Artists in Residence

 SALA Festival has partnered with various organisations to offer an array of artist-in-residence opportunities to South Australian artists. In the past, some of the organisations have included the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Festival Centre, Arts in Health at Flinders Medical Centre, SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Research Insitute) and Country Health SA. These residency opportunities allow artists to access extraordinary spaces to make work and develop their practice by engaging with different sectors of the local community. Although each residency opportunity is unique, all residencies generally result in an exhibition or presentation of work during the SALA Festival.

2021 SALA Artist Residencies

The Artists in Schools Program is presented by SALA Festival in partnership with Credit Union SA, and aims to place practising South Australian Artists in South Australian schools. 

In 2021, 2 schools have been paired with an artist each, giving students a chance to learn practical skills and confidence in artmaking, but also to broaden their understanding of what it means to be an artist in South Australia today.

In 2021, Tutti Arts hosted South Australian artist Jake Holmes as the inaugural 2021 SALA Artist in Residence. Holmes is a nationally-recognised printmaker and co-founder of the contemporary artspace Tooth and Nail Studio Gallery (2011-2018). During the residency, Holmes worked alongside the visual artists of Tutti Arts – South Australia’s leading multi-arts organisation for artists living with learning disabilities. The resulting exhibition and artist talk illuminates a dynamic artistic exchange between Holmes and the visual artists currently practicing at Tutti’s Brighton studio.

Established in 1997, Tutti has become a vital part of South Australia’s cultural and artistic life, with artists across all art forms achieving increasing recognition. Tutti’s Visual Arts Studio Program currently supports over 70 self-identified learning-disabled artists over three locations in South Australia and is committed to a residency program which supports emerging artists to engage creatively with other artists and discover diverse networks.

In 2021 we will be able to see the outcomes of Madison Bycroft’s artist residency with the South Australian Film Corporation. View the exhibition at Samstag Museum of Art or head to the screening and Q&A at the South Australian Film Corporation’s Adelaide Studios.