Sauerbier House Reference Group

The programming of Sauerbier House culture exchange is overseen by the Sauerbier House Reference Group. The reference group consists of practicing industry professionals with broad experience and a solid understanding of contemporary art practice and current creative trends.

The current panel members are as follows; 

Louise Hasleton

Louise Haselton makes sculptural works using materials gleaned from the world around her. In 2002 Haselton completed a Masters of Visual Arts (Sculpture) by research at RMIT University, Melbourne and in 2005 undertook an artist residency at Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India and in 2018 at Phasmid Studios Berlin, Germany. Haselton has held solo exhibitions, in 2011 at The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and in 2014 at The Australian Experimental Art Foundation. In 2015 Haselton participated in do it adelaide, at The Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art and in Magic Object:The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art  in 2016. In 2019 she will present a major solo exhibition at The Samstag Museum of Art. She is a lecturer in The School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia and is represented by GAGProjects, Berlin/Adelaide.

Sue Kneebone

Sue Kneebone works across different media creating tableaux and installations that incorporate mixed media and montage to explore the spectre of history as multiple pasts in the present. In 2001 Sue completed a Masters in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, and in 2010 a PhD from the University of South Australia.

She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions since 2001 and held solo exhibitions including Dark Manners at the SA Contemporary Art Centre in 2013, in 2016 at the Art Gallery of South Australia, in 2018 at Hugo Michell Gallery and in 2019 & 2020 at Sauerbier House and FELTspace. In 2019 she participated in an international residency in Mauritius and in 2020 she was a successful recipient of the ACE Open x KBF Pepper House Residency in Kerala, India. In 2016 Sue exhibited as part of an Irish/Australian cultural exchange for the Galway International Arts Festival. Sue has been a recipient of the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Encouragement Art Award, Australia Council and Arts SA grants. Her work is held in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia and private collections. Sue is a lecturer at the Adelaide Central School of Art.

Henry Jock Walker 

Henry Jock Walker's practice commonly explores possibilities of surfing, painting and performance through collaboration, and socially inclusive events. Walker has developed a national nomadic practice, utilising his Toyota Hiace van as an ever-changing exhibition/studio/performance site and mobile core of operations. Walker both questions and celebrates the place of contemporary art in Australia through public studio practice, thinking and working within various urban and regional communities.

Walker has been prolifically practicing, performing and exhibiting nationally for over ten years, showing in artist run spaces and contemporary art organisations; including solo shows at First Draft Gallery, and Sydney Contemporary, Sawtooth ARI, Constance, Penny Contemporary (Tasmania), TCB, Rearview Gallery, BUS Projects, West Space - as part of the Next Wave Festival, Substation - as part of AsiaTOPA (Melbourne), Felt Space, Fontanelle, Sister Gallery, CACSA, GAG (Adelaide). Walker was a founding co-director of the mobile ARI tarpspace.

Walker studied at the Art School of South Australia 2006-2008, partly studying abroad in San Diego, California and successfully completed his Honours in 2011 at the Victorian College of Art, Melbourne. Walker is an active member and founder of the performance collective The Bait Fridge. Walker is professionally represented by The Egg and Dart Gallery, Thirroul, NSW.

Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following past Sauerbier House Reference Group members for their generous support and lasting contribution to Sauerbier House programs.

Thank you to Georgina Williams (Ngankiburka - Makauwe), Dr Jared Thomas, Paula Furby, Robyn Holtham, Greg Mackie, Anton Hart, Lisa Denis, Chris De Rosa, Nadia Cusimano and Christian Lock.