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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, click here or visit Art Pod's Facebook page.

Image, top: Jasmine Crisp, Art Pod work in progress, May-September 2018, featured as part of exhibition everyday, curated by Gabi Lane.

Current Exhibition


31 May - 3 September 2018

Art Pod Artists – Jasmine Crisp (Painting/Drawing) and Manal Younus (Spoken Word/Text)
Breezeway Screen Artists – Amanda Meadows (Performance, Photographic Stills - June/July) and Jasmine Crisp (Painting/Drawing - Aug/Sep)
Curator – Gabi Lane

Image: Jasmine Crisp in the studio photograph by Wade Whitington

everyday people pass by on their everyday route to their everyday jobs and everyday lives.

This pop-up exhibition finds inspiration in daily rhythms of the city and of those who inhabit it. Emerging Adelaide artist Jasmine Crisp and spoken word artist Manal Younus bring art and poetry into the urban space and society of Adelaide, responding to the everyday people who enliven our city.

We are invited to consider how might we view the world after seeing it reflected back to us? Responding directly to the space, a fishbowl around which the city moves, the artists reflect what they see through live drawing and language-based artwork.

everyday. exists within an expanded field of art-making, activating the breezeway between the Adelaide Town Hall and adjacent council buildings through art. As an ongoing work-in-progress, the exhibition evokes a sense of curiosity and encourages passersby to consider how art can reflect and enrich the streets of Adelaide city.

Our society is saturated by the visual stimuli of commercial branding and advertisement. everyday. instead provides a welcome interruption, one which encourages us to see our city through the eyes of the artists.

Amanda Meadows’ performative work Seeing With Both Eyes will be shown on the Breezeway Screens from 31 May – 31 July 2018, linking in with the Panpapanpalya joint dance event occurring in Adelaide in July.

Jasmine Crisp will be live painting every Thursday between 31 May and 26 July. Take a photo with the mural and use the hashtag #artpodeveryday

Time-lapse video footage of Jasmine Crisp painting everyday. will be shown on the Breezeway screens for SALA, from 1 August – 3 September 2018.

Previous Exhibitions

Looking Back, Moving Forward

City of Adelaide Digital Archive Collection

Exhibition Dates: 12 February – 30 April 2018

Looking Back, Moving Forward in the Art Pod and breezeway includes images with views of City streets and buildings, parks and people, and various civic events, services and infrastructure from a bygone era. These images are available for public viewing in digital format through the History Hub in collaboration with Adelaide Libraries and digital archive images and film in collaboration with Adelaide Archives. This exhibition is an extension of The History Hub, funded by the Keith Sheridan Bequest, contains over 1000 photographs dating from the mid-19th Century. Looking Back, Moving Forward is an opportunity to connect with Adelaide’s past and to explore our creative culture.

Looking Back, Moving Forward is presented as part of the Emerging Curator Program in partnership with the City of Adelaide Archives and Adelaide Libraries.

Image: Hailey Lane, Your Light Burns Clear, Giclee Print 2012



​Megan Cope

12 October 2017 - 14 January 2018

As part of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, the City of Adelaide’s Art Pod is pleased to present Resistance, a dramatic installation by Melbourne-based, Quandamooka Nation artist Megan Cope. This work deals in quotation, recontextualising throwaway remarks from Australian politicians and media personalities to unpack their implied meaning. These words and phrases are literally turned on their head, suggesting a kind of topsy-turvy world in which the powerful exert their might through passive aggressive sloganeering.

Megan Cope is represented by THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne.

Image: RESISTANCE Megan Cope, Resistance (installation view), 2013, enamel on cardboard, core flute and timber, dimensions variable, courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery. Image courtesy of Andrew Curtis

The Department of Non-Corporeal Affairs

Andrew Purvis & Sasha Grbich

Curated by Andrew Purvis as part of City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator Program.

4 August - 6 October 2017

The Department of Non-Corporeal Affairs is simultaneously a participatory art project and a genuine paranormal research office. The Department’s helpful staff are ready and willing to respond to your enquiries regarding hauntings, supernatural occurrences and other extra-normal presences. Using a holistic range of techniques, including site visits and archival research, the Department is dedicated to forging closer ties between the living and non-corporeal members of our community.

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Tamara Baillie

Curated by Andrew Purvis as part of City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator Program.

28 April - 30 July 2017

Tamara Baillie, Emerging Curator in Art Pod

The City of Adelaide’s Art Pod is pleased to premiere Flow, a new commission by talented South Australian artist Tamara Baillie. This new multimedia installation combines mesmerizing sound and imagery with Baillie’s trademark ethereal fabric forms, to offer a meditation on family histories and the shifting currents of memory. The unceasing flow of time, tide, and human presence are all evoked by this elegant work. The installation will grow and develop over the course of the exhibition period; be sure to visit often to watch it change.

Image: Tamara Baillie, Flow (production still), 2017, courtesy of the artist.


The Collaborators

Anna Horne & Amy Joy Watson

Tiny Parades


Curated by Andrew Purvis as part of City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator Program.

25 January – 23 April 2017

The Art Pod’s first exhibition for 2017 is a unique artistic collaboration. For the first time ever, Adelaide based artists Anna Horne and Amy Joy Watson will work together to produce a meticulously crafted and nuanced installation. In The Collaborators, Horne and Watson will bring together their idiosyncratic humour and a giddy sense of play. Buoyant sculptures will sit alongside cast concrete forms, in a colourful cohort of strange objects. The union of these two distinct artistic visions promises to create a topsy-turvy vision of the commonplace made strange!

Amy Joy Watson is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and This Is No Fantasy + Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

Also showing on the Art Pod screen space is Tiny Parades by Perth based collaborative duo Snapcat. Artists Renae Coles and Anna Dunnill work across painting, sculpture, video and participatory performance, producing work that is irreverent, political and loud! Tiny Parades is a series of public processions performed on the streets of Perth in 2015. These miniature rallies champion uniquely human-scale struggles and joys, while examining the nature of protest and public action. 

Tiny Parades was originally commissioned by the Perth Public Art Foundation.

Image: Snapcat, Tiny Parades (What Do You Want? When Do You Want It?), 2015. Photograph: Emiko Watanabe.


Structure for navigating an unknown afterlife

Julia Robinson (SA)

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

20 October 2016 – 19 January 2017

Taking her cue from religion, folklore and myth, Julia Robinson explores the unrelenting human fascination with our own mortality. In this ambitiously scaled work, the Adelaide-based artist proposes a possible funerary housing or monument that carries with it multiple narratives surrounding death, the afterlife and re-birth. Looming behind the glass wall of the gallery, Structure for navigating an unknown afterlife sits within a history of bodily casings that have long been a part of death rites. Robinson speculates on the role of mausoleums in offering hope amongst uncertainty, not only providing a resting place for the dead, but also conveying the soul towards the great beyond.

Robinson is known for her narrative-based works of art that engage with personal and social responses to deeply human concerns; life, death and fear. Heralded as one of Australia’s most engaging sculptors, she draws on a wide range of influences to create a vernacular that is truly her own. Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2002, Robinson has shown widely including solo shows at Adelaide’s Greenaway Art Gallery in 2016 and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia in 2015. Her work is held in the collections of Artbank and the Art Gallery of South Australia and in 2016, she was the recipient of SALA’s Contemporary Art Award.

Julia Robinson is represented by GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.

Image: Julia Robinson, Structure for navigating an unknown afterlife (detail), blackened cedar shingles, linen, woollen felt, ink, timber (cedar, Tasmanian oak), MDF, fixings, 2016, approx. 300 x 460 x 100cm, courtesy of the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.


The Colour of Saying

Madeline Reece (SA)

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

 4 August – 14 October 2016

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 City of Adelaide’s Emerging Curator Program.

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



Brad Harkin (SA)

Curated by Joanna Kitto as part of City of Adelaide’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 City of Adelaide’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 recent curatorial arts graduates and emerging curatorial practitioners of contemporary visual arts and crafts to further support their professional pathway and applied development. It allows emerging curators to gain vital practical experience by undertaking professional curatorial programming within the Adelaide Town Hall Main Foyer and the Art Pod.

For further information about the program, click here.


Further Information

Art Pod

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
South Australia, 5000

Exhibitions viewable 24/7


Andrew Purvis, Emerging Curator
Tel: 08 8203 7244
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Logan Macdonald, Public Art Planner
Tel: 08 8203 7894
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