There is an exceptional art gallery spread between three spaces that is open to the public from 8.30am-5.00pm weekdays or to Adelaide Town Hall patrons prior to events.

The Main Foyer hosts a dedicated program of exhibitions created by the City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator that is evocative and unique to the Adelaide Town Hall.

By Thea Costantino, Eva Fernandez, Sue Kneebone, Darren Siwes and Min Wong.

Image: Eva Fernandez, Gracias a la almorta (Thanks to the almorta) after Goya’s Los Desastres de la Guerra No.51 (2016) archival digital print, 150 x 100cm

Exhibition dates: Wednesday 25 January - Friday 21 April 2017
Launch: Wednesday 25 January, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Opening Speaker: Maria Zagala, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia

Presented in the Adelaide Town Hall Level 1 Foyer. Curated by Andrew Purvis as part of the City of Adelaide's Emerging Curator Program.

Fraught histories have the capacity to colour our present day reality. In Old Sinners and Venerated Spirits, five contemporary artists explore these lingering presences, with haunting evocations of cultural dislocation, family legacies, fractured histories and the dark stain of colonialism. Drawing together a diverse range of photographic practices, this exhibition conjures shadows and troubling apparitions.

Image: Sue Kneebone, Saintly Sinners 1, 2 & 3, 2010, giclee print on archival art paper, edition of 3.


Images: Thea Costantino, First generation (After Tom Roberts), 2014 giclee print, edition of 3 and Daughter of the Empire, 2014, giclee print, edition of 3.


The Emerging Curator Program engages a recent curatorial arts graduate of contemporary visual arts and crafts to further support their professional pathway and applied development. It will enable an emerging curator the opportunity to undertake professional curatorial programming within the iconic Adelaide Town Hall gallery and the new City art space, Art Pod.

City of Adelaide is proud to support the Emerging Curator Program and is pleased to welcome Andrew Purvis as their fourth Emerging Curator. View our Emerging Curator profiles here

Edward James, Public Art Consultant, Culture & Lifelong Learning
Tel: 08 8203 7154
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