The Adelaide Town Hall is home to an exceptional art gallery. 

Delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide, ART WORKS 2021 is a program of residencies and creative engagements, designed to provide a city-based platform for artists and writers to pursue new ways of working and engaging with audiences. This project brings a dedicated program of exhibitions that is evocative and unique to the Adelaide Town Hall. 

In August, this exhibition also forms part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival program.


Curated by ART WORKS 2021 Emerging Curator Ann-Marie Green

The idea that ‘art is for all’, inspired by ArtPOD artist in residence Ruby Chew has informed the underlying premise of this exhibition. Artists working across media including collage, assemblage, painting, printmaking, and video have been chosen for their innovative use of materials, and their unique world perspective.

The processes involved in any form of art creation are often innovative, intuitive, and challenging, and can be as complex and diverse as the viewers’ response to it. The artists exhibiting in PRACTICE are committed to testing their ideas, exploring methods to create works that push the boundaries of what constitutes art and at the same time ask the viewer to consider the ‘act’ or ‘process’ used in its creation.

Through this practice of exploration, repetition and discovery, artists Ruby Chew, Callum Docherty, James Dodd, Lucia Dohrmann, Jackie Saunders, Damien Shen and Laura Wills attempt to make sense of the world, discuss issues, and ask us to consider possibilities from new perspectives.

PRACTICE is presented at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of ART WORKS Emerging Curator Program and is delivered by Guildhouse in partnership with the City of Adelaide.


You can read more about ART WORKS by visiting the Guildhouse website.