Sauerbier House Culture Exchange

[GRAFT]d Exhibition

4 May - 15 June

Bridgette Minuzzo Stack Moana BeachHeartland: Stories from the Coast  |  Bridgette Minuzzo

Celebrating South Australian art history through the 2019 South Australian History

Festival, Heartland: Stories from the Coast has been collated by Bridgette Minuzzo in association with the Wickes family.

The exhibition showcases recent paintings, photographic and video works reflecting Bridgette Minuzzo’s experiences, memories and connection to Moana Beach alongside photographs and memorabilia gathered since the 1930’s.

The artist’s family, the Clarkes, have been spending summers and weekends at Moana Beach for four generations, since grandmother Bessie Clarke bought land and one of the first shacks on Nashwauk Crescent.

These artworks and stories reflect a life-long love of Moana Beach and celebrate days spent drinking in the horizon, walking bare foot in the sand, swimming in the surf and being in this beautiful part of the South Australian coast.

Steve (Richard Stephen) Wickes (1877-1954) was an Adelaide based artist, scenic and decorative sign writer, commercial painter and shop keeper. Becoming a Fellow of the SA Society of Arts in 1916, Steve spent his family holidays painting at Christies Beach. His early paintings reveal a coastline prior to development.

Bridgette Minuzzo was introduced to the work of Steve Wickes in 2017 during the SALA exhibition Side by Side at Prospect Gallery, South Australia. Bridgette has since collaborated with Steve’s granddaughters, Lesley Attema and Merry Wickes to bring to public display, a historical selection of oil and watercolour paintings composed by Steve Wickes and his eldest son Ernest Alfred Wickes (1908 – 1964).

Heartland: Stories from the Coast also contains photographs and memorabilia collected by the family reflecting on the life and times spent holidaying on this coast. 

South Australia's History Festival 27 April - 31 May 2019

Image: ‘Stack’ Moana Beach, 2017, mixed media, 32 x 26cm.Image courtesy artist.



Other upcoming events

2 items available.
Memorial for Forgotten Plants Exhibition
22 June 2019 - 27 July 2019
Samphire Test Pattern exhibition
22 June 2019 - 27 July 2019

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