SASA Gallery

The SASA Gallery is an outreach and exhibition facility within UniSA's School of Art, Architecture & Design. 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.

The South Australian School of Art Gallery (SASA Gallery) was established through the South Australian School of Art. In 2009 the South Australian School of Art merged with the Louis Laybourne-Smith School of Architecture and Design, to form a single entity: ‘The School of Art, Architecture and Design’ (AAD). 

Image: 2019 Adelaide//International, installation view featuring Ming Wong: In Love for the Mood, SASA Gallery, University of South Australia. Photograph by Sam Noonan.

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Image: Rebecca Cole


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Matthew Bird: Parallaxis

Friday 28 February – Friday 3 April 2020

In a new moving image work by Melbourne-based artist and architect Matthew Bird, two bodies move across the land. Working with large cylindrical instruments, we witness them map and survey a terrain analogous to universal physical and psychological locations; each revolution marking a paradoxical attempt to pin an earthly position through perpetual movement. Playing on the human need to understand our relationship to the people and places around us, Parallaxis considers the potential for architectural processes and measurements to act as a foundation for structures of understanding.

This work features movement by Lilian Steiner and Ashleigh McClellan with cinematography by James Wright. This project has been developed in collaboration with staff and students from UniSA’s Architecture programs in response to the 2020 Adelaide//International and is presented by Samstag at UniSA’s SASA for the Adelaide Festival.

Image credit: Matthew Bird, 2019, still from video by James Wright.


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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. 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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.


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Past Exhibitions

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.


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