THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE HELPMANN ACADEMY FEATURING NEWS AND EVENTS FROM ITS PARTNER SCHOOLS
VOL 17 | NO 1 | ISSUE 67 | MAR-MAY 2010
Brooke Randall with her award-winning video
installation May Contain Stylised Violence I and II
Brooke Randall is a graduate of the South
Australian School of Art. Her engaging
video installation – May Contain Stylised
Violence I and II – was chosen as the
winner of the $4,000 Hill Smith Gallery /
Helpmann Academy Friends Award at the
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
Events & Dates to Remember May Contain Stylised Violence incorporates
The Helpmann Academy for the Visual and
Performing Arts assists emerging artists
sculptural, electrical, performative and
26 March: Regular Grant deadline make the transition into professional
video elements to explore society’s modern
Applications are invited from current careers, fosters links between its partner
ideal of beauty. The work embraces a
students and recent graduates of all institutions, the arts and the community
highly feminine form of role-play and
Helpmann Academy partners. Graduates are and promotes South Australia as a centre of
appropriates objects from women’s popular
eligible up to one year following Honours creative excellence. The Academy comprises
culture. It contains elements of the absurd
level study, for amounts up to $2000 seven partners across the higher education
and explores the tension that exists
(individuals) and $5000 (groups). spectrum, all providing professional level
between attraction and repulsion.
training and education to those aspiring to a
13 & 14 April: Backstage with Margot
career in the arts.
Fonteyn and the Bumptious Colonial
Acclaimed Australian ballet dancer Robin Partner Institutions
Haig will be performing her delightful Adelaide Central School of Art,
one-woman show - Backstage with Margot Elder Conservatorium of Music
Fonteyn and the Bumptious Colonial - as well (University of Adelaide),
as conduct a number of master-classes at the Adelaide College of the Arts (tafeSA),
Adelaide College of the Arts in April. Flinders Drama & Flinders Screen Production
Robin’s staged memoir is a unique (Flinders University),
performance, offering a behind-the-scenes South Australian School of Art (UniSA)
look into the career of Margot Fonteyn Vizarts O’Halloran Hill (tafeSA).
and Robin Haig. Tickets are $30 Programs
($20 concession). For bookings phone In making its decision, the judging panel The Helpmann Academy’s grants program
(08) 8463 5014. commented that Brooke has created a encourages and supports creative projects,
19 April: Ashington Mentorship Scheme video work that treats a well-visited subject international exchange, exhibitions,
application deadline with a refreshing perspective that has been performances and more – all initiated by
Applications for mentorships are invited extremely well thought through. “Domestic artists. The Academy auspices a number of
from graduates of all partner schools (up to appliances have been given a whole new Awards and prizes including the Bendigo
three years following Honours level study) meaning.” & Adelaide Bank Award, the Hill-Smith
to be mentored by an established artist or To read more about this year’s Helpmann Gallery Award, the David Raffen Art Prize,
arts industry professional. Interested artists Academy Graduate Exhibition, turn to the Elder Conservatorium Jazz Awards and
are very welcome to discuss the possibilities pages 10 and 11 of this issue. four prizes presented by the Adelaide City
of becoming a mentor by contacting Alison Council. We often create tailored, short
Dunn on (08) 8463 5014. response opportunities for both visual and
performing artists and we partner with other
21 May: Arts Angels - Maestros &
organsiations such as The Australian Ballet,
the SALA Festival, Fringe Festival 2010 and
Save the date for this year’s fabulous
Adelaide Festival 2010 Artists Week to help
Maestros & Apprentices fundraising dinner,
kick start careers.
an incredibly glamorous and heavenly mix
of wine, food, art, music and more. Join us Supporters
as we raise funds to support and encourage Your submission is welcome - please email A range of organisations and people make
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Next Issue #68 June - August 2010.
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Deadline 7 May 2010
of them for their generosity and assistance.
Editor: Chris Bull
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2 H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y U P D A T E
an exciting Fringe opportunity in Rymill Park
The Adelaide Fringe Festival and the - Elder Conservatorium of Music Honours Cocoloco believe in the possibility that visual
Helpmann Academy teamed up to present student Bella Jedrzejczak was mentored by art and entertainment can join in harmony in
UpstART 2010, a unique program pairing Stephen Noonan from Carclew Youth Arts, most public situations, in a manner that can
emerging South Australian artists with presenting A bit of Bella - a musical story be understood by all ages and nationalities.
established Fringe performers to develop featuring a selection of Bella’s favourite The aim is to amuse but always with an
and present a three-night season of shows songs illustrating her passion for music and intelligent structure; it may seem like simple
in the Fringe Artists’ Bar. performing. fun but there will always be a hidden layer
Participants are assisted by respected, - Flinders Drama Centre student Kym Begg
practicing artists who have registered events presented a seven-minute physical comedy UpstART 2010 performances were presented
in the Fringe Festival, receiving feedback performance titled Madame Bell’s Fried in the Fringe Artists’ Bar in Rymill Park.
and encouragement as they develop their Delights, with the assistance of mentor
performance, from conception to realisation. Llysa Holland and Andrew Litzky from
Theatre Simple in Seattle. This self-devised,
UpstART 2010 is part of
In 2010, Helpmann was able to offer three
imaginative set cleverly recreates the sights,
UpstART placements, as part of a continuing
sounds, sensations and sizzle of a chaotic the Helpmann Academy’s
augmentation of the Ashington Mentorship
yum cha kitchen.
Cocoloco is a performance company based
Participants and their mentors included:
in London, run by Trevor Stuart and Helen
- Adelaide College of the Arts graduate Lisa Stratman. The group specialises in dramatic of the Ashington
Lonero was mentored by Helen Stratman and comical street actions based on eccentric
from the UK performance company Cocoloco. or stereotypical characterisation and in Mentorship Scheme.
Lisa developed a contemporary dance work bizarre and shocking theatre shows.
titled Portal (Threshold), an eight-minute
work featuring three emerging dancers.
Arts Angels - Maestros & Apprentices 2010
Following last year’s highly successful fund The South Australian arts community gives valuable contribution to South Australia’s
raising gala dinner Starry, Starry Night, generously of their work and time to support economy, identity and creative community.
preparations are already underway to make emerging artists, and many established Tables are limited and regularly sell out well
Arts Angels - Maestros & Apprentices 2010 artists and staff provide professional support, in advance. To secure yours, or to find out
a truly heavenly event, with the added performances or works of art. Maestros more about Maestros Money, please contact
pleasure of providing significant support to & Apprentices is a shining example of Jena Woodburn on (08) 8463 5014 or email
emerging artists of all kinds. widespread community support for South firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia’s emerging artists.
All seven of the Helpmann Academy’s
partner institutions play a vital role in Arts Angels – Maestros & Apprentices 2010 Arts Angels - Maestros & Apprentices 2010
making this a glamorous and exhilarating will be a glamorous mix of wine, food, art, 7:00pm, Friday 21 May
event. Musicians, singers, dancers and actors music and dance as well as a few surprises
Adelaide Convention Centre
from the Academy’s performing arts partners along the way. You can even give the gift
create a show just for you, while graduate of art with our Maestros Money – like
and student visual artists provide artworks play money but way more fun! You simply
and jewellery for auction. purchase a Maestros Money voucher now
and redeem on the night for your fabulous
new art. The perfect present for the person
who has everything….
Funds raised are used to support grants,
awards, mentorships, international
exchanges, performances, exhibitions
and more. All of these activities provide
a vital kick start to successful careers for
South Australian artists. These energetic
and creative people then go on to make a
A great night for a great cause.
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Helpmann Academy students
and graduates on the
In Rememberance Accidental The Face
(Of) A Small Death Productions at an exhibition of portraits by
an exploration of memory, the Stables Meaghan Coles
identity and self-discovery South Australian School of Art graduate
Theatre company Accidental Productions
Meaghan Coles presented her fresh
Theatre ensemble five.point.one presented gathered together a group of comedians,
approach to realistic portraiture in a recent
two new Australian short plays written by recent drama graduates, emerging local
solo exhibition of large oil paintings during
award-winning Melbourne playwright Anna actors and established interstate artists to
the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Barnes during the Adelaide Fringe. present a full and varied program of shows
over three weeks during the Adelaide Fringe. Showcasing an experimental approach to
The premiere double-bill performances of representational painting, The Face explored
In Remembrance and A Small Death are The series kicked off with an opening night
the emotion and confrontation of the
poetic, funny and profound, plays that performance featuring local comedians Glenn
human gaze found in popular imagery from
explore memory, identity and self-discovery Butcher and Matt Roberts in Sung Like a Horse.
magazines and advertisements.
through the eyes of two young women. The program continued with the Australian
Directed by Delia Olam, the plays starred premiere of Ethan Cohen’s Almost an
Flinders Drama Centre graduates Kate Roxby, Evening, followed by the presentation of
Lydia Nicholson, Ashton Malcolm and Bianca Cerise de Gelder’s The Umbrella Plays and
Kostic-London (pictured below). the Australian debut of Ambidextrous.
Over the past two years, the Helpmann Accidental Productions also staged
Academy has supported a number of two shows conceived entirely from the
five.point.one productions, including their creative minds of young and emerging
debut production of Osama the Hero, a performers, including the aptly named play
successful season of Edward Bond’s The The Graduates. The production featured
Under Room and their upcoming South AC Arts graduates Todd Gray, Nic Krieg,
Australian premiere production of Daniel Poppy Sutton, Lisa Waite and Josephine
Keene’s The Share. Were, together with Flinders Drama Centre
graduates Rachel Jones and Tim Smith.
Established in 2007 by three Flinders Drama I looked into the
Centre graduates and their senior drama
lecturer, Accidental Productions is committed to darkness around me
making theatre that is innovative, highly dynamic,
challenging and unpredictable for audiences. haunting, unsettling, provocative
During the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Flinders
Drama Centre graduates Chris Asimos and
Fiona DeLaine starred in a chilling play
Pickled directed by Dick Zadra, called I looked into
the darkness around me.
Adelaide College of the Arts dance
graduate Chris Scherer presented a brand From the play’s opening scene, the audience
new physical theatre work during the was plunged into the depths of a violent
Adelaide Fringe, exploring the concept of relationship at its fatal conclusion: a wife
self-preservation. Titled Pickled, the show found dead by her husband in their car. Was
featured a hybrid of performance styles, it suicide or murder?
incorporating acting and dance, text and move- An intense and emotional theatre experience,
ment to derive an exciting image-based work. I looked into the darkness around me was
Directed by Daisy Brown, Chris has devised produced by Karen Zadra, who is also a
Pickled in collaboration with choreographers lecturer of Professional Business Practice at
Paul White, Adam Wheeler, Jo Stone and KAGE. the Adelaide Central School of Art.
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A photo of the set up of SASA graduate Henry Jock Walker’s large-scale installation, which was part of the
2009 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.
Into The Fringe Tell him something The Embryos
an exhibition by Gary Cockburn pretty a fusion of love, literature and lies
Social documentary photographer Gary - works by Anna Goodhind Duende Theatre Company – established
Cockburn showcased an exhibition of in 2009 by a group of Adelaide College of
and Sally Kitten
snapshot photographs at the Cibo Galleria the Arts graduates – presented its debut
on Rundle Street, offering a behind-the- South Australian visual artists Anna production during the Fringe Festival, The
scenes look at the 2009 Adelaide Fringe. Goodhind and Sally Kitten returned during Embryos written by Alan Grace.
Titled Into the Fringe, the exhibition featured the Adelaide Fringe to combine their This witty new play fuses love, literature and
images of the lead up to last year’s Fringe creative talents for the opening of Tell him lies, delving into the relevance of spirituality,
Festival, taken at artists’ studios, scripting something pretty. the dangers of concealment and the ensuing
workshops, rehearsals, dressing rooms, Located in the luxurious and a little bit love of two brothers.
makeup sessions, performances and much naughty Addora Live Adult Boutique, these Directed by Krystal Brock, The Embryos
more; a genuine insider’s look at what it pieces (primarily painted works) explore starred AC Arts graduates Nic English,
takes to put on the Adelaide Fringe. images of fancy, frills and fetish as well as Dee Easton, Russel Hutchinson and Ruth
findings in the mysterious worlds of love, Fallon. Laura Brenko and Ezra Juanta (also
life and lust. graduates from AC Arts) both worked as
Karmin Suitrout ... Graduates of Visual Art & Applied Design assistant directors on the production.
at the Adelaide College of the Arts, Anna
Let’s Get Mystical and Sally are close friends who share many
similar artistic influences.
Fresh from the 2009 Comedy Festival and
the Melbourne Fringe, Flinders Drama
Centre graduate Noni Dunstone returned to
Adelaide during the Fringe to present her
characters Karmin Suitrout, Barry Chuckles
and Guru Danny-Zuko in a solo show
directed by Matt Scholten.
Let’s Get Mystical is a musical journey
featuring reinterpreted Olivia Newton John
songs and 1980’s Lycra at its best. Audiences
joined ex-aerobics instructor turned spiritual
teacher, healer and cult victim rescuer Karmin
Suitrout as she discovers how to love again.
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wins the $10,000 Neil Curnow Award
Flinders Drama Centre graduate Bianca The Neil Curnow Award will enable Bianca
Kostic-London has been presented with the to undertake intensive training at the
2009 Neil Curnow Award, to undertake Stella Adler Studio of Acting later this year.
study at the world-famous Stella Adler Bianca will participate in both the Chekhov
Studio of Acting in New York City. Intensive and the Shakespeare Intensive.
The Neil Curnow Award - valued at $10,000 Founded in 1949, the Stella Adler Studio
- is made possible through the generous of Acting has trained thousands of actors,
bequest of the late Neil Curnow and is many of whom have gone on to establish
open to theatre graduates from the Flinders successful careers in the theatre and film.
Drama Centre and TAFE SA’s Adelaide “Training in the classics of Shakespeare
College of the Arts. The award allows and Chekhov at a studio I admire and a
the recipient to undertake further study technique that influences my work - in a city
interstate or overseas. full of personality, culture and life - is going
Graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts to be a sensational adventure,” says Bianca.
(Honours) in 2009, Bianca has relished the “But being supported in my venture by the
opportunity of playing women of various Neil Curnow Award, family and friends means
ages and ethnicities during her time at I am not the only one on this adventure and
Flinders Drama Centre, including the Russian that makes it all the more exciting.” Bianca Kostic-London
Ludmilla in Valentina Levkowicz‘s Svetlana Born in country Victoria in 1925,
in Sling Backs, the Irish protagonist in Molly Neil Curnow was a professional actor, The Neil Curnow Award is administered by
Sweeney and the Spanish woman Serena in speech and drama teacher, theatre director, the Helpmann Academy, in conjunction with
The Body Project. Bianca’s producing credits playwright and dedicated exponent of the Independent Arts Foundation.
include Black Books (2007) and video clips the theatre arts. Trained in the UK and Applications for the 2010 Neil Curnow
for Lady, Legs and Lemonade (2008). She the United States, Neil was a passionate Award will be accepted from June 2010,
also worked with Chantal Contouri and Luke supporter of the performing arts and with the award open to graduates
Clayson on the development of Rosalba dedicated to excellence in all aspects of specialising in direction, acting, theatre
Clemente’s new script, Swimming to New theatre production and performance. lighting or speech. Forms will be available
York, for the Vitalstatistix theatre company. online via the Helpmann Academy website.
Helpmann graduates at Flinders University Art Museum
In 2009, Adelaide Central School of Art says Nic. “I loved this project, and team at the museum; Director Fiona Salmon
graduate Nic Brown was appointed Project continued as a volunteer the following year, and Exhibitions Manager Celia Dottore
Assistant at the Flinders University Art cataloguing the museum’s new acquisitions. (a graduate from the Adelaide College of
Museum. As part of her role, Nic is currently I learnt a lot about working in a museum the Arts) have been really supportive and
developing a major exhibition for the environment and found it fascinating.” encouraging.”
Flinders University City Gallery. The Flinders University City Gallery is located Divinity, Death and Nature: European and
The exhibition - titled Divinity, Death and in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct at Australian prints from the Flinders University
Nature: European and Australian prints the State Library of South Australia on North Art Museum Collection will be on show at
from the Flinders University Art Museum Terrace. The gallery has a dynamic exhibition the Flinders University City Gallery from
Collection - will include prints from 15th program that supports the strengths and May 6 through to June 27.
Century Europe through to Australian prints diversity of the Flinders University Art
Adelaide College of the Arts photography
of the late 20th Century. The exhibition will Museum Collection.
graduate Adam Murakami is also working
feature the work of artists such as Dürer, “The opportunity to work on Divinity, Death with the Flinders University City Gallery,
Rembrandt, Goya, Turner, Constable, Blake, and Nature is very exciting,” Nic says. “I am visually documenting the museum’s vast
Kollwitz, Counihan and Hanrahan, just to working with some really beautiful prints by collection of works. “What I enjoy the
name a few. such a diverse group of amazing artists like most - besides the opportunity to utilise my
“My appointment at the Flinders University 17th Century Dutch landscape artists Jan photographic skills - is the chance to see
Art Museum started with an internship that van de Velde and Jan Both, Francisco Goya’s hundreds and eventually thousands of prints
was part of my Professional Business Practice Disasters of War series (c1810) as well as that would otherwise wind up stored away
subject in my third year at ACSA. My project 15th Century Nuremberg Chronicle prints and unseen until exhibition.”
was to research and document fifty artworks by Michel Wolgemut. At the same time, this
by children from the Anangu Pitjantjatjarra curatorial project has been quite challenging.
Yankunytjatjara Lands ready for exhibition,” However, I am being guided by a great
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Invisible Red Threads
In September 2008, four Adelaide artists
were selected to travel to Jingdezhen in
China as part of the Helpmann Academy’s
international residency program. Two year’s
on, plans are already underway for a 2010
residency program in China.
As part of their 2008 residency, artists Prue
Gramp, Peter Johnson, Erin Lykos and Sarah
Rothe spent six weeks at the Experimental
Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, an area
steeped in centuries of ceramic practice,
often described as the ‘porcelain capital of
the world’. During their time in China, the
artists worked closely with local artisans who
have developed their skills using knowledge
passed down from generation to generation
over the past 1700 years.
Inspired by their travels and experiences
being immersed in a world of porcelain
traditions, the four artists have responded by
creating ceramic, mixed media and jewellery
works that were exhibited in the Light Square
Gallery during the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Erin Lykos, Bottle Bowl 1.
The exhibition - titled Invisible Red Threads practice,” says Peter Johnson, ceramic artist “Spending time in China has given way to
– not only featured work by these four and lecturer at TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of many new inspirations and ideas, including
Adelaide ceramicists, but also included the Arts. “On visits to the local markets, row my new ‘PaperCuts’ range,” says artist Sarah
the work of four Chinese artists working after row of ceramic shards from the Tang, Rothe. “It has also opened up a new way of
at the Experimental Pottery Workshop in Ming and Sung dynasties, interwoven with working and has added another facet to my
Jingdezhen; Derek Au, Shen Chen Chen, fake copies, presented an astonishing array practice. ‘PaperCuts’ is based on traditional
Wang Hao and Yu Ling Ling. of ceramic styles depicting Chinese stories Chinese paper-cuts or paper decorations.
“The Jingdezhen residency provided a and decorative motifs. From this reference Cut from titanium, I am able to draw upon
profound experience of Chinese culture, point, contemplating and imagining the both the strength and lightweight properties
creating for me the opportunity to discover story behind these shards reaching back over of this material while utilising the colouring
the abundance and diversity of clay the dynasties, I began to generate ideas.” capabilities and creating many shimmering hues.”
The Helpmann Academy’s international
residency program is designed to enrich the
work of emerging South Australian artists by
exposing them to different cultures and arts
practices, particularly in India and China. In
October and November 2007, seven artists
were chosen to participate in a six-week
residency at the Sanskriti Kendra cultural
centre in India.
Applications are now open for the 2010
residency with the Academy choosing
another group of artists to travel to
Jingdezchen. For more information on the
Helpmann Academy international residency
program, phone (08) 8463 5013.
Derek Au, Square.
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Emerging South Australian artists
participate in Adelaide Festival
Artists’ Week workshops
More than thirty emerging South Australian A group of five artists were chosen to work of materials and this workshop was an
artists were selected by the Adelaide Festival with the Tara Donovan Studio to help create opportunity to work with a new material,
and the Helpmann Academy to take part in a major installation exhibited at the Anne & learn more about large-scale multiple
workshops with international artists during Gordon Samstag Museum of Art during the construction methods and mechanisms for
the Adelaide Festival 2010 Artists’ Week. Festival’s Adelaide International 2010: Apart site activation.”
we are together.
The program offered emerging artists an A further eight emerging artists were
unprecedented opportunity to engage “It has been enlightening working with selected for a series of workshops with
with outstanding international artists in a Tara Donovan’s studio assistants; taking international artist Jorge Orta, working
range of intensive workshops ranging from part in the piecing together of the 40,000 with him directly in intimate, hands-on
the hands-on to the theoretical. All the Styrofoam cups has shown the importance sessions. Titled Heart Fabrication, the
international artists’ work was being shown of cooperation and collaboration to create workshops introduced key aspects of how
as part of the Adelaide Festival 2010’s such an extensive work,” says workshop to build community and relational aesthetics,
renewed focus on the visual arts. participant Andrea Przygonski. “The in preparation for the Lucy + Jorge Orta
materials themselves are simple, extremely exhibition at the JamFactory.
malleable and come together to create the “I discovered the work of Jorge and Lucy Orta
most serene forms. I have a keen interest during my third year of visual arts studies
in the physical qualities and capabilities when it was brought to my attention the
materials and intent between the work I was
...when the opportunity doing at the time and the work of Studio
Orta were quite similar,” says Sally Parnis. “I
was enthralled by what I saw and when
to be involved in these the opportunity to be involved in these
workshops was announced I was desperate
workshops was announced to be part of it. It has been a privilege
to work alongside Jorge Orta, joining
I was desperate to be the worldwide network of communities
who have made “hearts” symbolic of
part of it. It has been a interpersonal and community connection.”
During the 2010 Adelaide Festival, Dutch-
privilege... Australian media theorist, activist and critic
Dr Geert Lovink delivered a keynote lecture
during the Artists’ Week symposium.
Dr Lovink also offered to work with eight
emerging artists on a two-day intensive
workshop exploring key themes from his
work. Topics included the politics of the
Internet, social networking platforms, online
activism and modes of collaboration.
Dr Geert Lovink.
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The Helpmann Academy also selected
a group of six artists to take part in a
workshop with international artists Nina
Fischer and Maroan el Sani, who shared
their enigmatic work as part of the Festival’s
Adelaide International 2010: Apart we are
together. In exclusive workshop sessions,
the artists shared insights about their
collaborative practice and experience of
exhibiting at an international level. They also
facilitated the production of short films to
be made by workshop participants.
“Initiatives such as the Adelaide Festival’s
Artists’ Week workshops present emerging
artists with an invaluable opportunity to
engage with international practitioners
proven in their fields and to explore new
ways of seeing, situating their work in
a contemporary global context,” says
participant CJ Taylor. “Bringing together
artists from many disciplines creates a
tension all its own and its from this tension,
this concentration of thought and practice
that allows artifice to be stripped away. A hands on session with Jorge Orta during the Heart Fabrication Workshops.
Nina and Maroan effortlessly created the
space for this exchange almost without us
knowing they were doing it.”
Open to final-year students and artists
within three years of graduation from a
Helpmann Academy partner and all current
JamFactory Associates, the Adelaide
Festival partnership offered emerging South
Australian artists the chance to enrich their
work and by exposing them to different
cultures and arts practices with established
international artists, right here in Adelaide.
The workshop participants certainly did
South Australia proud, as we received
numerous comments from the international
artists and curators about their dedication,
energy and commitment to the processes
they were all involved in.
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“a watershed moment” for emerging artists
In 2010, the Helpmann Academy Graduate Victoria reflected on the unique opportunity to keep going. You have exceptional talent,
Exhibition celebrated its fifteenth successful the Graduate Exhibition affords emerging and it is worth nourishing in the coming years.”
year. Having grown from modest beginnings, artists, encouraging them to build upon Artists featured in this year’s exhibition
this annual Adelaide Fringe event has their success as they pursue a career in the were Sophia Bersée, Zoë Brooks,
established itself as the showcase exhibition arts. “The opportunity to show one’s work Thom Buchanan, Kim Buck, Matthew
of South Australia’s emerging artists, in the context of the larger Festival season Cronin, Carolina Facelli, Cathy Frawley,
bringing together under one roof the in Adelaide is in itself an experience that can Klaus Gutowski, Ray Harris, Shaw Hendry,
freshest outstanding visual arts talent the bring enormous challenge and reinvigoration Elizabeth Hetzel, Scott James, Anik
State has to offer. for the emerging artist. Tonight really is Janyooyan, Michelle Jones, Ros Matson,
a watershed moment in the careers of
Opened by Victoria Lynn, Visual Art Curator Wayne McAra, Astra Parker, Rachael
these artists, for they have each achieved
of the 2010 Adelaide Festival, this year’s Polson, Brooke Randall, Gina Ray-Zwar, Guy
something very special. I would say to them
graduate exhibition was bigger than ever, Ringwood, Joshua Searson, Shelley Smith,
that this is a time to stay curious about the
with more exhibiting artists and many more Andrea Taylor, CJ Taylor, Alessandra Tomeo,
world, to be open to new influences and
artworks on show across a diverse range Lyn Wood and Jaime Z.
explore what you don’t already know; to
of creative disciplines including ceramics,
always be experimental in your practice, to On the exhibition’s opening night, six
drawing, installations, jewellery, moving
travel and meet and collaborate with other outstanding artists were recognised, presented
image, painting, photography and sculpture.
artists; and to stay strong in your resolve with awards valued at more than $12,000.
The Hill Smith Gallery / Helpmann Academy
Friends Award was presented to Brooke
Randall from the South Australian School
of Art. The $4,000 award provides travel
and expenses for international professional
development. Brooke’s video installation
– May Contain Stylised Violence I and II –
explores modern society’s ideal of beauty.
In making its decision, the judging panel
commented that Brooke has created a highly
engaging video work and treated a well-
visited subject with a refreshing perspective
that has been extremely well thought
through. “Domestic appliances have been
given a whole new meaning.”
Exhibiting ceramic artist Guy Ringwood.
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Brooke Randall (left) was the winner of the Hill Smith Gallery / Helpmann Academy Friends Award.
Presented by Nicky Downer AM
Adelaide City Councillors Susan Clearihan And last but certainly not least, the opening
and Sandy Wilkinson awarded Astra Parker night also featured the presentation of
from the Adelaide College of the Arts the the ever-popular Backers’ Prize, which was
City of Adelaide Award - valued at $3,000 - awarded to Elizabeth Hetzel from the South
for her mild steel sculpture Cell Formation. Australian School of Art, who receives a
The panel were pleased with Astra’s highly $300 cash prize personally donated by the
developed sense of form and space, as well Backers. Partner school representatives
as the beauty of the form and the technical including security guards, art suppliers and
challenges she has both set for herself and facility managers, who have supported the
answered so successfully. artists behind the scenes during their studies,
are responsible for selecting this award.
The Councillors also presented Scott James
from the South Australian School of Art The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
a $1,000 acquisitive award for his video is unique in Australia for the high standard
projection Weightless, Endless, Faithless. of work it showcases. The exhibition
Scott’s work will now be exhibited on a site features selected artwork by graduates
of the City Council’s choosing. from the Academy’s four visual arts partner
schools: Adelaide Central School of Art;
The Raffen Prize, valued at $3,000 and an
Adelaide College of the Arts, TafeSA; South
acquisitive award, was presented to ceramic
Australian School of Art, UniSA; Vizarts,
artist Klaus Gutowski from the Adelaide
O’Halloran Hill, TafeSA.
College of the Arts for his work Epilogue of
the Abundance of Beauty; Mary-go-round, The Helpmann Academy is most grateful
which now becomes part of a significant for the support it receives from its
private collection. platinum sponsor ETSA Utilities, and the
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
Michelle Jones from the Adelaide Central
2010 sponsors: Wirra Wirra, Heineken Lion
School of Art was presented with the $1,000
Australia and The Smelly Cheese Shop, who
Adelaide Art Society Award for her series
make this exhibition possible.
of oils on canvas Consumed. The prize
is presented to an artist working in the Matt Huppatz (left) with exhibiting artist Ray Harris.
medium of drawing or painting. Kim Buck
from the South Australian School of Art was
given a high commendation by the Adelaide
Art Society, for her series of charcoal on
U P D A T E H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y 11
longstanding support for the Helpmann Academy
The achievements of the Helpmann Academy opportunity for the students and graduates world, including items he purchased from
are, in a very big way, made possible to showcase their talents. It is a wonderful the Maestros & Apprentices auction. Upon
through the generosity of its donors, evening for everyone involved.” his return to Saskatchewan, Bill opened the
sponsors, artists, arts organisations, Friends, Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia, which
Although Bill is now living in his native
volunteers and suppliers. These passionate showcases the many works he has collected.
province of Saskatchewan, he remains
supporters of the arts make a very valuable The gallery has approximately 150 paintings
a staunch supporter of the arts and in
contribution to the work the Academy on display at any given time, as well as
particular, the Helpmann Academy.
does to nurture emerging talent in South numerous artefacts and an extensive library
Australia. “The arts are very important for society; of art publications.
without art or dancing or music you don’t
One of the Academy’s longstanding really have much of a society at all,” Bill Artists supporting artists
supporters is William (Bill) Shurniak, a explains. “Not everyone can make a living
Canadian-born businessman who has The Helpmann Academy is tremendously
straight away as a full-time, practicing artist
offered his support to Helpmann for many grateful for its arts industry partners, who
and many of them often have to devote
years. Moving to Adelaide in 2000, Bill offer their support for emerging artists
themselves to other forms of work to make
served as the Director and Chairman of through a range of programs. Many
a living. Sometimes they stop practicing their
ETSA Utilities for nearly five years. In this established artists also recognise the
craft altogether and this is a tremendous
capacity, he became a member of the importance of nurturing the careers of
waste of their talents. It is important for the
Helpmann Academy’s Board of Governors for emerging talents and donate to support
community to support the arts, and I think
a period of four years and was also a regular our work.
this is something Australia is very good at.”
guest at numerous Maestros & Apprentices Our many private donors and Helpmann
fundraising dinners. Bill spent almost 30 years living and working
Academy Friends offer their time and money,
in Hong Kong and Australia, before moving
“I remember Maestros & Apprentices with with each and every contribution adding up
back to Canada in 2005. During his time
fondness,” Bill recalls. “They were a lot of to make a genuine difference in the lives of
overseas, Bill amassed a vast personal
fun and very enjoyable, and it is a great emerging South Australian artists.
collection of artwork from around the
(above) Sir Eric and Lady Neil unveiling an Australian painting, together with Bill Shurniak.
(photograph: Orville Ottenbreit)
(right) A workshop opportunity made possible by private donation.
12 H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y U P D A T E
Tina Mitchell participates in Helpmann
Academy Emerging Director’s Secondment
Adelaide director Tina Mitchell was chosen of opera. Le Grand Macabre was an event Inspired by surrealist and modern works
by the Helpmann Academy to undertake of epic proportions and an unforgettable of art, Live Fish featured 2009 AC Arts
the inaugural Helpmann Academy Emerging experience for both myself and the Adelaide graduates Laura Brenko, Bianka Feo, Jordan
Director’s Secondment. Festival audience.” Fraser-Trumble, Nick Kennett and Maddy
Rose, as well as Flinders Drama Centre
The Adelaide Festival Corporation and Tina is a co-founder of the independent
graduate Rowan Hopkins.
the Helpmann Academy for the Visual & theatre company Chopt Logic and a
Performing Arts have created a partnership graduate of the Adelaide College of the
to offer an emerging South Australian artist Arts. She has trained extensively with the
an Assistant Director’s secondment during SITI Company in New York, as well as with
the 2010 Adelaide Festival of Arts. the Suzuki Company of Toga in Japan. As a
During her secondment, Tina worked director, Tina has been mentored by Anne
with world-renowned directors Alex Bogart, Artistic Director of the SITI Company,
Ollé from the Spanish company La Fura is directing Live Fish for Fringe 2010, was
Dels Baus and Valentina Carrasco on the co-director of Autobahn at the 2009 Fringe,
Australian premiere production of Le Grand was assistant director to Michael Hill on The
Macabre. Tina attended all rehearsals and Real Thing (State Theatre Company of South
performances during the secondment, Australia) and Creative Director for the
assisting the directors in all aspects of this Adelaide City Council.
large-scale production, including liaison During the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival,
between the directors, performers and the Tina also worked with a group of recent
stage management staff. Adelaide College of the Arts acting
“This was an amazing opportunity to be graduates to present Live Fish, a self-devised
working with such a world-renowned fusion of movement, music and drama
company as La Fura Dels Baus,” says Tina exploring what goes on in the human mind
about the secondment. “I learnt a great deal when we fall in love.
about their work and approach to theatre
whilst making my first foray into the world
Robin Haig’s career in ballet has been an whose own career was often interwoven
extraordinary one, including performances with that of her idol. This staged memoir
with both Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf combines storytelling, dance, music, slides
Nureyev. Born in Perth in 1937, Robin and film, exploring Fonteyn’s genius as a
began dance training at an early age, and person and an artist.
at 17 she won a Royal Academy of Dancing
Prior to her performance, Robin will be
scholarship and completed her training in
conducting a dance master-class at the
London at the Royal Ballet School. Adelaide College of the Arts on Tuesday
She has danced with the Australian Theatre April 13. This ballet master-class is suitable
Ballet, the Royal Ballet, London Ballet, for those studying ballet dancing at
Western Theatre Ballet, Scottish Ballet, the intermediate level and above. Don’t miss
Australian Ballet and the West Australian this opportunity to experience Robin’s
and the Ballet. Robin directed the West Australian inspirational teaching and performance.
Ballet for 2 years from 1977 to 1979, before Students interested in participating
moving to the United States in 1981. She should contact the Helpmann Academy on
has lectured in ballet and dance history (08) 8463 5014.
at numerous universities and in February
2002, Robin gave a series of five lectures on Backstage with Margot Fonteyn and the
Acclaimed Australian ballet dancer Robin Bumptious Colonial
Great Women in Dance at the University of
Haig has been invited by the Helpmann Adelaide College for the Arts,
Academy to perform her delightful one- 8:00pm, Wednesday April 14
woman show Backstage with Margot Backstage with Margot Fonteyn and the Tickets: $30, ($20 concession),
Fonteyn and the Bumptious Colonial as well Bumptious Colonial is a unique performance, including light refreshments.
as conduct a number of master-classes at offering a behind-the-scenes look into the Bookings: email@example.com
the Adelaide College of the Arts in April. career of Margot Fonteyn and Robin Haig, or phone (08) 8463 5014
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Buyers, Sellers and Dealers
a visual exploration of garage sales
Adelaide photographer and lecturer at the of garage sale enthusiasts and revealing
South Australian School of Art, Architecture a powerful insight into this phenomenon.
and Design Toby Richardson – together Their exploration goes far beyond simply
with local designers Anthony De Leo and documenting the transaction of buying and
Scott Carslake – has produced a brand new selling objects; it uncovers many of the hidden
publication that has everybody talking. customs associated with a garage sale.
Called Buyers, Sellers and Dealers, the book The publication was launched at Gallery 139
documents the rich tapestry of human life in early February, kicking off a two-week
known as the garage sale. The culmination exhibition of framed prints of photographs
of two years work, the book exposes the featured in the book. One of the main
unique subculture associated with garage gallery’s walls was decorated with a
sales, cleverly incorporating the confessions newspaper motif, featuring classified ads for
“We wanted to classify social behaviour into
the three most common typologies found at
garage sales, hence the name Buyers, Sellers
and Dealers,” Toby says. “After scouring the
suburbs for garage sales every weekend for
more than a year, we couldn’t help getting
caught up in it all, buying stuff ourselves.
Consequently our sheds were crammed with
a variety of antiques, electrical appliances
and sporting goods.” As a result, Toby,
Anthony and Scott decided to host a garage
sale of their own to coincide with the
publication’s launch, with all profits going to
the Salvation Army.
Buyers, Sellers and Dealers is the latest in
Toby’s ensemble of collaborative projects. His
recent series Singles, Couples and Queens
- a collection of large scale photographs
of discarded mattresses - went on to win
several significant national and international
awards, including the prestigious Gold Pencil
at the One Show Design Awards in New
York. Similar to their previous work, Buyers,
Sellers and Dealers demonstrates the group’s
(top) Toby Richardson, Adelaide 5000. intimate knowledge of the social geography
(bottom) Marion 5043 will be presented for purchase at Arts Angels - Maestros & Apprentices 2010. of suburban Adelaide, where stories and
Thank you Toby! photographs from garage sales are coupled
with their place of origin, suburb and postcode.
In addition to teaching, Toby maintains
a vibrant arts practice and is a strong
supporter of the Helpmann Academy, having
participated in the Ashington Mentorship
Scheme and in collaborative creative projects.
14 H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y U P D A T E
Rachel Garreffa at Brink Productions
Adelaide College of the Arts graduate Most recently, Rachel was involved with “It was a quite an exciting production, very
Rachel Garreffa spent the better part of last Gorge ‘09 – Brink’s raw and interactive fluid and certainly different to conventional
year busily working behind the scenes with production of three ten-minute plays, theatre productions. It kept all the backstage
Brink Productions. From the hilarious hijinks immersing audiences in the process of crew on their toes, as each play featured
of The Hypochondriac to the bold and making a live performance. Specially a different cast, a different collection of
unpredictable Gorge ’09, Rachel has been commissioned scripts written by Nicki Bloom, costumes and props and a different stage set.”
on hand as Brink’s assistant stage manager, Matthew Cormack and Alirio Zavarce In 2010, Rachel will be working on
working to ensure that shows run smoothly. made for theatre that was immediate and WOMADelaide doing backstage logistics
Graduating with a Diploma of Live dramatically different. and stage management, as well as possibly
Production, Theatre & Events (Technical pursuing further study in stage make-up.
Production), Rachel discovered very early
on in her studies her passion for stage
“The role of an assistant stage manager is
quite varied, and there is certainly never
a dull moment,” Rachel says. “Most of
the time, the job involves keeping track
of cast members and costumes, looking
after the set and organising and managing
props. Essentially, it’s about helping the
stage manager keep all rehearsals and
performances running on track.”
In August 2009, Rachel began working with
Brink as assistant stage manager for the
company’s production of The Hypochondriac,
Paul Galloway’s outrageous adaption of
Molière’s Le Malade Imaginaire. “Being a
comedy, working on The Hypochondriac was
so much fun,” Rachel says. “There were a
lot of laughs and there was something new
going on everyday. It was hilarious! It was
also quite a challenging production, as the
play required a lot of props, which meant
plenty of set up and prop management.”
Just some of the many props Rachel manages at Brink Productions.
The West End Mural Project
Visual arts students and graduates from “Adelaide’s West End is arguably the cultural Following an open session in Light Square
partners of the Helpmann Academy are heart of the city, home to numerous arts and a period of public consultation, the
invited to take part in a new public art organisations, galleries and theatres, as mural is expected to be mounted and
project in Adelaide’s West End. well as the South Australian School of Art unveiled at a high profile launch during the
Higher Ground Inc, together with Common and the Adelaide College of the Arts, both 2010 SALA Festival in August.
Ground Adelaide, Community Arts Network of which are partners of the Helpmann
Higher Ground invites students and
and Arts SA has pledged to create an iconic Academy,” says Suzanne Merrall from
graduates from Helpmann Academy
new piece of public art for Adelaide’s West Higher Ground. “Yet there exists no
partners to leave their mark on the West
End district. Designed to replace the current iconic landmark by which a visitor would
End. Artists interested in getting involved
‘Night Train’ billboard situated on Morphett recognise the West End as such a melting
are encouraged to contact Suzanne Merrall
Street, a new mural will be created that pot of South Australian culture, education
at Higher Ground on (08) 8410 5599 or via
illustrates and communicates the artistic and creativity. This project sets out to create
elements that encapsulate the West End, a piece of artwork that captures the artistic
tracing the history of the area from its culture of the West End and communicates
indigenous outset through its settlement to locals and visitors alike the standard
days up to today. and breadth of artistic and cultural activity
within the area.”
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Dualities transcending the
boundaries of culture and style
The Elder Conservatorium of Music, in Staged in the rich heritage surroundings
association with the 2010 Adelaide Festival, of Elder Hall, Dualities lunchtime concert
presented a series of concerts at lunchtime program included violinist Margaret Blades,
and at twilight during the first week of March. David Lockett on piano, the Zephyr Quartet
together with soprano Greta Bradman, piano
Called Dualities, the concerts featured some
duo Igor Machlak and Olga Kharitonova,
of Australia’s finest musicians, enthralling
plus Marshall Maguire on harp with guest
audiences through an exploration of music
artist Genevieve Lacey on recorder.
that transcended traditional boundaries
of culture, style and time. The sweeping The twilight concert series - Illuminations
themes presented in Dualities demonstrated of the Heart – bridged the gap between
what a universal and timeless language music is. Eastern and Western culture under the
themes Joy, Sorry and Glory. The three-
The program featured a panorama of music
concert program included Lucinda Moon,
from Bach, Beethoven, Biber, Birtwistle,
one of Australia’s leading baroque violinists,
Bjork, Handel, Saint-Saëns, Schnittke,
joined by Linda Kent on harpsichord
Shostakovich and Westlake; from the
and organ. Tommie Andersson (theorbo),
Ottoman Empire to 14th Century Italian
Catherine Finnis (viola da gamba) and the
Courts; from the world of traditional Irish
Turkish classical musicians of the Nefes
music to the virtual world of electronica.
Ensemble also presented music by 17th
Century composer Heinrich von Biber and
music of the Ottoman court.
London Sinfonietta master-classes at Elder Conservatorium
A large number of woodwind and brass
students from the Elder Conservatorium of
Music took part in a series of master-classes
in February with world-class musicians from
the London Sinfonietta, in Adelaide for the
2010 Festival of Arts.
Michael Cox - Principal Flute with this
internationally renowned ensemble –
conducted a master class in Bishop Hall.
Other members of the London Sinfonietta
who conducted master-classes include
Gareth Hulse (oboe), Mark van der Wiel
(clarinet), John Orford (bassoon) and Michael
Thompson (French horn).
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s
elite contemporary music ensembles with
a reputation built on the virtuosity of its
performances and ambitious programming.
It is committed to placing new music at
the heart of contemporary culture and
pushing boundaries; the ensemble regularly
undertakes projects with choreographers,
Michael Cox (centre), Principal Flute with the London Sinfonietta, during a master-class at the Elder Conservatorium. video artists, film-makers and collaborations
with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians.
16 H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y U P D A T E
My life in art
…South Australian film The Marriage of Samual has landed the role of Riley in the with the release of the band’s debut
Figaro has been invited to screen at the Hollywood production Eclipse, the third album, Villanelles…2005 Flinders Drama
London Australian Film Festival in March. instalment in the hugely popular Twilight Centre graduate Joanne Hartstone was
Flinders Screen Production graduate Saga…visual artist Stefan Maguran is the Australian producer for the Centre for
and 2008 Minter Ellison Rising Star Kirsty coordinating an exhibition at the Adelaide International Theatre at Higher Ground
Stark was part of the production crew South West Community Centre at 171 Sturt during the Adelaide Fringe. A joint project
behind this local film…visual artist Westley Street. Called The Outsiders on Sturt Street, with Guy Masterson, the theatre staged
Tully premiered a new work in February the exhibition runs until 7 April…Adelaide eight different shows…Flinders Drama
as part of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial instrumental quartet Monkey Puzzle Tree Centre graduate Megan Huitema won
in Hahndorf. The exhibition opened in the (featuring graduates from AC Arts and Best Emerging Producer for her new body
beautiful surrounds of The Cedars, Hans the Elder Conservatorium) performed a of work at the 2010 South Australian
Heysen’s Adelaide Hills estate…2005 series of concerts during WOMADelaide Screen Awards …
Flinders Drama Centre graduate Xavier in early March. The concerts coincide
Helpmann Academy appoints new Executive Assistant
Jena Woodburn has been appointed as the management system and undertook the Weekly newspaper, and currently writes for
Helpmann Academy’s new Executive/Events many tasks involved in running a successful Australian Art Collector. She has a special
Assistant. commercial gallery. interest in information management within
Jena is a graduate of the South Australian the arts.
After spending some time living overseas,
School of Art. During her study, she began Jena returned to South Australia where “Having been through art school and faced
working at the Contemporary Art Centre she spent most of 2009 working as an that ‘what next?’ feeling myself, it’s great
of South Australia as an intern, staff Executive Assistant to the principal of to be involved with an organisation that
member and ultimately as a Board member. a law firm whilst studying Computer provides artists with opportunities for
Once graduated she began an extended Science at the University of Adelaide. She professional involvement and engagement
period working with Sam Hill-Smith of continued her involvement in the arts with as they make that transition from student
the Hill Smith Gallery. It was here that exhibition reviews for the Independent to full-time practicing artist.”
she introduced an up-to-date information
(clockwise from top left) Photographer Toby
Richardson (right) with visual artist Will Nolan at the
launch of Toby’s latest book – Buyers, Sellers and
Dealers – at Gallery 139.
One of seven enormous inflatable astronauts touched
down on the Adelaide College of the Arts during the
The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition
celebrated its 15th anniversary in style this year,
welcoming hundreds of visual arts enthusiasts to
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Helpmann Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts
South Australia is renowned for its vibrant cultural life and as a proving ground for emerging artists. In this environment, the Helpmann
Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts was established in 1994 with a unique vision: to assist emerging artists make the transition from
study to professional practice, to foster collaboration between our partner institutions and different art forms, and to provide awards, grants,
mentorships and international exchanges to achieve these ends.
The Helpmann Academy Partners provide outstanding tertiary education and training in all manner of creative disciplines from film making to
music, dance and all forms of visual arts. Our partner schools are:
Adelaide College of the Arts Adelaide Central School of Art Elder Conservatorium of Music
Vizarts, O’Halloran Hill Flinders Drama & Screen Production South Australian School of Art
The Helpmann Academy’s achievements are only possible through the generosity of its many passionate supporters; donors, sponsors, artists,
arts organisations, Friends, volunteers and suppliers. We thank them all most warmly and sincerely for their ongoing commitment to emerging
artists in South Australia.
Board of Governors Foundation Board Foundation Front
Patron: His Excellency Rear Admiral Patron: Mr Scott Hicks, Film Director Foundation Front is formed by visual and
Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Chair: Ms Nicky Downer AM performing art students and recent
Governor of South Australia graduates of the Helpmann Academy’s
Foundation Board Members
Chair: Ms Karen Thomas, Mr Ollie Clark AM
Managing Partner, Fisher Jeffries Ms Sophie Doyle Director, The Foundation Front aims to create a
Board Members: Business Development Minter Ellison supportive network for emerging artists
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Ms Diana Jaquillard in South Australia. In addition to assisting
Pro Vice Chancellor Director, Graphic Language Design Pty Ltd with numerous Helpmann Academy events
(Div. of Education, Arts & Social Sciences) Ms Emily McMahon throughout the year, the Foundation Front
University of South Australia. Representing Foundation Front holds an annual collaborative arts event
Mr Mark Butcher Mr Theo Maras AM to gain exposure for young and emerging
Managing Partner, SA, Ernst & Young Managing Director, Maras Group artists. To join the front, contact the
Mr Stephen Conway, Mr Jeff Mincham Helpmann Academy.
Executive Director, Adelaide South TAFE SA Ceramic Artist
Ms Nicky Downer AM, Arts Consultant Mr Todd Roberts
Head of Institutional Banking in SA
Ms Kate Gould,
General Manager & Associate Artistic Director, Commonwealth Bank Front Committee
Adelaide Festival Corporation Ms Margie Strathearn, President
Professor Nicholas Harvey, Helpmann Academy Friends Committee
Executive Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Mr Peter Walker
and Social Sciences, University of Adelaide Peter Walker Fine Art Gallery
Professor Faith Trent AM, Anna Goodhind
Executive Dean, Faculty of Education,
Humanities, Law and Theology,
Sally Reid (Kitten)
18 H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y U P D A T E
Graphic Design Mentor
Maestros & Apprentices 2009
Ashington Mentorship Scheme Professional Partners
Adelaide Art Society AP Bond Gallery/Gallery 139 Baron Partners Bethany Wines
Donors Billy Hyde Music Concubine Restaurant Coriole Vineyards dB Magazine District Council of
Mount Barker Elderton Wines Heineken Lion Australia Hill Smith Gallery Imprints Booksellers
Langmail Wines Murray Street Vineyards Option[a] Paperpak Peter Walker Fine Art
Keith Langley Rainbow Press Small Indulgences Southern Theatre & Arts Supporters The Smelly Cheese Shop
Macquarie Group Foundation
Vili’s Wirra Wirra Winery
Ollie Clark AM
Tony Seymour Ashington Mentorship Friends Committee
Robert & Annabel Hill-Smith Scheme Patrons Margie Strathearn – President
Stuart & Helen Brasted
Dr Judith Roberts AO
Adrian Caon James & Diana Bruce Denise George - Secretary
Peter Emmerton Ollie Clark AM Alexandra Blakemore
George Gross & Harry Who Betty-Ann Heim Kali Hunter Constantine
Nicky Downer AM
Annette Coleman Matthew O’Shaughnessy Libby Dunsford Nicky Downer AM
Françoise Piron Kate Gould Barry & Ginger Fitzpatrick Beth Greiner
Anonymous Mark Kimber
Prue Henschke Abbey Hall
Kaaren Palmer Deborah Paauwe
Kerry Heysen-Hicks Sue Herald
Barry Alderson Anonymous
Theo Maras Diana Jaquillard
Niki Vincent Beth Greiner
Paul & Fatima McHugh Prue Little
Elaine Rischbieth Abbey Hall
Norman & Carol Schueler Sue Herald Bill & Margot Phillipson Catriona MacLachlan-Lester
Anonymous Diana Jaquillard David Reid & Alison Dunn Mena Muecke
Dick Whitington Prue Little David & Janet Rice Gayle Robertson
Kocksi Thoelke Mena Muecke Gayle & Andrew Robertson
Susan Davidson Margie Strathearn Tim & Jude Rogers
Suzy Daw Christopher Wainwright Richard Ryan AO
Patricia Fairclough David Washington
Anne Kidman James Bruce
Simon & Penny Sturt-Bray
Maria Panagiotidis Peter O’Grady
Alan & Judy Scott G & L Pitchon
Karen Thomas & Andrew Denyer
Tony & Helen Stacey Copyworld CRD Design (Peter Reeve & Jaycen Fletcher)
Ben & Frieda van Essen Simone Hede Travancore Corporate Advisory
Denise George Kaija Balodis (Arnie & Martine Narayan)
Beverley Brown Stacey Hill-Smith Adam and Tomono Wynn
Helen Heithersay Jane Wilson
U P D A T E H E L P M A N N A C A D E M Y 19
19 March to 28 April - SACE ART SHOW 2010
Diary Dates March to May 2010
works selected from pieces prepared by Yr 12
students for assessment in 2009. Light Square
Gallery, 39 Light Square, Adelaide.
5 May to 27 May - THERE’S A TIME AND A PLACE
GENERAL INFORMATION during Term only. 1.10pm in Elder Hall, North Terrace,
works by Kristel Britcher, Heidi Kenyon, Amy Joy
Adelaide. Tickets $7 at the door from 12.30pm.
21 May - HELPMANN ACADEMY MAESTROS Watson and Talia Wignall. Light Square Gallery,
Subscriptions available. More information & full
& APPRENTICES 2010 fundraising dinner, an 39 Light Square, Adelaide.
program (08) 8303 5925,
incredibly glamorous and heavenly mix of wine, SA SCHOOL OF ART
food, art, music and more. Join us as we raise funds University of South Australia, City West Campus.
to support and encourage emerging artists in South OTHER MUSIC SASA Gallery, Kaurna Building, cnr Hindley Street
Australia. Tickets $210 or $2100 table of ten. To 27 March – PATRICK LIM IN CONCERT at STARS, & Fenn Place, Adelaide. (08) 8302 0281
book phone Jena Woodburn 08 8463 5013. Waverley Homestead, St Peter’s Terrace, Willunga. firstname.lastname@example.org
7.30pm, tickets $35 incl supper. Hours Tues-Fri 11-5pm.
DANCE Book early on (08) 8323 8386 Until 26 March – TEMPERATURE & HEARTLINES
ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS From February to June - SERIES OF CONCERTS Anton Hart and George Popperwell will work
39 Light Square, Adelaide (08) 8463 5000 BY VARIOUS CHAMBER MUSIC GROUPS. collaboratively to build an immersive and site-
For a brochure and details on all these concerts and specific exhibition that engages with human tragedy
13 April - ROBIN HAIG BALLET MASTERCLASS
more can be found on Chamber Music in Adelaide and heart-break. SASA Gallery & Fenn Place.
presented by Helpmann Academy. To be given by
website; www.cmia.com.au or call 0410 507 591. 6 April to 7 May - NATURALLY DISTURBED
renowned international ballet artist Robin Haig
whose career saw her dance many famous classical March to December - ADELAIDE YOUTH Sue Kneebone, artwork and artefacts from the SA
ballet roles and perform with both Margot Fonteyn ORCHESTRA 2010 Season including the ever- Museum collection. SASA Gallery.
and Rudolf Nureyev. 4-6pm at Adelaide College of popular Maestro Series at Elder Hall; the String 18 May to 18 June - INTIMATE IMMENSITIES
the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide. Quartet in Residency; and the Babies Proms. Visit Rachael Hurst and Jane Lawrence, Linda Marie
Cost $27 To book tel. (08) 8463 5014 or the AdYO 2010 concert website http://adyo.com. Walker, Michael Geissler, Matt Davis, Sally Davis,
email: email@example.com au/2010-concerts/ to find out more! Tickets and Katisca Pedisic, Damien Chwalisz, Sean Humphries,
subscriptions are at BASS 131 246. Sasha Radjenovich, Peter King, Phil Walker.
14 April - BACKSTAGE WITH MARGOT FONTEYN
AND THE BUMPTIOUS COLONIAL presented by Every Tuesday during Term - Free LUNCH HOUR SASA Gallery
Helpmann Academy. The behind-the-scenes story of CONCERTS at Flinders University from 1-2 pm in the
OTHER VISUAL ART
Margot Fonteyn, the greatest ballerina of the 20th Art Museum, Social Sciences North Building, Flinders
Until 5 April - VINTAGE featuring 10 artists, 10
century, and her colleague Robin Haig, whose own University, Bedford Park. Enquiries (08) 8201 5062.
interpretations of Vintage with a variety of mediums
career was often interwoven with that of her idol. WEDNESDAY LUNCH HOUR CONCERTS
Belinda Shaw, Kristy McConchie, Heidi Karo, Peter
This staged memoir combines storytelling, dance, by Recitals Australia. 12.10pm and 1.10pm in
Sinclair, Alison Main, Helen Fuller, Jen Wright,
music, slides and film to explore Fonteyn’s genius as Pilgrim Church, Flinders St. Tickets $5/$3 for both
Nicholas Watson, Alice Potter, Karen Hammat.
a person and as an artist. 8pm at Adelaide College concerts, Info: www.recitalsaustralia.org.au
Red Poles, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale. Wed to Sun
of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide. Every Tuesday at 1pm - LUNCHTIME CONCERTS 9 - 5pm, open Public Holidays.
Tickets $30/$20, including light refreshments. in Flinders St Baptist Church. More information
5 to 27 March - JOHN GARFORTH
Bookings: (08) 8463 5014 or Nicolas Storrie 0413 797 286.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTMAKING
Weathered sheets of metal are transformed into
All profits go to support the Helpmann Academy
VISUAL ARTS objects of beauty and presented as photographs.
emerging artists grants program.
ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART, The exhibition will be accompanied by selected
45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood (08) 8364 2809. works by permanent and consignment artists. Artist
DRAMA/SCREEN Gallery hours: Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm, talk 3pm Saturday 13 March - all welcome. eye2eye
ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS Sat 11am-4pm. fine art gallery, 95 Unley Road, Unley (New Address).
39 Light Square, Adelaide (08) 8463 5000 Gallery hours 10am-5pm Tues - Sat. (08) 8357 0060,
19 March to 17 April - STONE’S THROW
March 29, 30, 31 - 3D’10 Kate Benda, Kate Morkunas, Renate Nisi, Lauren www.eye2eyefineart.com.au
Three self-devised productions by AC Arts 3rd year Anderson, Mary Coventry. A sculptural exhibition by 7 to 28 March – HEDGEMAZE an evocative
drama class. 7:30pm, Adelaide College of the Arts five ACSA graduates, Adelaide Central Gallery, exhibition providing unique insight into the artists
39 Light Square. Includes a special ‘devising forum’ 45 Osmond Tce, Norwood. and space of Hedgemaze studio (2004-2009).
for High Schools starting at 11:00am on March 30th. Exhibitors are Roy Ananda, Deidre But-Husaim,
23 April to 22 May - CONSUMED
March 24 to 27 - ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore Sera Waters, Lisa Young, Gerry Wedd, Dianne Sera Waters, Angela Black, Ros Matson, Mary-Jean
A production of this classic Jacobean piece in the Longley, Carolina Facelli, Maria Parmenter, Billie Richardson, Nic Brown, Lisa Young, Johnnie Dady.
‘stables’ theatre, by the AC Arts 2nd year drama Justice Thomson, Annika Evans, Wendy Fairclough, Prospect Gallery, 1 Thomas Street, Nailsworth.
class. 7:30pm, Adelaide College of the Arts (3rd Helen Fuller, Catherine Buddle. To coincide with 30 March to 20 May - BISMANIA new works from
Floor) 39 Light Square. Tasting Australia, this exhibition will be based Laura Will’s recent Asialink Visual Art Residency
around food and food utensils. Adelaide Central to Indonesia. Promenade Gallery A and B, Level 2,
MUSIC Gallery, 45 Osmond Tce, Norwood. Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park.
ELDER CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC, 28 May to 26 June - TIME IS THEN 15 April - ARTIST TALK by LAURA WILLS
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide works by Chelsea Lehmann and Peta Dzubiel. In accordance with Bismania exhibition, Laura
(08) 8303 5995. Adelaide Central Gallery, 45 Osmond Tce, Norwood. will be sharing her experiences and work created
ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS during her Asialink Residency to Cemeti Art
2 March to 25 June - FRIDAY DELIGHTS
39 Light Square, Adelaide (08) 8463 5032. House in Yogyakarta, at a free public talk. 6-8 pm,
Elder Conservatorium Lunch Hour Concert Series
Light Square Gallery hours 9am - 5pm Mon to Frid. Community Arts Network, 234a Sturt St, Adelaide.
For information contact Joyce Louey 08 8231 0900.
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