocut by Brian Robinson greets visitors inside the entrance, alongside new work by Damien Shen.

Gallery 1

Bunha-bunhanga reveals how Aboriginal agriculture shaped the Australian landscape over millennia. This is the first presentation through visual art of the groundbreaking research into pre-colonial land use by Uncle Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage. It brings together historical landscape paintings and rarely seen Aboriginal agricultural tools amid a soundscape of seed grinding and Wiradjuri spoken word, through the curation of artist-researcher Jonathan Jones.

Gallery 7

Darrell Sibosado presents large-scale steel sculptural reimaginings of pearl-shell carving designs from the Kimberley coast. Pauline Sunfly represents her Western Desert homeland in bold graphic patterns and vivid blocks of colour.

Gallery 8

In a dialogue across generations, Western Aranda watercolourists respond to historical ‘Hermannsburg School’ works in a tribute to the legacy of Albert Namatjira.

Gallery 9

Tiwi artists demonstrate their rich artistic tradition with an installation of carved Pukamani ceremonial tutini (poles) and painted tunga (bark baskets). Nearby are Garry Sibosado’s monumental incised pearlshell works and paintings by Peter Mungkuri and Judy Watson.

Gallery 10

Nyaparu (William) Gardiner honours the stockman and the strikers of the Pilbara in his endearing paintings and drawings.

Gallery 11

Peggy Griffiths-Madij’s paintings present an immersive vision of her Miriwoong homeland in the East Kimberley, while Ryan Presley’s Blood Money paintings reimagine Australia’s national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history.

Atrium Breezeway

Etchings of intricate pearl shell carvings by Garry Sibosado and Darrell Sibosado.

Downstairs galleries 22–25

The must-see exhibition Gurruṯu reveals cutting-edge Yolŋu contemporary art from north-east Arnhem Land, with works including complex etchings of traditional designs on aluminium panels, interactive moving-image projections, an award-winning video in Yolŋu sign language, and audacious bark paintings in the vivid pink of leftover photocopier toner. Also downstairs are the Dhawuṯ display of Yolŋu bark paintings, a fun short film sharing Iwantja women’s love of pop culture, Ngupulya Pumani’s ambitious triptych, Robert Fielding’s sandblasted car-wreck sculptural work Mutaka, uplifting paintings and semi-animated videos from Alice Springs’ Town Camps and Thea Anamara Perkins’ poignant portraits of Town Camp artists. There is also the moral kapow! of teenager Layne Dhu-Dickie’s Aboriginal comic-book superhero Captain Hedland, wonderful wood carvings by Badger Bates, Miriam Charlie’s confronting images from her community of Borroloola, new works from Tony Wilson and Sandra Saunders, and memories of frontier conflicts given form in wood, paintings and tjanpi (woven grass).


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Everyone Has a Story to Tell
Tom Phillips

21 September – 26 October, 2019

Using the language of portraiture to express the vulnerability, anxiety
and human struggle of living in this fast changing modern world.

Sauerbier House

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Opening: 16 October 2019,

As part of TARNANTHI 2019, the APY Art Centre Collective is proud to present Milpatjunanyi – a celebration of the profound importance in Aṉangu culture of drawing, a practice grounded in forging tangible connections to story, law and culture. This exhibition showcases works by artists from all 7 APY art centres, and features mediums ranging from paintings, works on paper and prints to ceramics and contemporary jewellery, with each work activating the deeply held value of drawing that underpins Tjukurpa (ancestral beliefs) on the APY Lands.

APY Art Centre Collective, APY Gallery, 9 Light Square, Adelaide

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2020 Palmer Sculpture Biennial

14 March – 12 April, 2020

The curatorial selection for the Palmer Biennial 2020 has been made. The Palmer Sculpture Biennial has engaged a number of Australia’s most academically recognized curators/writers on sculpture in the selection for the event, often from outside South Australia, this they believe has strengthened the quality of the event.


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Warm Earth
Bridget Currie and Bernadette Klavins

Opening: Tuesday 17 September, 6 – 8pm
18 September – 25 October, 2019

In this captivating new exhibition, artists Bridget Currie and Bernadette Klavins invite the audience to become enveloped in a rich sensorial environment. Utilising natural materials sourced from the Adelaide Parklands, including mulch and gleaned timber, the improvised sculptural arrangements prompt us to contemplate the cyclical processes of fecund life and decay.

Poetic and generous, this brand new installation by two of South Australia’s most exciting artists is not to be missed.

Central Gallery, Adelaide Central School of Art

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Major Works

Opening: Wednesday 4 September, 6 – 8pm
4 September – 18 October, 2019

With new works by Dani Marti, Pierre Mukeba and Ariel Hassan and previous unseen works by Peter Atkins, Jenny Watson, Juz Kitson and others, this exhibition of major works demonstrates the strength, skill and concepts that tipify the artist showing with GAGPROJECTS.


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Reflections on Nature

19 September – 12 October, 2019

Reflections on Nature is a group exhibition featuring Australian artists working in a variety of styles and media presenting work which focuses on nature and our surrounding environment. From rainbows to coral reef, mountains to the outback, the power of nature is undeniable in these works.

Hill Smith Gallery

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Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha
Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy

25 October, 2019 – 27 January, 2020

This exhibition of works by Western Aranda watercolourists associated with Ntaria (Hermannsburg) pays tribute to the enduring legacy of famed artist Albert Namatjira. In a dialogue across generations, the exhibition features recent and decades-old paintings drawn primarily from practising artists of Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre in Alice Springs and the collections of Flinders University Museum of Art, Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum.

Curated by Marisa Maher, Assistant Manager, Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre with
Nic Brown, Collections Curator and Madeline Reece, Exhibitions and Programs Assistant, Flinders University Museum of Art.

Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia and Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre for Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, 2019.

This event will also celebrate the opening of our new gallery at Finders University, Bedford Park.

Please note Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurna-kanha, Itla Itla Nurna-kanha: Our Family, Our Country, Our Legacy is showing across two sites.

Ground Floor | Social Sciences North Building (off Humanities Road)
Flinders University | Bedford Park

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3 October – 3 November, 2019

Canadian artist Agnes Martin once said, “All is a mirror” – a quote that rang true for highly regarded Australian ceramicist Richard Spoehr and is the premise for the upcoming show he has initiated at West Gallery Thebarton. Pairing ceramic artists with 2D artists for their synchronicity and connectivity is central to the exhibition.

“The seed for this exhibition came to me whilst engrossed in discovering the life and works of Agnes Martin. The idea was to create a reverberation on the basis of selecting ceramic artists to look outside of their medium to those working in other fields and select an artist.”

West Gallery Thebarton

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Sleeper Cells
Cheryl Hutchens

4 – 27 October, 2019

Floating Goose

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SOLACE: Olympia Antoniadis

17 October – 2 November, 2019

Olympia Antoniadis preserves flowers in her late sister’s sewing studio after receiving them as sympathy gifts. Pink, a colour of hope, warmth, and comfort radiates the room, the walls changing in luminosity at different times of the day. The cascading material softens the absence of the human form, creating a surreal and intimate space. Antoniadis finds solace in the act of preserving and in the detail of her painting. Whilst acknowledging the inevitability of loss, she searches for the beauty within her grief.

Hill Smith Gallery

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the Red Room (child & parent)

26 September – 2 November, 2019

Collective Haunt

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Kelly Reynolds

18 October – 7 December, 2019

I have been working daily and locally to befriend pigeons. I have sought advice from celebrities: former world boxing champions Mike Tyson, George Foreman (aka ‘Big George’) as well as Her Majesty the Queen of England. No reply from Mr Tyson, however Foreman suggested I read more and the Queen referred me to online resources.

In my mission to befriend pigeons I’ve contacted specialists from America, The Royal Pigeon Association, enthusiasts in my local community and gleaned from social media sites. I’ve also researched the history of pigeon lofts in Australia and have visited pigeon lofts in Berlin and Lisbon as well as Spain.

My research included observing pigeons’ body language has led me to investigate: walking like a pigeon, cooing, feeding, sprouting my own bird seed, attempting a telepathic connection and commissioning a physic reading for a bird I met. Thus far, birdseed and telepathy are the only things that helped me to better connect with pigeons.


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On My Fathers Drawing Board

Ed Douglas

18 September – 14 October, 2019

The Hahndorf Academy is pleased to present 17 superbly presented pigment prints from the series On My Father’s Drawing Board.
Douglas began this series in 2017 after his father’s death. He says of the drawing board: I initially used the board as a background on which I could create arrangements to be photographed — it gave me the feeling of collaborating with my father — but, with time, the board has become a metaphor for some personal insights into family and thoughts on aspects of what it is to be homo sapiens.

Hahndorf Academy

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Visionaries: 2019 Craft ACT Members Exhibition

12 September – 26 October, 2019

Visionaries: 2019 Craft ACT Members exhibition demonstrates how contemporary craft is evolving, reflecting experimentation with new materials and techniques, and an openness to innovation and collaboration.


craft + design centre, CANBERRA

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No Black Seas
Arts Ceduna Group Exhibition

18 October – 7 December, 2019

No Black Seas is a specially commissioned exhibition of new works by artists from Ceduna, a South Australian coastal town nestled on the Great Australian Bight. The exhibition addresses the artists’ cultural and personal connections with the Bight and the impact that drilling would have on country and community; sounding the alarm for an issue that is not only theirs but all of ours.

ACE Open

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Pungungi Marrgu (Old and New)

Regina Pilawuk

12 October – 1 December, 2019

A celebrated innovator, Regina Pilawuk Wilson extends her repertoire in this solo exhibition, presenting new collaborative ceramic interpretations of Ngan’gikurrungurr traditional Walipan and Syaw (fishnets), Ngangi (message stick) and sun mats. Wilson has worked closely with ceramic artist Ashlee Hopkins and JamFactory to realise these works.


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Mother and Child

Gunybi Ganambarr

12 October – 1 December, 2019

The inspired maverick of contemporary Yolngu art Gunybi Ganambarr pushes the boundaries by working alongside Stephen Anthony from JamFactory’s Furniture Studio to combine opposing materials to express the meeting of cultures. He has also explored new industrial processes with JamFactory’s Metal Studio to produce beautifully engraved metal works in serial form.


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Dhigaraa Galgaa Baa – Place of Many Birds

Penny Evans

12 October – 1 December, 2019

For this solo exhibition, Penny Evans has developed endearing sculptural dhigarra (birds), which evoke her Country and respond to its desecration and exploitation through land clearing, mining and cotton farming.


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Wanapari – In a Line, Following One Another

12 October – 10 November, 2019

Ceramic jewellery produced by emerging female artists from Ernabella Arts during a series of JamFactory workshops, alongside ceramics and paintings by senior Ernabella artists.
Exhibitors: Jayanna Andy, Alison Milyika Carroll, Roxanne Carroll, Atipalku Intjalki, Marceena Jack , Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis, Vennita Lionel, Yurpiya Lionel, Nicole Rupert, Renita Stanley, Tjariya Nungalka Stanley, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Anne Thompson, Carlene Thompson, Marissa Thompson, Margaret Inyika Wells


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Walka Waru: Ninuku Kalawatjanga Ungu Painta

Warm Works: Ninuku Painting Inside Glass

12 October – 10 November, 2019

This collaborative project explores new materials and forms with artists from Ninuku Arts. The artists, who normally paint on canvas, transfer their skills and colourful designs to glass for the first time.
Exhibitors: Tara Brady, Selinda Davidson, Jimmy Donegan, Ruth Fatt, Samuel Miller, Nyanu Watson, Phyllis Watson, Rita Watson, Carol Young and Cassaria Young-Hogan.


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26 September – 25 October, 2019

An exhibition of JamFactory jewellery and metal studio associates staff and tenants.

Worth Gallery

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Windows and Doors

Out of Line Textile Artists

18 September – 14 October, 2019

Windows and doors are part of everyday life and therefore can become unnoticed as just part of the background to activities. The eight members of Out of Line will use common interests in cloth, thread and stitch to highlight and explore the physical characteristics and metaphoric meanings of windows and doors.

Pepper Street Arts Centre

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Mittji – The Group

26 September – 26 October, 2019

Hugo Michell Gallery

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Workshops & Training

OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Arts

Open Space Contemporary Arts is an annually funded South Australian arts organisation generating projects across a diverse field of practice in urban and regional settings. OSCA is supported by ArtsSA and The City of Onkaparinga.

TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES is a series of 2 x 2day workshops focused on temporary site-based art and placemaking projects in public spaces. The workshops are open to artists, creatives, performers, art workers and other interested individuals of all ages and levels of practice.

TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES will be led by artists Ella Ziegler and Paul Gazzola, whose individual projects, seek to reimagine public space as sites of community engagement and playful artistic expression. These artists employ a range of methods to highlight, question and renegotiate the importance of individual participation in public spaces.

Workshop 1: Mundane Poetry with Ella Ziegler

4 & 5 October, 2019, 10am – 4pm

Workshop 2: Situations with Paul Gazzola

9 & 10 October, 2019, 10am – 4pm


Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga SA 5167

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Natural Pigment Painting Workshop with Amit Kalla

Saturday 26 October, 2019, 10am – 1pm

Amit Kalla, Rajasthan, India, who is exhibiting in Australia for this year’s Oz Asia Festival (Sisters Sangam) will be offering a 3 hour workshop on the use of natural pigments in non-representational painting.

Kalla’s practice grows from a contemporary practical, material, aesthetic and socially engaged expression of his Hindu spirituality and yoga practice. This is a rare opportunity to engage with an Indian artist of repute to learn about his practice and build international connections.

Please bring your own support (any of the following): oil sheet paper, primed canvas, canvas board, brushes and charcoal | pigments provided.


Adelaide Central School of Art

Learn to sew a sustainable living kit

In this workshop you can build on sewing basics and make a number of projects to create your own sustainable living kit. Cindy from Wonder What You Were will help you sew the perfect kit to hold all your reusable products to carry with you everywhere.  Learn to sew a reusable and washable cutlery wrap, drawstring bag, produce bags, tote bag and more.

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Learn to sew a sustainable living kit

In this workshop you can build on sewing basics and make a number of projects to create your own sustainable living kit. Cindy from Wonder What You Were will help you sew the perfect kit to hold all your reusable products to carry with you everywhere.  Learn to sew a reusable and washable cutlery wrap, drawstring bag, produce bags, tote bag and more.

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Individual & Team glass blowing

Individual Workshop: Experience an intensive one-on-one session in the glass studio…practice glass blowing techniques taught by experienced practitioners in a professional environment. Participants then design and make their own glass piece whilst developing skills in gathering, forming and design.

Session Times: Saturday or Sunday 8am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Group Workshop: Live glass blowing demonstrations and tuition, where everybody will be dipping into the furnace with a chance to make their very own paperweight or drinking glass. This program is perfect for social, corporate and school groups.
Session Times: Negotiable

Time & Date: Duration: 4 hours
Cost: Individual Workshop $520 | $480 concession Team Workshop $3200 (max 16 people)

To book contact Karen Cunningham on (08) 8410 0727 or karen.cunningham@jamfactory.com.au

Adelaide Central School of Art: Term 4 Short Courses

Enrol now and save 10% on our exciting range of studio-based short courses in drawing, painting and sculpture.

All our courses are taught by professional artists, many of whom also lecture within our degree program. Small class sizes ensure you will receive individual, expert attention.

Enrol early to avoid disappointment – places fill up fast! Courses commence Saturday 21 September.

View the Program here. Book online, email Reception or call 08 8299 7300.

Jewellery Making by Cindy Durant

Cindy Durant will be teaching silver metal clay workshops in her Penong studio. Have fun and learn how to make your own custom jewellery just in time for Christmas. Find out more via her website

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Workshops in Jewellery Making from recycled & reclaimed materials

Sue Garrard is a South Australian based artist working in the areas of jewellery, print-making and installation. Much of her arts practice focuses on the use of recycled and reclaimed materials.

Sue will soon be teaching workshops in jewellery making from recycled and reclaimed materials at her studio at the JamFactory Seppeltsfield.

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Freestyle Coiled Basketry workshop with Deb Twining

18 October, 2019, 11am – 4pm

In response to the great volume of interest in this workshop Fabrik is delighted to offer it once more as an ‘encore’.

Immerse yourself in this freestyle basketry workshop where all kinds of mediums are the go – from raffia and fibre, through to yarn and copper wire. Sit and natter, stitch and weave during this deluxe extended workshop.

No experience is necessary.

Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA

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Painted Stories Workshop

20 October, 2019, 12:30 – 3:00pm

The visiting Aurukun Artists, Art Therapist and Linguist from the Painted Stories exhibition will facilitate a Painted Stories workshop at Hahndorf Academy.

The artists will demonstrate their artwork and mentor participants to work with canvas and paints to create their own personal Painted Story and to share their recollections about country, language and sense of place. Participants will have access to recording equipment and techniques to document their paintings and record their accompanying stories.

Hahndorf Academy, 68 Main Street, Hahndorf

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Naked Fridays – October Session

25 October, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Celebrate the end of the working week by indulging your creativity: ‘Naked Fridays’ are not your regular life-drawing classes.

No previous drawing experience is necessary in this fun and relaxed class – just a willingness to explore your creative curiosity with a cheeky glass of wine and great company.

Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA

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Jewellery making with Danielle Barrie

6 October, 2019, 1pm – 4:30pm

In this workshop Danielle will introduce you to some fundamental techniques used by jeweller’s for centuries. Learn to saw, file, sand, dome, stamp and hammer metal; you will have the opportunity to create a truly unique and personal piece of your own design and making.

Over the course of the workshop new techniques will be added step by step by Danielle who will help you achieve your designs which will be finished and ready to wear by the end of the class.

Danielle is a jewellery designer and maker currently working as a tenant from the JamFactory. With a focus on precious materials and gemstones she often uses geometric shapes and clean lines to create timeless and playfully refined jewellery pieces. For more information and for ticket sales visit the link below.

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Full Day Intensive: Beginners Stencilling & Screenprinting

10 December, 2019, 10am – 4pm

A one-day workshop with Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers. Learn to prepare and screenprint contact stencils onto paper and fabric, including printing t-shirts. Includes a discussion and examples of other kinds of screenprinting processes.

Union St Printmakers

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Creative Crochet made easy

28 November, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Do you have a collection of odd balls of yarn but not enough to make a garment?

Creative Crochet has numerous applications for this!

Explore many different project ideas, from whole garments to decorative trims, home furnishings, accessories and toys. All you need is knowledge of the basic crochet stitches.

Bring along some 8 ply yarn and a 4 mm hook.

Artist Anne Martin will demonstrate increasing and decreasing, texture patterns and colour arranging, planning a design and garment construction.

Or even come along if you cannot crochet, but are inspired to learn!

Pepper Street Arts Centre

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Union St Printmakers Full Day Intensive workshops

Year round 2019

Join renowned artist Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers in these single day print workshops. Learn how to prepare and apply, with discussions and demonstrations for various levels of printmaking skills.

For more information and to book, visit the website

Taking the photographs you dream of

PART ONE – Gets you up to speed with the way your camera works and it’s main controls

PART TWO – Starts you off using the full control of your camera for specific creative results

PART THREE – Gives you an insight into storytelling and light and how to create meaning in your photos


Presenter Nat Rogers spent the last twelve years as a working photographer — photographing catchy images for newspapers — and it’s her mission to help photographers stop wasting money on cameras they don’t know how to use. The truth is… you need a few simple hacks and bits of knowledge to succeed with any camera. Nat knows this because she’s mentored and taught hundreds of people and watched them have AHA moments with their camera.
Online 3 hour video course $257

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Make Your Own Moulds and Resin Jewellery

27 October, 2019, 1pm

Learn the technical skills required to create custom silicone moulds and colourful resin jewellery (earrings, brooches and pendants) with contemporary jeweller Emma Cuppleditch of ELC Studio and walk away with a number of finished pieces.

Sessions are 3hrs and include all materials and tools you will need.

Old Queens Theatre, Playhouse Lane and Gilles Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000

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Painting on Copper with Kate Kurucz

2 November, 2019, 12-4pm

Learn how to apply oil painting techniques and processes to create a radiant painting on copper panels in this hands-on workshop. Copper has a significant presence in art history, and provides a beautiful, ultra-smooth surface with a glowing quality.

In addition to working on copper, Kurucz will share tips and techniques on how to bring traditional oil painting techniques to a contemporary practice. All materials and light refreshments are provided, as well as one-on-one feedback and focussed attention in this intimate course.


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Full Day Intensive: Lino Printing

6 October, 2019, 10am – 4pm

A one-day workshop with Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers. Learn how to prepare, carve and relief print a lino block in a press and by hand. Includes discussions/demonstrations of lino etch, multiple plate, reduction and jigsaw prints for more experienced printmakers.

Union St Printmakers

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UStP Guest Print Program: Ceramics for Printmakers with Fruzsi Kenez

3 x Tuesday Evenings:
8, 15 & 22 October, 2019, 6:30 – 8pm

During this short three session course, you will try your hand at basic hand-building techniques
with beautiful professional-quality stoneware clay, creating pieces/vessels of your choice, which
may include a vase, mug, plate, platter etc. This workshop is the first of its kind at Stone & Quoin
Studio, catering specifically to printmakers. (For more details, please see over page.)

Union St Printmakers

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Full Day Intensive: Introduction to Japanese Woodblock (Mokuhanga).

20 October, 2019, 10am – 4pm

A one-day workshop with Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers. Learn how to plan, transfer,
carve and print a simple woodblock in the Japanese (mokuhanga) style. A good introduction to a
beautiful printmaking process that can be continued at home, without the need for a press or
special studio equipment. Mokuhanga is both simple and sophisticated; a traditional printmaking
process that continues to be taught to all Japanese school children, as well as being practiced by
master craftspeople and artists around the world.

Union St Printmakers

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Explore the versatility of knitting

31 October, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Artist Anne Martin will share some clever ideas for Fair Isle and Aran knitting that will make you look like an expert even though the techniques are very simple.

Multicoloured garments are a great way to use up leftover yarn or the collection of interesting wools that are not enough to make a whole garment.

Explore garment planning and construction. Bring a notebook and pen for your own note taking!

Pepper Street Arts Centre

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Needle felting for repair

Bring your clothes and textiles along to our lunchtime repair session. We can show you the best way to repair your favourite item.

Pepper Street Arts Centre Workshops

Pepper Streer Arts centre have ongoing workshops throughout the year. Bookings are essential, either visit the website or call 8364 6154.

Advanced Moulding & Casting Workshop

Adelaide Moulding and Casting Supplies is holding an Advanced Moulding & Casting Workshop in the first week of October. Participants can learn how to create a two piece jacketed silicone skin mould and more.

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Claire Brooks Jewellery Classes

Artist and jeweller Claire Brooks invites you to learn how to create jewellery in her brand new studio and retail space. Based in Glenelg, Claire’s jewellery classes are designed to suit all skills, from beginners to more experienced creatives, in a social and nurturing environment. 

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Studio Space + Equipment

STUDIO SPACE: Adelaide Hills Art, Craft & Design Centre – EOIs

Tim Shaw is investigating the feasibility of setting up an art, craft and design centre in the Adelaide Hills. It would be centrally located in a popular tourist destination, and would incorporate a retail/gallery area and individual studio spaces. It would be open to the public and offer the opportunity for direct sales and exhibiting of work. He would be offering a variety of studio sizes suitable for artists, creatives, designers and craft practitioners. The centre would also include a dedicated teaching space that would be available for hire to studio tenants.

To submit an expression of interest contact Tim Shaw: tim@timshawglass.com

STUDIO SPACE: CBD Workspaces with The Mill

Base yourself in the CBD – and grow your business!

The Mill’s creative industry offices offer small businesses, start-ups, designers and artists a chance to keep a centrally-located studio in a not-stuffy, not-boring, definitely-not-not-fun venue. Studio residents (past and present) include Naomi Murrell Studios, Hey Reflect’o, XO L’Avant, Millicent Elizabeth and others.

Click here to submit an expression of interest

Sector News

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SA Artists For Climate Change

Dear artists across Australia concerned with political inaction on our climate emergency.
This is a call to action.

As artists we declare a climate emergency. Let’s act as individuals together across the month of October. It has been shown that contacting our leaders, our decision makers, in a targeted way, directly, personally, and individually, is the most effective strategy to create and continue change. This project is about encouraging those that are part of this change.

We invite you to make a climate badge that reflects the materials and methods of your art practice and addresses your climate emergency concerns. Send this to your politician/leader/local member/decision maker/researcher/board member/person of influence of choice with an explanatory note (you can use the template below). Do this to propel their good work further, to give encouragement to keep going, or to spur someone into action who can do more.
Work individually, or gather your friends, run a badge-making session in your studio or your place of work, take this project wherever you can. Share this call to action far and wide. Your art voice is valuable.

Post it, with your note, to your leader of choice. Share your badge and note on Instagram using #climatebadges and tag your selected badge recipient where possible. Follow this hashtag to see other contributions.
Thank you for taking action. Collective action has power.
SA Artists for Climate Action.

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New Pay Standards for Artists & Arts Workers

As part of NAVA’s major revision of the Code of Practice, we have drafted a set of new Pay Standards for Artists and Arts Workers that responds to the urgency for our collective work on improving the sustainability of Australian artists’ careers. Feedback on this draft is open until 30 September 2019.


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2019 Ruby Awards open for nominations

Celebrate South Australia’s arts and cultural sector by nominating an artist, performance or event worthy of recognition in artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership.

Nominations close: 5pm Tuesday 8 October 2019

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Monthly Advice Bank: November 2019

Mon 4 November 2019 30 minute appointments Pricing: Financial Members: Free Location: Guildhouse Office, North Terrace & Morphett St, Adelaide. Presenter: Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria Bowes and Programs Officer Heidi Kenyon. Monthly Advice Bank sessions...


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...

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 Reece4 - 5pm | Exhibition Launch...