2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition

Fourteen Adelaide Central School of Art graduates selected to exhibit

Adelaide Central School of Art is celebrating the achievements of its largest cohort of graduates from the Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) and Bachelor of Visual Art degree courses since the School opened, with one in two graduates selected to exhibit in the 2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.

The following fourteen outstanding graduates have been selected for the annual Helpmann Exhibition, which will showcase South Australia’s top emerging visual artists, from Friday 12 February to Sunday 6 March 2016:

  • Andrew Clarke
  • Edwina Cooper
  • Nancy Downes
  • Francois Evangelista
  • Jonathon George
  • Susan Hamilton
  • Lisa Losada
  • Grace Marlow
  • Tara O’Conal
  • Michael Schaefer
  • Jane Skeer
  • Cassie Thring
  • Timmi Tsapaliaris
  • Luke Wilcox


“The panel commented on the quality, diversity and sophistication of the work being produced from the Adelaide Central School of Art graduates,” said Jane McFarlane, CEO Helpmann Academy, who was on the selection panel. “They have developed a strong foundation that will ensure this dynamic cohort of alumni will continue to grow and develop well into the future.”

Ingrid Kellenbach, CEO Adelaide Central School of Art, said, "It is no surprise that fourteen of our graduates have been included in the 2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. We strive for excellence here at the School and this is reflected in the outstanding breadth, diversity and quality of work from this group. All of our graduates are remarkable, both in their work and in the optimistic and confident expression of their visual intelligence.”

Hon John Hill, who opened PROPOSITIONS 2015 Graduate Exhibition, said, "What we have before us today is a body of works done by serious artists … I congratulate you sincerely on your achievements and your courage to go through this unique system combining skills and self-development with public exposure.”

PROPOSITIONS 2015 Graduate Exhibition includes 264 works throughout Adelaide Central Gallery and the School, and will close at 12 noon Wednesday 23 December 2015.


Read the full media release here.

Media Contact:
Beth Shimmin, Marketing and Development Executive
0401 975 546 or beth.shimmin(at)acsa.sa.edu.au