University Of South Australia

UniSA Creative

The University of South Australia is proud to count the South Australian School of Art amongst its antecedent institutions. Well-known past and present alumni who began their careers at the South Australian School of Art include Margaret Preston, Hans Heysen, Stella Bowen, Ivor Hele, Jeffrey Smart, Barbara Hanrahan, Mandy Martin, Aleks Danko, Hossein Valamanesh, Zhong Chen, Gavin Walkley, Paul Hecker, Nik Karalis, Caroline Lieu, Melinda Kate Hill and Debra Little.

As one of the oldest art schools in Australia, the innovative tradition that marked the South Australian School of Art at the turn of the century continues today within UniSA Creative. Building on this tradition of innovation and with a research focus that promotes a critically reflective approach to creative practice, UniSA Creative offers a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs, eligible for support.

At UniSA Creative, students gain skills in critical analysis and creative thinking and practice and graduate as career-ready professionals. They are supported by academics with rich practice and theoretical expertise and research affiliations with UniSA’s Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (ARCIVE) and Creative People Products and Places (CP3) research concentration.

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Image: Lucy Zola, photo by Russell Millard. Lucy was the Project Curator for the 2022 Helpmann Graduate Exhibition and graduated from the University of South Australia in 2020.