Upcoming Artists 2023-2024

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Artist in Residence Program 2023- 2024

Emiliano Fernandez (ADE) Hallway gallery + wash house


  • alternative process photography


Alan Cook (CoO) Lounge gallery + wash house 


  •  sound 

 Collective exhibitions to be held between 13 December – 28 January, 2023

In residence 4 January - 27 March 2023

Ray Harris (ADE) Riverside studio + lounge gallery + wash house 

Solastalgia (working title)

  • performance, video

Echoing the ever-evolving deliberation of the self as formed by nature or nurture. Engaging sites of the surrounding natural environment to explore trauma, death, grief, longing and loss. Through the parallels of our inner and outer environment, the ever-changing landscape, vulnerability and desolation of both, and the inseparable relationship of our internal and external nature.


Asha Southcombe (ADE) Sunroom studio + hallway gallery 


  • drawing

Walking along the river and coast of the city of Onkaparinga, the artist observes and documents interactions between the human and more-than-human. While doing so, she reflects on the critical theory of queer ecology, which aims to de-construct the Western concept of natural/unnatural dualism. Through the act of mark making, these entanglements will be further queered to sit in a fluid state that challenges the binary concepts of what is natural and unnatural.

Collective exhibitions to be held between  25 March – 29 April, 2023

In residence 28 March and 26 June 2023 

Gail Hocking (ADE) Sunroom studio +  lounge gallery 


  • video, sculpture, sound

Future Memory investigates a personal poetic narrative of attachment and intimacy with two important bodies of water, the Ngangkiparinga River and Aotearoa’s Whanganui River. This enquiry stems from personal memories of the Whanganui, which is the first river in the world to be recognised as an indivisible and living being and granted personhood. Using performance, actions and sound Hocking plans to create a series of documented interventions with both bodies of water in a bid to inspire alternative perceptions of a natural non-human resource.


Jianzhen Wu (Shirley) (ADE) Riverside studio + hallway gallery + wash house 


  • glass 

Nesting in a foreign land,
witnessing the sense of belonging,
in their eyes and smiles.
Once resentful, now letting go.
Time replaces it with new memory, the strange land becomes the new home.

The project Transition opens the window for artist Shirley Wu to explore the state of in between, through practicing Chinese calligraphy and lampworking, in between breaths, languages, identities, the past and the future, pain and resilience.

Collective exhibitions to be held between  24 June until 29 July, 2023

In residence 27 June  and 25 September 2023

Josh Trenwith (CoO) Riverside studio + lounge gallery                                                                                                                                                                 

Won’t somebody get me off of this reef…. 

  • paint, audio visual, installation

The mid coast has long been a centre for South Australian counter-culture and through discussions with locals, the artist aims to analyse the relationship between the location and the subcultures of surfing, skateboarding and music found here. These interviews will culminate in a series of paintings, mixed media artwork and an AV installation which explores the identity of the location and its historical and current importance to these cultures and their preservation. Interview sessions will take place weekly across the residency to form a large element of the final exhibition.

Meng Zhang (CoO) Sunroom studio + hallway  gallery                                                                                                                                                                 


  • found object, collage, casting

Meng Zhang will develop and explore a process of surface-making in this residency. The process includes collecting materials, casting objects and collaging elements. To construct a ‘surface’ using collections from the surrounding of Sauerbier House, Meng tries to record and create many layers of the work. What will appear on the physical surface and what will appear in the imaginary mind are the outcomes of this shorter studio residency. 

Jennifer Eadie & Adrienne Semmens (ADE) Sunroom studio + wash house   


  • movement, textile, text, projection

Before Kaurna Country was invaded and colonised, eucalyptus forests covered what is now called the City of Onkaparinga. For their residency, Jennifer and Adrienne will re-imagine this ghost forest and engage with the remnant eucalypts. Experimentation will guide their practice: through movement, text, projected image, and textiles they will respond to the stories, histories, energies held in the eucalypts. + workshop 

Collective exhibitions to be held between 23 September - 28 October 2023

In residence 26 September until 19 December 2023

Ryan Daffurn(QLD) Riverside studio + lounge gallery                                                                                                                                                                   

Ever evolving landscape                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • drawing, paint, mixed medium

This project aims to produce a highly personal account of the landscape in drawing, mixed media and painting mediums. The theme of 'evolving landscape' is deliberately open so that the artist can freely discover and reinterpret his surroundings. This process often leads to exaggerations and quirky associations as he 'mis-remembers' or wholly invents new things for dramatic effect. The point of this approach is to capture his idiosyncratic impressions, mistakes and disclose the trembling hand behind each mark.

Jessie Lumb (ADE) Sunroom studio + hallway gallery + wash house                                                                                                                                         

For the First Time 

  • multiple mediums & processes

When was the last time you tried something for the first time? This project will reflect the changing nature of my practice and the changing nature of the world over the last three years. Via online workshops, learn to try kits, YouTube videos, books and in person classes with local community groups, I will play with the idea of being a beginner at as many things as possible. + workshop 

Collective exhibitions to be held between 16 December 2023– 27 January 2024.

In residence 2 January until 31 March 2024

Kelly Reynolds (CoO) Riverside studio + lounge gallery                                                                                                                                                               

Pigeon Palace                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • ceramics, mixed media


In residence from 2 April - 14 May

Aleksandra Antic (ADE) Sunroom Studio + wash house                                                                                                                                                           

Thirst, is taught by water. (working title)                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • print, drawing, installation, video


In residence from 2 April - 14 May

Gil Mualem-Doron (UK) Sunroom Studio + hallway gallery                                                                                                                                                         

The Memory of Water                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • photography, film, installation, painting

Collective exhibitions to be held between 30 March – 4 May 2024 .

In residence 2 April - 30 June

Lauren Downton (ADE) Riverside studio + lounge gallery                                                                                                                                                         

Subtidal Assemblages                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • ceramics, installation


In residence 2 April - 14 May

Debbie Pryor (ADE) & Christine Cholewa (ADE) Sunroom studio + hallway gallery                                                                                                               

Carved Connections (working title)                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  • mixed mediums


In residence 15 May - 30 June

Ian Marr (NSW) Sunroom studio + washhouse                                                                                                                                                                             

Slate & Sand 

  • slate carving, copper painting

Collective exhibitions to be held between 29 June – 3 August 24 2024.

[GRAFTd] exhibitions 2023-24

Beverley Southcott (ADE) | lounge, hallway, wash house                                                                                                                                                             

Sea and Being Change                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • photography

Sea and Being Change references ongoing debates of conflict, the aftermath, and peace, as shown on the daily broadcast news and social media outlets, and positioned within a domestic space in the locale that is part of our larger global spatiality. This exhibition incorporates imbued empathetic and nuanced visual expressions that reflect our human crises. Yet, extremism, nationalism, and neoliberalism are forceful contributors to overshadow these integral humanistic attributes, thus resulting in prolonged and unresolved grief for many. + artist talk 

Exhibition: 4 February – 18 March 2023

Anna Goodhind (CoO) | Lounge gallery + wash house                                                                                                                                                             

Tales from nature's dispensary                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • paint 

 South Australian multi-discipline artist Anna Goodhind investigates some of the dark, diverse, and delightful histories stemming across the thousands of years plants have been used in medicine. + workshop.


Leeanne Mcphee (CoO) | Hallway gallery                                                                                                                                                                                     


  • alternative process photography

Primary reflects on the influence ‘place’ has on early formations of self and one’s orientation in the world by exploring the act of reconnecting with a foundational space at different junctures in life. As a final chapter Mcphee revisits a rural primary school to photograph its iconic structures and surrounds, the seeding ground for much self-exploration, social justice and challenging the of status quo. + workshop.

Exhibition dates: 6 May  – 17 June 2023

Sara Northcott (ADE, CoO) Lounge gallery , hallway gallery, washhouse                                                                                                                                 

Desire lines (working title)                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • multi-discipline

Desire lines are the small trails created by mechanical erosion by human or animal traffic. They can be lines on a map to show how places are linked together by the movement of people from one place to another; the lines resulting from travel outside boundaries set by paths, physical and metaphorical, in inhabited or colonised spaces. Desire lines is an exhibition of artists forging their own path and creating new connections. Sarah was the winner of the 2022 City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award.

Exhibition dates: 6 August – 17 September 2023

Ewa Skoczynska (ADE) Hallway gallery + wash house                                                                                                                                                           

Emerge, merge, submerge, re-emerge                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • assemblage, collage  

Sckocynska’s practice constantly returns with curiosity to the ordinary, the banal, the overlooked; the secret life of the world around us. In expressing the emotional and sometime humorous underpinnings of the everyday, she articulates ideas through form, harnessing sculpture and collage to imbue everyday objects with significance and integrity. The philosopher Bertrand Russell stated: ‘When we look at a rock, what we see is not the rock, but the effect of the rock upon us.


Emma Winkler  (VIC) Lounge gallery                                                                                                                                                                                             

A Mere Passing Thing (working title)                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • collage, multi media, paint 

Emma's practice works with ideas of the unknown, failure and the absurd. Drawing on fears and experiences growing up, at the core of this exhibition is the question of how to deal with death's inevitability and resulting states of mind. It will consist of a series of large-scale, multi-media paintings with collage-based compositions. These paintings will use cartoons, personal photographs, found imagery and medieval references, such as the trickster archetype and Danse Macabre, to explore reactions from denial to catharsis.

Exhibition dates: 4 November – 2 December  2023

Sam Howie (CoO) | Lounge gallery, hallway + wash house + garden

The ephemeral

Exhibition dates: 3 February- 16 March 2024

Peter Macmillan (C0O) | Lounge gallery 

The fragility of life and the Sublime

Stephanie Doddridge ( ADE)  | Hallway + wash house 

Gardening memories 

Exhibitions dates: 11 May - 22 June 2024