2020 Graduate Exhibition

The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition is a landmark South Australian event, showcasing the top graduating artists (including Masters and PhD candidates) from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University, and the University of South Australia. 

Selected by leaders from the South Australian arts industry, the exhibition features works from 27 emerging artists across a range of creative disciplines. Be inspired by the drive and expression of the next generation of creative talent.

Exhibiting artists will be eligible for 17 awards valued at $70,000 to be presented on the opening night of the exhibition.

VIP Vernissage (exhibition preview) 
Wednesday 12 February, doors open 6:30pm
Tickets $100 each + booking fee
Ticket includes Mumm champagne, fine wines & canapés.
Bookings: https://vipvernissage2020.eventbrite.com.au/

Opening Night & Awards Presentation
Thursday 13 February at 6:00pm (everyone welcome)
Grigori Wines available to purchase, proceeds will go towards Helpmann’s programs and services.

Exhibition dates
Friday 14 February to Sunday 8 March
10.30am to 4.30pm daily
Free entry

Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground
Victoria Drive, Adelaide

Free parking is available on the Parade Ground for the duration of your visit to the exhibition.

Header image: Truc Truong, Unicorn Land (detail), photo by Michael Haines

Major Event Partner


“A striking theme in this absorbing and well-presented exhibition is that of how the forms and traditions of art characterise cultural and personal identity and how artists reconsider their artistic traditions to interrogate and assert their own sense of selfhood”.
4.5 stars out of 5 ★★★★☆ 
Artshub

FEATURED ARTISTS
Wilson Adams
Goretti Castle
Georgia Clark
Amber Cronin
Erin Daniell
sZear Darkling
Thomas Folber
Anika Gardner
Seiichi Kobayashi
Fangyi Kuang
Eric Kuhlmann
Caitlin Lang
Kate Little
Chelsea Materne
Brooke Mitchell
Alicia Murphy
Kate Oakenfold
Lily Pook-Ryan
Anna Revesz
Frances Rogers
Callan Sawyer
Truc Truong
Katherine Vasquez
Kate Verner
Vino Vinayagamoorthi
Jianzhen Wu
Dainis Zakis

Click here for a list of the 2020 award recipients

The Helpmann Academy gratefully
acknowledges the support of our
following Partners:

Major Event Partner
City Rural Insurance

Wine Partner
Grigori Family Wines

Award & Exhibition Partners
The City of Adelaide
University of South Australia
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
City Rural Insurance
Linden New Art
ACE Open
JamFactory
Peter Walker Fine Art
RSASA
SALA
Signs of the Time
Black Squid Design

Award Donors
Roger & Helen Salkeld
Sam & Margo Hill-Smith
David McKee AO & Pam McKee
The Lang Foundation
The Nunn Dimos Foundation
Diana & Philippe Jaquillard
Mark Jones
David Hayden

Media Partner
The Adelaide Review