Artist opportunities

Reynella Neighbourhood Centre mural project

Expressions of Interest are now open for a large public art mural at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre.

This is a great opportunity to do a large work which encapsulates the history of the area and the significance of the centre over time.

Artist brief(PDF, 1MB)

Expression of interest closes 3 October 2022.

Sauerbier House Artist in ResidenceArtist in residence - Sauerbier House 2023-24

Practicing contemporary artists are invited to apply to participate in the open studio artist in residence programme between July 2023 and June 2024. Artist can apply as sole, collaborative or group practitioners.

As a site-responsive, site /specific residency, artists are encouraged to respond to the immediate location in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. or in a broader context, to the City of Onkaparinga.

  • Artists can apply to reside across twelve week and six-week cycles.
  • Artists are provided with comfortable studio, amenities and administrative support
  • Materials support payments ($2000 - 12wk & $1000 - 6wk) will be paid by schedule to successful applicants.
  • Artists will facilitate at least one considered and planned opportunity for the wider community to engage with the artists.
  • Residencies conclude with a supported exhibition of works made onsite.

Download the full details and T&C’s(PDF, 206KB)  

Apply online

Applications close midnight Monday 26 September 2022.

To discuss your application or if you require a different form of accessibility to apply please contact Jaynie Langford, Sauerbier House Coordinator.

Phone: (08) 8186 1393

GRAFTd exhibitions [GRAFTd] exhibitions - Sauerbier House 2023-24

Sauerbier House is currently accepting applications from local or visiting contemporary artists and curators to exhibit or curate a [GRAFTd] exhibition at Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga. Exhibitions will be programmed between November 2023 and May 2024.

  • Successful applicants will present new works in any discipline.
  • Works will not previously have been shown in South Australia.
  • Spaces are available for 4-6 weeks running concurrent with the Sauerbier House Artist in Residence program.
  • Promotion and launch will be supported by Sauerbier House
  • Artists/curators can apply to hold;
    • a solo or larger group exhibition across all galleries
    • a smaller exhibition in a single space
  • Artists/curators applying to occupy a single gallery space will be curated by Sauerbier House staff to exhibit alongside another successful applicant who has also applied for a single gallery space.

Up to four exhibitions can be held across site at one time. 

Download full details and T&C's(PDF, 154KB)

Apply online

Applications close midnight Monday 26 September 2022.

To discuss your application or if you require a different form of accessibility to apply, please contact Jaynie Langford, Sauerbier House Coordinator.

Phone: (08) 8186 1393


Raewyn Spinks - Clay Talk installation 2023 Exhibitions - Arts Centre

Call for expressions of interest

The Arts Centre Port Noarlunga is calling for Expressions of Interest from Artists and/or Curators for exhibition proposals featuring new work by artists working in any media for 2023.

Exhibition spaces are generally allocated for one month, between February and November, while exhibition works should be less than 12 months old and not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Centre.

Expression of Interest forms and gallery information sheets are available to download below.

Expression of interest form(PDF, 137KB)

Gallery information(PDF, 320KB)

Applications close on 19 September 2022.

Expressions of Interest for 2023 exhibitions can be emailed to:

Co-ordinator, Arts Centre Port Noarlunga


Annual Art Commission

Each year the City of Onkaparinga commissions an artwork which can be either a public art piece or a visual artwork to recognise an event, activity, or opportunity of significant historical importance to our city. 

Last year, we funded the ‘Centenary of Port Noarlunga Jetty’ which is being created by artists Will Cheeseman and Laura Wills with an artwork called ‘Sea Stars’ which will see a series of local sea creatures and plants that live in and around the jetty represented along the jetty in bronze and aluminium. 

In this first stage, we are inviting everyone to get involved by suggesting ideas for the art piece to be completed in 2022. The chosen idea will be developed into an artist's brief and brought to life through a finished public art or visual art piece.

Survey closed Sunday 15 May at 5pm.

Expressions of interest from artists will open later this year.


Can it be public art, or visual art?

It can be either public art, or visual art.

How much is available to artists for the commission?

There is a total of $5,000 available (includes artists fees, fabrication/creation, materials, and installation costs if a public artwork).

Who selects the artist?

We will form a panel. The panel will include staff, an elected member and an artist.

Does the artist have to be a resident of the City of Onkaparinga?

A preference will be given to artists that reside or have a relationship with the city.

What is considered to be visual art?

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

What is considered to be public art?

Artwork must be outside and accessible to all.

  • Stand alone - artworks are defined by being three-dimensional and independent of other structures, such as buildings, like a sculpture in a park.
  • Integrated - public artworks include street paving, sculptural seating, and windows.
  • Applied - murals on buildings, chalk drawing on footpaths, legal 'street art'.
  • Performance based - dance, theatre, music and other live actions in public space.
  • Kinetic - moves in some way.
  • Sound - public artwork are as a broadcast, soundscape, voice, or musical performance.
  • Digital - video played on an outdoor scree, or computer-generated imagery.


For further information about this project, please contact Jason Haskett, Team Leader Arts, Reconciliation and Cultural Development on 0408 956 849.