The Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition has gained a reputation for being the perennial arts event to kick off the new year and has a long history of launching the careers of South Australia's up-and-coming visual artists – with many going on to receive further funding, awards and scholarships, and exhibit their work nationally and internationally.
Twenty-seven of South Australia's top graduating visual artists from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University and the University of South Australia will feature in the 2019 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. Featuring around 150 works, the exhibition takes on a special significance in 2019 as it falls in the 25th anniversary year of the Helpmann Academy.
A range of creative disciplines will be presented including ceramics, painting, jewellery, photography, printmaking, video, installation and sculpture. Exhibiting artists will be eligible for 15 awards valued at over $60,000 to be presented on the opening night of the exhibition.
The awards will be judged by a panel of arts industry leaders including Erica Green, Director, Samstag Museum of Art, Melinda Martin, Director, Linden New Art, and Brian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer, JamFactory.
The 2019 Helpmann Academy Graduate exhibition is free and runs from the 15th Feb until the 12th March at the Torrens Parade Ground Drill Hall.