What’s On & Opportunities
Neville Cichon, A Line Has Been Drawn, 2016, 28 x 24 cm. Photograph Neville Cichon.
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Guildhouse is all about connecting creatives with opportunities.
We share a variety of opportunities on offer through our partner organisations and the wider industry. In this section you can explore a variety of Art Prizes, Commissions, Proposals, Call-Outs, Residencies, Mentorships, Career Development, Grants and Funding opportunities.
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Lion Arts Factory: Christmas Market
20 December 2019, 2 – 11 pm
Lion Arts Factory are opening up their North Terrace Courtyard for an end of year Christmas Market bringing together a hub of boutique buys, bites and beers.
The market kicks off from 2pm on the final Friday of the working year, the 20th December and is the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of Christmas!
The Lion Arts Precinct Courtyard
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.
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.
ACE Open: Summer Party
Curated by Arts Ceduna
7 December 2019, 3 – 7 pm
ACE Open’s annual Summer Party returns, and you’re invited! Curated by current exhibiting artists from Arts Ceduna, our end of year Summer Party is a celebration of Country, culture and community centred around the themes explored in ACE Open’s current exhibition No Black Seas.
Work with the artists to create a marine-themed installation, try your hand at some weaving and join the yarning circle to hear artists and project mentors discuss the No Black Seas exhibition. Through a diverse array of programs, audiences of all ages are invited to learn more about the importance of Country, culture and community to the artists exhibiting and how they communicate this through their works
Featuring: Weaving workshop with Sherrie Jones, Interactive installation with Jamie Newchurch, Yarning Circle with Pam Diment, Collette Gray, Yhonnie Scarce and Patrice Sharkey. BBQ + more.
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.
Regional Galleries Association of SA: Public Galleries Forum
5 December 2019, 1 – 5 pm
The Speaker line-up includes:
• Rose Hiscock, Director – Science Gallery Melbourne
• Louis De Vaillant, Director + Curator – The Johnston Collection
• Marie Falcinella, CEO – Ku. Arts
• Dr Jared Thomas, Curator – South Australian Museum
• Jennifer Layther, Director – Arts South Australia
• Leigh Robb – AGSA
Art Gallery of South Australia
Helpmann Academy: Creating Your Own Work Seminar
3 December 2019, 5:15 pm
This seminar will delve into the different ways artists are using their entrepreneurial skills to make money, and look at the possibilities and realities of working as a creative practitioner. A panel featuring Erin Fowler (dancer/choreographer), Alice Potter (jeweller/visual artist), Dan Thorpe (musician/composer) and Morgan Wright (film producer/director) will offer their hard-earned insights into what it takes to craft the job of your dreams using your talent, contacts, and drive.
The Minor Works Building
David Roche Foundation: Grand Duchess Vladimir – the last Grand Dame of Imperial Russia: A talk by Michael Carr
5 December 2019, 6 pm
The Grand Duchess Vladimir (Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) stands as one of the most fascinating figures in the Russian Imperial family during the last decades of Romanov rule. After her marriage to Grand Duke Vladimir, the third son of Alexander II, she quickly transformed from a shy, unsophisticated woman into the toast of Saint Petersburg society. Socially ambitious, stubborn (unlike all the other princesses marrying into the Russian Imperial family, she refused to convert to Orthodoxy), unfailingly regal, and stylish, she set herself up as a rival to the last two empresses, and promoted the interests of her sons with single-mindedness.
Today, she is chiefly remembered for her passion for jewellery. In a short period of time, she acquired a collection of diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires second only to the Imperial collection itself. A number of her most important pieces were acquired by Queen Mary after the Revolution for the British Royal Collection and indeed one of her most famous tiaras, still known as the Vladimir tiara, has always been a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II.
Do not miss Michael Carr’s lecture on this fascinating woman, Imperial Russia’s last arbiter of style and taste.
The David Roche Foundation
Adelaide Central School of Art: 2019 Graduate Exhibition
7 – 20 December, 2019
Adelaide Central School of Art invites you to the opening of the 2019 Graduate Exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to view outstanding work presented by our graduating Bachelor of Visual Art [Hons] and Bachelor of Visual Art students.
Artist Hossein Valamanesh will open the exhibition and announce the 2019 awards for excellence. As most works are for sale, it is also the perfect opportunity to make a purchase and support our graduates at the commencement of their careers.
Refreshments available for purchase | All welcome
Adelaide Central School of Art
Adelaide College of the Arts: ADOMANIA
14 November – 5 December, 2019
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Graduate Exhibition
Light Square Gallery
Diverse Responses to Landscape: Geoff Wilson, Winnie Pelz and Jason Cordero
24 November – 22 December, 2019
AIARTS (Australian and International Arts) Belair
Birds that sang have sung (to me)
2 November – 7 December, 2019
Of central importance to Elizabeth Bevan is how art is made and how it functions to cultivate and expand the relationship between art and an ecological sensibility.
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.
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.
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.
In a dialogue across generations, Western Aranda watercolourists respond to historical ‘Hermannsburg School’ works in a tribute to the legacy of Albert Namatjira.
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.
Nyaparu (William) Gardiner honours the stockman and the strikers of the Pilbara in his endearing paintings and drawings.
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.
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).
NEW WORKS: Richard Maurovic
28 November – 14 December, 2019
Richard Maurovic is a precise person who plans every move. And yet, when it comes to deciding what to paint, he lets his eyes decide and his mind follows. Celebrating the man-made world, he finds beauty in interesting forms, colour contrasts, incongruent compositions or beautiful light, and he gets them down; the potential meanings and narratives following in the days and weeks as the work develops. By the time the artwork is finished, the story has formed in his mind. The creation catches up with the vision.
In this collection one sees the variety of images that caught his eye and translated into these frozen moments. The primary colours and wonderful patterns of balconies of a Sydney apartment block, the lyrical sunset over a highway, kooky tetrapods shoring up the spit of a lighthouse in the Venetian lagoon. These images of everyday interest, humour, or loveliness are a key to Richard Maurovic’s character and interests.
Hill Smith Gallery
Opening of 10th Prospect Portrait Prize and the Newmarch Gallery
5 December, 2019
The Prospect Portrait Prize is the longest running portrait prize in South Australia. The 10th instalment of this prize will showcase national and international artists, with a wide range of artwork styles.
Named after distinguished Prospect artist Ann Newmarch OAM, Newmarch Gallery recognises Newmarch’s profound influence on South Australia’s reputation as a centre of artistic excellence and cultural leadership. Newmarch Gallery is a unique facility curated and programmed by City of Prospect and has a diverse exhibition program, reflecting its role as a contemporary public exhibition space with a longstanding community focus.
Newmarch Gallery, 128 Prospect Road
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
Rebooted & Wrapped
Chrissy Pudney and Glenys Hughes
3 December 2019 – 29 February, 2020
Partners in art, Chrissy Pudney and Glenys Hughes have put together an exhibition of their work over the past twelve months. These talented ladies have each selected individual forms to explore in their chosen styles and materials.
Chrissy has taken the challenge to “reboot” items found in our local area along with items gathered on her travels in Australia. She has placed a strong focus on the reuse of bailing twine, electrical wires and paper.
Glenys has “wrapped” her explorations in new methods while working with natural fibres, summer weight yarns and silk. She has been focusing on texture, eco dying and the use of plants to produce subtle colours in her wearable art.
This fine exhibition of work will be on show over the Christmas period. Chrissy and Glenys will invite the public to join them at the Gallery for conversation and afternoon tea on Sunday 19th January, 2020, from 1.00 to 3.00pm.
Port MacDonnell Community Complex
Out of the Blue: ACSA Painting Group
22 November – 13 December, 2019
Merrilyn Stock: Celebrating 40 years of Ceramic Design
7 December, 2019
The Strand Gallery, 41 The Strand, Port Elliot
FEELS LIKE HOME
Liz Butler, Donovan Christie, Elizabeth Close, Jasmine Crisp, Joe Felber, Peter Serwan
14 November – 13 December, 2019
The ways in which we create and connect with ‘home’ is transformed by the social and emotional foundation sof place. Attachment, belonging, and familiarity ricochet between the works by these six local artists.
18 October – 6 December, 2019
The Samstag Museum of Art brings a concise selection of works by Fiona Tan to Adelaide. Centring upon the Australian premiere of Ascent, this is the first significant presentation of the artist’s work in our country in ten years.
Ascent is not only a reflection on Mount Fuji—a mountain of great significance to the Japanese—but also a study of its visual culture, and a tribute to the history of both photography and film. Tan spins a fictional narrative that shifts and bends the distinction between still and moving images. Resonating with the climb to the top of the mountain, the story alternates between narration and history, from Western imperialism to modern tourism, from the early days of photography to the present day.
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.
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.
Little Gems: Lilliputian Works in a Variety of Media”
8 December, 2019 – 31 January 2020
Gallery 54, Penola
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.
Workshops & Training
Adelaide Central School of Art 2020 Summer School
Get in before Monday 2 December and save on our highly anticipated Summer School program.
We have classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture, taught by some of South Australia’s best artists. With a range of two-day and five-day courses, designed for beginners through to experienced artists, there’s sure to be a something for you.
Summer School starts Thursday 9 January | Enrol now – places fill up fast!
Adelaide Central School of Art
Intro to Oil Painting
with Melanie Brown
Be introduced to the essential principles & practices of using oil paint to create art.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
Australia Council for the Arts: Boost your organisations governance practice
26 February, 2020
The Arts Governance Program delivers workshops around Australia to assist organisations and boards build their knowledge and skills in arts governance.
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.
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.
Studio Space + Equipment
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.
Powerhouse invests $180,000 into Australian artists
Setting an agenda to support contemporary practice, the Powerhouse has awarded six $30,000 commissions to Australian glass and ceramic artists.
The launch of the Willoughby Bequest 2020 Commissioning Program this week is part of a suite of new programs recently announced by the Powerhouse which supports living artists – the first for the collecting institution.
‘This is an $180,000 investment into the practice of Australian artists’, Lisa Havilah, Chief Executive, Powerhouse Museum, told ArtsHub.
‘With this Bequest we are doing something we haven’t done before at the Powerhouse Museum – we are focusing on commissioning new works to build our collections, and deliberately turning to the practice of living artists.’
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.
New Countess Report
Independent sectors lead the visual arts in gender equality, while state institutions fall behind.
The latest Countess Report, Australia’s premier reference point on gender representation in the contemporary visual arts, has been released today.
The Report reveals significant gender equity gains across public galleries, artist-run initiatives, major museums and university galleries, biennales, commercial galleries and contemporary art organisations, alongside declines at state galleries and museums.
A total of over 13,000 artists across 184 organisations were counted.
The Report’s highlights include:
- Women are equally represented (at 50% or higher) in the following categories: art prizes, contemporary art organisations, boards and executive staff, and artist-run spaces;
- Artist-run spaces have exhibited 61.38% women (up from 49.37%), 34.78% men, and 2% non-binary artists;
- Commercial galleries have exhibited 53% women (up from 39%), and 43% of represented artists are women (up from 39%);
- State-owned galleries have exhibited 33.98% women (down from 36.90%) and 66.02% men (up from 56.80%), with no data available on non-binary artists;
- Director or CEO-level roles are held by 61.36% women and 38.63% men overall, while among state-owned galleries, the figures are 12.50% women and 87.50% men.
NAVA, Countess Report, Sheila
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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