Image: Rebecca Cole
The SASA Gallery (South Australian School of Art Gallery) is an outreach and exhibition facility within UniSA's School of Art, Architecture & Design. The Gallery's exhibition, publication and external scholar programs focus on innovative contemporary art, architecture, design, curatorial and writing practices. The SASA Gallery's exhibition and publication programs seek to position the artists, designers and researchers we work with in a national and international context, engage with critical dialogue and debate, and enable artists, designers, curators and writers to generate new art and new ideas. As an active site of teaching and learning SASA Gallery supports the full range of taught programs within the School and has a strong outreach program with free exhibitions, events, gallery floortalks and guest lectures open to the public.
May 13 - May 31 (Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM)
Launch: Wednesday May 15, 5PM-7PM
"Through immersive, creative fan practices, this research examines how craft making can be a method of releasing the obsessive motivation that arises through continual, prolific engagement in fan communities and hobby crafts ... Craft making and devotional fan communities have typically been dismissed by outsiders, labelled as self-indulgent with participants sometimes regarding their activities as ‘guilty pleasures’, best kept to themselves or as requiring justification. This research will unravel this condition: to validate the repetitive and obsessive practices that develop through involvement in pop culture and hobby crafts and challenge these notions of superficiality and inferiority that persistently adhere to them." more
June 18th - July 5th (Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM)
Launch: Thursday June 20th, 5PM-7PM
"This exhibition is the result of practice-led research utilising specialized glassmaking techniques to produce objects exploring the themes of nonsense, monsters, wonder and dread ... This research proposes that glass is imbued with unique associations that may be particularly appropriate for responding to the troubled terrain of the Anthropocene. Glass-making is considered as a process of creating value through the skilful transformation of natural recourses, epitomised by luxury objects utilising finely detailed decorative techniques. Atmospheric pollution generated in the course of the research has been calculated and generously offset, in an attempt to reconcile the personal dilemma of continuing to practise a pyrotechnic craft in an age of global warming."
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.
See what's coming up in 2019 in the SASA Gallery and across the School of Art, Architecture and Design, with information on exhibitors, forums and discussions, and opening night events.
The South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery was established in 2005 in the Kaurna Building. See past exhibition information about the artists, invites and images of their work.