FELTspace Graduate Award

Established in 2008, FELTspace is an artist run organisation supporting, developing and presenting emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. Encouraging and promoting new work by South Australian visual artists within the gallery, in offsite projects and through involvement in interstate and international projects. 

FELTspace also extends its programming to both national and international artists, curators and writers, allowing further exposure and networking, and engaging South Australia within a broad Australian visual arts sector.

Guildhouse is the leading South Australian organisation supporting and creating connections for South Australian creative practitioners for over 50 years. Our vision is for creative professionals to have sustainable careers and for the contribution they make to our rich cultural environment to be recognised and valued by the community.

FELTspace offers this award to an outstanding Visual Arts graduate, providing the opportunity for a graduate to present their work in the FELTspace gallery during the highly competitive August SALA slot. FELTspace offers this award to a graduate from the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from each of the South Australian tertiary providers: Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide College of the Arts - Tafe SA and the University of South AustraliaEncouraging the development of new work, the recipient will be allocated one of the three galleries that best suits their practice, and thanks to the support of Guildhouse, will be mentored by an industry leader to bring their exhibition to fruition. FELTspace will provide assistance to the individual by way of: covering gallery hire fees, promotion of the exhibition, SALA registration and supplied professional documentation of the exhibition.

 
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2017 Recipients 

Kate O'Boyle - Adelaide Central School of Art

Danny Vines - Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA

Eduard Helmbold - University of South Australia

2016 Recipients 

Kelly Reynolds - Adelaide Central School of Art

Natalie Penney - Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA

Sophie Corso - University of South Australia

Co-Directors present award at Adelaide Central School of Art award ceremony. L-R: Rachel Kent (Curator MCA), Jenna Pippett (Co-Director), Kelly Reynolds & Luke Wilcox (Co-Director)

Co-Directors present award at Adelaide Central School of Art award ceremony. L-R: Rachel Kent (Curator MCA), Jenna Pippett (Co-Director), Kelly Reynolds & Luke Wilcox (Co-Director)