What’s On & Opportunities

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

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Opportunities

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.

Exhibitions

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Illumination

28 May – 18 June

Artists Melanie Cooper, Audrey Emery and Lizzy Emery explore the concept of illumination through different interpretations of its meaning, focusing on the representation of light in nature and its correspondence with the mind. The exhibition brings attention to the concept of light’s illumination through an exploration in different materials including drawing, painting, textiles and paper cutting. In Illumination the artists weave together their different stories of light to create an exhibition which celebrates and uplifts what it means to feel the presence of illumination in one’s life.
 

Pepper Street Arts Centre
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Introspective Connections

15 June – 26th July

Introspective Connections comprises works of well-known artists, John Campbell, Genevieve de Jong, Olivia Dryden, Bernadette Freeman, Sally Goldsmith, Jemima Lambell, Simone Linder-Patton, Kylie Nichols and Stella Vänskä.

Introspective Connection reflects on each artist’s individual experience within the stillness of isolation in comparison to life before and after.

In doing so, it creates an opportunity for an innovative collaboration between a diverse group of artists to re-establish and celebrate artistic connections that were thriving in a pre-pandemic world.


Main Gallery
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Grounded

4th June – 5th July

Christopher Houghton’s creative body of work traverses film and photography. As a multi award-winning writer/director of DAWN and SONS and MOTHERS, Houghton’s feature films have been critically acclaimed, with awards and screenings at leading National and International festivals including Cannes, St. Tropez, Manchester, SFF and AFF. 

His restrained and nuanced approach to storytelling is now celebrated in GROUNDED – his third solo exhibition in South Australia.  His collection of works takes us behind the veil into a world we rarely contemplate.


SASA Gallery
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Supporting Live: Behind the Scenes at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital

1 May – 26 July

This exhibition project examines the often-silenced lives of orderlies, cooks, cleaners, linen and logistics staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the early to mid-twentieth century. Often overlooked in comparison to nurses and doctors, these staff play crucial roles in patient hygiene, nutrition, comfort and more.
Artists in Residence, James Parker and Dr Amelia Walker, have transformed tales from the hospital archives into a mixed-mode online and physical exhibition.
These long-term collaborators have included dry-point prints, poetry, and digital storytelling in celebration of these hidden heroes and their unsung contributions.

Supporting Lives: Behind the Scenes at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be on display for the Hospital community and available online for the public to view.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital 
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Regret

2 June – 29 June

Regret is an act of redemption. The performance confronts Ida’s regret that she was absent from her Fathers’ side in his last month of life. Time spent in the work represents the time Ida regrets not spending with him. Spending it here becomes her redemptive action.

Over the month of June, Ida will observe a monumental installation of flowers decompose. This natural life-to-death process mirrors the effect of the disease on his body that she did not have the courage to face.

Regret invites the audience to participate and release their own regrets. Over 1000 weighted pieces of plaster have been cast as small writing tablets. After writing a regret, the participant is invited to attach it to Ida’s clothing. In this act, Ida physically takes on and carries the symbolic weight of Re-gret(s) for the duration of the performance. Regret will evolve daily as the flowers decompose and participant’s regrets multiply.

Due to the durational nature of the work, Floating Goose will be open daily beyond regular opening hours.


Floating Goose Studios
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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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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.

 

MOD
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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

Ongoing

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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The Ceaseless Tide

25 May – 2 July

In the days before satellite navigation, false lights upon distant shores would draw mariners into deadly peril, their wrecked vessels standing as true warning signs to future travellers. Tamara Baillie and Sue Kneebone utilise the haunting imagery of ancient maritime disaster to contemplate our precarious present: a world wracked by environmental change, rising sea levels, and global catastrophe. Combining installation, sculpture and moving image work, The Ceaseless Tide brings dark allure and grim humour to serious issues; these works ruminate on human existence at the mercy of sublime and pitiless forces.


Adelaide Central Gallery
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What’s On

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Art With Impact – Transforming Everyday Sites

17 June – Post Office Projects

23 – 24 June – Lights Community and Arts Centre 

A series of free professional and skills development workshops for young, emerging and established artists led by OSCA Artistic Director, Paul Gazzola and artist Laura Wills.

The Placemaking and Activation team at the City of PAE have teamed up with OSCA (Open Space Contemporary Arts) to deliver two FREE ‘Art with Impact – Transforming Everyday Sites’ art workshops in June 2021.

Open to emerging, mid-career or established artists the professional and skills development workshops will provide a rare ‘in person’ networking opportunity where artists will discuss, share and learn the ‘Low Down’ about site-based art practices.


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The Australian Ceramics Triennale

19 – 22 July 2022

Apmere Mparntwe, The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022 will be on Arrernte country and present Australia’s most exciting ceramics conversations in a program of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, forums, workshops, cultural tours and marketplaces.


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The Designer Maker Revolution
Podcast series by Adrian Potter

In the podcast series The Designer Maker Revolution Adrian Potter talks with designers and makers about their lives and especially about how and why they do the things they do. Cross material and cross discipline this series investigates what makes creative people tick.

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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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Online recording of Megan Cope’s work ‘Untitled (Death Song)’

When Rio Tinto blew up the 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara in May, the traditional owners of the land, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama people, told the ABC they were in mourning. They were “deeply troubled and saddened” by the mining megacorp’s act of destroying this place of significance, severing a millennia-long tether to the land and their past. 

Megan Cope’s work ‘Untitled (Death Song)’ captures this pain – but also extends beyond it. “People say ‘Wow, it’s like you predicted Rio Tinto,’” Megan tells CityMag, “but colonialism is predictable. It’s predictable because it’s violent.”

The Quandamooka woman and artist responded to the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Monster Theatres theme with ‘Untitled (Death Song)’, a piece that is an extension of a previous work, ‘Old Kahibah’, but with a new twist.

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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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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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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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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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Handbuilding with Clay over 5 Wednesday evenings

2 June – 30 June 6pm-8:30pm

Creating something with clay is a fun way to get creative while also practicing mindfulness. In this workshop you will create pieces using hand building techniques.

In each 2 1/2 hour session of you can expect to create 2-4 small pieces over the 2 hours or you may want to make something larger over the 5 weeks.

Over the five sessions, you will learn hand-building techniques with clay; pinch pots, slab building and coil pots.

    Curiosity Cafe
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    Learn Sashiko and Boro mending

    19 June  9:30am-12:30pm

    Sashiko is a traditional Japanese stitching technique used to reinforce, mend or beautify cloth items. Learn this Japanese stitching technique that is used to reinforce, mend or beautify clothing and other fabric items.

    You can complete a sample patch or bring something from home to repair while learning about some of its history with Donna of StitchPaintBurn. No prior sewing skills required.

    Curiosity Cafe

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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. 


      SALA
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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!

      Workshops & Training

      Union St Printmakers:
      Workshops

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

      • Lino Printing Workshop 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 16 May 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

      • Introduction to Mokuhanga (Japanese Woodblock) – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Mon 17 May 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

      • Japanese Stab Book Binding – 1 day workshop with Vicki Reynolds – Sun 23 May 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

      • Lino Workshop – 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 30 May 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

      • Introduction to Printmaking Workshop 1 day workshop with Simone Tippett – Sun 27 June 2021, 10am-4pm – price $180/160 – email to book your spot.

      • 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.

      Adelaide Central School of Art Winter School Program

      Weaving Masterclass
      Introduction to Tapestry Weaving
      5 days: 28 June – 2 July

      Ceramics Course 
      Introduction to Hand Building
      3 days: 30 June – 2 July

      Painting Courses
      Oil Painting Fundamentals
      Ways to Abstraction
      Watercolours
      2 days: 28 June – 2 July

      Adelaide Central School
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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.


      JamFactory

      Studio Space + Equipment

      praxis ARTSPACE

      Want to join the Praxis Artspace Studios? Do you know a creative who needs studio space?
      At Praxis Artspace we have a 20 square metre enclosed studio space available! This is a rare opportunity to situate your creativity amongst other contemporary artists. 

      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.

      Measuring a total of 21 square metres, with surrounding mdf walls and lockable door, the studio includes:

      • 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.

      Warehouse Studio Adelaide

      Looking for artists/makers in any medium to join their thriving group studio space.

      Located in Edwardstown, they are a collective of artists sharing a 6-space warehouse, with 2 of these spaces becomming vacant from October. Some features include:

      • Affordable and secure
      • 15 minutes from CBD
      • Full shared cold-shop
      • Unlimited street parking
      • All-hours access
      • Three-phase power
      • Lots of natural light
      • Bi-annual studio sale
      For expressions of interest call Rebecca on 0413 565 955, or Nicole on 0402 944 233

      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

      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

      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 (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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