Southern Courtyard Development

We need your help to build a safe, sheltered outdoor workspace for our students

At present, there is no existing external infrastructure at Adelaide Central School of Art that provides a safe, sheltered environment for sculpture students and staff to work outdoors.

It has become evident that the School, with its increasing enrolments, is unable to deliver classes within the Sculpture Faculty to the level that staff and students require. While the conversions made during a refurbishment in 2012/2013 maximised the available space within the Teaching and Studio Building, it has proven to be inadequate for the sculpture classes, even with small class sizes.

With a larger cohort of final year BVA and BVA (Hons) students in 2016 and 2017, the demand for secure external spaces has also increased. These reasons, added to the extreme weather conditions experienced in 2016/17, make the external southern courtyard inadequate and unsuitable in its current state. 

Can you help us build a safe, sheltered outdoor workspace for our students?

The project aim is to build covered and secure external workspaces that will provide protection from weather (particularly for Sculpture Department staff and students) and storage areas for the School. The following built-form and workspace requirements will be considered:

  • Integrate fit-for-purpose, flexible external workspaces into the existing courtyard with functional connection to the existing workshop
  • Create sheltered, weather-protected outdoor workspaces for activities including fabrication, welding and casting in clay/plaster
  • Commission pre-fabricated shipping containers to create a group of freestanding workshops that also provide secure storage
  • Connect shipping containers with a simple weatherproof structure/canopy
  • The proposed capital works will consider the School’s infrastructure, integrate with existing facilities and add to overall amenity of the existing courtyard.

In March 2016, the School appointed Skein Architects to undertake a feasibility study and progress to initial concept designs. A developed design was recently produced which has led to the engagement of ARUP Engineers, an Adelaide based structural team, as a secondary consultant for the project.

The Adelaide Central School of Art Board of Governors and Management aim to commence the capital works project in 2016 with completion by mid 2017.

Donations of $5000 and above will be acknowledged on the School’s donor board and listed in the 2017 Graduate Exhibition catalogue. Whatever the size of your gift, your support is important to the future of the School and will be warmly welcomed.

Adelaide Central School of Art is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient and every donation over $2 is tax-deductible. Your generous support is greatly appreciated and will make a difference to the School's students, graduates and staff.

Please click here to DONATE NOW or post your cheque to: 
Adelaide Central School of Art Inc. PO Box 225 Fullarton SA 5063

You can also arrange a donation with Beth Shimmin, Marketing and Development Executive: 08 8299 7300 or email.