Sauerbier House Culture Exchange

Calling for Expressions of Interest

Sauerbier House Artist in Residence and [GRAFTd] exhibitions.

Sauerbier House is a state heritage community asset transformed from domestic residence (c.1897) into a culturally inclusive contemporary artspace dedicated to the creation of living cultural dialogues and local creative exchange. Situated near the Onkaparinga River or ‘Ngangkiparinga’, (‘Women’s River’; Kaurna), in the beachside town of Port Noarlunga, the colonial villa now contains artists’ studios and exhibition spaces, and offers artist in residency and [GRAFTd] exhibition opportunities to local and visiting contemporary artists.

 All Sauerbier House programs are aimed at supporting and fostering contemporary art practice in the City of Onkaparinga and to offer the broader community an accessible platform from which to gain an understanding of the often unforeseen processes involved in creating and exhibiting contemporary art.

Artist in Residence Program (SH.AiR)

July 2019 – June 2020


Expressions of interest are are now closed.

Contemporary artists, sole or collaborative working across mediums, to participate in a three month supported site-responsive artist in residency program.  Artists are provided with studio space and in-house support to achieve a resolved exhibition at the conclusion of their tenure. It is anticipated resident artists engage with visitors to the house and facilitate opportunities for the community to participate with their process by way of workshops, demonstrations, artist talks, etc. 

The depth and breadth of work undertaken by individual and specialist teams across the City of Onkaparinga can provide a vast resource for artists whilst working in residence.  Artists wishing to use any internal resource, Sustainability team data as an example, should specify their area of interest in their application.    

The selection of SH.AiR applicants is overseen by the Sauerbier House Reference Group.

[GRAFTd] Exhibition Program

August 2019 - May 2020 

Artists and Curators

Expressions of interest are are now closed. 

Sole or collaborative contemporary visual artists or curators interested in exhibiting new or previously unseen work at Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga in 2019-2020.

Two internal galleries and the grounds of Sauerbier House are available for exhibitions and associated events. [GRAFTd] exhibitions run concurrently with the artist in residency program. Artists/curators can apply to exhibit in one or both galleries, as solo or collaborative exhibitions. It is anticipated that exhibitors facilitate at least one opportunity for the community to extend their understanding of the exhibited work/s and in a broader context extend their understanding of contemporary art. Sauerbier House will provide promotional, exhibition and engagement support to successful applicants.

The selection of [GRAFTd] applications is overseen by the Sauerbier House Reference Group.


Queries to:

Sauerbier House Coordinator, Jaynie Langford  
Phone: 8186 1393


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