Artist opportunities

Beanies to Berets


Celebrate creative, wearable head-wear, from the traditional to the sculptural, from the playful to the wild, and from the wonderful to the bizarre. Enter your creative handiwork or visit and enjoy the experience.

Exhibition dates: 26 June – 3 August

Download the Exhibition entry form(PDF, 175KB)

Download the Exhibition entry form(DOCX, 60KB)

Application forms and beanies to be delivered to the Arts Centre by Saturday 20 June 2020.

Textile Market

The textile market is presented for one day only, in association with the Beanies to Berets exhibition. Local artists and spinning and weaving groups present exquisite works in the mediums of knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, felting, fabric painting and embroidery. Purchase materials on the day to make your own creations or buy a finished piece from the artists, to take home.

Saturday 27 June, 10am – 4pm

Download the Textile Market entry form(PDF, 362KB)

Download the Textile Market entry form(DOCX, 58KB)

Applications close 12 June 2020.

For further information, call the Arts Centre on 8326 5577, or email

Public art project: Place of Courage

The City of Onkaparinga Place of Courage is a public art project which seeks to commemorate the traumatic impact of family and domestic violence on individuals, families and communities, raising awareness and furthering the dialogue for understanding and change. The City of Onkaparinga (CoO) has worked in collaboration with the Spirit of Woman organisation to develop the brief. It is significant to the project that the founder of this organisation, Helen Oxenham, was instrumental in helping to establish the first women’s shelter in southern Adelaide in Christies Beach, which opened in February 1977.

The central objective of the Place of Courage project is to create work which encourages recognition of family and domestic violence using public art and design.

Creating such a place will play a vital role in the community’s sense of belonging and sense of wellbeing. It will be an opportunity for public acknowledgement of one of the largest losses of life including the disproportionate burden of family and domestic violence on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. The site will be a place of comfort and healing, promoting courage to speak up and out and providing a powerful symbol of a peaceful and unified community.

Closing date:  24 March 2020

Artist brief(PDF, 1MB)

Artist opportunities - market square

Shimmer Festival of Photography 2020

Shimmer Festival of Photography is a month long arts festival running from 11 September to 11 October 2020 and will celebrate the creative power of photography as one of the most prolific and celebrated story telling mechanisms available.  

Representing photographers of all competencies, Shimmer Festival of Photography will platform current photographic trends alongside traditional technologies to pay homage to the ‘perfect shot’ and the alchemic processes that develop, print and capture life in all its complexity.

Spread across the City’s six wards, Shimmer aims to bring to our region a rich variety of photographic experiences. Delivered through a multiplicity of events, the extended program will include a series of significant core exhibitions, satellite activations, outdoor installations, an industry forum, artist led workshops and professional opportunities for the wider community to engage in all things camera.

Applications for Shimmer Festival of Photography 2020 have now closed and the full event program will be released in July 2020. 

Sturt River Linear Park stage 3

The Sturt River Linear Park forms part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open Space System and is identified in the State Government’s 30 year plan for greater Adelaide as a specific target under its greenways policies spanning multiple local government areas.

Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 (SRLPS3) will link the existing path near the Institute building (along Main Road) and continue through to Horner’s Bridge (along Murrays Hill Road) in Coromandel Valley. The civil works will provide a shared use path and restored river environment for safe pedestrian and cyclist access for locals and visitors to experience the unique local heritage of Coromandel Valley.

SRLPS3 is a result of considerable planning and community engagement over several years and has been developed by drawing on Coromandel Valley’s rich history, natural environment and indigenous and European heritage. The SRLPS3 civil works will be undertaken in conjunction with the public art project.

The project is co-funded by the City of Onkaparinga (CoO), City of Mitcham (CoM) and the state government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Please see attached document for further details or contact Anna Hughes, Public Art Project Officer, for any queries.

Submissions closed: 17 February 2020

Artists brief(PDF, 2MB)

Sturt River Linear Park stage 3 artist impression

Sauerbier House Artist in Residence program

Expressions of interest are now closed for our July 2020 - June 2021 Artist in Residence program.

Practicing, emerging or established, local or visiting contemporary artists, working in any discipline were invited to apply to participate in Sauerbier House artist in residence program (non-residential) between July 2020 and June 2021. As a site-responsive residency, artists were asked to respond to the location or in a broader context, to the City of Onkaparinga.

  • Material support of $2000 per residence (paid by schedule) was offered.
  • Artist will facilitate opportunities for the community to participate with their practice by way of workshops, demonstrations, artist talks, etc.
  • Applicants were required to be over 18 year of age.

For further information please contact Jaynie Langford, Coordinator Sauerbier House on (08) 8186 1393 or email

[GRAFTd] Exhibition program

Proposals are now closed for our May 2020 - June 2021 [GRAFTd] Exhibition program.

Sole or collaborative contemporary visual artists or curators, local or visiting artists were invited to apply to exhibit new or previously unseen work through the [GRAFTd] Exhibition program at Sauerbier House between May 2020 and June 2021.

For further information please contact the Jaynie Langford, Coordinator Sauerbier House on (08) 8186 1393 or email