Artist Residency for Adelaide Studios


The South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide Studios have announced a new partnership with SALA
(South Australian Living Artists) Festival, the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art with funding from
Arts South Australia and Unitcare Services to support an Artist Residency at Adelaide Studios to create art of
the moving image.

Launched at the SALA Festival Finissage Party, the Adelaide Studios Artist Residency will see a moving image
artist welcomed into the central hub of screen practitioners based at Adelaide Studios, provided with
$50,000 cash, a creative workspace and access to Adelaide Studios’ state-of-the-art studios, grading and
sound post facilities to make art of the moving image.

The opportunity is targeted to South Australian artists already working with moving image, and visual artists,
screen practitioners, animators and games developers interested in exploring the cross-overs of their
practice and making work for the screen in an exhibition context.

The work created by the selected Adelaide Studios Artist Residency for 2019 will have its world premiere
screening season at Adelaide Studios Screening Theatre during the SALA Festival in August next year. From
2020, the exhibiting partner will be the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art.

SAFC Chief Executive Courtney Gibson said “This program enables artists working in the medium of moving
image to deliver a single work or suite of works with significant cash and free access to the Adelaide Studios
facilities, including the only Dolby 7.1 mixing theatre in Australia, along with our sound stages, foley and
recording suites. The idea is to enable the creation of bold new screen-based artwork, finished to the highest
standard, for screening within SALA, and at film and art festivals around Australia and across the world.”
Samstag Museum of Art Director, Erica Green, said: “Samstag has an astounding history of commissioning
partnerships that have produced wonderful and innovative exhibitions. We’re thrilled to now be involved in
this five-way partnership in 2020 which will support South Australian artists to extend their practice and
celebrate South Australia’s rich contributions to the Australian screen and moving image”.

Arts South Australia Director of Cultural Heritage & Assets, Hannah Schultz said: “Artist residencies
emphasise the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchanges in the making of new work for
public display. Arts South Australia is committed to providing these opportunities for independent artists.
This one represents a unique experience chance for a visual artist to access the state of the art equipment
and facilities at Adelaide Studios and to form new collaborative partnerships”.
“SALA’s Artist Residency program has grown from strength to strength over the last few years. We are really
excited to offer this significant residency for digital moving image artists in South Australia at Adelaide
Studios,” Penny Griggs, CEO, SALA Festival.

UnitCare Managing Director Gordon Russell said “We are thrilled to be partnering with the SAFC in this
venture. The Film Corporation has been a cultural cornerstone of our lives in South Australia for more than
50 years. A legacy of Don Dunstan, that has bought us Shine, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Sunday Too Far Away,
Storm Boy, Blue Fin and many many more great stories.”

Applications are open now and close on Monday 22 October 2018
To apply:

MEDIA CONTACT: Cathy Gallagher 0416 227 282