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Neville Cichon, A Line Has Been Drawn, 2016, 28 x 24 cm. Photograph Neville Cichon.
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Wonderwalls Port Adelaide
6 – 8 March 2020
11 / 12 / 13 March 2020, 8:30pm
Created by APHIDS, one of Australia’s leading experimental arts companies, Howl boldly questions who gets to determine art’s legitimacy.
Created and performed by: Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms and Lz Dunn
Direction: Mish Grigor
Collaborating artists/performers: Britt Plummer, Chelsea Farquhar, Cynthia Schwertsik, Emma Beech, Felicity Boyd, Henry Wolff and Jo Stone
Lighting designer: Jennifer Hector
Sound collaborator: Sascha Budimski
Presented by Art Gallery of South Australia, Vitalstatistix, APHIDS and RCC as part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art: Monster Theatres
Art Gallery of South Australia
The Ninth Palmer Sculpture Biennial
14 March – 12 Aprils
Includes works from 24 leading artists, including 2 from overseas and four from interstate.
The opening starts at 1:00 on 14th March after which the “Verandah music event” will begin at 4:00. “The Yearlings”, Tracey Menhennett, Jen Lush, Aaron Thomas and local identity Andrew Allanson will be performing.
For those who have not been there before, the property is 3.5 km down the Davenport Road which starts opposite the Hotel at Palmer on the way to Mannum.
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.
2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art:
Monster Theatres Vernissage Weekend
28 February, 2020
AGSA, North Terrace Forecourt
28 February – 4 March, 2020
Mike Parr, Performance: Reading for the end of time
AGSA, Gallery 3A
29 February, 2020, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Stelarc, Performance: Reclining Stickman
AGSA, Gallery 23B
29 February & 1 March, 2020
Mike Bianco, Anthrocomb
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
29 February 2020
29 February, 2020, 3 pm
Keynote Talk, Larissa Hjorth: Ecogrief, creative practice and hope
Freemasons Lodge, The Great Hall
1 March, 2020, 11 am
Keynote Talk, Stelarc: Contestable Chimeras: Excess, indifference & obselescence
Freemasons Lodge, The Great Hall
1 March, 2020, 12 pm
Julian Day, Performance: A Civic Space
Freemasons Lodge, Samuel Way Organ Room, Level 4
1 March, 2020
Artist Talks & Exhibition Launch
Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Museum of Economic Botany
1 March, 2020
Start at the Gallery: Monster Mayhem
ANAT SALON :: Adelaide
8 April 2020
From artwork exploring how real-life movement in immersive worlds resonates with the environment, to found sounds and stories expanding our intimate and public spheres, we reveal how art can disrupt and alter perceptions, and how it can carve out new performative spaces.
Speakers soon to be announced.
Entry $10 | $5 concession :: Drinks and Hors doeuvres provided.
BOOKING DETAILS will be released soon. Places limited.
Level 2, Balcony Room, Hotel Richmond, 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation.
Over the season of Flowers, we also have a fascinating series of talks and other evening events from special guests:
Thursday 20 February 6PM: ‘Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers’ – a talk by acclaimed Australian author, Dr Kate Forsyth
Thursday 19 March 6PM: ‘Florimania, Sentiment and the Language of Flowers’ – a talk by Dr Melanie Cooper (Visiting Research Fellow, Art History, The University of Adelaide)
Thursday 26 March 6:30PM: ‘Paint your own floral masterpiece @ TDRF‘ – a special event with Studio Vino
Thursday 16 April 6PM: ‘Flower power: from the humble daisy to the exotic fritillaria’ – a talk by Tansy Curtin (co-author of ‘Blooms and Brushstrokes: A floral history of Australian art’)
The David Roche Foundation
STELARC: Posthuman Bodies
Stelarc (1946-) is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Since the late 1960s his practice has incorporated bodily interventions and extensions including prosthetics, robotics, virtual reality and biotechnology. In bringing together art, science and technology, Stelarc’s work engineers and experiments with body architectures, probing the physical limits of human experience.
In his latest work, commissioned by the Art Gallery South Australia for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres, Stelarc has collaborated with the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI) at Flinders University, FESTO and Wayne Michell to engineer Reclining StickMan, one of his most ambitious projects to-date. STELARC: Posthuman Bodies enriches the context for this new work by presenting an insight into the artist’s speculative and ground-breaking practice from the 1970s to the present day.
with Flinders University Museum of Art:
Thursday 5 March 2020
5.30 – 7.30pm
Rhana Devenport ONZM
Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
Professor John Spoehr
Director, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University
Wednesday 4 March 2020
12.10 – 12.30pm
Exhibition floortalk with Madeline Reece, FUMA Exhibition and Public Programs Manager (Acting)
Thursday 2 April 2020
4 – 5pm
Public lecture presented by the artist
Flinders University Musuem of Art
14 March 2020, 11 am – 12 pm
Join artist Stephen Bowers for insights behind his practice and upcoming exhibition, Norwood.
Norwood is showing in Collect at JamFactory Adelaide Retail from 28 February – 29 March.
Fring Festival 2020
14 February – 15 March
Adelaide Festival 2020
28 February – 15 March
14 February – 15 March
2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres
29 February – 8 June, 2020
In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and presented to close to one million visitors .
Titled Monster Theatres, the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monsters ask us to interrogate our relationships with each other, the environment and technology. They force us to question our empathy towards difference across race, gender, sexuality and spirituality’.
The term ‘monster’ comes from Latin monere, to warn, and monstrare, to show or make visible. The exhibition title hints at a double narrative which also resonates through the multiple meanings of ‘theatre’. An operating theatre is a room in which to examine, dissect as well as heal; it is also a theatre of war, a site of conflict where clashes between nations and ideologies play out all too frequently, but a theatre is also an arena – an active social space.
Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monster Theatres proposes an arena of speculation, a circus of the unorthodox and the absurd, a shadow play between truth and fiction. The title is inspired by a group of provocative Australian artists. Their urgent works of art are warnings made manifest. These theatres are theirs.’
Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide // International
28 February – 15 March, 2020
For the Adelaide Festival Samstag launches the second Adelaide// International which brings together five distinct exhibitions by Australian and overseas arts practitioners, looking to the ways in which built forms can make us aware of the social, spatial and temporal present
5 March, 6-9 pm
An exhibition of new work from JamFactory’s 2019/20 Associates.
152 Magill Road
28 February – 30 March, 2020
South Australian artist Stephen Bowers presents a series of new works inspired by the flora found within his local neighbourhood alongside a collection of existing iconic works.
Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering
8 February – 15 March, 2020
From the diverse landscapes of Far North Queensland and a culture spanning countless generations, Manggan shares knowledge through the recent works of Indigenous artists from Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, alongside collection objects from the South Australian Museum and Museums Victoria.
Manggan features an exciting range of artistic media, weaving together traditional and contemporary baskets (Jawun), ceramic fire spirits (Bagu), photography and film. Join us to celebrate the artwork of the wet and dry tropics.
Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering is a travelling exhibition in partnership between Girringun Aborginal Art Centre, the South Australian Museum, and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This exhibition is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians. It is supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Queensland Government; and proudly sponsored by Conrad Gargett, Urban Art Projects and TED.
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
WHAT’S HE BUILDING IN THERE?
James Parker and John Whitney
9 February – 22 March, 2020
2 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully
18 March – 9 April, 2020
Embrace by Julie Blyfield is a body of work inspired by the artist’s recent visit to the Purnululu national park in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Presented as an intimate landscape, the jewellery and sculptured objects in this exhibition reflect the Bungle Bungle landscape, the land formations and the diverse flora of the region. Predominately made from silver and copper, the pieces reflect the colours and impressions of this remote wilderness.
In a way, Blyfield’s Embrace defies the ephemeral nature of these landscapes through the collecting, study and referencing of samples from each site. The organic textures, colours and formations are then transformed by the use of new more permanent materials. The works created speak to the uniqueness and wonder of these ecosystems.
Stanley Street Gallery,
1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, NSW
Kate Bohunnis, Sam Gold and Anna Gore
6 February – 6 March, 2020
‘Material Girls’ is a collaborative exhibition showcasing new work by visual artists Kate Bohunnis, Sam Gold, and Anna Gore. It is the creative of an eight-month, Adelaide Fringe-funded collaborative project, residency and mentorship, held at George Street Studios in Thebarton, South Australia.
Artists Bohunnis, Gold, and Gore are the inaugural recipients of this residency and have used this opportunity to explore and experiment with materials and process, whilst responding to one another’s practice as they work within an open studio together. Focused on material experimentation and new processes, these award-winning emerging artists will be presenting ceramic, painting, installation, and sculptural work.
Solastalgia – an antidote
Belinda Broughton, Jesse Budel, Liz Butler, Deb Cantrill, Louise Feneley, Gaynor Hartvigsen, Melissa Hellwig, Heidi Kenyon, Aaron Poole, Evetter Sunset, Laura Wills & Jo Wilmot.
16 February – 15 March, 2020
In a heart-felt response to the current environmental crisis, Adelaide and regional artists explore transformative ways to mitigate the grief and disconnect associated with the passing of a once-familiar and trusted experience of ‘home’.
Weaving sound, projection, painting, textile, workshop, and poetry performance, this multi-sensory exhibition is an antidote to loss, re-affirming life’s interconnectedness, and the importance of our own health and wellbeing for the work that lies ahead.
a student of sunshine, an inquisitive country boy
17 February – 17 April, 2020
A retrospective exhibition spanning over 50 years illustrating the progression of the artists techniques over time.
Coorong Gallery, Coorong District Council Building, 95-101 Railway terrace Tailem Bend
Annabelle Collett: Creator and Catalyst
31 January – 29 March, 2020
South Australian artist Annabelle Collett (1955-2019) made her distinctive mark across fashion, design, and visual art scenes spanning decades in a dynamic and intensely creative career. This exhibition features work from each era including Ya Ya Design knitwear, contemporary pieces articulating the non-conformist and feminist themes that were a lifelong conversation and observation in Collett’s work, through to the playful Plastic Fantastic pieces to describe a small portion of what will be on show.
Signal Point Gallery
Elizabeth Jenner, Carly Snoswell, Henry Jock Walker & Sera Waters
11 February – 21 March, 2020
Drastic Fabric draws together a range of diverse and innovative textile practices to create an exhibition which considers the power of cloth and material to convey ideas that are both intensely personal, and resonantly universal. Four South Australian practitioners, Elizabeth Jenner, Carly Snoswell, Henry Jock Walker, and Sera Waters come together to demonstrate the versatility and invention of textile practice in this state.
Adelaide Central School of Art
Replaying Life’s Tape
Mariana Castillo Deball
27 February – 25 April, 2020
Set to open next month, the work of Mexico-born, Berlin-based artist Mariana Castillo Deball leads ACE’s main exhibitions for 2020 with Replaying Life’s Tape. The exhibition is the result of Castillo Deball’s research trip to the Flinders Ranges Ediacaran Hills, famous for the fossils found there that shed light on an entire new era in history. Combining photographic imagery, lino prints, scientific data and display systems, Replaying Life’s Tape considers and contests the relationships between site, time and history.
Replaying Life’s Tape is a touring exhibition from Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). Originally presented as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival and supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.
Opening: Wednesday 26 February, 6 – 8 pm
26 January – end March, 2020
Women’s Work is an exhibition shot by Australian Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam, curated by Riverland woman and anthropologist Rebecca Richards.
The exhibition aims to recognise leadership amongst First Nations communities.
Images of Bush
14 February – 8 March, 2020
Contemporary landscapes by Marek Herburt.
Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park
1 February – 7 March, 2020
Craft Victoria is delighted to launch its 2020 exhibition program with Fresh!
Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from craft, design and fine art disciplines throughout the state.
This year Craft Victoria will present ten recent graduates: Nikolina Brown, Casey Chong, Heather Daniel, Ellie Godworth, Edwina Green, Anni Hagberg, Anke Kindle, Alice Ramsden, Gaia Maria Walicka and Duncan Young.
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.
Crown of Thorns
6 February – 7 March, 2020
Hugo Michell Gallery
ART OF WOOD-FIRE
Dr Owen Rye & Peter Pilven
26 January – end March, 2020
An exhibition of anagama wood-fired ceramics.
John Ferguson and Gallery J on Lincoln
10 Lincoln Ave, Manningham 5086
ph: 0428 076 694
Workshops & Training
with Union St Printmakers
Teacher: Simone Tippett of Union St Printmakers
Drypoint & Monoprinting Workshop: 10am-4pm, Tues 4 February 2020
Introduction to Beginners Printmaking Workshop (Lino & Drypoint): 10am-4pm, Sun 9 February 2020
Lino Workshop: 10am-4pm, Sun 16 February 2020
Lino Workshop: 10am-4pm, Tues 18 February 2020
Etching with Aluminium Workshop: 10am-4pm, Sun 15 March 2020
Lino Workshop: 10am-4pm, Sun 5 April 2020
Lino Workshop: 10am-4pm, Sun 17 May 2020
Please click individual workshop links for workshop PDFs.
For other dates and different kinds of printmaking click here.
Venue: UStP @ Stone & Quoin Studio, 6 Manton St, Hindmarsh SA
UStP @ Stone & Quoin Studio, 6 Manton St, Hindmarsh SA
JamFactory Short Courses
Term 2 Ceramics Workshops, April: 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.
Term 2 Jewellery Workshops, March: Bring your creative ideas to life in our Term 2 Silver Jewellery Making courses. 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.
Traditional Craft Workshops, from April: In partnership with Guildhouse JamFactory presents a series of traditional craft workshops that address a need to highlight and preserve the traditional craft skills of culturally and linguistically diverse practitioners. Now celebrating its 10th year the program has something for everyone, from a five-week Iranian Embroidery course to a one-day Bosnian Sock Weaving workshop.
Stool Making Workshop, 4 & 5 April: Held in JamFactory’s Furniture Studio, this two-day course will introduce you to the skills required to shape a timber stool exclusively with hand tools. You will also learn traditional timber joinery techniques and Danish paper cord weaving. This course is suitable for people of all skill levels.
Print Making Workshop, 3 & 4 March: In this intensive two-day workshop you will explore typographic design, setting type by hand and safely operating several modern and non-traditional letterpress. Across the two days you will experiment with posters, postcards and poetry chapbooks.
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.
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.
(Japanese Woodblock Printing)
Who: Japanese woodblock students/printmakers. Open to anyone who is practicing Japanese woodblock or who has done a Japanese woodblock workshop in recent years.
What: An informal group sharing information about Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock printing), as well as problem solving carving & printing issues. Attendance may be irregular. Attendees are expected to bring a block or print to discuss every 1 to 2 sessions attended. RSVP required.
When: 4.45pm-6.15pm, last Saturday of each month
Next: Sat 29 Feb 2020
Following: Sat 21 Mar 2020 (not last Saturday this month)
Other (proposed) dates: 25 Apr, 30 May, 4 Jun, 25 Jul, 31 Oct, 28 Nov
Venue: Advised upon RSVP (private venue; limited places available per session)
For more information or to RSVP please email Simone Tippett.
For more information or to RSVP please email Simone Tippett
Fundamentals of Drawing the Human Figure from a Live Model
19, 26 March & 2 April, 2020, 6-9pm Thursdays
Guided by figurative painter and drawer Ruby Chew
About the artist: Ruby is a practicing visual artist specialising in realism.
She graduated from the Adelaide Central School of Art and has studied at the Florence
Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins, London. She’s an Associate Facilitator of the
Art Gallery of South Australia and regularly works with Carclew as a Teaching Artist.
Gallery 1855 Studio
Drawing From Memory
4-25 February, Tuesdays 2-4:30pm
A chance to join this class has opened up! Starts on Tuesday, just 4 weeks with great benefits. Read on:
“As we get older, we find our memories fade and become more confused. The art of drawing from memory is guaranteed to give our brain cells a thorough workout! This course will guide you through a series of drawing exercises that will not only improve your drawing but will both sharpen your observation skills and enhance your powers of recall.”
Bring a range of pencils (eg HB, 2B, 6B), A3 sketchbooks, erasers. A list of other useful materials will be supplied during the course.
Pepper Street Arts Centre
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 2 Short Courses
Courses commence Saturday 8 February.
Enrol before Monday 16 March and save 10% on our studio-based short courses in drawing, painting, printmaking 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.
Take this opportunity to study at Australia’a best art school for overall student experience, as identified in the national QILT Student Experience Survey.
Teen Courses: This term we are offering teen courses for students aged 13 – 17 in drawing, painting and 3D printing.
Drawing & Painting: Check out the great range of painting, drawing and printmaking courses in our Term 2 program.
Sculpture & Ceramics: Learn more about textile art or ceramics by joining in one of our sculpture short courses this term.
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.
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
Studio Space + Equipment
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
M: 0402 114 702
Annual Studio Program 2020
ACE Open invites ambitious South Australian artists working in any medium to apply for one of four fully supported studio spaces at its Adelaide CBD location. The free studios are available as part of ACE’s Annual Studio Program which runs from April 2020-April 2021.
The successful applicants will enjoy 24/7 studio access, and a series of professional development, profiling and promotional opportunities.
Studios will be awarded to outstanding applicants who display strength in both artistic merit and artistic courage, and who are due to engage in an active program of professional development and/or career opportunities over the next twelve months.
One studio will also be awarded to a graduate at the Helpmann Academy Graduation Exhibition.
Applications are due: Friday 6 March 2020, 11:59PM
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 (approx 15m2), 24hr studio access, wifi and access to shared spaces (workshop, kitchen and meeting space). Leases start from 3 months.
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Tuesday 7 April 2020 10 am – 2 pm Pricing: Free for Guildhouse financial members Location: Lion Arts Precinct, North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide Presenter: Guildhouse Executive Officer Victoria Bowes and Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor Monthly Advice...