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. It facilitates a program of artist opportunities and the creation of new work locally, and via 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.
-- ongoing --
Located at 154 Angst Street Adelaide, The Mill Gallery presents a curated calendar of exhibitions. The focus is on emerging and mid-career artists, creative collaborations and new cross-disciplinary bodies of work.
The Gallery is also available for events and private hire.
-- year long --
A year-long series of masterclasses by visiting local, national and international artists open to emerging and established artists.
The Mill's masterclasses run alongside and in conjunction with The Adelaide Festival, OzAsia and other major festivals.
Previous Masterclasses have included: KID PIVOT (Canada), L-E-V (Israel), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (USA), ilDance (Sweden), Batsheva (Israel), Dancenorth, EKO’sDance Co, and more.
ilDance Lab (Sweden)
-- April and December, 2017 --
April Laboratory: Choreographers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni share their movement methods, tools of choreographic exploration and unique philosophy in terms of the dialogue between dance and its broader context.
December Laboratory: The second instalment delves deeper into collaborative practice, tools of choreographic exploration and philosophy.
This program is presented in partnership with Adelaide College of the Arts and The Helpmann Academy.
Residency and Masterclass Series with Niv Marinberg (Israel)
-- August - September --
Niv Marinberg will present a residency for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year AC Arts dance students and the independent dance community.
Participants can choose from a large selection of classes over, predominantly based on improvisation. These will culminate in 2x 3 hour intensives on the final Thursday and Friday, to solidify and share the experience via showings open to the public.
-- ongoing --
The Mill’s vibrant community of Associate Artists populate the Artist Studios and Creative Industry Offices located on Angas Street.
These spaces support collaborative practice and facilitate networking and sustainable career pathways for artists from a broad range of disciplines.
-- June - August 2017 --
In an exciting partnership, The Mill and STRUT (WA) present Engage.
Engage offers one South Australian choreographer a creative residency working with both organisations in SA and WA.
Driving the Engage program is a motivation to foster greater connections and engagements between Australian dance communities.
The residency will culminate in the the creation and showing of a new work.
-- July 2017 --
Choreographic Futures is one of The Mill's longest-running programs.
An intensive workshop format, Choreographic Futures invites nationally and/or internationally acclaimed dance artists to lead classes focused on connecting Australian artists with aesthetics and activity happening around the world.
In the first of a 2-year partnership, The Mill is pleased to welcome Ame Henderson (Canada) to lead her choreographic laboratory. open to artists from all disciplines.
In-between Spaces (Indonesia)
-- year long --
An ongoing exchange project delivered in partnership with The Mill's partner organisation Rumah Sanur (Indonesia).
The focus of this exchange is people-to-people collaboration across a broad range of disciplines.
In-between Spaces is based around making work in an immersive and unguarded manner, through residencies (travel) and exchanges between our organisations and countries.
Writer in Residence
-- year long --
New in 2017.
The Mill's Writers in Residence is focused on fostering creative arts writing and criticism by emerging writers.
The program is delivered in partnership with The SA Writers Centre.
-- Audition November 2017 --
-- Tour June - Sept 2018 --
Our ilYoung / Mill Dance Award. The award has resulted from an established relationship between The Mill and our sister company, ilDance (Sweden).
It is a huge opportunity, enabling a recent AC Arts graduate to undertake a 3-month residency in Sweden. The winning applicant will tour through Europe with ilDance, as part of their summer program, ilYoung.
Force Majure / OzAsia Forum + Masterclass
-- October 2017 ---
This program is presented in two parts:
On Creative Practice (forum) with OzAsia artists and Force Majeure Artistic Director, Danielle Micich. A sharing of information on personal process, continued practice and performative styles, facilitated by The Mill.
Micic will also run her Force Majure Masterclass offering insight into the company's process.