Apply To Exhibit

Proposals for exhibitions and related projects are invited from artists, designers, architects, curators, writers, postgraduate students and academic researchers, including those who have an affiliation with the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.

For Postgraduate Examination Exhibitions in the SASA Gallery please email an expression of interest to: AADResearch@unisa.edu.au

Priority will be given to proposals that:

  • demonstrate a research based curatorial premise with a focus on experimental and innovative practice in art, architecture and/or design
  • are clearly aligned with and support the SASA Galleries aims and objectives
  • are accompanied by a scholarly catalogue
  • demonstrate well considered project management and financing.

SASA Gallery aims and objectives

The South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery is a centre for high-quality research and an active site of teaching and learning. The aims of the SASA Gallery are to:

  • showcase artists, designers, architects, curators and writers, who might be associated with the School of Art, Architecture and Design (AAD), in a national and international context
  • support a program of exhibitions with a strong curatorial premise or rationale which focus on experimental and innovative creative practice in art, architecture and/or design
  • engage in dialogue and extend critical debate about creative practice in art, architecture and/or design
  • create opportunities, such as touring exhibitions, exchanges and residencies, for artists, designers, architects, curators and writers to engage in research of national and international relevance
  • contribute to teaching and learning through student engagement with a professionally managed gallery; a nationally significant exhibition program; and mentored student centred learning projects
  • create opportunities for AAD staff and post-graduate students to contribute to the research output of the School
  • promote the School of Art, Architecture and Design as a centre of excellence and innovation in creative and curatorial practice and critical writing.  

Applicant information required

Proposal Cover Page:

  • applicant/s name and contact details (phone, postal and email address)
  • exhibition title
  • brief summary of the exhibition (50 words)
  • preferred exhibition dates.

Information about the exhibition

  • name of curator/s
  • name of participating artists, designers, architects, writers, etc.
  • synopsis of the curatorial theme or rationale (250 words)
  • brief overview of the exhibition (250 words)
  • summary of research aims and specific outcomes (250 words)
  • installation and technical requirements

NB: please ensure that the proposal articulates how it aligns with SASA Gallery's aims and objectives.

Information about your collateral material and associated events

-brief overview of the collateral material (i.e. catalogue, website, etc.) that you intend to publish (150 words)
-summary of related events: guest lectures, residencies, artist talks, etc. that you intend to develop (150 words)

Project Budget

The budget should include:

  • itemised income (indicating sources of cash funds and in-kind contributions)
  • itemised expenditure.

Support material

Please provide a list of all support material with name, title, date, medium and dimensions and ensure all support material is labelled. The support material should include:

  • confirmation that those named have agreed to participate
  • curriculum vitae for participating curator/s, artist/s, designer/s, architect/s and writer/s
  • 10 images for a solo show, maximum 20 images for a group show, preferably in PowerPoint format
  • audio-visual material must be a maximum duration 10 mins
  • examples of published texts by writers


NB: the proposal and support material can all be submitted on a USB or similar memory device, with a covering letter itemising the contents of the submission.

Submitting Proposal and further information

Deadline for proposals: 5pm Monday 31 July 2017

Please email or send applications to:
Keith Giles
SASA Gallery
K3-27 Kaurna Building, City West Campus
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
ADELAIDE SA 5001

For enquires and further information please contact Keith Giles, AAD Exhibitions Officer,
Email: Keith.Giles@unisa.edu.au or sasagallery@unisa.edu.au