Alumni Update

Exclusive chance to own a limited edition Sydney Ball or Shaun Gladwell art collectible from Samstag Museum

In 2016 the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art celebrates both the University of South Australia's 25th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships. To mark this special occasion Samstag Museum of Art has published The Samstag Legacy: An Artist’s Bequest, a major scholarly biography of the American artist Gordon Samstag and his wife Anne, their art and art of their time in the US and Australia, and their bequest to UniSA.

We are also delighted to offer limited edition art collectibles exclusively for sale at Samstag Museum of Art by two of Australia’s most highly regarded artists, University of South Australia alumnus Sydney Ball and 2001 Samstag Scholar Shaun Gladwell.

Concurrent with the book release this October, two exhibitions Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships and Meet the Samstags: Artists and Benefactors, developed especially for the University of South Australia’s 25th birthday celebrations, have opened at the Samstag Museum of Art and continues until 9 December 2016.

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s remarkable bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. Thanks to Gordon Samstag’s generosity, over 130 Samstag Scholars have already benefited from a unique international experience that introduces them to new networks of artists, curators and visual arts professionals, to become key names in our nation’s cultural pantheon.

This exhibition reflects on the impact of the Samstag Scholarships on the trajectory of Australian contemporary art. Pivotal works by six distinguished scholars – Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Folland, Shaun Gladwell, Christian Lock, Nike Savvas and Linda Tegg – highlight the exciting talent that the University of South Australia has had the pleasure of assisting over the last quarter century.

 

Sydney Ball, Chromix Lumina #5, 2015

Sydney Ball, Chromix Lumina #5, 2015
giclée print on archival paper, 80 x 80cm University of South Australia 25th birthday signed print, edition of 10

$2000 + GST unframed

Acclaimed artist and University of South Australia alumnus Sydney Ball first began his Modular works in the late 1960s. These works moved abstract painting towards something more sculptural, and this very special print celebrates Ball’s renewed interest in this pivotal chapter in Australian art history.

 

Shaun Gladwell, Kickflipping Flâneur Reconstruction, 2015

Shaun Gladwell, Kickflipping Flâneur Reconstruction, 2015

giclée print on archival paper, 40 x 60cm Camera by Dean Tirkot, © the artist University of South Australia 25th birthday signed print, edition of 10

$2000 + GST unframed

Following his 2001 Samstag Scholarship, Shaun Gladwell has become one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, critically acclaimed and internationally exhibited. This print revisits Gladwell’s iconic work Kickflipping Flâneur, 2000, which became the defining image marking his Scholarship.

 

Sydney Ball, Pale Stream, 1976

Sydney Ball, Pale Stream, 1976

Silk scarf, 75 x 75cm.

RRP $75 + postage

 

 

 

Sydney Ball, Canto XVIII 2003

Sydney Ball, Canto XVIII 2003

Tie

RRP $65 + postage

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Samstag Legacy: An Artist’s Bequest

The Samstag Legacy: An Artist’s Bequest

Editor Ross Wolfe

Essays by Lea Rosson DeLong and Ross Wolfe

392pp, hardback, richly illustrated with over 190 images

RRP $85 incl. GST (+ $15 postage within Australia)

ISBN 978-0-9943350-8-1

Funds raised will enable the Museum to support the practice and presentation of contemporary Australian art through our exhibition programs. The University of South Australia is most grateful to the artists for their support.

Please contact the Samstag Museum via email
or 08 8302 0870 for all sales and enquiries.

 

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