Exhibition Space

SWAPPED AT BIRTH, Ahmed ElKhalidi with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun

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Ahmed ElKhalidi,  Glenelg , 2018, digital print on 300gsm Museum rag, 60x42cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi, Glenelg, 2018, digital print on 300gsm Museum rag, 60x42cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi,  1940 , 2018, digital print on museum rag, 29 x 42 cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi, 1940, 2018, digital print on museum rag, 29 x 42 cm

Ahmed ElKhalidi,  So Far from Home,  2018, Arabic Fix and Repair, digital print on museum rag, 21 x 29cm,

Ahmed ElKhalidi, So Far from Home, 2018, Arabic Fix and Repair, digital print on museum rag, 21 x 29cm,

Please join us in The Exhibition Space for Swapped at Birth, an exhibition by Jordanian born, Adelaide based artist Ahmed ElKhalidi, with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun.

Opening night 12 February 6:00pm 6-8pm

Artist talk Saturday 16 February, 3pm
Continues 12-23 February 2019

Adelaide artist Ahmed ElKhalidi documents the journey from Jordan to Australia. Ahmed uses symbolic patches of memory in digital collages to explore places where two familiar environments are interchangeable. The exhibition shows at The Mill during Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019.


ElKhalidi explores the crossover of life, perception and memories from his birth country and his adopted country. For ElKhalidi this was by choice, although he acknowledges that, for many others, this crossover is by circumstance.


ElKhalidi delves into memory, childhood experiences and family photographs from his Palestinian heritage.

Using a blend of recent and historical photography, words, symbols and photojournalism, ElKhalidi reveals a personal story of identity where each environment is swapped, overlaid and blended. Creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun records the works of two artists’ stories. They ask the viewer to question the memories the viewer might keep in the same situation. A visual storytelling, this exhibition both resonates with, and facilitates, connections for the many with similar experiences as migrants or refugees.

"I try to raise questions about what memories of 'home' we choose to recall. I high-light  issues such as identity, immigration, and social justice, and challenge/question the role of art in social change. The concept of home for me can be a physical or a psychological place. It changes according to our circumstances, as a place of belonging. It could also be a place of displacement and confusion.

Our memories may be filled with gaps, like our early childhood memories.  These memories can fade and become lost. So I like to play with photos and language to preserve them. I like to explore the importance of words and sentences, and to create visual short stories." - Ahmed Khalidi


Ahmed ElKhalidi

Jordanian artist Ahmed Khalidi studied graphic design at the Applied Science University in Amman Jordan, completing his studies in 1994. He is a photographer, graphic designer, illustrator and artist, and has worked on projects including online media, motion graphics, publications and illustrations in Sydney, Adelaide, Amman, London, Doha, Dubai  and Saudi Arabia. ElKhalidi draws his inspiration from urban landscapes, and includes graffiti, advertising imagery and typography in his work from his studio YADURA Design Studio, in Adelaide, Australia.

Presented by:
Jacaranda Images gallery is located in Amman, Jordan. Through principal, Australian Barbara Rowell, the gallery is dedicated to showcasing works on paper by a range of artists. Barbara works  particularly to develop cross cultural ties between Australia and Jordan. The gallery also conduct tours of Jordan for artists and art lovers through 'A Brush with Jordan'.

The exhibition was held in Amman in 2018 under the patronage of the Australian Ambassador. Its Adelaide iteration is made possible with the assistance of the Council of Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR), which supports projects that enhance  economic, cultural and social relations between Australia and the Arab world.

Masterclass Series

The Mill Masterclass with Scotland's leading improvised comedy troupe: 'Men With Coconuts': Adelaide Fringe Festival

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Scotland's leading improv troupe make their Australian debut in Adelaide with award winning improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale -- an entirely improvised musical. These Edinburgh Fringe favourites push their art form to a new level. Unplanned, unscripted, and unbelievable!

Their masterclass presented by The Mill allows the participants to explore improvised comedy as a form, with an emphasis on character emotion and response within the framework of a scene. This is a masterclass and does rely on those partaking to have a grasp of stage craft and the confidence to express themselves spontaneously in the safe environment of the studio.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists.

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Monday 18th February, 2019, 10am -12pm

Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

Masterclass Series

The Mill Masterclass with SHOWKO: Japanese Rakugo Artist, Comedian & Ventriloquist: Adelaide Fringe Festival



Welcome to the quirky and hilarious world of Showko -- Australia's favourite Japanese comedian. Wonderfully funny and off-beat, Showko's blend of stand-up, puppetry, ventriloquism and Rakugo (Japanese storytelling comedy) is hugely entertaining and utterly unique. Growing up in the kookiest culture on earth, she escaped into a childhood fantasy world of making and talking to puppets -- now it's her job.

Expand your cultural horizons with this masterclass into a 400 year old Japanese storytelling art form. This is a rare opportunity for Australian artists and performers to learn from Showko - The only professionally trained Japanese Rakugo artist currently working outside of Japan.

A Rakugo story is told by a performer who has to act out a story by themselves with only two humble props, a folding fan (Sensu) and hand towel (Tenugui). They must be able play the role of each distinct character by changing personality, facial expression, mannerisms, speech, etc. Due to the simple structure they can express and describe anything, drawing the viewer into the story through their imagination.

This masterclass covers the very traditional fundamental structure of Rakugo.

Participants: Performers: Comedians, Dancers, Actors, Circus Performers, Physical Theatre Artists, Ventriloquists…

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space. 154 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date/Time: Sunday 10th March, 1pm-3pm

Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

Breakout, Exhibition Space

The Mill Market at Christmas

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Join us for The Mill Market at Christmas this December!

Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm

 Local makers, Live Art, Coffee, Food, Music 

Come along and enjoy a myriad of stalls overflowing with beautiful and unique pieces handcrafted by SA creatives. Showcasing local craftspeople, designers and makers, this market has something for everyone. 

The building wide event also includes live music, a live mural painting by Matthew Fortrose our December Artist in Residence, and much more! 

Don't miss this chance to see what The Mill is all about, and buy local this Christmas.


The Mill Market at Christmas

Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm

The Mill Adelaide

154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000


Tanis Blines AKA Needs More Dragons, silver Jewellery

Robyn Wood Designs, furniture and objects

Kate Cuthbert AKA Satin ‘n’ Tat, collage art cards and prints

Sam Gold, ceramics

Matea Gluscevic, footwear and accessories

Erica Sandgren, polymer jewellery

Caitlin Goldfinch, origami and photo jewellery

Annabel Hume, Ceramics
Malinda Jenner & Oliver Gerhard, prints
Mary Quigley & Lucy Thomas, Zines


PLUS Coffee by the Hutt Street Coffee Cart, Food from Cliche cakes and Izzy Wood, Wine from Hither & Yon

ever wanted a backstage pass for The Mills artists studios? Join us for a tour of our building! 
1pm and 2pm 


The Mill is an accessible space. Disability access is available via Angas Street, and a disability toilet is also available. If you have any questions or additional acessibility requirements, please contact us at Info@themilladelaide.com

Exhibition Space

Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi

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The Mill welcomes Matthew Fortrose, our new Artist in Residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space. Matthew will be in residence from 1 December 2018 - 10 February 2019 working on his project Cityboi. 

Matthew Fortrose’s Cityboi explores our subtle reactions in a built environment, ideas around the placement of objects in the city and how they could be reinterpreted as obstacles in our daily routine, and our unintentional contribution to the landscape. The Mill invites you to witness Matthew’s creative practice and to watch the exhibition unfold in the Exhibition Space across the 10 weeks of the residency. Matthew will be presenting a number of public outcomes as part of his residency, including a mural painting on December 15 as part of The Mill Market at Christmas! 

Matthew is looking to use the time at The Mill to investigate the local environments and develop and ongoing, process driven body of work. He says: 

The work I'm planning on making in my residency will be an exaggeration of the smaller details observed in a city setting. I plan to develop four sets of finished work throughout the residency, encouraging visitors to inspect the progress throughout the duration.

Works exploring our subtle reactions in a built environment, ideas around the placement of objects in the city and how they could be reinterpreted as obstacles in our daily routine, and pieces focusing on our unintentional contribution to the landscape.

From the start of the residency I'll use instagram as the main tool of interaction with audience. Many of the works will allow for involvement with participants, I will encourage people to come in and view the progress throughout the 2 months, and will also have 2 locked in dates with activities for community involvement.

The exhibition outcome will investigate our relationship and contribution to the city through subtle interventions. Using documentation and encouraging interaction through instagram, I’m hoping to make connections with an audience to further discuss navigation and deeper observations within human-made space.’

Artist Biography

Matthew Fortrose is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current practice spans studio paintings and sculptures, outdoor paintings, installation and photography. Working with synthetic materials, Fortrose's work explores and creates tensions between natural and manufactured, intentional and incidental, digital representation and physical artefact. Drawing influence from colour field painting and early Bauhaus graphics, the use of rudimentary tools and industrialized processes assist in constructing a strong visual language towards his work. Using documentation of the built environment, interventions within urban space and explorations into materiality, Fortrose work seeks to engage an audience through a series of investigations around the use of public space, and how this communicates to a formal practice.

About the program
The Mill’s Exhibition Space Residency program is presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide. The program positions artistic process to the fore, allowing audiences direct access to creative research and making. During this residency The Exhibition Space operates with a studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. The Mill believes that art positions itself within transitions and passages; it opens up opportunities for incursions through relation. The Exhibition Space opens the creative process to the public in a way that positions the city’s community as foundational to artistic research and the creative process, thereby connecting people to cultural experience, insights, understanding and meaning. The Exhibition Space hosts four residencies across the year. Artists in Residence have included John Blines, memorias exspirare 2 June – 25 August 2018, Louise Flaherty, Memorial for Forgotten Plants, 1 September – 14 November 2018 and Matthew Fortrose, 1 December 2018 – 10 February 2019.

Matthew Fortrose
1 December 2018- 10 February 2019
The Exhibition Space Residency
The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Exhibition Space

Taylor Parham, am/pm

Taylor Parham, 9:29pm, 2018, pigment print

Taylor Parham, 9:29pm, 2018, pigment print

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Please join us in The Exhibition Space for am/pm, an exhibition by photographer Taylor Parham.

Opening night Friday 16 November 6-8pm
Continues 16-30 November 2018

‘We understand our environment and relate to it through experiences. I aim to capture moments that are in both appearance and experience a contrast to what the vast majority of us are accustomed to seeing. Throughout the night, buildings and locales that are typically hosts to a range of commotion during the day, take on an entirely different aesthetic and feel when devoid of people, cars and general activity. This transition from an energetic experience throughout daytime hours to a silent, near abandoned one come night, is one that I aim to capture in this ongoing project.’  -Taylor Parham

Artist biography
Taylor Parham is South Australian photographer. He holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts having graduated from University of South Australia in 2018. His work examines the concepts of experience and context, capturing views of ordinary locations from a perspective which is both familiar yet unfamiliar. Taylor often spends his nights exploring the city and suburbs, enjoying the solitude that comes with it. He was the 2016 recipient of the University of South Australia’s Pro Vice Chancellor’s Acquisition Prize. He has exhibited at the Helpmann Academy Graduate exhibition in 2016 and 2017. 

Exhibition Space

Expression of Interest - Exhibition Space 2018/2019

The Mill is calling for Expressions of Interest for our gallery program for late 2018-early 2019.

Expressions of interest are now open for exhibitions to be held in The Mill’s Exhibition Space. We invite artists, collectives and curators to apply. A number of exhibition opportunities are available in late 2018 and the first half of 2019. Gallery Hire is $500 based on a four-week term including bump in and bump out time.

Work by Zoe Kirkwood in The Exhibition Space

Work by Zoe Kirkwood in The Exhibition Space

Masterclass Series

'Salt' – Eko Supriyanto OzAsia Festival Masterclass


The Mill and OzAsia Festival 2018 present

Dance Masterclass with Eko Supriyanto, choreographer of 'Salt' in the 2018 OzAsia Festival, hosted at LWDance Hub as part of OzAsia's Dance Lab. https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/events/salt/

Masterclass Details:
Date: Monday 29th October
Venue: LWDance Hub, Lion Arts Centre, Crn Morphett St and North Tce, Adelaide
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Level: Professional/Tertiary Dance





About Eko Supriyanto
Founder and artistic director for EkosDance Company and Solo Dance Studio in Surakarta Indonesia, Eko is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation.
Trained in Javanese court dances and the Indonesian martial arts of Pencak Silat since the age of seven Eko’s performance career spans major works and tours throughout Indonesia, Europe, America and the Asia Pacific. Eko holds a PhD in Performance Studies (2014) from Gadjah Mada University and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance and Choreography from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures (2001).
Eko’s performance career stretches between major commercial productions to dance research projects. He was enlisted as a dance consultant for Julie Taymor’s Lion King Broadway production and choreographed and performed for major international productions including Peter Sellars Le Grand Macabre, John Adam’s Opera Flowering Tree in Vienna, the Barbican Centre in London and the Lincoln Center in New York, Garin Nugroho’s Opera Jawa, MAU Lemi Ponifasio’s Tempest, Solid.States with Arco Renz, and was a featured dancer in Madonna’s 2001 Drowned World.

His recent major work is Cry Jailolo with seven youth dancers from Jailolo North Maluku and will be touring in Japan, Australia and Europe in August- October 2015. Most recent performance research on the Body Embodiment of Indonesian Dancers is connected to his work on maritime culture entitled The Future of Dance is Under Water.


Masterclass Series

'Dancing Grandmothers' - Eun-Me Ahn OzAsia Festival Masterclass


The Mill and OzAsia Festival 2018 present:

Dance Masterclass with Eun-Me Ahn

Eun-Me Ahn is the choreographer of 'Dancing Grandmothers' in the 2018 OzAsia Festival, hosted at LWDance Hub as part of OzAsia's Dance Lab. https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/events/dancing-grandmothers/

Masterclass Details:
Date: Sunday 28th October
Venue: LWDance Hub, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 11am -12:30pm
Cost: $20.00
Level: Professional/Tertiary Level Dance




About Eun Me Ahn:
Eun-Me Ahn has found new, unexpected and exciting ways. This first comes from her itinerary, marked as much by the learning and exploration of shamanistic tradition as by the many years spent in New York or a profound friendship with the missed Pina Bausch (who invited her many times in Wuppertal). Korean and cosmopolitan, figure of the avant-garde but also choreographer of the very official 2002 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Daegu and presented in the most important international festivals, she knows how to improve the beauties of contrast, mow polka dots, stripes and flower, how to play with the most pop colors before switching to the most solemn austerity, how to play with the most subtle shades of androgyny or une slowness to make trance rhythm burst...

Educated at the school of rigor, precise, demanding and of a all Korean discipline, Eun-Me Ahn is also a daredevil performer, ready for all kind of piracies. One have seen her jump from the top of a crane to attack a piano with axe and scissors, rip off herself her fairy dress made of white ties to distribute the pieces to the audience while performing a teddybear dance, bury herself with a clown costumes under a rain of baloons, locked up behind bars in a duet with a chicken, or dressed up as a mushroom... But one would be wrong thinking it is provocation. It is rather the affirmation of a curiosity and a freedom held by work and style pushed to their most unexpected limits.


Masterclass Series

Andropolaroid 1.1 – Yui Kawaguchi Oz Asia Festival Masterclass

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia  Festival & ACArts present a masterclass with Yui Kawaguchi performing Andropolariod 1.1 as part of The 2018 OzAsia Festival.


Masterclass Details:
Date: Wednesday 7th November
Time: 11am - 12.30pm
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts/TAFE, 39 Light Square Adelaide, Level 3, Rehearsal Studio
Cost: $20
Level: Professional/Tertiary Level
Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

Bookings essential via Eventbrite:

or Facebook


About the Masterclass:

Berlin-based dancer-choreographer Yui Kawaguchi has worked extensively in the global arena and collaborated with many different types of artists. In this masterclass, she focuses on how the body communicates with the outside world through interaction with music, words and space. Exercises related to joints and abdominal muscles help participants understand the condition of their own body while breathing techniques and other approaches improve balance and precision. Physical capabilities are then explored through improvisation before undertaking a choreographed work that celebrates the sheer joy of dancing.

About Yui Kawaguchi:

Yui Kawaguchi, choreographer/performer, has studied Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and contemporary dance, acting and singing. She danced by H.art.chaos (1998-2000) , Kota Yamazaki/Rosy, co (2000-2002) and Motoko Hirayama (2007), performing in Japan, the USA and Europe. She also has worked with film directors such as Makoto Tezuka, Yoshimasa Ishibashi. She choreographed for the opening festival of East Asian Olympic 2001, and has also worked with music videos, TV-CF, films, concerts and fashion shows. Between 2001- 2003, she worked as a choreographer and performer with the “media drive unit 66b/cell". Together with this multimedia performance group, she was engaged in developing the three-year project, "test-patches", which integrated composers, visual artists, system engineers with performers. The project was invited to perform at ARS Electronica (Linz), Seoul International Dance Festival and Japan Virtual Reality Conference, etc. Since 2005, she works in Berlin. She performed by Ismael Ivo, Helena Waldmann, NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS, Michaela Lucenti and Tomi Paasonen, among others. Her own piece have featured at a number of festivals. In 2006 she received the Jury’s Prize at the Yokohama solo-duo competition.
In 2008 her Solo REM - Black Cat was presented in New National Theater Tokyo. Since 2008 she works in collaboration with Jazz pianist Aki Takase. She is also engaged in research project with a sociologist and a cognitive scientist. Together with them she developed the Audio-Dance-Performance "HEREing Loss" and gave workshop in Keio University, Japan. She is the original cast of the successful cross over project "Flying Bach“, by Christoph Hagel and Flying Steps in New National Gallery Berlin, in which she choreographed contemporary part. This project won the "Echo Klassic Sonderpreis 2010". In May her new solo performance "andropolaroid“ was premiered in Cologne and become awarded "Der Kölner Tanztheaterpreis 2010".

Image Credit; Show Andropolaroid 1.1

Masterclass Series

Andrew Dearman Masterclass 'The Afghan Box Camera' // SALA Festival 2018

The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival present a masterclass with Andrew Dearman (SA).


Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August, 2018
Time: 12.00am - 3:00pm daily
Venue: The Breakout at The Mill
Cost: $150
Participants: no photography or developing experience required
Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

Booking essential: https://andrewdearman.eventbrite.com.au

In this masterclass, led by SA-based photographer and visual artist Andrew Dearman, participants will build their own 'Afghan Box Camera' from easy-to-find materials.

On day one, Dearman will lead the class through building the cameras with participants using their handmade contraptions to shoot and develop photographs on day two. No darkroom is required - these cameras are mini darkrooms too!

About The Artist: Andrew Dearman is an Adelaide based artist and analogue photographer, who teaches Art History & Theory at Adelaide Central School of Art. See his work by following the link:


Masterclass Series

Chris Orchard Masterclass 'Identity and the Avatar' // SALA Festival 2018

The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival present a masterclass with Chris Orchard (SA).

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Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August, 2018
Time: 10.00am - 4:00pm
Venue: The Breakout at The Mill
Cost: $400
Participants: some drawing studio experience is a minimal requirement.
Inquiries: programming@themilladelaide.com

Booking essential: https://chrisorchard.eventbrite.com.au

An old aphorism states that every time we make a representation of a head we are representing ourselves. This 2-day studio-based workshop will navigate notions of identity through the drawing of the head. For hundreds of years artists (in particular), have made images and objects based on the head, from observation and invention. The Avatar, the invented being is often a character the artist uses to examine the human condition and elements of Identity.

Participants will be guided through a series of strategies that provide opportunities to make small and large scale drawings of the head, their own and others and through repetition observe the evolution of the physiognomy of the entities drawn. In part I remain fascinated by the variability of the hand made, the slippages that become doors to invention.

Artists to consider include DaVincis’ Grotesques, Holbein, Antonia Carriera, William Blake, Goya, Van Gogh, De Chirico, Giacometti, Botero, Dobell Paula Rego, Mike Parr, Barry McGee, Jenny Saville, William Kentridge, Godwin Bradbeer.

Easels and Drawing boards provided. Participants are expected to provide:

12, Sheets Bulky Newsprint. NOT Butchers paper.
12, Sheets 200 gsm Cartridge.
1, box natural charcoal, thick sticks, about pencil thickness.
2 Charcoal pencils, medium.
2, Sticks compressed charcoal, medium & soft.
White latex erasers.
Masking tape.
Retractable blade utility knife.
A rag, napkin size, old Tshirt or bed sheet.
Small personal mirror, like a compact mirror to fit the palm of the hand.

About The Artist:
Chris Orchard held his first solo exhibition 1975. 1982 Founding member of Central Studios Adelaide. Over 60 solo and group exhibitions to the present. Former Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art. 1984-1987 joined Air and Space Studios Berry St London. 2000 residency at Gunnery Studios Sydney. 2002 taught Drawing at the New York Studio School. 2011 Awarded the Arts SA Fellowship. 2012 Three month studio development of new work at Present Company, Brooklyn, NY. In 2017 awarded the SALA feature artist with a publication by Wakefield Press, “Christopher Orchard, The Uncertainty of the Poet with text by Peter Goldsworthy, Margot Osborne, Julia Robinson, Roy Ananda and Rod Taylor. Maintain studio practice in Adelaide and New York to the present. Represented in Adelaide by BMGArt, in Sydney by Wagner Contemporary Galleries and in New York by Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art.



Who Run The World? - Umbrella Festival at The Breakout // May 2018

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A potent showcase of female South Australian musicians, curated over two nights in July

Who Run The World is the idea of local female musicians Erin Fowler and Emily Bettison, who both reside at The Mill (Erin as Director and Emily as singer, songwriter and producer at her recently built sound studio.)

Bettison and Fowler have each curated an evening of music featuring a bevvy of local female artists.

Thursday July 12: PASSION POP: Shining a light on female pop artists, curated by Emily Bettison Artists: NAKATOMI // FERRNS // KADO

Three of Adelaide’s finest female-fronted pop outfits. Indietronic, alternative future-pop duo NAKATOMI combine the fully-charged vocals of Em Smart along with musical partner Hamish Cox. Bettison’s eclectic, alternative pop act FERRNS will also grace the stage, exploring electronic pop with soul and R’n’B stylings to create vibrant, infectious tunes to promote joy, empowerment and movement. Kaitlin Feagan of KADO (formally Alice Girl), who blends glitter with alcoholism to bring you nostalgic tunes in the style of alternative alco-pop.

Bringing pop to the fore, audiences can be sure to have their feet moving and dance the night away.

Thursday July 19: STORY AND SONG: An evening of storytelling and song, curated by Erin Fowler Artists: NAOMI KEYTE // SITARA // HANNAH YATES

A stunning line-up of artists with  unique and intimate ways of telling a story – be it through song, poetry, film or dance. Award-winning singer songwriter from the Adelaide Hills, Naomi Keyte will work with multi-award winning photographer (and The Mill Associate Artist) Che Chorley, who’s passion and affinity for the ocean sees him create mesmerizing photography and film. Chorley's recent exhibition THE SEAN AND SHE was a stunning celebration of the female form. Fowler's band SITARA  - with sister Tess - will perform their 2017 visual album, Alchemy, against their projected 40 minute film,  incorporating Tess’s experience in theatre and screen, and Erin’s work as a choreographer and dancer. To complete the line up, is local songstress Hannah Yates who floats storytelling lyrics on nylon string lullaby rhythms to soothe you through deep nostalgia and into an eerie and uncomfortable place. Hannah interweaves storytelling, folk and haunting soul with a hint of cheeky with the purpose of preserving the Kaurna language and culture of the Adelaide Plains.

Doors and food from 5:30pm
Music from 6:30pm
Food trucks (vegan options available): Soza’s Sri Lankan Street Food (July 12th) // The Taste of Spain (July 19th) Drinks and mulled cider by SPARKKE // Hither & Yon


In conjunction with the two performance evenings, The Mill will also host 2 open dance classes for women, accompanied by recorded music from female South Australian artists. These will run be facilitated by Fowler – a trained Qoya teacher. Qoya is a movement practice specifically for women blending yoga, dance, feminine movement, ceremony and sisterhood. It is open to women of all ages, experiences and ability and music is a key part of a Qoya class.

Who Run the World has been supported by the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival, through Music SA as well as beverage company, SPARKKE.

Writers in Residence

Employment Opportunity - Visual Arts and Community Engagement Co-ordinator

The Mill is seeking a Visual Arts professional to add to our small, capable team. This is an exciting opportunity for a visual artist or curator to pursue their own passion for visual arts by delivering exhibitions and events that contribute to contemporary discourse around professional creative practice. The Mill is looking to attract applicants who exhibit strong artistic vision, and will utilise the existing machinery and momentum of the organisation to deliver this to an exceptional level.

Writers in Residence

Call Out - Writer in Residence

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 5th June 2018
Applications Close: 29th June, 2018
Notification: 13th July, 2018

The Mill's Writer in Residency fosters arts writing and criticism by emerging South Australian arts writers. The program provides a 12 month studio residency at The Mill on Angas Street, and four pieces of commissioned writing for circulation via our publication partners.

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The residency has two main aims - to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging with the arts AND to support writers in their professional development.

This is an opportunity for a writer to establish a permanent base from which to pursue their own artistic project/s alongside producing works commissioned by The Mill. The Mill is interested in engaging with writers whose work is cross-disciplinary in nature or, in some way intersects with different creative forms.

This program aims to create a broader audience for arts writing.

The Writer in Residence is provided with;

  • A dedicated writers' studio for 12 months, embedded in The Mill's creative community.

  • Access to The Mill as an Associate Artist, including 24-hour access to their studio, wifi via GIGCity, use of the meeting area, kitchen, exhibition and event spaces.

  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with a artists from a diverse range of disciplines and creative backgrounds, who use The Mill as a permanent or casual base for operations.

  • Four pieces of work, commissioned by The Mill, and developed in conversation with the artist, The Mill and our publication partners.

  • An opportunity to grow creatively and professionally with support from The Mill and our networks.

Selection is made by a panel consisting of Associate Artists and members of The Mill management. Successful applicants will be chosen based on the following criteria;

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment their writing practice.

  • Show interest in arts writing, and/or in being aligned with the creative community at The Mill.

  • Provide details of a major creative project / work-in-progress to be developed during the residency, with support from The Mill.

  • Propose at least one of the four commissioned pieces in their application, and commit to delivering all four in line with publication guidelines. This writing should contribute to national conversations around visual and / or performing arts - aesthetics, practice, curation, etc. For example, writers may choose to respond to / critique specific visual art works or exhibitions, comment on trends developing across creative or curatorial practice, investigate innovative modes of creation, present research into an area of professional artistic practice.... etc. Pieces should align with the writer's interests in visual or performing arts and give consideration to potential publication outcomes.

  • Articulate the impact this opportunity will have on their artistic and professional development

  • Be committed to contributing to the diverse writing community in Australia.

  • Meet application requirements and be prepared to establish a writing studio at The Mill.

  • Agree to write an evaluation report at the conclusion of the residency.

Desirable Criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who;

  • Demonstrate an interest to share creatively or collaborate.

  • Propose artistically strong, interesting work.

  • Show an interest in multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Have undertaken tertiary-level study in a writing field.

  • Show interest in being part of a writing community and network.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the value of this residency? The Writer in Residence is provided with a private studio space at The Mill for a period of 12 months (value $3,775), and is paid for each of the four commissioned works ($200 each).

What do you require from me? You will be required to meet regularly with The Mill and our publication partners to discuss pitches, progress and outcomes. You are required to submit four commissioned works over the 12 months of your residency, as well as two Associate Artist profiles for publication through our channels.

What hours do I have to be there? We don't expect you to work 9 'til 5, Monday to Friday, as we understand you may have a job or study commitments. However, we do expect you to make use of the space each week and be an active member of The Mill community while you are in residence.

When does this residency take place? The residency has set dates from August 2018 - July 2019. Dates will be confirmed with The Mill when the residency is allocated. Commissioned works will be spaced throughout the 12 months and delivered (quarterly-ish) in line with publication timelines. 

What is the major creative project? This residency is aimed supporting writers in their professional development. It provides an opportunity for you to delve into your own creative work to a new level, in a dedicated studio and surrounded by supportive artists and The Mill management. The major creative project can be anything you're currently working on, or aspire to create. It can be anything - creative, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose... Tell us what excites you about writing. The strength of your proposal will inform the selection process, but is not a defining factor. You are also free to make use of The Mill's other spaces in the pursuit your writing.

What are the commissioned works? Can I choose what to write about? The commissioned works are a way for you to engage with the creative community (locally, nationally and beyond) and contribute to critical dialogue surrounding artistic work that is of particular interest to you. You may choose to respond to visual art works or exhibitions, curation, performing arts practice, trends and modes of expression, or create written work researching a particular area of interest within professional artistic practice.

Who does the writing belong to at the end of the residency? Copyright of all work produced by the Writer in Residency, commissioned by or as part of the residency, remains solely with The Mill. Any other work developed by The Artist remains solely with them.  

For inquires contact Erin Fowler, The Mill Director via email

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ilDance Professional Development Opportunity in Sweden 2018: Felicity Boyd and Zoe Gay

The Helpmann Academy and The Mill have presented their ilDance Professional Development Opportunity, valued at over $17,000 per recipient, to two emerging South Australian dancers.

Zoe Gay Photo By Sophia Calado

Zoe Gay Photo By Sophia Calado

The opportunity will enable Zoe Gay and Felicity Boyd, both dance graduates from Adelaide College of the Arts to undertake a three month ilYoung residency with ilDance, an international and independent contemporary dance company based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Felicity Boyd: Photo by Sophia Calado

Felicity Boyd: Photo by Sophia Calado

Zoe and Felicity, who will depart Adelaide for Sweden in June, were selected for the residency following an intensive audition process with the directors of ilDance, Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni. The audition saw a dozen local dance graduates vying for selection to take part in the ilYoung residency program, ilDance's project based junior company.

The ilDance Professional Development Opportunity is the result of a partnership between The Mill and Helpmann Academy. The award provides an opportunity for emerging South Australian dancers to create strong and meaningful connections with both artists and organisations across Sweden and Europe and will potentially become a platform for future creative opportunities and cultural collaborations.
The residency will take a group of 10 young dancers, including Zoe and Felicity, from around the world, across Sweden where the cast, choreographers and creative team will engage with the local community in various activities whilst developing a new production by Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer.

Felicity Boyd said that winning the ilDance Opportunity was a dream come true. “It is an amazing opportunity to work with world-class choreographers and be exposed to a different dance community, and to collaborate with other dance artists. The value of the IlDance award cannot be overstated - to travel internationally and to have the opportunity to expose my practice to new concepts, physicalities and new ways of thinking about dance is a great privilege. I feel so lucky and grateful to have been chosen. I am ecstatic about taking up this chance to further my knowledge and am excited to see where this will take me.”

Zoe Gay said winning the ilDance Opportunity was an honour. “I am so excited to be given this opportunity to grow and develop as a dancer, under the mentorship of such inspiring choreographers. This experience will no doubt open doors and offer a whole new insight to how I want to portray myself as an artist, how I want to move, and I what I want to further explore.”

Erin Fowler, The Mill Co-Artistic Director, and Jane MacFarlane, Helpmann Academy CEO, said that it was important for young graduate dancers to gain exposure to other influences, build their networks and find opportunities develop as an artist outside of what they already know.

“It can be difficult to find enough opportunities for development locally, so this award will hopefully allow a young dancer to have a significant experience to develop their career, and, to bring that back to the community here in SA.” Erin said.

“The Helpmann Academy is delighted to be collaborating with The Mill Adelaide to enable South Australian dancers to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with ilDance. “ Jane said.


Artist Call Out - Free Range Residency

The The Mill’s Free Range Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts. The aim of the residency is to offer place and space as part of a vibrant arts community, for artists to develop new or existing work. Successful applicants will receive 2 - 4 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space (as per the artist’s requirements). To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 1st May 2018
Applications Close: 15th May, 2018
Notification: 22nd May

Inquires contact Katrina Lazaroff The Mill Programming Manager via email

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Artist Call Out - Spotlight Residency

[image credit: Chris Hertzfeld]

[image credit: Chris Hertzfeld]

The Mill’s Spotlight Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts. The aim of the residency is to  offer place and space as part of a vibrant arts community, for artists to develop new or existing work. Successful applicants will receive 2 - 4 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space (as per the artist’s requirements), plus an honorarium of $2000 provided by The Mill. This residency must result in a 'work in progress' performance outcome. To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 1st May 2018
Applications Close: 15th May, 2018
Notification: 22nd May

Inquires: The Mill Programming Manager Katrina Lazaroff via email

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Artist Call Out - Back Porch Theatre Residency

The Back Porch Theatre Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts and mixed arts disciplines. It is co-presented by The Mill and SA based theatre company, Back Porch Theatre.

Back Porch Theatre

Back Porch Theatre

The aim of the residency is to establish a platform for CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) artists to develop new work. Successful applicants will receive one week's access to The Breakout (at no charge) for one week, plus an honorarium of $500 (from The Mill) and mentorship by Back Porch Theatre.  The focus of this residency is to establish a platform for culturally and linguistically diverse artists.

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 1st May 2018
Applications Close: 15th May, 2018
Notification: 22nd May

Inquires contact Katrina Lazaroff The Mill Programming Manager via email

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Exhibition Space

John Blines - Memorias Exspirare // June 01 - August 25 2018

The Mill is excited to welcome John Blines as the debut artists in our new visual arts residency series. 

Blines' work, Memorias Exspirare, explores intrusive childhood memories and their effect on mental health. The intent is to process memories that impact Blines' adult psychological health, through making. It is  personal therapy and experimentation within the broader arts in health framework.

Over the course of three months Blines will establish a ‘studio’ within The Mill's Exhibition Space and create  small objects, evolving and growing the collection as he delves deeper into memory. The exhibition also included previous ‘memory’ works as research, inspiration and nostalgia.  

Blines will be present in The Exhibition Space on Sundays, Mondays and Thursday mornings. For more details watch this space and find The Mill's John Blines Face Book Event page.

This exhibition will also feature public engagement sessions, workshops, discussions and participatory making sessions. (Dates and times TBC.)



The Mill's Exhibition Space program presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide, highlights the practice of art-making and aims to make process more available to audiences.

Projects in The Exhibition Space aim to draw audiences deeper into the process of making, positioning them as central to artistic research. The Exhibition Space operates with a studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation.

The Exhibition Space presents four 12-week residencies per year, alongside short feature exhibitions. Each resident artist will commit time to developing their practice through discussions, forums, workshops, research and artist talks - both with the artistic community and the general public. The Mill will expedite research by facilitating connections to community groups the artist may wish to engage with, to help broaden their practice.

The Mill believes art positions itself within transitions and passages; it opens opportunities for public incursions into the private and vice versa. Our residency program considers this as the potential performativity of practice.