ACE Studio Open Day 2024

Special Event
10 August 2024
ACE Studio Open Day 2024

Spend an afternoon getting to know our 2024 Studio Program artists.


Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

10 August 2024

12:00pm to 3:00pm


Visit the upstairs studios at ACE for an exclusive opportunity to meet our 2024 Studio Program artists in their working spaces.

The five ACE Studio Program artists — Carly Tarkari Dodd, Abbey Murdoch, Marian Sandberg, Katey Smoker and Emmaline Zanelli — will open their studios, giving the public a special opportunity to step inside the studio spaces above the gallery.

Spend an afternoon getting to know our resident artists with a casual in-conversation with ACE Associate Curator, Rayleen Forester and our current cohort, whilst wandering around the studios.

With light refreshments available on the day 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: 2024 Studio Program artists, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental. Photography by Thomas McCammon.⁠

Studio Program artists


Carly Tarkari Dodd
Abbey Murdoch
Marian Sandberg
Katey Smoker
Emmaline Zanelli

About the Studio Program

ACE is home to five fully-supported, rent-free CBD-based studios for South Australian artists.

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

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 gives residents the space to experiment with their practice and grow their professional careers.

The Studio Program is made possible by partnerships with Creative Partnerships Australia's Plus 1 Program, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Central School of Art, Firstdraft and Copyright Cultural Fund. It is also supported by the generous contributions of private donors through the Studio Program Donors.⁠

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