Matthias Schack-Arnott Masterclass

UPDATE: Helpmann Academy regrets to advise that we have sadly taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s masterclass. In partnership with the Helpmann Academy, the Adelaide Festival are providing a free masterclass for emerging visual and inter-disciplinary artists with Melbourne-based percussive artist, Matthias Schack-Arnott. Described by The Guardian as ‘visually and sonically exquisite’, Schack-Arnott’s work explores unique … Continued

Juliet & Romeo Dance Theatre Masterclass

In partnership with the Helpmann Academy, the Adelaide Festival are providing a free masterclass for emerging Dance and Drama Artists with UK-based dance theatre company Lost Dog. Lost Dog create work that ‘mixes from from theatre, dance, comedy, circus and storytelling in a way no other company does’ and are in Adelaide to perform their … Continued

Katie Noonan Masterclass

Hosted by the University of Adelaide Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific artists. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 20 albums throughout her career, with seven times platinum record … Continued

Performing Arts Industry Day

Get one-on-one advice from industry leaders. The Helpmann Academy has gathered a number of exceptional industry leaders to provide South Australia’s emerging theatre makers, writers, directors, and actors with one-on-one feedback on their work or project ideas, and advise them on how to navigate their desired path for career development. Purposefully selected industry leaders will … Continued

Harry James Angus Online Masterclass

Hosted by Mark Ferguson and Lyndon Gray Harry James Angus, the firebrand trumpet-playing vocalist from The Cat Empire, is known both for his thrilling live performances and for his constant musical re-invention. In this online Masterclass, Harry will delve into topics such as his career development, his creative process, and the music industry in the … Continued

Masterclass with Helena Kay

The Helpmann Academy is delighted to present a masterclass with international award-winning saxophonist, Helena Kay. In addition to her performance at the Adelaide Festival Centre International Jazz Day, Kay will conduct an interactive masterclass/workshop for current jazz students and graduates from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium. Providing a unique opportunity for participants to learn … Continued

Masterclass with Reinier Baas & Ben Van Gelder

Guitarist Reinier Baas and saxophonist Ben van Gelder have shared the stage over 200 times in the past years, but continue to challenge each other as performers and composers. They have developed a unique vocabulary that is rooted in the American jazz tradition but is unmistakably European at the same time. Baas’ spirited approach to … Continued

Visual Arts Industry Day

Get one-on-one feedback from industry leaders. The Helpmann Academy is thrilled to announce our Visual Arts Industry Day. We have gathered a number of exceptional industry leaders to provide South Australia’s emerging visual artists with one-on-one portfolio feedback, and advice on navigating their desired path for career development. Purposefully selected curators and directors will share … Continued

Masterclasses with Vardan Ovsepian

The Helpmann Academy is delighted to present these very special opportunities to participate in Masterclasses with a world-renowned composer. These Masterclasses are an exceptional opportunity for emerging musicians to learn from, and be inspired by one of the world’s most recognised and celebrated composers. Vardan Ovsepian will share invaluable knowledge and practical experience, providing significant … Continued

Jazz Masterclass with the Hot Sardines

The Helpmann Academy is delighted to present this very special opportunity to participate in a Masterclass with the Hot Sardines, exclusive to Adelaide. Fuelled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring … Continued

2018 Masterclasses with Niv Marinberg (Israel)

Presented in partnership with Adelaide College of the Arts Following a successful series of masterclasses in 2017, international dancer and choreographer Niv Marinberg is returning to Adelaide to again offer masterclasses with Adelaide College of the Arts dance students and graduates, and local independent dancers. And for the first time, visual artists and actors are … Continued

Masterclass with Harry James Angus

Harry James Angus is one of Australia’s best and most successful trumpet players and vocalists. Most famously known for his work with The Cat Empire, he is a thrilling live performer in his own right, bringing his new project Struggle With Glory to town for the 2018 Adelaide Festival. This exclusive 2-hour masterclass is an invaluable opportunity … Continued

Artist talk with Mats Staub

Hear first-hand from the creator of 21: Memories of Growing Up (2018 Adelaide Festival). Filmmaker Mats Staub will speak about the creation of his work, within the space it’s being exhibited. He will touch on the inspiration behind the work, the creation process, and the various elements of this impactful film work/installation. Please note: It is a requirement that attendees … Continued

Theatre Masterclasses with Gerrard McArthur (UK)

In partnership with Helpmann Academy, acclaimed independent theatre company Flying Penguin Productions are providing a series of free masterclasses for emerging actors with leading UK actor, director, and teacher Gerrard McArthur. Gerrard McArthur is a medal winning Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, an Associate Artist with acclaimed London based company The Wresting … Continued

2017 Residency & Masterclass Series with Niv Marinberg (Israel)

Presented in partnership with The Mill and Adelaide College of the Arts. Niv Marinberg’s residency at Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) is a series of masterclasses with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year AC Arts dance students, open to the independent dance community. Both emerging and established dance artists are welcome to attend … Continued


“A dauntingly skilled trumpeter” The New York Times “His music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago Jazz” The Chicago Tribune Born in Chicago, Marquis Hill is an award-winning trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. He was the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Winner, and is widely recognised as one of the preeminent jazz musicians of … Continued

IlDance Choreographic Lab

Presented in partnership with The Mill and Adelaide College of the Arts Open for Established and Emerging Choreographers and Dancers In this laboratory choreographers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni will share their movement methods, tools of choreographic exploration and unique philosophy in terms of the dialogue between our art form and its broad context. The … Continued

Ackroyd & Harvey Forum & Masterclass

The Helpmann Academy Cultivate Series Ackroyd and Harvey are British visual artists who have been collaborating since 1990. For over 26 years their work has been exhibited in contemporary art galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide. They have received many awards for their unique photographic work utilizing the pigment chlorophyll in making complex photographs, including the Royal … Continued

Artist Insights

A Helpmann Academy Cultivate Forum Featuring Masters and PhD Candidates exhibiting in the 2017 Graduate Exhibition: CHRIS BOHA, GAIL HOCKING, TOM MOORE, AND JASMINE SYMONS. Join Visual Arts Masters and PhD candidates from the University of South Australia to discover first hand about their training, work-practices, and careers. Topics of discussion will include each artists’ experience … Continued

In Conversation with Caroline Cheng

A Helpmann Academy Cultivate Forum Join us to hear from Caroline Cheng, Director of The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Caroline is an independent artist and entrepreneur, has set up studios in Shanghai, Dali and Jingdezhen, ceramic retail shops in Shanghai and Beijing, and devotes the majority of her time to promoting ceramics in China. … Continued