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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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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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

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Exhibition: Robyn Wood, 'Natural Progression'

Robyn Wood, 2018, photo: James Knowler, courtesy of Brand SA

Robyn Wood, 2018, photo: James Knowler, courtesy of Brand SA

Robyn Wood,  Reflect Desk,  2015, Victorian Ash, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Reflect Desk, 2015, Victorian Ash, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Wave Coffee table, 2019, American Oak, glass photo: Nick Clayton

Robyn Wood, Wave Coffee table, 2019, American Oak, glass photo: Nick Clayton

Robyn Wood,  Bud lamp , 2015, hand/ turned timber and bonded parchment, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Bud lamp, 2015, hand/ turned timber and bonded parchment, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood,  Daisy low stool , 2016, Hoop pine ply, wood wash and wax, photo: Simon Vaughan

Robyn Wood, Daisy low stool, 2016, Hoop pine ply, wood wash and wax, photo: Simon Vaughan

Please join us in The Exhibition Space for Natural Progression, an exhibition by Adelaide based designer/maker Robyn Wood.  

Natural Progression is a solo exhibition of furniture and objects by Robyn Wood. The exhibition features new work and previously unexhibited pieces, alongside a visual exploration of Robyn’s prototyping development. The exhibition gives insight into artistic process, showing how raw materials are transformed into something useful and beautiful. For this exhibition Robyn has explored new materials and processes, extending from her previous work in timber. 

 

Maintaining a connection to nature is an important theme in my designing; simple sculptural forms, lines gently curved, the touch and feel of warmer materials. These are things I am drawn to. I am looking for ways to connect the end user to nature and provide warmth and character to spaces they inhabit. Designing furniture and objects with character, balance and restraint. The use of natural materials and a preference for organic forms are tools I use to express my ideas.’ 

Artists Biography

Robyn Wood (www.robynwood.com.au) is a Furniture designer and maker based at The Mill, Adelaide. Her practice is informed by traditional joinery and current manufacturing techniques. She is influenced by the everyday things she observes, gaining fresh insight from her travels. Maintaining a connection to nature is important in her designing. She expresses her ideas through the use of warmer natural materials and a preference for organic forms. Robyn studied and practiced as a teacher before following her passion for design and returning to study as a designer. She has a Bachelor of Design - Interior Design from the University of South Australia.

 

She has worked for Australian Joinery firm IJF, during which time she oversaw a 3-year interior project fit out in Paris on the Australian embassy residences. As an Interior designer she worked on a wide range of commercial and government projects, where she continued to develop her interest in joinery. In 2014 she pursued her love of furniture design and established her studio. Since then she has been designing and making. Being hands on in her joinery work has become important in developing new work. Robyn is undertaking mentorships with two traditional woodworkers, learning techniques in using hand tools and traditional joinery techniques.

 

In 2016 Robyn exhibited in Home in the Asia Pacific space design alliance conference and as part of the WOMADelaide Creative Industries Showcase. She was selected as an artist for Guildhouse’s Wellmade program in 2016 and is currently an ambassador for Brand SA craft industries. She has presented her work at Big Design Market Melbourne (2015-18) & Sydney (2016-18), The Mill Market (2018) and Bowerbird Market (2014-18). Her work has been featured in the Adelaide Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and City Messenger. 

 

She has worked on a range of commercial projects and private commissions. Her one off pieces and small production runs were launched at Bowerbird in Adelaide in 2014. She is currently working on a new collection of furniture and objects in collaboration with leading South Australian artisan makers and artists. 

EXHIBITION DETAILS
Robyn Wood
Natural Progression
June 3- 28 2019
The Exhibition Space, The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

 

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Masterclasses: Richard Cilli (dance), 'Countertechnique'

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

Image by: Gregory Lorenzutti

The Mill Adelaide in partnership with AC Arts present Countertechnique masterclasses with national dance artist Richard Cilli.

About the Artist:

Richard Cilli trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before joining Sydney Dance Company in 2009, and in 2010 he won and the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer for his performance in Rafael Bonachela‘s We Unfold. He has danced for Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and various independent choreographers around Australia. As a choreographer he has created works for Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company, and WAAPA, as well as his own independently produced work. He joined Chunky Move in 2018 to work with Anouk van Dijk on Common Ground, and since then has danced for the company in Anti Gravity (Netherlands Tour), Accumulation (National Gallery Victoria), and the film Traces. 2019 has seen Richard co-produce and perform alongside celebrated percussionist Claire Edwardes inRecital directed by Gideon Obarzanek for Sydney’s March Dance festival and Melbourne’s Dance Massive.

Richard is a certified Countertechnique teacher and continues to perform, choreograph, teach, mentor and produce around Australia.

About The Masterclass:

Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the deman­ding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.

Join Richard in exploring how these tools can be applied to movement and to life!

Masterclass Details:

Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019, Time: 11am -1pm
Date: Wednesday 17th April 2019, Time: 10am - 12pm
Date: Thursday 18th April 2019, Time: 3pm - 5pm
Cost: $20/class
Participant Level: Professional Level Contemporary Dance
Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Bookings via Facebook or Eventbrite

https://www.facebook.com/events/1136446553225046
https://countertechniquewithrichardcilli.eventbrite.com.au/

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Call Out: The Breakout Residencies - 'BRINK Productions Residency' 2019

The BRINK Productions Breakout Residency is an open project development platform available to artists working in the performing arts and mixed arts disciplines. In 2019 this theatre residency is co-presented by The Mill and SA based theatre company, BRINK Productions.

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BRINK Productions


The aim of the residency is to establish a platform for theatre artists to develop new or existing work with mentorship from an established theatre director. 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 from Brink Productions Director Chris Drummond. Dates preferable Weeks beginning April 29th or July 22nd 2019.

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April, 2019
Notification: 16th April, 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director Katrina Lazaroff via email to director@themilladelaide.com

Chris Drummond

Chris Drummond

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Call Out: The Breakout Residencies - Spotlight Residency 2019

The The Mill’s Spotlight Breakout 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 and show new or existing work. Successful applicants will receive 2 - 3 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space, $2000 artist honorarium, profiling and support from The Mill. To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April 2019
Notification: 16th April 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director, Katrina Lazaroff via director@themilladelaide.com

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Call Out: The Breakout Residencies - Free Range Residency 2019

The The Mill’s Free Range Breakout 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 week’s use of The Mill’s Breakout space, profiling and support from The Mill. To apply for this unique opportunity, artists must complete and submit the following online application form.

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Image: Theatre Republic Creative Development: Lines, Photo by Olivia Zanchetta

Call Out Details

Online Applications Open: 20th March 2019
Applications Close: 4th April 2019
Notification: 16th April 2019

Inquires contact The Mill Director, Katrina Lazaroff via director@themilladelaide.com

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Visual Artist in Residence: Louise Flaherty, 'Memorial for Forgotten Plants'

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Memorial for Forgotten Plants
1 September - 10 November 2018


Louise Flaherty presents 'Memorial for Forgotten Plants', an exhibition developed through her residency in The Mill's Exhibition Space. An evolving and participatory body of work, Louise has used her ten week residency to explore the native Flora of the city.

‘I am currently working on a project titled Memorial for Forgotten Plants. From my initial research into the original flora of the Western Suburbs in the Adelaide Plains, I have been creating memorials for these plants that rarely exist in their natural environment; having been taken over by introduced species. These “memorials” have been in the form of ink drawings, which have been photocopied and pasted up into the local area. The work is about highlighting native plant conservation as well as mourning the loss of the landscape that is no longer there. ‘

Artists Biography
Louise is an artist and arts worker based in Adelaide. She studied Visual Arts at the South Australian School of Art, receiving first class Honours. She was a Founding Director of Downtown Arts Space, and has worked at the South Australian School of Art and as the Arts Program Manager at Barkly Regional Arts in the Northern Territory. She has exhibited at Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Central Gallery, Artroom5 and Murray Bridge Regional Gallery and ran community workshops at the Woodville library. Louise recently undertook a mentorship with artist Laura Wills, focussing on community engagement and participatory practice. She has an upcoming residency at Sauerbier House.

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. This is our second Residency, following on from our innaugural Exhibition Space Residency John Blines, memorias exspirare.

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Visual Artist in Residence: Sonja Porcaro, 'Small Moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps'

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress,  2019, glitter netting, paperclip, approx. 11 x `15 x 14 cm  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress, 2019, glitter netting, paperclip, approx. 11 x `15 x 14 cm

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress (detail),  2018, felt, masking tape, dimensions variable  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress (detail), 2018, felt, masking tape, dimensions variable

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro,  Work in progress (detail) , 2019, felt, dowel, foldback clip, dimensions variable  Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

Sonja Porcaro, Work in progress (detail), 2019, felt, dowel, foldback clip, dimensions variable

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

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Artist Studio with Sonja

Artist Studio with Sonja

The Mill welcomes Sonja Porcaro, our new Artist in Residence in The Mill's Exhibition Space. Sonja will be in residence from 1 April- 29 May 2019 working on her project ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’.

Porcaro’s predominantly sculpture and installation work uses everyday objects- including found objects- and humble materials to create restrained and poetic assemblages, often investigating notions of memory, uncertainty and the fluidity of language and representation. In combining both intimate, hand crafted objects and materials with more robust structures and often employing repetition, Porcaro’s work also acknowledges and reworks minimalist traditions, often through gendered perspectives. The Mill invites you to witness Sonja’s creative practice and gain insight into her process as the residency unfolds across a two-month period. During her residency Porcaro will be presenting a number of public programs- watch this space!

The project for the residency at The Mill ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’ will explore the idea of daily rhythms and rituals within the city, with repetition (both as an investigative idea and formally through processes and materials employed) featuring throughout its duration. I will explore rituals/rhythms connected to the city of Adelaide (in particular to the Central Market, with reference to early childhood memories) and investigate the rhythms of those who inhabit, work in and visit the city also, with attention to the various languages spoken within the city and beyond.

The work will also respond to the nuances and particularities of the site of The Mill itself- both as a physical space and as a site of diverse social and cultural production and interaction- with ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’, ‘activating’ the space in quiet, contemplative and intimate ways: enacting attention and care.’ - Sonja Porcaro

Kids studio with Sonja Porcaro at The Mill


Two Dates: 15 April 10-11:30am and 16 April 10-11:30am

Artist in Residence Sonja Porcaro invites kids to join her for a drop in studio session at The Mill this school holidays. Participate in Sonja’s project 'Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps', kids will be invited reflect on themes of sunset, sunrise and the rhythms & rituals of daily life.

Come with your parent/carer for a short creative session where kids will make an artwork looking at bright colour and bold form. Sonja will also be looking at some of the ideas explored in iconic children's book 'How the Sun got to Coco's house' by Bob Graham, and abstract painting by artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Melinda Harper and Wassily Kandinsky. At the end of the session kids will be able to take their artwork home.

Kids Studio details:
Age: 5 + (primary school age)
All materials provided
Children must be accompanied by parent/carer (the idea is to spend the session working alongside your big person), Please wear 'studio clothes' or bring a smock
Cost: $10 for a Kid + accompanying adult, $10 for additional children
Concession pricing available of request, please email Adele at visualarts@themilladelaide.com

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Artists Biography

Sonja Porcaro is an Adelaide based artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation. Since graduating from the South Australian School of Art (SASA), University of South Australia in 1993 with First Class Honours, Porcaro has exhibited in spaces such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, the SASA Gallery, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, the Experimental Art Foundation (SA), the Australian Centre for Photography (Vic), The Performance Space and Artspace (NSW) and at Viafarini (Milan, Italy). Porcaro has also exhibited in many independent and artist run spaces in both South Australia and New South Wales.

Porcaro has undertaken many residencies throughout her career- funded by both Arts SA and the Australia Council for the Arts- including at the College of Fine Art (COFA), NSW, at SASA and in Milan, Italy (the Australia Council Residential Studio) and at the Athens School of Art Studio (Delphi Annexe), Greece. Porcaro has also curated and co-curated several exhibitions, given guest lectures to undergraduate Visual Art students, written reviews and articles and has contributed digital image/writing pieces to on-line publications/sites including the Electronic Writing Research Ensemble. Porcaro’s work has been collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, COFA, NSW and is in private collections.

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, Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi 1 December 2018 – 10 February 2019 and Sonja Poracro, ‘Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps’ 1 April – 31 May 2019.

RESIDENCY DETAILS
Sonja Porcaro
Small moments: the city wakes, the city sleeps
1 April- 29 May 2019
The Exhibition Space Residency
The Mill Adelaide
154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

masterclass series

Adelaide Festival Masterclass: Dresden Semperoper Ballet (dance / ballet)

The Mill in Partnership with The Adelaide Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts, present a masterclass with the Dresden Semperoper Ballet (Germany).

The Dresden Semperoper Ballet are here in Adelaide performing CARMEN in The Adelaide Festival. Its a MUST SEE! To book your tickets to the show follow the link! https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/events/carmen/  

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MASTERCLASS Information:

Date/Time: Thursday March 7th, 2.30-4pm

Venue: AC Arts, Level 3, Studio 2

Cost: $25 
Masterclass Leader: Principal Semperoper Ballet Master Gamal Gouda
Level & Content: High level ballet class 

Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Bookings: Via FaceBook

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Semperoper Ballett Biog
Breaking down the borders of dance with an all-encompassing repertoire from the pure classical full-lengths to cutting edge modern productions with world-class artists, the Semperoper Ballett is setting new standards in the dance world since 2006 under the directorship Aaron S. Watkin’s. In close collaboration with Rector Jason Beechey and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, the two institutions have created a vibrant apprentice program together to promote young talent. The reputation of the ensemble has been acknowledged on several occasions, most notably with the award of »The Foundation for the Support of the Semperoper« as well as the German Theatre Award »Der Faust« for the creation of »COW« by Alexander Ekman. The Semperoper Ballett has enjoyed
a multitude of international tours to some of the most renowned Opera Houses in the world including New York, London, Paris, Ottawa, Barcelona, Houston, St. Petersburg, Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Gothenburg, Nairobi und Johannesburg among others. The focus of the Semperoper Ballett for the immediate future is to continue to build up our unique identity and send creative new impulses throughout the dance world! 
Ready for more? www.semperoper.de