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The Collections Project with The Botanic Gardens of South Australia: Call Out 2019:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5PM Thursday 31 January 2019

The Guildhouse Collections Project with the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia 2019 provides artists with the opportunity to research the Botanic Garden’s extensive historical and living collections. Beginning in February 2019, the research period will allow time for an artist to create responsive new work for exhibition at the Museum of Economic Botany in July 2019. The Collections Project has a rich history of connecting artists with state institutions, examples of previous collaborations with Flinders University Art Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Economic Botany can be found here.

Guildhouse is committed to to promoting contemporary visual art, craft and design and supporting artists’ career development. The Collections Project provides a unique opportunity for artists to share their work with new and diverse audiences.

Treasure lies within the living and historic collections of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, and it was a thrill to unearth some of it.

This project was a significant professional development opportunity for me as a mid career artist, and gave me the impetus to explore and invest in new directions for my practice. The resultant body of experimental new work has already acted as a springboard for further opportunities, and has enabled me to build my audience base. It is likely that the impact of this residency will continue to unfold for years to come.

With the support of Guildhouse and the Museum of Economic Botany I was given the freedom to pursue independent research and the valuable opportunity to connect with professional staff and passionate volunteers across a range of disciplines, enriching the narrative of my work.
– Heidi Kenyon, 2018 The Collections Project, Museum of Economic Botany recipient

The core aims of the project are to:

  • promote public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of visual art, craft and design
  • provide economic and artistic opportunities for creative professionals
  • offer professional development opportunities for visual art, craft and design practitioners
  • develop new and diverse audiences for participants

Get the full details on our website.

Image:Heidi Kenyon, From little things… 2018. Photo by Grant Hancock.


Tuesday 8 January, 2019
Thursday 31 January, 2019
Museum of Economic Botany
Venue Address
PO Box 339


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