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

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Adelaide Hills Handspinners and Weavers Open Day

May 25, head to the Littlehampton Peace Memorial for the Adelaide Hills Handspinners and Weavers Annual open day! Experience arts demonstrations and get your hands on stunning one-of-a-kind material including specialty equipment, handspun yarn, natural, dyed fleece and fibres, unique handcrafted knitted, woven and felted wearables.

May 25 , Littlehampton Peace Memorial

Adelaide Central School of Art History Festival 2019

Adelaide Central School of Art and Adelaide Studios invites everyone to the Glenside Cultural Precinct for History Festival 2019. Visit their award-winning campus and explore the rich history of these heritage buildings.

Saturday May 18

Glenside Cultural Precinct

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light

Using the camera obscura Sydney-based artist Robyn Stacey depicts South Australia as it has never been seen before. 

Various Galleries

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Postcards from the HeART

A mini ‘postcard sized’ artworks in various media, by members of the Red House Group Inc. Guest Speaker: Councillor Matthew Shilling – Southern Hills ward, City of Marion

Friday 17 May, 6:30pm

Gallery M

Spotlight on Audio Storytelling 

SA Film Corp invites you to explore the world of audio with Ben Naparstek, Jon Tjhia, Lorin Clarke as well as Adelaide’s own Lauren Butterworth and Alicia Carter.

Wednesday 22 May, 6:30pm

Adelaide Studio Screening Theatre, 1 Mulberry rd, Glenside

Something new, something old… and a silver sixpence

Wild Fibre artists exhibition featuring Bev Bills, Gem Congdon, Jackie Pearce, Charmain Quintrell, Lynne Radcliffe, Liz Stevenson, Vikki Wallerand Liz Yates.

Till June 1 2019

Hughes Gallery

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Abdul Nanou // Manadi Lopa and The Lion Hearts

Abdul Nanou is a Syrian violin player with over 25 years of performance experience in famous theatres in the Middle East, playing a multitude of Arabic, Hebrew, Indian, Persian, Turkish, other oriental, European, and Western styles.// Renowned Ghanaian singer-songwriter Manadi Lopa speaks from the heart, performing music with messages of peace, love and harmony. Born into a family rich in cultural traditions, Manadi’s carefully nurtured knowledge and wisdom is conveyed through his soulful music.

June 14, Nexus Arts

UnCommon Ground

Indigenous Australian artworks from Private Collection, Adelaide. Curated by Sophie Green.

UnCommon Ground’ EXHIBITION LAUNCH:  7pm, Friday 17 May

Welcome to Country: Suzanne Russell – Kaurna Elder
Guest Speaker: Dennis Stokes – CEO, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

UnCommon Ground’ EXHIBITION FLOOR TALKS:  1.30pm, Saturday 25 May & Saturday 1 June

A chance to discuss the exhibition with Dr Christine Nicholls and Exhibition Curator Sophie Green in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  Free entry, all welcome.

Gallery M

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Her Story: Celebrates 125 years…

The 5th series of #HerStory ,created by Lady M Genevieve Theseira-Haese in 2015, to share forgotten South Australian Women’s Achievement.The event starts on the steps of Parliament with an address by Muriel Matters and ends with a HerStory sharing session and BYO picnic at the Pioneer Womens Garden -Participants are encouraged to wear white or dress in an era of a HerStory Lady.


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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.

A person stands in front of a colourful work of art

Ariel Hassan, Post-Trauma-Brancusi-Head, detail, white patina bronze and granite.


This exhibition is one version of this, it includes works produced with broken, discarded and found materials, that after surviving traumatic transformations are presented again heroic, as poetic figures which in their regenerated structures, are symbolic of the fluid nature of attested conceptions of what is original.

May 22 – June 26

GAGPROJECTS, 39 Rundle st Kent Town 

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Museums as cultural hubs

Rhana Devenport, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia will talk about her plans for AGSA in light of this year’s International Council of Museum’s International Museum Day theme: Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future Of Tradition. Refreshments provided.

22 May, 6pm 

Ira Raymond Rm, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

The Centre for Creative People, Products and Places in the

School of Creative Industries present two seminars by Lauren England:

Crafting professional practice in UK higher education 


Creative clusters and the evolution of knowledge and skills: From industrial to creative glassmaking

Book now by May 13!

May 16 to 17, 2019 

UniSA City West Campus

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Lupercalia is the latest group exhibition at the Adelaide Central Gallery. With an array of local and interstate artists, ‘Lupercalia’ examines the werewolf as a metaphor in contemporary art. This exhibition explores ideas ranging from dual identities, hybridity, race and gender divides, and post-Internet politics. Lupercalia opens April 2 at the Adelaide Central Gallery, 6pm.

April 2, 6pm

Adelaide Central Gallery

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Splash 19 South Australian Water Colour Society

Watercolour is one of the most challenging and exciting painting mediums. Splash 19 is an exhibition by members of South Australian Watercolour Society (SAWS), which is a showcase of the breadth and versatility of the medium.  Paintings range from the very precise representations to totally wild and free depictions, depending on how each artist has used watercolours. 

Artist Demonstrations
Saturday 1 June 2 pm – 4 pm
Haley O’Shea – Portraits

Saturday 8 June 2 pm – 4 pm
Lyn Robins – Landscapes

Saturday 15 June 2 pm – 4 pm
Lorraine Brown – Florals

Exhibition concludes Friday 21 June at 4 pm.

May 31, 6pm – June 21

Pepper Street Arts Centre


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This is a contemporary exhibition that explores, expresses, and acknowledges Aboriginal veterans service in the Vietnam War – before, during and after.

24 April – 14 August 2019

Various venues.

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Carly Snoswell, ‘Since 1989’ (detail). Photograph by Steph Fuller.

Beyoncé is a Port Supporter: Carly Snoswell

13 May – 31 May 2019,

SASA Gallery

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains
A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Chloe Noble Somebody You Found, Digital Illustration, 2019

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Gerry Wedd, ‘Youre an Old Wreck Up a Beach’ 2019

Pot Songs: Gerry Wedd

21 March – 17 May 2019,

Hugo Michell Gallery

Arlon Hall, The Break of Grace, 2017, 137 x 167.5 cm, charcoal, graphite, pencil, chalk pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy the artist.

Up Over Down Out In Around: Arlon Hall

10 March – 30 May 2019,

Yungondi Building, UniSA, City West

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Mirjana Dobson Precious #1, 2019.

Mirjana Dobson: OECOLOGIA

3 May – 25 May 2019

Hill Smith Gallery

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Elyas Alavi, Salt and Pomegranate, 2018, pomegranate, salt, neon, light, suicide bomber’s vest dimensions variable. Photo Christo Crocker.

Elyas Alavi: Daydreamer Wolf

17 May—20 July

Saturday 18 May 4pm-6pm

ACE Open

Heartland: Stories from the Coast: Bridgette Minuzzo

Part of the South Australian History Festival

April – June 2019,

Sauerbier House, 

Kirsty Darlaston, Black Mountain colour sketches – orange (work in progress), 2015, wool thread on canvas., Image courtesy artist.

Walk Draw Stitch Write: Kirsty Darlaston

April – June 2019,

Sauerbier House

Twine: Jane Skeer

21 March – 31 May 2019,

Walkaway gallery, Bordertown.

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains
A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

‘Self-setting-sun’, 2018, vinyl wallpaper (adhesive backed and removeable), 270 x 425 cm irregular.

Dazzle Land: Sera Waters

16 May , 6pm – 8pm

Hugo Michelle Gallery

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Squatters: Various Artists

10 May – 23 May 2019

Harts Mill.

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Lee Walter, Pieces of Me, C type Print on 6mm Acrylic mount

FELTspace: May exhibition

FEATURING ARTISTS: Matt Brown (WA), Lee Walter (SA) and Shannon Marlborough (WA)

1st May – 18th May


A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Out Of Context: Jorgi Garderner

11am – 3pm, until 26 May  

Mrs Harris’ Shop

Llewelyn Ash, Yacht, 2019.

Translucent: Margie Shepard and Llewlyn Ash

2 May – 9 June 2019,

West Gallery

A work by Justine Varga, a dimly lit image of a window with draping curtains

Small Moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps

19 May 2019

Join The Mill’s curator Adele Sliuzas to chat to Sonja Porcaro about her residency, creative process and latest exhibition.

The Mill

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Louise Flaherty,  Forgotten Plants – Adelaide CBD, 2018, ink on paper. Image courtesy artist.

Memorial for Forgotten Plants: Louise Flaherty

April – June 2019

Sauerbier House.


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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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Workshops & Training

Basic Mould-Making 
and Casting Workshop with Gail Hocking

Join artist in residence Gail Hocking for a 3 hour workshop of mould making and simple casting. Participants will be working with alginate to make a simple mould then cast in plaster. Participants are invited to bring a small object or use their skin as the mould material. An introduction in Silicone mould-making will also be discussed..

Book Here

It's a Wrap with Sahr Bashir

Create a unique jewellery piece using wire wrapping and weaving techniques. This introductory class is sure to fuel your creative energies with the exciting possibilities this technique offers to design your own range of ‘art’ jewellery. Bring your favourite bead, stone or found object along and start wrapping! All tools and materials included. April 12. Bookings essential.

Find out more 

Building Resilience: Practical Skills Workshop


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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. 

Find out more 

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 2 Short Courses

Our studio-based short courses are designed for participants of all skill levels and are taught by a range of local, professional artists. We are especially excited to be involving some new courses and artists in the 2019 Term 2 program; including artists Hanah Williams, Hannah Vorrath-Pajak, Ryan Waters and a new drawing course designed specifically for teenagers.

The Term 2 short courses will begin on Tuesday 23 April.

For more information

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

Opulent Journeys: The Pottery Workshop Calendar

13 April – 27 April 2019

Join our Ceramic Tour to China, and become immersed in the ceramic world of Jingdezhen. Enjoy demonstrations by master artists in Mould Making, Teapot Making, Pigment and Carving Decoration, Tissue Transfer Application & brush making. Some pieces from the ceramic workshops will be fired for tour members to bring home. Marian Howell has previously led 2 extremely successful tours to Jingdezhen, and following on feedback from participants we are extending the time in Jingdezhen to enable more time in the studio and to explore this incredible ceramic centre.

For more information please visit our website www.opulentjourneys.com.au
or contact Opulent Journeys
Phone: 1300 219 885
Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au

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.

For more details


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.

Book here

Nature in Clay Workshop

An experienced clay artist, Alison Smiles will help you make beautiful and functional porcelain clay dishes using nature to decorate – Alison will then fire your work in her studio and send to you (delivery included).

Minimum Participant Age: 16 years old

For more information and to book

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

For more details

Jewellery making classes in the Adelaide Hills

Suitable for beginners or those with existing experience. New classes commence each term.

• We have a wide range of times available, in the daytime, evenings, and Saturdays
• Classes are held fortnightly during school terms
• 3 hour or 6 hour fortnightly classes available
• The classes are at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills
• Cost for a term of five classes is $330 plus the cost of materials
• We also have 6 hour classes for the super-keen which cost $660 per term.

Make your own quality jewellery – Our jewellery making classes are all about you!
• Absolutely no experience required (but it’s also OK if you have some)
• Hands-on approach where you get to take home jewellery you made yourself
• Choose what jewellery projects you create
• You can work with precious metals and gemstones.


For more information
or email classes@shannoncornish.com.au to make a booking


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

For more details and to book

Studio Space + Equipment

EQUIPMENT: Tile Shelves for Sale – EOIs

To enquire or make an offer contact Lawrie: 0883982245

STUDIO SPACE: Fleurieu Arthouse – EOIs

Expressions of interest for full and shared studio spaces.

To submit an expression of interest contact: hello@fleurieuarthouse.com.au

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: Stitch Adelaide – EOIs

Expressions of interest for studio spaces.

For more details


ART WORKS: Storytelling through Illustration

Fruzsi Kenez, live painting at George Street Piazza event by Norwood council, 2018. Photograph Andre CastellucciTime: 3 x 1.5 hour sessionsTue 14, 21 & 28 May 2019, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pricing: $90.00 (Limited spaces) Location: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court,...

ART WORKS: ‘Kobe’s Drive’, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm

The Poet by IMMI (detail), 2017, Photographic digital print. Image courtesy the artist.Fri 3 May - Thu 13 June 2019 Location: City Library, Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000Kobe’s Drive Through collaboration Kaspar Schmidt Mumm and the IMMI collective...

Symposium: From Studio to Gallery

INFORM: Brave New World, 2019, ACE Open. Photograph Rosina Possingham.Sat 11 May 2019, 12:00 - 6:00pm Pricing: Guildhouse Members: $15.00. Non Members: $45.00 (The member cost of attendance covers simply costs for a light lunch, tea and coffee, afternoon snacks and a...