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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

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

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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

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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'

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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'

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

Photograph: Sonja Porcaro

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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

bookings via eventbrite

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

Via Eventbrite Ticketing

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 

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Exhibition: Georgia Matthews, 'WALLS'

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Please join us in The Exhibition Space for WALLS, an exhibition by Adelaide based photographer Georgia Matthews, showing concurrently with launch of The Mill’s Limited Edition Print Series.

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WALLS

27 February – 23 March 2019

Opening Sunday 3 March, 3-5pm

‘I like to express the 'self'- the cognitive apparatus to be self-aware and to think about ourselves consciously. I think we ought to abolish the word 'self' in psychology in order to communicate more clearly – perhaps, by representing 'self' through a visual portal, images, portrayals of external stimulus that may be more widely understood. My interest in psychotherapy has allowed me to concentrate on metaphorical 'walls' which have recently become a staple in my work.’

In this exhibition Georgia explores representations of the 'self' through photographing the construction and deconstruction of architecture. WALLS illustrates an interpretation of 'mental walls' or ‘mental blocks', via the use of Moghul symbolism. In this series she captures Indo-Islamic spaces, focusing on complexity, decoration, transportation, and isolation in order to push the boundaries of form and colour. Vivid and natural colours are combined with geometric shapes, creating a series of abstract landscapes that fall somewhere between painting and photography. WALLS attempts to open doorways into the psyche and aims to evoke a personal response to our surroundings.

 

Artists Biography

Georgia Matthews is a photographer, videographer and arts therapist from Adelaide, South Australia. Her work delves into topics of the human experience and photo-journalism. She graduated as a photographer from The University of South Australia in 2013, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy in 2016. Her theatrical night photography touches on themes of psychoanalysis and the notion of the ‘self’, using layered textures in isolated environments. She has exhibited at Factory 9, Port Elliot, The Artisan Cafe, Peter Walker Fine Art Gallery and Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi.

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Adelaide Festival Masterclass: Hofesh Shechter, UK (contemporary dance)

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The Mill Adelaide in partnership with The Adelaide Festival & AC Arts present a masterclass with leading international dance company Hofesh Shechter (UK).


Hofesh Shechter’s season of Grand Finale is part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival, https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/events/grand-finale/


About the Choreographer:

Hofesh Shechter is no ordinary choreographer. Israeli born, London-based, Shechter exploded into the contemporary dance world when, as a relative unknown, his 2007 work In Your Rooms was hailed as one of the most important new works of the millennium.

Since then, he’s built an arrestingly powerful body of work, almost singlehandedly creating a new genre: part dance, part gig, part theatre. Critics try to encapsulate his work with words like ‘exultant’, ‘visceral’, and ‘ecstatic’, and certainly his trademark gestural language – derived from folkdance, military exercise, club-dancing and even the gym – is addictively hypnotic.

About The Masterclass:
This Hofesh Shechter Company professional masterclass opens with a class in the style of the company to enable a full understanding of the movement principles of Hofesh’s work, and his key use of improvisation in his choreography. This is then followed by the opportunity to learn a short extract of Hofesh Shechter’s latest repertoire Grand Finale. The session will end with a short Q&A, to give those participating the chance to ask those burning questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Masterclass Details:
Date: Saturday 16th March 2019
Time: 11.30am -1.30pm
Cost: $30
Venue: Adelaide College of The Arts, Level 3 Rehearsal Studio
Participants: Professional Level Contemporary Dance

Bookings: https://masterclasshofeshshechter.eventbrite.com.au/
Inquiries: director@themilladelaide.com

Image Credit: photographer Gary Copeland

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Visual Artist in Residence: Matthew Fortrose, 'Cityboi - The Mill in conversation with Matthew Fortrose'

The Mill’s Visual Arts Curator Adele Sliuzas sat down with Artist in Residence Matthew Fortrose to have a chat about his practice. This is the first in a series of podcasts ‘in conversation’ with artists for The Exhibition Space Residency Program.

 

In our chat Matthew talks us through the evolution of his practice, his processes and materiality and how the streets of Adelaide form the inspiration for his Cityboi project.

Follow this link to the Podcast on The Mill’s Soundcloud

More about Matthew Fortrose, Cityboi

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Call out: Curatorial opportunity (visual arts)

The Mill is calling for Expressions of Interest for a curator/curatorial team to develop and present an exhibition to be held in The Mill’s Exhibition Space in September 2019

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The Mill is a collaborative multidisciplinary organisation, placing emphasis on development, process and audience-focused creative direction. The Exhibition Space hosts a program of exhibitions, including residencies and curated exhibitions.

Expressions of interest are now open curators to develop an exhibition to be presented in The Mill’s Exhibition Space in September 2019. We invite independent curators or curatorial teams to apply. A fee will be paid to the successful curator.

To be considered, please submit an application via the form below

The selection will be made by a panel of The Mill staff based on the following criteria

- professional and artistic merit

- accessibility for a diverse audience

- viability and suitability of the proposed exhibition

- focus on multidisciplinary practice, &/or focus on process

- exhibitions and proposals that engage existing and new audiences

About The Exhibition Space

The Mill’s Exhibition Space is located on the Angas Street Window Frontage of 154 Angas Street. The Gallery’s L-shaped footprint is approximately 40 sq meters, with a gallery hanging system and professional lighting. A number of plinths are available for artists to use. The space sits relation to The Mill’s Creative Industry Offices, oriented prominently at the front of The Mill’s building.

If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to find out more information about the gallery, please contact The Mill's Visual Arts Curator Adele Sliuzas visualarts@themilladelaide.com

Submitting a proposal is no guarantee of acceptance.

 

Applications have closed

Louise Flaherty,  Memorial for Forgotten Plants,  2018, installation view of exhibition Photo: Daniel Marks

Louise Flaherty, Memorial for Forgotten Plants, 2018, installation view of exhibition Photo: Daniel Marks

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Exhibition: Ahmed ElKhalidi with creative collaboration by Rua Hashlamoun, 'Swapped at Birth'

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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, 6-8pm

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.

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masterclass series

Adelaide Fringe Masterclass: Men With Coconuts (comedy / circus / performers)

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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

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Adelaide Fringe Masterclass: SHOWKO (Rakugo / comedy)

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Showko

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

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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.

EVENT DETAILS


The Mill Market at Christmas


Saturday December 15, 10am-4pm


The Mill Adelaide


154 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000

STALL HOLDERS


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

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

AND MORE….


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