to Jun 10


 Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz,  Spring (Snowy Mountains) , c1952, Adelaide, oil on paperboard, 60 x 45cm. Photograph Graeme Hastwell.

Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, Spring (Snowy Mountains), c1952, Adelaide, oil on paperboard, 60 x 45cm. Photograph Graeme Hastwell.

An exhibition of the work of  the late Polish-Australian artist Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz (1918-1999).

Wlad was trained in Poland and Paris, was a partisan in World War Two, and fled to freedom ahead of the advancing Red Army in 1945. He spent four years in a Displaced Persons’ camp in Hohenfels, Bavaria, before migrating to Australia in 1949. He settled in Adelaide in 1950 and lived there until his death.

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to Jun 10


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Follow the journey of 19 remarkable women from across the Murray Darling Basin and discover how they have shaped history along our mighty rivers.

Produced and curated by the Mannum Dock Museum, Mannum South Australia

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to Jul 22


Change Media presents two experimental exhibitions as part of its national What Privilege? Initiative: ‘The unity of oppression’ and ‘Who is coming to visit?’

What Privilege? is a national Change Media initiative with a range of diverse partners, to investigate how we can creatively notice, disrupt and reframe colonizing mindsets and behaviors that maintain privilege and reinforce oppression. It explores the reciprocity of our shared humanity: How is your liberation bound up with mine - and mine with yours?

 What Privilege? - Who is coming to visit?’ challenges audiences through the lens of 50 provocative ‘What Privilege?’ characters to explore Ngarrindjeri values and colonizing mindsets, sticky slogans and internalized behaviours encountered in the ongoing Treaty process. Who is coming to visit?’ is devised as a thought-provoking, cross-cultural experiment, created in collaboration between Jen Lyons-Reid [concept, line art, text], Carl Kuddell [concept, sculpture, text] and Ngarrindjeri man Clyde Rigney Jnr [concept, text].

What Privilege? - The unity of oppression’ explores what unites and divides us: We share a finite planet, what futures will we forge from the infinity of darkness?

Playing with the duality of light and dark, using acrylics, sculpture and multi-media, five artists from culturally diverse backgrounds create a journey into the complexities of power, privilege and oppression - inviting you to peel away hidden layers and join them on a creative crime scene investigation of our shared humanity.

The Unity of Oppression works are co-led with interdisciplinary Ngarrindjeri-Chinese artist Damien Shen [painting, mixed media] and feature emerging artists Emilijia Kasumovic [drawing, mixed media] and Jelena Vujnovic [drawing], alongside work from Jen Lyons-Reid [line art, poetry, mixed media, sculpture] and Carl Kuddell [poetry, mixed media, sculpture]. 

For further information contact or 0407811733.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the South Australian Government through Arts SA.

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to Sep 9


 Catherine Truman,  In Preparation for Seeing : Cell Culture Glove , 2015, white cotton glove encrusted with glass spheres, Coplin jar, microscope slides, steel forceps inlaid with glass spheres, light pad, dimensions variable. Image Grant Hancock.

Catherine Truman, In Preparation for Seeing : Cell Culture Glove, 2015, white cotton glove encrusted with glass spheres, Coplin jar, microscope slides, steel forceps inlaid with glass spheres, light pad, dimensions variable. Image Grant Hancock.

They say beauty is in the of the beholder. Perhaps it is in a vast landscape, or a personal experience. In Catherine Truman’s case, it’s often what she sees through the microscope.

Proving herself to be one of South Australia’s leading contemporary Artists and Jewellers, Catherine Truman is the 2017 JamFactory Icon. This exhibition is the first time that Truman’s collaborative practice with artists and scientists has been presented as a whole.

Truman presents an intriguing and diverse solo show of objects, installation, images and film including several brand new works spanning the 20 years of her research at the nexus of art and science. 

With a 35-year practice that covers film to public artworks to intricate carvings, ‘Jeweller’ as Truman is sometimes referred to, hardly embraces the true expanse of her practice. Rather, she is an accomplished artist, with a love of research flowing in the undercurrent to all of her practice, a practice that is of and about the body as much as it is intended for it.

Truman is co-founder and current partner of Gray Street Workshop - an internationally renowned artist run workshop established in 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and is represented in a number of major national and international collections including Coda-museum, Netherlands, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, and the National Gallery of Australia, to name a few.

In South Australia, we are lucky enough have her work on permanent display. You might have seen it in those cascading bronze leaves on the facade of the David Jones
building, the playful cast fish jumping into the ground and adorning the gates of the Art Gallery of South Australia, or perhaps walking straight by you – in a textural and abstractly formed brooch adorning the clothing of a friend or passer-by.

Last year her carvings and jewellery were the subject of a major survey exhibition shown at Art Gallery of South Australia. Truman’s sculptural objects and jewellery, made primarily from carved English lime wood, are a reflection of her ongoing interest in the ways which knowledge of human anatomy has been acquired and translated through artistic process and scientific method.

Immersing herself and her artwork increasingly in scientific fields, Truman describes her studio morphing into a laboratory of sorts. Working amongst scientists and researchers, and as an avid researcher herself, she says that she has come to realise the processes of science and art are not so dissimilar.

“As an artist I have learnt that making things with my hands leaves me with much less of a sense of dislocation from the world I live in - and this I feel, is an interesting premise from which to examine the world of science.”

Currently a visiting scholar at the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research, School of Medicine, Flinders University, she is undertaking a project titled “The nexus between vision, the eye and perception”. Having researched historical and contemporary anatomical collections world-wide and participated in a number of art/science- based projects, Truman explains that “We [artists and scientists] both create images of the things we see and the more we see, the more we understand we don’t know.”

“…a holistic maker - acutely aware of her process, while continually evolving her inquiry. Truman’s curiosity takes her and her makings into the sensate and anatomically unfamiliar – probing thresholds of human being” writes Melinda Rackham, author of the 2016 SALA monograph Catherine Truman: Touching Distance.

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to Sep 9


 Deborah Sleeman,  Flotilla,  mixed media, dimensions variable

Deborah Sleeman, Flotilla, mixed media, dimensions variable

Islands are by nature isolating, and that isolation coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be inspiration galore to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition.

Artists: Ria Byass, Quentin Chester, Audrey Harnett, Scott Hartshorne, Indiana James, Janine Mackintosh, Deborah Sleeman, Caroline Taylor, Maggie Welz, Kenita Williamson

Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

A Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring exhibition.


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