Studios: 2022

Past Exhibition
November 12 2022 - December 17 2022
Person wearing pink beaded mask and ruffle collar sits on crate.
Person wearing pink beaded mask and ruffle collar sits on crate.

ACE ends 2022 with Studios: 2022, a group exhibition showcasing new commissions by ACE's five 2022 Studio Program artists: Shaye Dương, Chelsea Farquhar, Dani Reynolds, Cecilia Tizard and Ash Tower.

When

November 12 2022 to December 17 2022

Access

Studios: 2022 is a showcase of the diverse practices and work developed as part of ACE’s annual Studio Program – a fully-supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists.

Guest curated by Megan Robson (Associate Curator, Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney), the exhibition features the diverse disciplines of the 2022 Studio Program artists, including photography, sculpture, installation, printmaking and performance.

Shaye Dương utilises traditional processes of fabrication to question perceived truths about recognisable objects from the past and the present; Chelsea Farquhar brings together objects and materials from different worlds to explore notions of the theatrical, humour and the uncanny; Dani Reynolds’ work takes as its starting point an exploration into world records, popular culture, performance and fame within the context of the Guinness World Records; using labour-intensive and technically challenging analogue photographic techniques and processes, Cecilia Tizard takes the studio itself as a concept, a working space and a source of inspiration; through his focus on the construction, circulation, and repositories of knowledge, Ash Tower has been investigating the relationship between atomic technology and funerary architecture.

The 2022 Studio Program is supported by partnerships with the City of Adelaide, Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 Program, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Central School of Art, and Firstdraft. It is also supported by the generous contributions of private donors through the Studio Program Donors Circle.

Feature Image: Chelsea Farquhar, 'Beaded mask' (2021), styled and modelled by Matthew Smith. Courtesy the artist.

Guest Curator

Megan Robson

Artists

Shaye Dương,
Chelsea Farquhar,
Dani Reynolds,
Cecilia Tizard,
Ash Tower
  • A wide view of various works in the gallery.
  • A wide view of various works in the gallery.
  • A wide view of various works in the gallery.
  • A wooden decorative reliquary sits on a dolly in the gallery. Many bright yellow radiation shielding panels hang on the white wall.
  • Detail of metal hammered with various sized small straight line indentations.
  • Five lead based works featuring marbled paper sit with archive boxes on a shelf in the gallery.
  • A wide view of various works in the gallery.
  • A table displays mixed media works in the gallery space. Behind it, three framed photographic works are hung on the white wall.
  • Three framed photographic works hang on a white gallery wall.
  • Two security cameras are metamorphosed into winged angels with the addition of ornate resin wings.
  • An oversized deadlock sits on the gallery floor, with the steam of an oil diffuser rising from the lock-hole.
  • A security camera is metamorphosed into a winged angel with the addition of ornate resin wings.
  • A contortionist-like form is elongated and twisted into a loop-de-loop.
  • Three large lead-light works hang in a three-pane window in the front room at ACE.
A wide view of various works in the gallery.

Supported by

The 2022 Studio Program is supported by partnerships with the City of Adelaide, Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 Program, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Central School of Art, and Firstdraft. It is also supported by the generous contributions of private donors through the Studio Program Donors Circle.

2022 Studio Program Donors Circle

Anonymous x2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Kate Bohunnis & Patrice Sharkey, Angela Carey, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Stephanie Grose, Mo & Simon Hardy, Amanda Harkness & Karen Barrett, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, David McKee AO & Pam McKee, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Chris Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Ruth Rentschler, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Paul Sutton & Tanya Soetratma, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM

Artist acknowledgements

Shaye Dương has been assisted by a Carclew Project and Development Grant. 

Dani Reynolds has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia.  

Ash Tower has been assisted by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia. 

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ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.