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Art Pod

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Exhibition viewable 24/7

Art Pod is a high profile, high traffic 24/7 art space to showcase the City’s emerging and established artists, curated by our Emerging Curator. Work shown may include 2D, 3D, installation, sound and moving image artwork. The city-central art space allows artists to incubate, create and activate the city, delighting unsuspecting audiences and contributing to the evening economy and art in the City.

For further information, visit Art Pod's Facebook page.

Image, top: Brad Harkin, Cultural Precinct, 2016, installation view, Art Pod. Photo by Jessica Clark.


Current Exhibition

The Colour of Saying

Madeline Reece (SA)

4 August – 14 October 2016

Launch: 5.30 - 7.30pm, Thursday 4 August, Art Pod, 25 Pirie Street. 
Opening Speaker: Farrin Foster, Editor, CityMag
Artist Talk: 5pm

In The Colour of Saying, South Australian artist Madeline Reece reflects on the use of the written postcard across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Reece presents a gathering of found and painted postcards that reference a history of travel and exchange. This elegant installation calls us to consider the ways in which we converse across the seas during times of conflict and the disconnect between the portrayal of idyllic scenarios and the realities of global unrest.

Madeline Reece is a practicing artist, writer and curator based in Adelaide. Reece’s work across installation and small-scale painting explores the impact of memory on space and the way our experiences inform our interaction with both the public and personal arena. The Colour of Saying will be presented in the Art Pod as part of the 2016 SALA Festival, curated by Joanna Kitto as part of the Adelaide City Council’s Emerging Curator Program.

Image: Madeline ReeceFragments (detail), 2016, oil on canvas paper, courtesy of the artist.


Previous Exhibitions


Brad Harkin (SA)

Curated by Joanna Kitto as part of Adelaide City Council’s Emerging Curator Program.

9 June - 31 July 2016

Brad Harkin’s work across sound and sculpture explores the dissemination of knowledge between generations and the impact of fragmented exchange. In Cultural Precinct, Harkin continues an ongoing examination of contemporary botanical research into the origin of the Red Cabbage Palm in Australia’s Central Desert, and its corroboration by the local communities who have known the provenance of the plant for thousands of years. Through this multi-layered installation, Harkin addresses the connections between Indigenous knowledge and scientific ‘discovery’, and the reconstruction of cultural identity.

Brad Harkin is an emerging Adelaide-based artist, completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia during 2015. He has exhibited at spaces such as the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide Festival Centre and University of South Australia.  Harkin has worked at leading visual art institutions such as the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute as an exhibition installer and gallery manager. In 2012, Harkin was the recipient of the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship with the National Gallery of Australia.

This exhibition is presented as part of the 2016 NAIDOC Week celebrations (3 – 10 July). 

Image: Brad HarkinCultural Precinct (detail), 2016, multimedia, sculptural installation, .45 seconds, courtesy of the artist.


Kaspar Schmidt Mumm (SA)

Curated by Joanna Kitto as part of Adelaide City Council’s Emerging Curator Program.

14 April – 5 June 2016


The Flaming 'O'. Performance by Kaspar Schmidt Mumm. Video by Johanis Lyons-Reid.

Delight in the dazzling mind of Adelaide-based emerging artist Kaspar Schmidt Mumm (SA) in THE FLAMING 'O' - an installation based on a poem of the same name. Schmidt Mumm is known for his use of wild colour and rhythmic poetry and here, he brings the two together, inviting the viewer to enter his absurdist world. 


Emerging Curator Program

The Emerging Curator Program engages a recent curatorial arts graduate of contemporary visual arts and crafts to further support their professional pathway and applied development. It provides the practitioner the opportunity to undertake professional curatorial programming within the Adelaide Town Hall Main Foyer and contemporary city gallery, Art Pod.

Our inaugural Emerging Curator for the 2013/14 program was Carollyn Kavanagh. View Carollyn's Exhibition Program (1.2MB) and Aquital

Our 2014/15 Emerging Curator was Polly Dance. View photos and information about her program on the Art Pod Facebook page.

Adelaide City Council is pleased to welcome Joanna Kitto as the Emerging Curator for the 2015/16 program.

For more information about the program or exhibitions visit the Adelaide Town Hall art exhibition page or contact our Emerging Curator or a member of the Public Art team on the details below.


Further Information

Art Pod

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
South Australia, 5000

Exhibitions viewable 24/7


Joanna Kitto, Emerging Curator
Tel: 08 8203 7783

Public Art
Tel: 08 8203 7210

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