Amber Cronin, Room for the Hunter (detail), 2019. Concrete, plaster, pewter, slate, sandstone. Image by Thomas Borgas.
The annual Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition showcases South Australia’s best graduating visual artists, curated from the graduating cohorts of its partner institutions. Featuring works from the University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design, and Adelaide College of the Arts, the prestigious exhibition will run from Friday 14 February to Sunday 8 March at the Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide.
Featuring 27 artists in total, the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition is also a vessel for the presentation of awards, with 17 awards valued at a total of $65,000 to be presented on the opening night of the exhibition on Thursday 13 February. Substantive ongoing awards include the Hill Smith Gallery / University of South Australia Postgraduate Award, the City of Adelaide Award, and the Minter Ellison Award. Major new awards include The Jaquillard Award, the ACE Open Residency Award, the Bendigo Adelaide Bank Award and the Nunn Dimos Foundation Award.
A range of creative disciplines will be represented in the exhibition including ceramics, painting, jewellery, photography, printmaking, video, installation and sculpture. This year’s exhibiting artists represent a diverse range of programs at UniSA, including the Bachelor of Contemporary Art, the Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation), the Master of Design (Contemporary Art) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art).
Exclusive preview access to the exhibition can be purchased via tickets to the annual Helpmann VIP Vernissage.
Congratulations to the following University of South Australia graduates on selection into the 2020 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition:
Bachelor of Contemporary Art
Wilson Adams, Amber Cronin, Seiichi Kobayashi, Fangyi Kuang, Eric Kuhlmann, Caitlin Lang, Frances Rogers, Truc Truong
Bachelor of Design (Illustration and Animation)
Callan Sawyer, Kate Verner
Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
Master of Design (Contemporary Art)
Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Art)
Thomas Folber, Kate Little