Open Studios

Special Event
August 13 2022
Two women looking at the work in Chelsea Farquhar's studio.
Two women looking at the work in Chelsea Farquhar's studio.

Meet ACE's 2022 Studio Program artist cohort

When

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

August 13 2022

12pm to 5pm

Access

Visit the upstairs studios at ACE for an exclusive opportunity to meet our current Studio Program artists in their working spaces.

The five ACE Studio Program artists — Ash Tower, Chelsea Farquhar, Cecilia Tizard, Dani Reynolds and Shaye Dương — will open their studios, giving the public a special opportunity to step inside the studio spaces above the gallery.

Alongside the exhibition, Allison has worked in collaboration with designer Tyrone Ormsby to produce an artist book. Featuring still photography taken by Allison during the development of Skin Shade Night Day, the book further illuminates her distinct and mesmerising viewpoint.

With refreshments available on the day (from ACE sponsors Charlotte Dalton Wines and Bowden Brewing), this is an exclusive opportunity for the public to drop by ACE and glimpse into the studios of leading South Australian contemporary artists.

Feature Image: Audience members engaging with ACE studios, 2022. Photography by Sharmonie Cockayne.

Studio Artists

2022

Shaye Dương
Adelaide Central School of Art Residency
Chelsea Farquhar
Dani Reynolds
Cecilia Tizard
Helpmann Academy Studio Residency
Ash Tower

About the ACE Studios

ACE’s annual Studio Program supports five South Australian artists through a fully funded onsite studio residency. It is the only program of its kind in the state and is an invaluable pathway for artists to gain national recognition. Working as part of a cohort of fellow  artists, the Studio Program allows residents to experiment and develop their practice.

The ACE Studio Program  provides professional development opportunities including studio visits with Australian and international curators; participation in public programs; mentorships by ACE staff, and prominent profiling and promotional opportunities.  

Two bricks are suspended by macrame-like rope.
Two bricks are suspended by macrame-like rope.
Shaye Dương, 'Faltar' (2021). Courtesy the artist.
Five sculptures in a group, photographed on white backdrop.
Five sculptures in a group, photographed on white backdrop.
Dani Reynolds, 'Ticking Sculptures' (2020). Photography by Thomas McCammon. Courtesy the artist.
A large wooden artwork is photographed on white backdrop.
A large wooden artwork is photographed on white backdrop.
Ash Tower, 'Though it may lack the power of an original, an imitation can be quite enough' (2021). Courtesy the artist.
Four framed photographs hanging on a white wall.
Four framed photographs hanging on a white wall.
Cecilia Tizard, 'My spine is a steel rod' (2021), detail. Photography by Michael Haines. Courtesy the artist.
Person wearing pink beaded mask and ruffle collar sits on crate.
Person wearing pink beaded mask and ruffle collar sits on crate.
Chelsea Farquhar, 'Beaded mask' (2021), styled and modelled by Matthew Smith. Courtesy the artist.

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 x 2, 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, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, Pam McKee, David McKee AO, 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

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

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.