Emerging Curator Program Exhibitions 2

Join us for the 2018 Emerging Curator Program delivered in partnership with the City of Adelaide. 

Emerging curators Ursula Halpin and Mia Van Den Bos (mentored by Liz Nowell, CEO, ACE Open), will present their second round of concurrent exhibitions across four council gallery spaces:

• Adelaide Town Hall First Floor Gallery
• Mankurri-api Kuu (Reconciliation Room, Adelaide Town Hall)
• Art Pod & Breezeway (25 Pirie St, Adelaide)

Commons curated by Mia van den Bos

Commons explores how we live within, around and through public and shared space. The artists’ in this exhibition traverse diverse territory, from unnoticed sounds of the city, to the agency of felled trees and personal encounters with civic infrastructure. Together, the works examine the past and present forces that shape our experience of the spaces, knowledge and practices we share. Commons posits that artists have the important role of not only reflecting society, but imagining it otherwise, and allowing others to do this with them.

Featuring works by Brad Darkson, Yusuf Hayat, Bernadette Klavins, Sohrab Rustami, Angela Schilling and Hen Vaughan.

Phenotypic curated by Ursula Halpin

Phenotypic is a series of works on paper, created using a systematic interdisciplinary methodology. The grid as a framework facilitates the transfer of information and process. Data sourced from the prediction of chance operations is plotted and manipulated, using symmetry and repetition processes common to music composition and the repeat pattern of textiles. The relationship between digital and analog is explored through the use of punched, gridded paper evocative of the Jacquard weaving loom, pianola music rolls and early punch card computers. The site becomes a surface to observe the interplay of materials, spatiality, and the tension between order and chaos.

Featuring works by Kate Little.

Exhibitions run from 1 February – 26 April 2019

Header image: Yusuf Hayat, View from the Ganges, installed at the City of Adelaide Art Pod, photograph by Sarah Sturm.

The Emerging Curator Program is an initiative of the City of Adelaide, delivered in partnership with the Helpmann Academy.


WHEN: Saturday 13 April, 11:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Meet at the Art Pod, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide

FREE but places are limited – bookings essential.


Looking-ways is a speculative walking text and series of facilitated walks by Hen Vaughan, imagining public infrastructure in Adelaide across time. It poses images and questions from research into civic history and forecasting speculative futures, in an invitation to collectively consider the power of imagination, memory and mapping in understanding and transforming public space.

Meet at the Art Pod Gallery for free group walks and discussions, expanding on the text through engagement with the city, monthly until April. Copies of the text are available in the Art Pod Breezeway.

Each walk is limited to 10 participants – all welcome!

More info about the Emerging Curator Program