The Mill Program 2017 - 2018
The Mill is unique in SA providing arts programming adjacent to its vibrant community of associate artists and gallery. It is a multi-artform creative incubator that programs and supports collaborative practice through developing new work and facilitating sustainable career pathways. The Mill was initially imagined as a junction between visual art, movement, dance and theatre. The Mill has a strong curatorial focus with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects, site-specific and audience focused creative direction.
The Mill’s vision is focused on broadening the South Australian lens to look nationally and internationally through a program of artist opportunities and creation of new work with partnerships in Sweden, Canada and Indonesia. The Mill's program further includes workshops and masterclasses with visiting artists and opportunities open nationally, increasing creative visitors and new opportunities in South Australia.
The gallery features monthly changing exhibitions in the space with a focus on work by local emerging artists, creative collaborations and new-cross disciplinary bodies of work.
Offered year round in conjunction with OzAsia and other festival seasons, The Mill hosts a series of masterclasses by visiting local national and international artists open to participation with emerging and established artists. Previous Masterclasses include: KID PIVOT, L-E-V, Dancenorth, ilDance, EKO’sDance Co, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Batsheva and more.
ilDance Lab (Sweden)
In partnership with Adelaide College of the Arts and The Helpmann Academy
April // December
In the April laboratory, choreographers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni will share their movement methods, tools of choreographic exploration and unique philosophy in terms of the dialogue between dance and its broader context. In December the second instalment will delve deeper into collaborative practice and share tools of choreographic exploration and unique philosophy.
The Mill’s vibrant community of associate artists populate the studio spaces and creative offices. These spaces support collaborative practice and facilitate sustainable career pathways for artists from a broad range of disciplines.
June - August 2017
In an exciting partnership, The Mill and STRUT (WA) bring you ENGAGE. Engage will offer one SA choreographer a residency based between the two organisations in SA and WA with the motivation to create greater connections and engagements between the two dance communities, and the creation, and showing of a new work.
Choreographic Futures: Ame Henderson (Canada)
July 10th - July 19th
Choreographic Futures is an intensive workshop format, inviting national or internationally acclaimed dance artists to lead a workshop focused on connecting Australian artists with aesthetics and activity happening in artistic fields around the world. In the first of a two year partnership, The Mill is pleased to welcome Ame Henderson (Canada) to lead her choreographic laboratory open to artists from different disciplines.
In-between Spaces (Indonesia)
An ongoing exchange project delivered in partnership with Rumah Sanur (Bali) with a focus on people to people collaboration from a broad range of disciplines. In-between Spaces has a focus on making work in an immersive and unguarded manner, through residencies and exchanges between the two organisations and two countries.
Writer in Residence
Delivered in partnership with The SA Writers Centre, WIR is focused on fostering arts and creative writing and criticism by emerging arts writers.
il-Award (ilYoung Helpmann Academy | Mill Award )
July - Sept 2017
The inaugural Helpmann Academy | Mill Dance Award enables one AC Arts graduate to undertake a three-month residency in Sweden, touring through Europe with The Milll’s sister company, ilDance, as part of their summer program ilYoung. (Auditions for 2018, held January 18)
Public Art Project
The public art projects make a contribution to culture in the public field. The Mill is committed to making art a part of daily life and recognises the importance of this for both makers and consumers of art. These public art projects are often a new format for artists, and these opportunities open up the scale and potential for future projects.