What’s On & Opportunities

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

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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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What’s On

Arts in Health: Karra Wadlu Yaitya Purruna / Bush Shrubs Make You Healthy

14 November 2019, 11 am – 12:30 pm

A panel discussion with Aboriginal artists and health professionals discussing the importance of maintaining bush medicine knowledge.

This event will also celebrate the launch of the Tarnanthi exhibition at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Open House Finissage

24 November, 2pm

Join us for the finissage event of Open House – enjoy an afternoon of food and wine and hear from exhibiting artists and curator Glenn Barkley.

JamFactory at Seppeltsfield

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Crafternoon Tea

9 November 2019, 2:30 – 5 pm

Be a part of Fabrik’s creative community.

Bring your art or craft work-in-progress, or add some rows of stitches to our charity knits, at this informal gathering of like-minded creative people. Tea and scones provided.

Fabrik, Lobethal

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Emotionally Engaging the Machine

7 November 2019, 5:30 – 8 pm

Emotionally Engaging the Machine :: As the boundaries between people and machines begin to blur, what does this mean for the way we relate with machines? Can humans emotionally engage with robots and machines, and vice versa? Or are emotional interactions with machines notional, unintentional and driven by anthropomorphism? What senses (if any) do AI’s use to emotionally engage with humans?

ANAT SALON Sydney brings together leading artists to explore and discuss human interactions with robots and machines. ABC’s technology reporter, Ariel Bogle will speak with Professor Mari Velonaki Director of UNSW’s Creative Robotics Lab, together with artists Dr Belinda Dunstan, Justin Harvey and Dr Wade Marynowsky.

Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

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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.

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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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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Feast Festival @ Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Faberge

14 November 2019, 5:30 – 7 pm

Enjoy an exclusive evening viewing Russian art treasures with Robert Reason, Museum Director of The David Roche Foundation.

The David Roche Foundation

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From Gambling Chips to Imperial Jewels: A look at some Romanov jewels

21 November, 6 pm

The Romanov dynasty ruled Russia for just over 300 years and during this time amassed an incredible array of magnificent jewels. After the Revolution, many of these were disposed of, some by the new Communist government, while others that had been saved by the aristocratic refugees were sold in order to allow them to live in what were now straightened circumstances.

The Bolsheviks also kept some jewels that they considered historically important and these are on display today in the Diamond Repository in the Kremlin, Moscow.

Over the succeeding years, other pieces have appeared and all create enormous interest on the international market.

There are many incredible stories about these jewels and gemstones – from the Imperial Regalia to more personal items and we will look at some of these stories and the jewels in this lecture.

The David Roche Foundation

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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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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

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Artist Q&A for THE LINE #2:
Godwin Bradbeer, Christopher Orchard, Jason Cordero & Margaret Ambridge

9 November 2019, 3 pm


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Critical Race Theory & Resistance Art

27 – 29 November, 2019

5.30 – 6.00pm | Welcome drinks and nibbles

6.00 – 7.00pm | Public Lecture: “SchwarzSein: Blackness Beyond the Human” delivered by Professor Alexander Weheliye

Flinders University Museum of Art, Bedford Park

The Flinders University map is available here, the Flinders University Museum of Art is located at G8 with carpark 5 as the closest carpark.

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The Mill
Aritst in Residence: Carly Tarkari Dodd

1 October – 1 December 2019,

Carly will be in residence from October 1st working on her project Shackled Excellence. With a focus on artistic process, this 10-week residency allows audiences direct access to creative research and making. This residency is presented as part of Tarnanthi, Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

The Exhibition Space, The Mill

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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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Wish You Were Here

2 – 15 November, 2019

Wish you were here! is Adelaide Central School of Art’s annual fundraising exhibition of postcard sized works generously donated by a fabulous range of local and interstate artists. This is your chance to purchase a mini-masterpiece by artists such as Sally Bourke, Deidre But-Husaim and Sera Waters.

Central Gallery, Adelaide Central School of Art

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Birds that sang have sung (to me)
Elizabeth Bevan

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.

Sauerbier House

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Good News from Outer Space

17 October – 8 November, 2019

This collaborative exhibition by Nicholas Hanisch and Cassie Thring explores alternate realities by creating immersive installations. The work borrows from early science fiction productions to teleport the audience into their otherworldly and imagined spaces.


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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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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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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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Jasmine Crisp

1 – 24 November, 2019

Jasmine Crisp’s first solo exhibition ‘HOME X HABITAT’ showcases paintings made during, and in response to her recent travels across Iceland, Finland, England, Scotland and The Faroe Islands inclusive of three artist residencies (at SIM residency – Reykjavík, Iceland, NES residency – Skagaströnd, Iceland, Kolin Ryynänen – Koli, Finland). Her paintings feature selected people encountered throughout her travels and their stories of belonging, making home, identifying with place, family history and the impact of travel (both on self and place).

Floating Goose

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24 October – 16 November, 2019

A collection of artworks by two vastly different artists, influenced by their individual experience, brought together by their passion for printmaking. Jandey studies the internal working of her own social encounters and expresses them in multiple multiples. Kylie studies external pressures and her experience with the natural world.

Both command the attention of the viewer and seek to create a discourse where an alternative behavior could be considered.
The exhibition promises a varied suite of works; an assemblage of life.

6 Manton

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The Crimson Line
Trent Parke

31 October – 23 November, 2019

Hugo Michell Gallery

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3 November – 2 December, 2019

Gallery 54

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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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Colleen Morrow Linocut Exhibition

2 November – 24 November, 2019

You’re invited to the opening of Colleen Morrow’s exhibition at Mrs Harris’ Shop, Friday 1 November. In a departure from Colleen’s well-loved botanical linocuts, this exhibition focuses on the nude form.

Mrs Harris’ Shop

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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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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.


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Arcadian Visions
Andrew Clarke

7 – 23 November, 2019

“In Arcadian Visions I take as my subject a traditional genre of landscape painting known as ‘the pastoral’. Traditionally, the pastoral depicts an idealised view of nature, and in particular the pastoral lifestyle, for the enjoyment of an urban audience. As is often the case within my practice, I have somewhat subverted this handling of the subject matter, introducing elements of vagrancy and delinquency, at times perhaps evocative of a shameful stumble homewards in the early hours of the morning. Despite this, I have sought to retain the lyric and romantic quality that is so present in the works of masters of the genre. A poetic distancing from the ordinary and the now. I have sought to obtain that quality of primordial otherness that the natural presents when filtered through the glass of time.” Andrew Clarke 2019

Hill Smith Gallery

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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.

Samstag Museum

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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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Workshops & Training

Natural Dyes and Fabric Staining with Katie West

30 November, 2019, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join artist Katie West for an introduction to making and working with natural dyes. The workshop will begin with a walk along the banks of Karrawirra Parri (Torrens River) to identify and source flora for dyeing. Through the act of gathering materials for the dyes, we get to know each other, and the place where we are walking. Back at ACE Open, you will work with Katie to create your own unique dye and use this to stain and manipulate fabric to create your own individual textile piece.

ACE Open

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Figure and Space
with Lucy Turnbull

In this exciting new course participants will work from the life model in relation to the studio setting.

Adelaide Central School of Art

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Painting from Photographs
with Ryan Waters

This course explores the use of photographs in contemporary painting practice.

Adelaide Central School of Art

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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

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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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Free Oil Painting Demonstration with Luke Thurgate

9 November, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

Pepper Street Art Centre

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Naked Fridays

22 November, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 – just a willingness to explore your creative curiosity with a cheeky glass of wine and great company.

Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal

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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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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.

Port Augusta

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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.


ACE Open

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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: 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.

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Sector News

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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

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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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