exhibition space, Exhibition Space

Visual Artist in Residence: Carly Tarkari Dodd, Shackled Excellence

Carly Tarkari Dodd, Image: Kayla Dodd

Carly Tarkari Dodd, Image: Kayla Dodd

The Mill welcomes Carly Tarkari Dodd, our new Artist in Residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space. Carly will be in residence from 1 October working on her project Shackled Excellence. With a focus on artistic process, this two-month residency allows audiences direct access to creative research and making. This residency is presented as part of Tarnanthi, Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Carly Tarkari Dodd is a proud Kaurna\Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist who is passionate about expressing her Aboriginal heritage through art and storytelling. Through this project Carly will develop a body of work that uses sculptural practice to discuss topics of contemporary Aboriginality. Using weaving techniques, she will create a number of 3-dimensional works that celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal people alongside highlighting some of the injustices that Aboriginal people face. The process and materiality of the weaving process will be central to the development of these works, and will sit alongside the conceptual and cultural research that underpins Carly’s project. The Mill invites you to witness Carly’s creative practice and gain insight into her process as the residency unfolds across a 10 week period. During her residency Carly will be presenting a number of public programs!

‘I’ve started weaving a trophy, which is going well. I’ve never made a shape like that before. I’ve been talking to my dad about sports. I feel like there is a lot of political Aboriginal art about history, but there’s not much on sport. Dad was one of the top players in his footy team, but he didn’t get acknowledged for that really. My Brother as well, Travis Dodd, has achieved a lot in soccer in Australia. So, this exhibition is a way of showcasing their achievements.’

Public Programs

‘In the Studio’ with artist Carly Tarkari Dodd

12-2pm on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Friday 25th of October

Pop into the gallery-come-studio and have a chat with Carly as she develops work for her project Shackled Excellence. All welcome, free event!

Artist in Conversation and Exhibition Finissage

24 November 3-5pm

Join artist Carly Dodd and The Mill’s Visual Arts Curator Adele Sliuzas for a chat about Carly’s residency, followed by drinks in the gallery.

Artists Biography

Carly Dodd is a Kaurna\Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist. She has been mentored by Indigenous Tasmanian artist Max Mansell and was taught traditional weaving by Ngarrindjeri artist Ellen Trevorrow. In 2013 she took part in a cultural camp to Coober Pedy, learning traditional methods of painting. Within her practice Carly mixes traditional and contemporary techniques, to produce works that are conceptually and culturally driven. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Carclew Emerging Curator Residency. Her works were exhibited during SALA 2018 at Adelaide Town Hall. Carly won the South Australian NAIDOC Young Aboriginal of the Year in 2018. Carly has facilitated art workshops at WOMAD, Spirit Festival, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Fringe.  

About the program

The Mill’s Exhibition Space Residency 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 Exhibition Space opens the creative process to the public, connecting people to cultural experience, insights, understanding and meaning.

Carly Tarkari Dodd
Shackled Excellence
1 October-10 December 2019
The Exhibition Space Residency
The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000


Carly Tarkari Dodd Shackled Excellence is presented as part of Tarnanthi Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

curated programs

The Mill Fundraiser: So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]

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DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF FOR THE MILL!

Each year, The Mill provides creative studios and artistic programs for over 400 local artists. Help The Mill continue to deliver opportunities for SA creatives, and build audiences for new work.

We need your support! Contribute to our annual fundraising target by attending our bad dance dance-off.

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

That means each dollar you spend or donate on this event will DOUBLE!

DATE: 18th October, 2019

VENUE: The Mill, 154 Angas Street Adelaide

TIME: 6.30pm doors open/registration sign in

7pm- 9pm opening/performances/raffles

FORMAT:

Dancers / dance teams improvise a 1-2 minute routine to a random song, in a random dance style (styles & songs picked from a hat on the night).

Winners to be decided by public vote - so bring your friends!

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GET INVOLVED:

Buy your tickets to attend.

$15 to register (per dancer)

$20 for audiences

$10 children

Donate if you can’t attend!

Book Tickets/Donate online: https://baddancefundraiser.eventbrite.com.au

WIN PRIZES:

1x double pass to a 2020 Adelaide Festival dance show.

Double passes to a 2020 Adelaide Fringe show at The Mill.

Door prizes and raffles on the night.

BAR OPEN ALL NIGHT!

Nibbles Provided!

Inquiries: info@themilladelaide.com

....WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

'So You Think You Can Dance [BAD]' is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

engage

Engage: Announcing Adrianne Semmens for the First Nations development project at Critical Path Sydney

Adrianne Semmens

Adrianne Semmens

The Mill in partnership with Critical Path (Sydney) congratulates South Australian First Nations Australian dance artist, Adrianne Semmens as the successful applicant for the opportunity to attend a 3-day development project in Sydney, NSW.

She will participate in a three day project which will explore and share where participants find themselves in their artistic practice now, their connections and responsibilities to community, and work to explore how they represent their work (in text, image and when speaking about it) along with what they communicate with others. Finally they will look at how they can support each other to take their respective practices forward.

The project will have the input of guest First Nations Australian artists, and has been planned with advice from BlakDance.

Claire Hicks, the Director of Critical Path will be facilitating the agreed framework for the program, with other guest artists, working together to roll out the activities together across the three days.

The Mill will provide a $1000 bursary toward accomodation and travel for the 3 days to Adrianne. Critical Path will also provide a small fee/honorarium of $500.

Date/s: 21st - 23rd September, 2019

Venue: The Drill Hall, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney (Critical Path)

Adrianne Semmens Biography:

Adrianne Semmens is a dance practitioner with experience working across the arts, education and community sectors. Born in Adelaide, Adrianne is a descendant of the Barkindji People of North Western NSW and a graduate of NAISDA Dance College and Adelaide College of the Arts.

Adrianne’s recent choreographic explorations have centred on place and identity, creating a site specific work on a group of international youth dancers at the Panpapanalya, 2018 Joint Dance Congress.  

Passionate about dance education, Adrianne has previously worked with the Australian Ballet’s Dance Education Ensemble, and presented programs as part of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Our Mob exhibition.  

As a performer Adrianne has worked with choreographers and companies including; Jo Clancy and Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, Erth Visual & Physical Inc, Jade Erlandsen (Adelaide Fringe Festival), Gina Rings (Spirit Festival) and Cathy Adamek (Adelaide Fringe Festival).

writers in residence

Writer In Residence: Meet Jennifer Eadie and Jess Martin

Announcing successful applicants Jennifer Eadie and Jess Martin

The Mill’s Writer in Residence program is focused on fostering arts writing and criticism by emerging arts writers. This year The Mill will partner with Fine Print magazine for writing and editing support and with Scotch College for an additional Writer In Residence educational program.

Jennifer and Jess will each undertake a 6 month residency at The Mill in a private studio, with The Mill commissioning three pieces of writing per artist and support them on a personal collaborative project.

For more info on the Writer in Residence Program

Jennifer Eadie: September 2019 - February 2020

Jennifer is writer and artist, having only recently moved to Adelaide / Kaurna country. Currently, she is a lecturer & tutor for the Aboriginal Pathway Program at UniSA. Jennifer studied art and creative writing at UNSW and critical legal studies at ANU. Her writing practice is motivated by the broad question of whether the notion of community - which is currently premised on an exclusive human ‘we’ - can be re-imagined so as to recognise and include ecological agency. Her upcoming book Rethinking the Animal Rights Movement (Routledge) explores this question from historical and activist perspectives. Her writing has been published in Modern Fiction Studies, Borderlands e-journal and extempore.

Jess Martin: March - August 2020

Jess Martin is a non-fiction writer, multi-disciplinary artist, producer and arts worker. As a critic their work has been published in Fest Magazine, Buzzcuts, On Dit and dB Magazine. Jess has a strong interest in experimental performance, dance and theatre. They also write creative non- ction in the form of personal essay. In their writing Jess has a clear voice which captures strong visual imagery, a sense of gestural motion, and unexpected wit. Jess's artistic practice involves working primarily with textile sculpture in relation with the body, informed by themes of phenomenological exploration, regional landscapes and communities, and queer identity. In 2018 Jess participated in Vitalstatistix's Adhocracy residency and performance festival with lead artist Alaskan First Nations dancer Emily Johnson, contributing spoken word and site speci c performance. In May this year they took part in the UNESCO Riverland Biosphere Soundscape Lab at Calperum Station, lead by sound artist Jesse Budel. Most recently Jess has worked with Japanese-Australian contemporary artist Hiromi Tango at Splendour in the Grass facilitating the Hiromi Hotel: Brain Flower project space. They also participated in process driven dance performance at Hiromi Hotel lead by artists from Hobart based DRILL dance company and Adelaide based Motus collective. Jess has studied media, politics and art history and is currently working as a moderator at MOD. and as a freelance writer and artist.

exhibition space

Exhibition: Girl Space, GODDESS

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Girl Space presents GODDESS: a group exhibition at The Mill

The ancient goddesses of varying mythology are often regarded as the reason for existence of water, of crops and harvest and of the human race. From the ancient Greek goddess of spring and re-birth, Persephone, to the indigenous Australian mother goddess, Kunapipi, women in mythology are heralded as heroes – strong, wise and of eternal importance. Yet, often when depicted in art, we see these heroes from a male gaze and not as the strong, raw women they were. These goddesses were also often mistreated and subjected to heinous acts of abuse and violence.

This exhibition will show these goddesses in all of their human glory – as wmn with strength, weakness, power, determination and courage. It will also showcase our current goddesses – the wmn in modern times who have shown us the qualities of the goddesses of ancient times.

Works by Bri Puckridge, Clare Macpherson, Georgia Ruehlemann and Sarah Burley

Exhibition Runs:  4th - 27th September, 2019

Gallery Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm 

Opening Night:  September 6th, 2019 7pm - 10pm 

Come along to the opening night and share a drink with us, have a chat with the artists and enjoy the incredible art by these amazing local wmn artists. We will have a curator talk at 7:30 with Laura Gentgall and Hannah Southcombe - the Girl Space team, and the exhibition will be officially opened by Amber Cronin. $5 tickets available on the door, cash or card available.

masterclass series

Gaga/people Movement Classes: 12 Weeks in Adelaide 2019/20

Photo by Ascaf

Photo by Ascaf

About Gaga/people Classes:

Gaga/people Classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed!

Gaga is the movement research developed by Ohad Naharin (ISRAEL) over many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company.  

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin.

What to expect in Gaga/people classes:

Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand.

What to wear:

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. 

Lee Brummer Gaga/people teacher, Adelaide.

Lee Brummer Gaga/people teacher, Adelaide.

About Lee Brummer - Gaga/people teacher Adelaide.

Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator based in Sweden. She studied at the Jerusalem Academy for music and dance in Israel where she also completed her BA and teaching degree in 2007. Lee has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer. Lee is a certified Gaga teacher.

Lee is the Associate Director and Co Founder of ilDance, an independent and international contemporary dance company and organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2016 Lee also manages GAGA SWEDEN under the umbrella of ilDance.

Lee danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer's assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad.

Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales and Norrdans to name a few. She has been guest teaching at open professional classes, schools and universities worldwide and has been choreographing her own work within different international structures since 2010.

Class/Booking details:

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space

Dates: Thursdays

October - 17, 24, 31

November - 7, 14, 21, 28

December - 5, 12, 19

January - 2

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Cost: $20 casual or discounted rate $100 for 6 classes (plus fees)

Bookings Essential: https://gagapeopleclasses.eventbrite.com.au

Enquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

More About Gaga:

Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.  The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.  Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.  The research of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly. 

Quote from Ohad Naharin:

‘We are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure,  we are aware of the distance between our body parts, we are aware of the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, yet, our form is not shaped by gravity . . . We are aware of where we hold unnecessary tension, we let go only to bring life and efficient movement to where we let go . . . We are turning on the volume of  listening to our body, we appreciate small gestures, we are measuring and playing with the texture of our flesh and skin, we might be silly, we can laugh at ourselves.  We connect to the sense of “plenty

of time,” especially when we move fast, we learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal we are and the power of our imagination.  We are “body builders with a soft spine.”

We learn to appreciate understatement and exaggeration, we become more delicate and we recognize the importance of the flow of energy and information through our body in all directions.  We learn to apply our force in an efficient way and we learn to use “other” forces.

We discover the advantage of soft flesh and sensitive hands,  we learn to connect to groove even when there is no music.

We are aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We become more aware of our form since we never look at ourselves in a mirror; there are no mirrors.  We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities.  Yielding is constant while we are ready to snap . . .

We explore multi-dimensional movement, we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles,  we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it.  We change our movement habits by finding new ones, we can be calm and alert at once.

We become available . . .” Ohad Naharin

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Hip Hop from streets of Paris with Valentine Nagata-Ramos

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts present Masterclass with Valentine Nagata-Ramos performing in KATA as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Level 3, Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide College of The Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://valentinenagataramos.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

B-girl Valentine has danced for leading hip-hop troupes around the world, and started her own dance company, Uzumaki, in 2011. She performed with the MTV dance crew and has won numerous breakdance battles. She will run this special masterclass, sharing many of her unique break styles as seen in the performance of Kata by choreographer Anne Nguyen as part of Oz Asia Festival 2019.

An internationally renowned B-girl, Valentine has danced for companies Black Blanc Beur, Montalvo/Hervieu, 6° Dimension, and with the crew Fantastik Armada (world champion at BOTY 2004). She performed with the MTV dance crew 2005-2006 and has won many breakdance battles (BOTY 2007, IBE 2008…) which she also judged (BOTY 2004). For her Dance Company Uzumaki, she choreographed her first soloSadako in 2011, the duet JE suis TOI in 2014, and My Mother is better than yours in 2018. Valentine has also worked with Anne Nguyen before, replacing her in the solo Square Root (2007), and is dancing with her in the duet Yonder Woman (2010). She is also dancing in the female quartet Autarcie and in the 2017 par Terre Dance Company’s production Kata.

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Contemporary Dance in Visual Art & Film with Damien Jalet & Aimilios Arapoglou

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and supported by Dance Hub SA, present Masterclass with Damien Jalet, choreographer of ‘Vessel’ presented as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Sunday 27th October, 2019

Time: 10am - 11.30am

Venue: Dance Hub SA, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time School Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://damienjaletmasterclass.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

Choreographer of ‘Vessel’, Damien Jalet is at the forefront of contemporary dance. Damien Jalet is an independent Belgian and French choreographer and dancer whose work has been presented all over the world . Interested in the capacity of dance constantly reinventing itself by conversing with other media such as visual art, music, cinema, theatre and fashion; his works are often collaborative. He worked as a choreographer and dancer for companies such as Ballet C. de la B., Sasha Waltz and Guests, Chunky Move, Eastman, NYDC, Hessiches Staatballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Scottish Dance Theatre, Icelandic Dance Company , Gothenburg Dance company and many more.

Damien will share his experience as a choreographer in areas of visual art and film with his collaborator Aimilios Arapoglou.

As a teacher Jalet has also taught his specific technique using centrifugal force in many companies and institutions including Pina Bausch Company, ImPulsTanz Vienna, Atelier de Paris, Architanz Tokyo.

Damien Jalet has been entitled knight of the arts and letters by the French government in 2013. https://www.damienjalet.com

Aimilios Arapoglou

Aimilios Arapoglou graduated from the Greek National Dance School in 2011. A few notable performances include, Bolero, YAMA, Gravity Fatigue and BABEL 7.16. He recently contributed to the creation of Skid, a piece by Damien Jalet and visual artist Jim Hodges. In addition to freelance touring throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, Aimilios was invited by Ceprodac Dance Company for an artistic residency in Mexico in August 2018. There, as a guest artist and choreographic assistant to Damien Jalet, he collaborated on Omphalos, which premiered in Mexico City that year.

Images: Damien Jalet and Aimilios Arapoglou - image by Koen Broos

masterclass series

OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Urban Street Dance, Classical Dance and The Warrior with Guillaume Gabriel of Herve Koubi Company

Guillaume GABRIEL - Image by Gilles Aguilar

Guillaume GABRIEL - Image by Gilles Aguilar

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts present Masterclass with co founder of Company Herve Koubi, Guillaume Gabriel, presenting ‘What the Day Owes to the Night’ as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Monday 21st October, 2019

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

Venue: Level 3, Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide College of The Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time Dance Student

Cost: $20

Bookings essential: https://guillaumegabrielhervekoubicompany.eventbrite.com.au

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

About the Artist/Masterclass

This masterclass with co-founder Guillaume Gabriel of Herve Koubi Company, will highlight the importance of quality movement, weight, balance and provide guidance to work thorough challenges.

‘What the Day Owes to the Night’ by Herve Koubi brings together an incredible troupe of male dancers from across the Mediterranean Basin. In this work the performers share their connection for urban dance, classical dance and ancient performance rituals. In this physical masterclass, Guillaume will share the techniques he developed to create this game-changing piece of choreography. 


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engage

Call Out: ENGAGE - Development Project for First Nations Australian Dance Artists 2019

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The Mill in Partnership with Critical Path (Sydney) is offering a position for one South Australian First Nations Australian Dance Artist, to attend a 3-day Development Project in Sydney, NSW.

Artists participating in the three day project will explore and share where they find themselves in their practice now, their connections and responsibilities to community, and work to explore how they represent their work (in text, image and when speaking about it) along with what they communicate with others. Finally they will look at how they can support each other to take their respective practices forward.

The Project will have the input of guest First Nations Australian Artists, and has been planned with advice from BlakDance. https://www.blakdance.org.au/

Claire Hicks, the director of Critical Path will be facilitating the agreed framework for the program, with other guest artists, working together to roll out the activities together across the three days.

Confirmed artists are: Jacob Boehme, Mariaa Randall, Henrietta Baird & Jasmin Sheppard

The Mill will provide a $1000 bursary toward accomodation and travel for the 3 days to the successful SA applicant. Critical Path will provide a small fee/honorarium for all participants of $500. Food will be provided.

Date/s: 21st - 23rd September, 2019

Venue: The Drill Hall, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney (Critical Path)

Total Artist Fee: $1500 for successful SA applicant.

Call Out Opens: July 29th, 2019

Call Out Closes: August 19th, 2019

Applicants Notified: August 23rd, 2019

To Apply: please send your CV and photo to director@themilladelaide.com and include a short paragraph about yourself and why you’d like to attend this development project at this time in your career.

exhibition space

Visual Artist in Residence : Grace Marlow, Doors & Windows

Grace Marlow, Let me carry that for you , Grace Marlow with audience participants, performed in  Psychache co- curated by Adele Sliuzas and Ray Harris, Holy Rollers, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

Grace Marlow, Let me carry that for you, Grace Marlow with audience participants, performed in Psychache co-curated by Adele Sliuzas and Ray Harris, Holy Rollers, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

In July and August, 2019, Grace will be exploring collaboration and participation within her practice. Sitting somewhere between performance and social engagement, Grace’s residency will include research, writing and collaborative practice that investigates understandings of authorship and value.

Come check out the evolving work in The Exhibition Space at The Mill. Grace’s residency runs through to the end of August 2019.

1 July - 28 August 2019

The Exhibition Space, The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Grace Marlow, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY , black painted text and line on the gallery skirting boards, in  Who speaks for a community?  curated by Bella Hone-Saunders, Sister Gallery, 2017. Photography by Christopher Arblaster.

Grace Marlow, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY, black painted text and line on the gallery skirting boards, in Who speaks for a community? curated by Bella Hone-Saunders, Sister Gallery, 2017. Photography by Christopher Arblaster.

Grace Marlow,  again back, remain through , performed with Virginia Barratt, in Into My Arms co-curated by Frances Barratt and Toby Chapman, Ace Open, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

Grace Marlow, again back, remain through, performed with Virginia Barratt, in Into My Arms co-curated by Frances Barratt and Toby Chapman, Ace Open, 2018. Photography by Sam Roberts.

writers in residence

Writer in Residence: Letti K-Ewing 2018/19

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Meet Letti K-Ewing - recipient of The Mill's 2018/19 Writer in Residence program.

Letti is a published journalist and poetry writer with a special interest in the Arts. She has written for Adelaide online and print magazine Yewth, and Edinburgh-based magazine, Fest, covering both local and international artists and acts during Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, and beyond.

Letti has also had her poetry published in Chicago-based magazine Hooligan Mag, and exhibited written poetry works locally at Adelaide Fringe Festival.

You can view Letti's portfolio of works and engage with her through her website: https://lettikewing.wordpress.com/

Letti receives a studio at The Mill for 6 months, a budget for commissioned writing and publication outcomes with our partner organisations.

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Writer in Residence: Ben Brooker 2018/19

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Meet Ben Brooker - recipient of The Mill's 2018/19 Writer in Residence program.

Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Review. Ben is a co-facilitator of Adelaide’s Quart Short literary reading salons and in 2016-17 was an inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellow.

Find out more: www.benbrooker.com

Ben receives a studio at The Mill for 6 months, a budget for commissioned writing and publication outcomes with our partner organisations.

Testimonial:

It was great to have The Mill’s support, and the company of so many lovely Mill residents, as I wrote some of the most challenging and rewarding pieces I’ve done in some time. From getting branded (twice!) to tangling with Peter Goers, it was a wild ride.” - Ben Brooker, 2018-19 Writer in Residence

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Writer in Residence: Eleanor Scicchitano 2017/18

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Introducing The Mill's debut Writer in Residence, Eleanor Scicchitano.

Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.

She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.

We are excited to welcome two Writers in Residence for 2017-18. Over the next 12 months, these to artists create work for, with and about The Mill, from a permanent base within our creative community.

Testimonial:

The writer-in-residence program at The Mill gave me the space, not just physically but also mentally, to focus on my writing. It allowed me to dedicate time to my practice, and to grow it through new opportunities. I was able to expand my repertoire to include pieces about dance and residencies. This was challenging, but also rewarding as I was able to learn a new language, and to explore a different discipline.” - Eleanor Scicchitano, 2017-18 Writer in Residence

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Writer in Residence: Aimee Knight 2017/18)

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Introducing The Mill's debut Writer in Residence, Aimee Knight.

Aimee writes cultural criticism and creative non-fiction. Her words appear on and in The Big Issue Australia, Little White Lies, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Daily Life, Broadly and more.

In 2015 she was a Writer in Residence at SA Writers Centre. The following year, she was selected for Critics Campus at Melbourne International Film Festival. She’s set to appear as an artist at National Young Writers' Festival in October 2017.

Aimee is a poptimist who digs gender equality, sexual diversity and good mental health. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.

Read her work here: https://www.clippings.me/siraimeeknight

We are excited to welcome two Writers in Residence for 2017-18. Over the next 12 months, these to artists create work for, with and about The Mill, from a permanent base within our creative community.

Testimonial:

As an inaugural Writer in Residence at The Mill, I've had the space and support to connect with many of the resident and exhibiting artists. It's a lively environment full of fascinating people creating vital new work. The Mill's staff has been especially encouraging of all my literary endeavours.” - Aimee Knight, 2017-18 Writer in Residence

masterclass series

SALA Masterclass: Chris Orchard (drawing), 'The Body Caught - Drawing the Body in Motion'

The Throw, by Chris Orchard 2018

The Throw, by Chris Orchard 2018

Presented by The Mill in partnership with SALA Festival, 2019;

Chris Orchard Masterclass - 'The Body Caught' - drawing the body in motion

A two-day drawing intensive.

Dates: 3rd & 4th August, 2019

Time: 10am - 4pm Daily

Venue: The Mill’s Breakout Space

Cost: $400

Bookings: https://chrisorchardmasterclass2019.eventbrite.com.au

About the Masterclass

The intensive will be constructed around the body in motion vs. stillness. Our model will “choreograph” movement that participants will capture in drawings sometimes as fleeting as the moment and at other times held in suspension for longer periods. We will focus on the “loss” of memory and each participants’ capacity to invent when memory fails. We will use repetition both in the models movements and in the drawers’ marks to embed imagery in more developed drawings in charcoal and or materials of the participants’ choice. We will make a lot of drawings and engage in discussion along the way. 

Artists to consider;

DAUMIER. FUTURISM. JENNY SAVILLE. DEGAS. KENTRIDGE. MUYBRIDGE.

About Chris Orchard:

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. 

Materials:

Participants must provide the following;

12, Sheets Bulky Newsprint. NOT. Butchers paper.

6, Sheets 210 gsm Cartridge. (CA Grain or equivalent.)

3, boxes natural charcoal, thick sticks, about pencil thickness.

2 Charcoal pencils, medium. (Central Art Supplies at Glenside have terrific “Peel & Sketch” charcoal pencils, just an option.)

2, Sticks compressed charcoal, medium & soft. Conte also makes an HB compressed charcoal that participants may find interesting

White latex erasers.

20mm Masking tape.

Retractable blade utility knife.

A rag, napkin size, old T-shirt or bed sheet.

(Each participant will have his or her preferred mediums to add to list.)

curated programs

Umbrella Music Festival: 'The Hum Of Concrete' Blues 'n' Roots / Indie / Folk

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The Mill in partnership with Umbrella City Sounds Festival/Music SA presents;

The Hum of Concrete - Songs from the City to Suburbia // Curated by Jen Lush

When the city comes alive with the hum of concrete – songwriters bring warmth and their own unique observations, with stories and songs that take us beyond the concrete surfaces and into the suburbs of our imaginations.

An open air street session of folk-blues with Jimmybay kicks off the Umbrella City Sounds event at The Mill. The Fiddle Chicks thread their folk tunes through the inner spaces, roving storytelling at it’s finest, leading to the Breakout space where Loren Kate, Jen Lush and Ryan Martin John, fill up the night with their indie-folk/rock songs of identity and belonging, joining the hum of the city’s night soundscape.

Date: 26th July

4.30pm - 10pm

4:30 - 5:15 Jimmybay (45 mins - Free Outdoor event)

5:30 - 6:15 Fiddle chicks (45 mins - Enter Via Exhibition Space)

6:40 - 7:30 Loren Kate (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)

7:50 - 8:40 Jen Lush (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)

9:00 - 10pm Ryan Martin John (45 mins - Enter Via Breakout Space)

Bookings: https://umbrellaadelaide.com.au/events/the-hum-of-concrete-songs-from-the-city-to-suburbia/

Inquiries: info@themilladelaide.com

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Felicity Boyd and Zoe Gay

Felicity Boyd and Zoe Gay

Supported by The Mill, Motus Collective are in residence at The Mill’s Breakout space in 2019 as part of The Mill’s EXPAND Program.

Motus Collective are Felicity Boyd and Zoe Gay, based in Adelaide facilitating connections between artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines in a shared rigorous contemporary movement-based practice. Motus Collective are creating new work in The Breakout space in 2019 and running public Jam Sessions;

Interdisciplinary Jam Sessions: Tuesday nights at The Mill’s Breakout Space. 7-9pm

This program is designed to create a space for artists to expand their own individual practice whilst being inspired and supported by other interdisciplinary artists. This ongoing workshop series will facilitate new explorations and connections between artists of diverse disciplines.

The aim of this program is to;

  • To bring the Adelaide arts community together.

  • To provide networking opportunities for artists of diverse disciplines.

  • To provide a creative space free from the pressure to perform, or to provide an

  • To enable a safe space for creative practice, in which all participants are equal.

  • To allow artists a place to develop their own individual practice with the support of fellow

    local artists, to be inspired by others and excel at their own unique style.

  • To give artists a place to experiment and step outside of their comfort zones.

  • To enliven contemporary dance practice in South Australia.

Bookings/More info Contact;

Felicity Boyd - felicityb91@hotmail.com

Zoe Gay - zjwgay@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/motuscollective

https://www.facebook.com/motuscollective/

masterclass series

Masterclass: Ella Ziegler (public art), 'Transforming Everyday Sites'

June 12th, 2019

Image Credit: work by Ella Ziegler

Image Credit: work by Ella Ziegler

‘TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES'

Presented by The Mill, Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA) and supported by City of Adelaide.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Ella Ziegler uses a wide range of artistic methods to creatively transform mundane existence into interesting opportunities for playful artistic expression. Her interdisciplinary observations and reflections lead us through a variety of social situations where she highlights, questions and renegotiates the importance of individual participation in public space. Her distinctive practice inspires new pathways and thought patterns as to how artists can approach the use of the public domain for artistic and relevant outcomes unique to that space. Ella has participated successfully in international exhibitions, residencies and projects and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. www.ella-ziegler.de

ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS:

This one-day masterclass/workshop is focused on temporary site-based and unexpected art events in the public domain. Taking its lead from Ella’s innovative approaches that utilise performance and visual art strategies, to creatively transform mundane public spaces into dynamic spaces of playful artistic expression. Masterclass/workshop participants will be invited to explore the importance of individual participation in public space by means of context - based actions, events and performance proposals.

This masterclass/workshop will offer local Adelaide artists a fertile space to share, learn, create and exchange ideas, skills and processes. The overall directives will open up new ways of thinking, doing and making in a collaborative and collegial gathering that will extend and address each participating artists’ own practices and interests.

“I take delight in renewing my own as well as my viewers’ consciousness by highlighting and sensitizing us to what normally passes us by inconspicuously. My independent, idiosyncratic practice is simple and radical at the same time, inspiring wonder, provoking curiosity and making us think differently about what we previously considered ordinary.” Ella Ziegler.

MASTERCLASS INFORMATION:

DATE: Wednesday 12th June, 2019

TIME: 10am - 4pm

VENUE: The Mill's Breakout Space and Public walk

COST: $50 Adult and $30 Concession

BOOKINGS:

https://publicartellazeigler.eventbrite.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/events/712076762546284

INQUIRIES: director@themilladelaide.com