Art Discovered


The Art Discovered program to integrate public art in the City Libraries, Community Centres, exhibitions and residency programs.

Exhibitions at the City Library

Two Factor Authentication - SALA 2021

Curated by Rose Larsen, Two Factor Authentication was a collaborative exhibition involving six artists who explore how their experience of the physical world is mediated by their digital identities. An immersive experience that merged analogue and digital production methods, Two Factor Authentication reflects contemporary life. Featuring artworks by Tom Borgas, Frances Cohen, Danny Jarratt, Cameron Longshaw, Emmaleise Maxwell, and Dainis Zakis. The SALA Emerging Curator Exhibition program introduces a remarkable opportunity for contemporary art and unconventional curation to engage with and showcase our diverse communities to a broad audience.

Two Factor Authentication was presented at the City Library from 6 August - 30 September 2021.

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IMAGE: SALA 2021 - Emmaleise Maxwell, Untitled 2  (detail) SALA @ CITY LIBRARY 2021 EXHIBITION CURATED BY Rose Larsen

I am Awe-tistic - SALA 2020

“I am Awe-tistic” was a collaborative exhibition giving young emerging artists on the autism spectrum a voice. A creative platform, celebrating their hearts and minds in a safe place and exploring subjects they are passionate about.

“I am Awe-tistic” shared visual, spoken and written stories with raw, honest and passionate vulnerability by a community who are bonded by shared understanding and honour.

An exhibition born out Curator Claire Wildish’s work with the ArtSteps Program at Autism SA and grown to encompass the wider Autism Community by inviting family and friends, The Gold Foundation and Living Arts at Life Without Barriers to tell their story too.

Artists: Angus Bennett, Briannah Hannant, Chelsea Tulloch-Hoskins, Eliza Dreyer, Ewen McNeilage, Georgina Chadderton, Hope Finlay, Hugh Davies, Jack La Joie, James Coulter, James Ford, Kalleb Scott, Mark Duthy, Marley Boyce, Mignonne Tudora, Mikayla Davey, Royce McKenna, Tommy Mutter, Walnut (ChaiTeaLeafy). Zoe Hart, and students from Cabra Dominican College.

I am Awe-tistic was presented at the City Library from 7 August - 27 September 2020.

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Image: SALA 2020 – Art and Artist - Mikayla Davey SALA @ City Library 2020 exhibition curated by Claire Wildish.

Already Home - SALA 2019

Featuring works by Australian-born and migrant artists, as well as creatives from within Adelaide's LGBTIQ, disability and multilingual communities, Already Home showcased a kaleidoscope of visual responses to the question of what it is to be Australian. This diverse exhibition included photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, illustration and more, promising to be a compelling reminder of the beauty in unity and the power of diversity.

Artists: Arlon Hall, Ban She, Brad Darkson, Bridget Fahey, Claire Ishino, Dave Court, Elyas Alavi, Emma Young, Georgina Chadderton (George Rex Comics), Lana Adams, Llewelyn Ash, Molly Nampitjinpa Peterson, Narges Anvar, Rebecca Hartman-Kearns and Steph Fuller

Already Home was on display at City Library from 2 August to 30 September 2019.

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Image: Already Home (installation view) 2020.City Library. Photo by Dave Court.