Sauerbier House culture exchange

Sauerbier House Photo by Flightpath Architects

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Sauerbier House is a City of Onkaparinga arts initiative which operates as both a creative space and a cultural destination. Situated close to the banks of the Onkaparinga River/Ngangkiparinga (Women’s River – Kaurna), the colonial villa (c.1898) is a state heritage community asset. Opening to the public in 2015, Sauerbier House is now an established arts centre which supports artistic and cultural exchange through contemporary visual arts whilst retaining connection to the rich history of the coastal location.

The house sustains an interactive studio-based artist in residence program alongside a vibrant exhibition schedule presented through the [GRAFTd] exhibition program. Local and visiting professional artists at all stages of their career can utilise supported opportunities to develop site responsive projects and exhibit contemporary artworks previously unseen in our city before. Interactions with other residents, locals and visitors are offered through regular studio sessions, artist’s talks or workshops.

As a gallery space, Sauerbier House publicly presents a diverse and rolling calendar of accessible exhibitions and launch events across the year, offering visitors the opportunity to experience a myriad of contemporary creative processes. See upcoming artists for 2023-24 program.

As a residency space, two working artist studios accommodate the development of up to eight, investigative projects, through which the wider community can regularly become involved or contribute. The residencies provide a platform for arts practitioners to creatively respond to a complex and culturally significant coastal location. See upcoming artists for 2023-24 program.

Community engagement is a key element of our programming with both resident and exhibiting artists engaged for their willingness and availability to connect with the general public. Interactions with locals and visitors are fostered and creative relationships developed through regular open-studio sessions, artist’s talks, gallery tours and interactive workshops. These unique and sometimes spontaneous offerings provide visitors and arranged groups with a rare glimpse into the practice and process of a working artist. 

Photo credit: Flightpath Architects

Current artists in residence


Ground for Hire

Our grounds are available to hire for functions and events. Including decking and performance area, outdoor power and kitchen access we could be the perfect location for your next function.

Submit a booking enquiry and we'll contact you to discuss your needs.

Booking Enquiry

Grounds hire


Maximum capacity within the grounds and building is 500 people

Facilities and Equipment

Inclusions are:

  • Formal garden
  • Decking and performance  area
  • Outdoor power
  • Kitchen and toilets

Fees and Charges


  • daily rate - $518
  • hourly rate (min 3 hours) -  $142

Incorporated Associations within City of Onkaparinga

  • daily rate - $466
  • hourly rate (min 3 hours) - $103

Please contact Sauerbier House for more information. 

External grounds at Sauerbier House

External grounds at Sauerbier House

External grounds at Sauerbier House

Sauerbier House from the outside

The kitchen at Sauerbier House




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