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Art partnerships and public programs


Helpmann AcademyThe School of Art, Architecture and Design is a Partner School in the Helpmann Academy

The University is committed to continuous improvement in the quality of teaching, research, professional practice and service to the community (Vision, Mission and Values). The School of Art, Architecture and Design develops and maintains strong relationships with industry, the professions, and the community - the University's external stakeholders - for up-to-date advice on best practice.

SASA Gallery

The SASA Gallery is becoming a leading contemporary art space for publication and exhibition of high-quality research, and an active site of innovative teaching and learning. The SASA Gallery:

Saatchi Gallery onlinePartnerships are forged with artists, curators, researchers, writers and designers for each exhibition. Major internal and external partnerships support components of the exhibition and publishing program (Perrini Estate and the Gordon Darling Foundation are two examples).

External listings

External listings for the School of Art, Architecture and Design include the Adelaide City Council Arts and Culture website, South Australia Central, Art Education Australia, hotfrog Australian Business Directory, ArtFactsNet and the Saatchi Gallery


Public programs snapshot

Critical Difference: Cultural Diversity and Regionality research cluster

In examining issues of intercultural exchange and diversity amongst craft, design and art practitioners, the Critical Difference: Cultural Diversity and Regionality research cluster enables the members to build upon relationships established with previous educational and professional partners across Australia.


Artistspeak is a weekly series of talks by emerging and established artists, designers and craftspeople, held in the School of Art, Architecture and Design. Students and staff at the University of South Australia and members of the public are welcome to attend. The program includes local, national and international speakers

State Library installation view from stairsState Library: 'Transmission of Knowledge'

Professor Kay Lawrence collaborated with designer John Nowland to create a major artwork for the glazed entry to the State Library of South Australia. Text, textile and a coil of string is based on three texts that suggest different ways of transmitting knowledge appropriate to the State Library. The artwork comprises four interlinked elements drawn from research into European and Kaurna knowledge systems.

Art Gallery of South Australia: Teacher professional development

Prof Kay Lawrence's opening address for the Freestyle Exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia - August 2007 (PDF file 89kb, download Adobe Acrobat).

Discussion between the School of Art, Architecture and Design and the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) identified a lack of professional development for secondary art and design teachers. In collaboration with the Art Gallery the School has developed a program of lectures and field trips that supplement the workshops for design teachers held by Visual Communication Design. The program focuses on communicating ideas underpinning contemporary art, craft and design.