Sauerbier House Culture Exchange

[GRAFTd] Exhibition

Hallway Gallery and Foyer | 2 February - 16 March

Christobel Kelly Walking Backwards

Recent Acquisitions

Featuring new acquisitions purchased for the City of Onkaparinga Art Collection from past exhibitions.

Presenting work by Alice Blanch, Nic Brown, Paloma Concierta, Matthew Fortrose, Christobel Kelly, Simone Kennedy, Sandy Kumnick, Richard Lavender, Ewa Skoczynska, Henry Jock Walker and Laura Wills.

The City of Onkaparinga prides itself on its ongoing support of the arts and the large community of artists that call this region home. Since its programs inception in 2015, Sauerbier House culture exchange has hosted 36 exhibitions and represented over 80 contemporary artists and writers through its Artist in Residence and [GRAFTd] exhibition programs. This [GRAFTd] exhibition offers the wider community an opportunity to re-connect with past artists experiences and celebrate the outcome of their creative engagement within our City.

Image: Christobel Kelly, Place/centre, 2017, oil on linene, 41x36cm

Port Noarlunga Fringe Festival 2019


Artist in Residence Exhibition

This Artist in Residence exhibition presents new works created in response to the the local landscape by painter Andrew Smith (Wales). This exhibition has been extended due to popular demand. 

Lounge Gallery  |  15 December - 16 March

Andrew Smith - Colour Surface LightColour, Surface, Light  |  Andrew Smith

In preparation for the Sauerbier House artist in residence program, Smith arrived with a number of agendas. These included exploring landscape and place, the use of acrylic paint and the possibilities of joint creative intervention. Connections and contrasts to his home region of North Wales and particularly the place of Llanfairfechen, (the original name of Sauerbier House), created a compelling platform from which to generate a body of responsive work.

Working at Sauerbier House for the focussed and uninterrupted residency, the Ngangkiparri River and the Willunga Basin facilitated a new departure in Smith’s painting. Visual exploration evolved from ‘looking at’, to a focused studio based enquiry, assimilating experiences of being on, moving over and thinking about place in relation to making.

Although familiar with his home national park landscape, the challenge to respond to the unfamiliar colours, shapes and light experienced around Sauerbier House and the surrounding areas has this set in place new directions for his practice.

The final canvas based works demonstrate a shift in Smith’s painting language to show new levels of vibrancy and expressive application.

Painting on small and large stretchers, on the floor and wall, and at all times in series, (working on all paintings at the same time), the conclusive ‘scapes’ have evolved as a definitive statement on Smiths experience of place through colour, surface and light.

Image credit: Onkaparinga Series, 2018, Acrylic, 13 x 16cm. Image A Smith.

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Artist in Residence Program 2019-2020

January – March : Gail Hocking, Rachel Anne Buch |  Exhibition  24 March – 28 April 2019

April – June: Kristy Darlaston, Louise Flaherty | Exhibition 22 June -  27 July 2019

July – September:  Melissa Little, Tom Phillips | Exhibition 21 September – 26 October 2019

October – December:  Sue Kneebone, Jonathan Kim | Exhibition 14 December 2019 – 25 January 2020

January – March : Brianna Speight + Rosina Possingham, Cynthia Schwertsik | Exhibition 21 March – 25 April 2020

 April – June:  Sasha Grbich + Kelly Reynolds, Anastasia La Fey | Exhibition 20 June – 1 August 2020

Exhibitions remain for one month after each residency concludes.


[GRAFTd] Exhibitions 2019 – 2020 

May: |Bridgette Minuzzo | Heartland, Past and Present  |  4 May – 8 June 2019

August: Michael Bryant | Visually Speaking |  4 August- 8 September 2019

November: Libby Bevan-Parrella | Birds that sang (to me)  |  2 November - 7 December 2019

February: Curated by Hannah Williams + A Harris-Faull, L Timbrell, Nicola Rowland  | IV: Odyssey  | 1 February – 14 March  2020

May : TBC