The VIP Vernissage of the 2021 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

The future of art has arrived. We have an exciting new venue with contemporary flair and we are ready to come together as a community to celebrate the next generation of South Australian arts talent.

The VIP Vernissage is an exclusive sneak peek at the storytellers of tomorrow and an opportunity to nab yourself a special piece from an emerging creative, all while mingling with fellow art lovers.

This event serves up a curated selection of our states most promising contemporary visual artists, along with Mumm champagne, fine wines and delicious canapés – in a special preview for your eyes only.

VIP Vernissage
Thursday 28 January 2021
Doors open 6:30pm

Book by 31 December 2020: $90 + bf
From 1 January 2021: $100 + bf
Includes Mumm champagne, fine wines, and canapés.
Dress: Cocktail / After five

We will be selling raffle tickets on the night with all funds going towards our programs and services.

We have an incredible list of prizes on offer including:

A 3-night stay at Barwidgee in Hepburn Springs (Daylesford), VIC. Barwidgee is a historically significant, architecturally refurbished home in an elevated setting, perfect for those wishing to indulge, relax and listen to bird song in the stunning natural setting of Hepburn Springs. Valid for 12 months, excludes public holidays and school holidays. Donated by Alex Dimos and Andrew Nunn. www.dayget.com.au/barwidgee

Eos by SkyCity will be supporting the Helpmann Academy with a donation of an overnight stay in an Allure King Room with Breakfast for 2 people at Sol Bar and Restaurant. The Gift Voucher expires 30/6/2021 and is not redeemable or exchangeable for cash. Experience the Extraordinary at Eos by SkyCity. https://skycityadelaide.com.au/hotel/eos-by-skycity/

A 2-night stay at Lucent Art House in Stirling donated by Amy Sierp-Worth, plus a bottle of Wendouree Shiraz Mataro donated by Philippe Jaquillard. Lucent Art House is a new purpose-built boutique Art Hotel that houses Worth Gallery’s stock room and is the newest project by Worth Gallery and Lucent Constructions. The offer excludes peak times e.g. Christmas, Easter or school holidays. www.lucentarthouse.com.au

A $300 voucher for Chianti Restaurant, Hutt St, Adelaide. Donated by Ginn & Penny Insurance Brokers. www.chianti.net.au

A $300 voucher for Daly Salon, Adelaide Arcade. Courtesy of Daly Salon. www.dalysalon.com.au

Tickets are $25 each, 3 for $70 or 5 for $100. Please note we will not be accepting cash, EFT sales only.

Exhibition dates
Friday 29 January to Saturday 13 February 2021
Monday to Friday, 11am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

ACE Open
Lion Arts Centre, North Tce
Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide

Featuring artists from Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

Presenting Partner

Major Event Partner

Helpmann Academy Platinum Partner


Wine Partner