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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CARE by Henry Wolff

3 July – 7 August

In 2020 fine print embarked on an ambitious annual digital commission series for film and digital artists to produce and present a new work for their online community. The second in the series is CARE, a new film by emerging artist Henry Wolff.

Focusing on experimental film and sound for digital presentation, pause ~ play seeks to engage with new forms of communication and presentation and to create connectivity and comradeship within the vast expanses of digital realms.

Henry works in a socially responsive manner, investigating the ways we navigate trust, vulnerability and identity through collective and familial support. CARE continues Henry’s exploration into the complexities of human connection and the forces that bind us together.

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The Perfect Brooch

3 July – 7 August

What, for a jeweller, would constitute the perfect brooch? Gallery Bilk has invited twenty-five contemporary jewellers from around the world to respond to this question and they have risen to the challenge in a myriad of surprising and enchanting ways that will be showcased in The Perfect Brooch exhibition.

Bilk Gallery
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James Dodd & Henry Jock Walker: Low Pressure System

29 July – 28 August

James Dodd and Henry Jock Walker are excited to present a suite of recent artworks.

Low Pressure System brings together a collection of ongoing investigations and will include a new teamwork exploration. Whilst having shared many art adventures together, this will be the first duo exhibition for the pair. This exhibition plays out the affinitive connection that both Dodd and Walker have for painting, colour and abstraction.

Whilst the works of each artist show strong visual correlations; their individual approaches, processes and materials are embedded with varied content. Dodd continues his investigations into the use of mechanical devices such as painting tools and industrial processes and Walker continues his sew collage of pre-loved wetsuits.

Hugo Michell Gallery
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Spatial Interplay

Maggie Cecchin
5 August – 22 August

‘As a reductive artist I strive for simplification, clarity, and material culture to work with a limited colour palette, restricted language of geometric grids, shapes, lines, and patterns intended to draw the viewer into a spatial experience.’ Maggie Cecchin

Hughes Gallery
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Bee-stung Lips

Barbara Hanrahan
26 July – 1 October

Bee-stung lips is the first major survey exhibition of Barbara Hanrahan’s prolific 30-year printmaking career that was set in motion in 1960 and ended with her untimely death at the age of 52. Characterised by playfully complex narratives that draw on both personal experience and fantasy, her works are fearlessly direct and unashamedly decorative in style.

Flinders University Museum of Art
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Judy Lorraine – Retrospective in Clay

15 May – 14 August

WAS Gallery is very proud to present 50 years of studio practice by inspirational ceramic artist Judy Lorraine. Known for her organic sculptural forms in stoneware and blackware, her wry political and social commentary and her exploration of sound and music in clay, Judy is one of Australia’s principal ceramic pioneers.

The exhibition at WAS Gallery is a unique opportunity to see a comprehensive and chronological collection of the work of Judy Lorraine and to experience the intricacy and intimacy of 50-years of creative practice by one of Australia’s most imaginative and inventive ceramic artists.

WAS Gallery, Warragul

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Alison Mitchell: Still – Water

Exhibition launch 1 August, 2pm
Closes September 30

‘This, my second exhibition at Hahndorf Academy, follows on from a long and dusty summer and the trepidations of Covid. It was in fact a surprise to find the garden producing such lush abundance. Which is, like everything living, mostly water. So my attention turned to this and the vessels that contain, restrain, divide and dispense. This, and the anomaly of the dry landscape around me, the creeks that have silted and the rivers run dry.’ – Alison Mitchell

Hahndorf Academy
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Lee Salomone
3 July – 7 August

New photographic work that renders fleeting moments as vibrant stillness.

project6.88 is a contemporary art space situated in the front hallway of a suburban house in Adelaide, Australia. It is a passageway to art & culture.
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Ludere (to play)

Caren Eliss & Alison Smiles
22 July – 11 September

Industrial designer Caren Elliss and ceramic artist Alison Smiles present a new body of work which explores the joyful potential of the crafted/design object.

Like many great collaborations, Elliss (industrial designer) and Smiles (ceramic artist) come together in the spirit of concept, experimentation and play. Partners in life and practice, they bring contrasting positions on design and technique to a shared interest in exploring new technologies and applying them to contemporary art, craft and design. Specifically, the artists have examined domestic furniture and objects using 3D printing, CNC, laser cutting and mould making, together with the hand made.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
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Dark Matter, Bright Light

From 12 December 2020

Dark Matter, Bright Light showcases recent acquisitions of contemporary international and Australian works of art alongside iconic works in the collection. Taking its title from Olafur Eliasson’s Dark matter collective, this display brings together artists who often use elemental material such as air, light, fire and stone, or mirrors, lenses and prisms to explore the mechanics of vision, concepts of infinity and the outer edges of perception.

Art Gallery of South Australia
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Rethinking Australian Art


Highlighting the complex changes that occured in Australian art after the second world war.

This series of displays highlights the complex and radical changes that occurred in Australian art after the Second World War, including the revelation of Aboriginal art, the Feminist art movement and the rise of conceptual art and post modernism.

This rehang challenges preconceptions of art in Australia as being isolated or singular. To borrow the words of art historian Ian McLean, the re-presentation of the collection ‘examine the place of Australia in the world and the world in Australia’.

Art Gallery of South Australia
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It’s Complicated

February – November

Dynamic Interconnectedness. It’s complicated.

Actually, it’s complex.

Problems in complex systems are trickier to solve. Even well-thought out solutions can have unexpected and unintended consequences. Like trying to wipe out malaria but ending up with parachuting cats.

Join us to raise a Tamagotchi-inspired octopus, build robots and hack the immune system. IT’S COMPLICATED pulls back the curtain on the seemingly simple and reveals just how complicated, and complex, the world can be.


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Sera Waters
29 July – 28 August

‘I imagine the atmosphere of now is full of specks; specks of the past, specks of data, specks of living matter, specks of stuff. Specks link to others to make threads, then tangles, then whole interconnected networks, that are the basis of the stories and material worlds we inherit and continue to create for the next generations. These artworks were made during the time of the pandemic, lockdowns, my own grief, and my grappling with growing climatic disasters.’ Sera Waters

Hugo Michell Gallery
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What’s On

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ON ART podcasts
by Samstag Museum

Samstag will be focusing their efforts on digital channels for the time being and will continue to share their exhibitions with you through their Publications & Podcasts.

Expereince their ON ART podcast series of talks and discussions that follow the lead of contemporary art.

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Magnum: Quarantine Conversations

A new video series, Quarantine Conversations, will see two randomly selected Magnum photographers engaging in unedited dialogue about work, current affairs and everything in-between. For the first episode, Rafal Milach and Newsha Tavakolian discuss guilt, dreams, and seeing yourself in the other, as well as Tavakolian’s new project. Magnum will be uploading new work by their photographers on their Instagram feed; a talk with Martin Parr will also be live-streamed on 03 April 2020 at 16:00 GMT.

Watch video series here

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Learn online with AFTRS

AFTRS offers a range of online courses developed and delivered by top industry practitioners.

They combine the latest in industry-relevant contemporary practice and theory into all our coursework. You will walk away with skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied, and return to update and renew as needed.

The AFTRS course catalogue supports all levels of development, from introductory skills for beginners right through to advanced development for industry practitioners wanting to sharpen their skills or take on new ones.

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ICP presents: Photography from Isolation to Communication

The International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York is offering a program of lectures by international experts including Elinor Carucci, Ben Gest and David Campany. Topics covered include how to turn your personal life into an editorial assignment, photobook editing, and digital post-processing. Each speaker will be delivering a series of three lectures, priced at $35 and delivered via Zoom.

Virtual lectures here
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Hughes Gallery 2022 Exhibition Callout

Established and emerging artists in all media are invited to submit applications for the 2022 exhibition program.

The Hughes Gallery Exhibition Program provides opportunities for artists to promote their work and to enrich the visual art experience of the surrounding communities. Artists are welcome to contact the gallery to discuss their exhibition proposals. Applications can be made for solo or group exhibitions.

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Watch live-performances at the Tate in London

Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula had already travelled to London when his show at Tate Modern was cancelled due to coronavirus. He made the most of it though, and filmed his performance in the moody, empty mid-century industrial gallery with fellow performers who had also made it to London for the show. Each of the Tate’s four galleries (the Britain and Modern in London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives) also displays works online, and there’s a series of videos, podcasts and online classes to keep you going between visits.

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Textile Art with Cheryl Bridgart | Colour In Your Life

Textile art and fine art freestyle machine embroidery with textile artist Cheryl Bridgart Join Cheryl in her studio as she demonstrates her incredible freestyle embroidery technique. Textile art techniques and tutorial for beginners or artists of all ages and skills.

In this fine art TV show episode Cheryl Bridgart is interviewed by Colour In Your Life. In this episode Cheryl Bridgart demonstrates machine embroidery and textile art creating a fantasy abstract portrait. Cheryl’s extraordinary talent and imagination for freehand embroidery is utterly mesmerising. Watch as she shares her tips for creating beautiful textile art on a freestyle sewing machine.

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David Zwirner: Dialogues

With Covid-19 causing the temporary closure of its physical galleries, David Zwirner has expanded its digital presence. This includes its podcast series Dialogues, for which several makers or thinkers are invited to discuss how art shapes, elevates and shifts our experience. Lauded as one of the best visual art podcasts by the Financial Times, the series enters its third season with an exciting group of artists, writers, curators, and editors. New discussions will be airing every other Wednesday, with upcoming episodes including a conversation between photographer Tyler Mitchell and writer, curator, and cultural critic Antwaun Argent. Current, and past, exhibitions are also accessible via David Zwirner’s online viewing rooms, including Wolfgang Tillman’s Blushes #76.

Podcast series here
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Bold & Beautiful

3 – 24 September

Mosaic artists are invited to exhibit their works (up to 3 per person) this coming September. For the third time Pepper Street Art Centre is exhibiting mosaics from beginners through to professional artists.

Pepper Street Arts Centre

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SALA Podcast

The SALA Podcast aims to engage South Australian visual artists and arts industry professionals in interviews about their arts practice and creative lives, and in discussion about topics relevant to the arts. The SALA Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts.

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Listening Pleasures
From the Adelaide Festival

AF Concert Recordings
Thanks to our friends at ABC Classic, you can listen to some of the exceptional concerts from our 2020 Festival online:

UKARIA Chamber Landscapes
The Heath Quartet perform a beautiful program of Beethoven and Tippett.
Acclaimed violinist, Anthony Marwood was joined by cellist Timo-Veikko Valve, and pianist Stefan Cassomenos for an electrifying concert of Beethoven and Shostakovich in One Among Many.
Chamber Landscape’s curator and harpist, Marshall McGuire and his ensemble Ludovico’s band were joined by soloists soprano Bethany Hill and oboist Ben Opie for a program showcasing works by female composers for The Female Voice.

150 Psalms:
A Celebration of Life – performed by Netherlands Chamber Choir with The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, The Tallis Scolars and The Song Company, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall
The Berlin Phil have made their extraordinary digtial archive of live-recordings and movies free for everyone. Just redeem voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access – time to indulge!

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Mosaic Art Talks – SA Mosaics

Saturday 4 September, 8am – 5pm

Mosaic Art Talks (MATs) is a new initiative here in South Australia by a group of enthusiastic mosaicists, to share the wealth of knowledge and experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other mosaicists together at one venue, to listen and ask questions of experienced mosaicists, observe new possibilities, and best of all, share the love of mosaics. A mosaic slide show and quiz game will add a fun touch to the day.

Glenunga Hub Community Centre

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Call for Proposals: ANAT SPECTRA 2021 :: Multiplicity

2 – 5 December, 2021

Proposals are invited from artists, scientists, technologists, researchers and postgraduate students working at the intersection of art, science and technology.

Multiplicity invites symposium proposals for ideas, artworks, research practices and collaborations made at the intersection of art, science and technology by artists, scientists, technologists, researchers and postgraduate students operating in groups, collectives, ensembles, and individually.

Multiplicity aims to foreground Australians working at the edge of experimental and anti-disciplinary practice

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday 28 July, 2021

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Workshops & Training

Union St Printmakers:

Ongoing workshops in hand printmaking processes – lino, drypoint, mono printing, etching, screenprinting, Japanese woodblock, etc – latest dates and more here: www.unionstprintmakers.com/workshops

  • Western Book Binding Workshop (Franciscan Binding) – 1 day workshop with Vicki Reynolds – Sun 18 July 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

  • Abstract Fundamentals with Watercolour – 1 day workshop with Sue Ninham – Sat 2 October 2021, 10.30am-4.30pm – price TBA – email to book your spot.

Botanical Linocut Prints

Saturday 14 August, 2:15-4:45pm

Inspired by Australian native flowers and plants, you will learn how to design, carve and print a linocut block. You will be introduced to relief printmaking techniques and take home a small collection of prints. This workshop is solvent free and eco-friendly. Tea and Coffee available at Dorrit’s Coffee Shop.

Pepper Street Art Centre
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    Intro to Intaglio Printmaking

    Saturday 17 July, 2-5pm

    Learn how to design, etch and print a metal plate, guided by printmaking educator and artist Hanah Williams. Participants will be introduced to resist etching techniques and take home a small collection of prints. This workshop is solvent-free and eco-aware. Afternoon tea included in price from The Little Bar.

    Paintbox Hahndorf
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    Eco Aware Etching & Printmaking

    Sunday 8 August, 10:30am-4pm

    In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to design, etch and print an intaglio plate using eco-aware printmaking techniques. Reflecting on the theme of harvest, you will take home a collection of prints and the skills to etch in your own studio. Included in the purchase is a two course lunch cooked with seasonal produce, alongside wines, tea & coffee.

    Papershell, Willlunga
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    JamFactory Short Courses

    Ceramics Workshops: Get hands on in our 7 week Beginners Wheel Throwing and Hand Building short courses or expand your repertoire with our Intermediate Classes and Introduction to Glaze Development. Learn from the very best skilled tutors in our fully equipped ceramics studio.

    Jewellery Workshops: Over 7 weeks, learn the basics in Introduction to Silver Jewellery, build on your skills in our Level 2 class or take your practice to the next level with Tutored Bench Access, Lost Wax Casting and Stone Setting.

    Individual Glass Blowing: Experience an intensive one-on-one session in the glass studio,learn traditional glass blowing skills in gathering, forming and design to make your own glass piece.


    Botanical Monoprinting

    Saturday 21 August, 2:15-4:45pm

    In this hands-on workshop, you will create a body of work using monoprint printmaking techniques. Drawing inspiration from flowers and plants in our gardens we will use a range of tools and techniques and take home a small collection of prints. Tea and Coffee available at Dorrit’s Coffee Shop.

    Pepper Street Art Centre
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    Studio Space + Equipment

    praxis ARTSPACE

    Want to join the Praxis Artspace Studios? Do you know a creative who needs studio space?

    Located within the vibrant Bowden precinct, Praxis Artspace Studios was established in January 2019. Sitting adjacent to Praxis Artspace Gallery, this creative hub is focused on supporting a diverse range of artistic talent through its studios and exhibition program.

    The Praxis Artspace Studios encourages an effective teamwork environment, and provides the opportunity for artists to experiment, play and take risks developing new work, within a stimulating environment of practicing artists.

    Their studios include:

    • Wifi
    • 24-hour access
    • Communal area, including kitchenette, toilet and shower
    • Onsite parking
    • Proximity to public transport and shops

    A studio at Praxis Artspace represents an opportunity for an artist to base their practice within a vibrant, and supportive artistic community; allowing for meaningful career and skills development, inspiration, and networking.

    Mixed Goods

    Mixed Goods studios is a multidisciplinary shared studio space only 15 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. We are currently looking for studio tenants and have spaces available ranging from 11m2 to 27m2, there are sizes to suit a variety of creative disciplines and practices.

    Mixed Goods was set up as a dynamic craft & design hub offering independent studio spaces to artists, creatives, and design professionals. Our aim is to have a hybridised studio collective with a mixed set of skills made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and at various stages of their practices.

    Current studio tennants:
    • Andrew Carvolth – Furniture & object
    • Dean Toepfer – Furniture, lighting & object
    • Kerryn Levy – Ceramics
    • Luca Lettieri – Object & sculpture
    • Danielle Barrie – Jewellery

    For more information or to apply for a studio please get in contact with Dean Toepfer and Andrew Carvolth at: studios@mixedgoods.com.au

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    Gate 8

    Gate 8 Workshop have short to mid term project spaces available.

    They have different spaces and equipment available depending on your project with prices starting from $85 per week (exGST and outgoings).

    Send them an email about you and your project through to Jess Loughlin: jessloughlin@internode.on.et

    or for more info visit: gate8@internode.on.net

    Artisans’ Vise
    Shared studio/workshop facility
    1/5 Waverley Ave, Edwardstown

    “Artisans Vise is a makers dream space”

    They have room for more designer/makers in their collegial, extensive factory.

    They are ideally located in an established industrial area close to suppliers and manufacturers at 1/5 Waverley Ave Edwardstown

    Access to workspace and a professional range of woodworking and metal equipment is available.

    Current members are Gray Hawk, Andrew Bartlett, Taku Kamikawa and James Howe.

    For further information please contact Gray Hawk

    M: 04 1142 1713

    The Mill Adelaide

    Situated in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, The Mill’s Artist Studios provide space for visual artists and makers of any discipline to operate an affordable studio in a professional and arts-compatible environment. Current and past uses include sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, illustration, fashion, painting, photography and more.

    Expect: Your own designated open studio space, 24hr studio access, wifi and access to shared spaces (workshop, kitchen and meeting space).

    Leases from 3-12 months.

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    George Street Studios
    36 George St, Thebarton SA

    Studio space is currently available and suitable for artists, designer makers and artisans working across furniture, sculpture and mixed medium. We welcome expressions of interest from artists and makers at all career levels. Younger and emerging artists are encouraged and will be offered access to learn from experienced practitioners.

    For further details or to organise a visit please contact Tony Rosella: 0402 114 702


    Plant Notes: Artist Workshop

    Plant Notes: Artist Workshop

    Saturday 21 August, 10.30am – 12pm Location: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Gardens Pricing: $15 Featuring: Visual artists Laura Wills and Louise Flahert The Guildhouse Collections Project with The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South...

    Explore the moral imagination with Connal Lee

    Explore the moral imagination with Connal Lee

    Friday 6 August 2021, 10am – 3pm Friday 13 August 2021, 10am – 3pm Location: Adelaide City Library, 3 Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide Featuring: ART WORKS Writer in Residence Connal Lee For bookings please contact Program Officer Heidi...

    Monthly Advice Bank: October 2021

    Monthly Advice Bank: October 2021

    Tuesday 5 October 2021, 10am – 12pm Pricing: Free for Guildhouse financial members Location: Phone or video conference Presenter: Guildhouse Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor and Guildhouse Operations Manager Emma Bedford Monthly Advice Bank sessions for members...