Academic Staff

Small classes and one-on-one interaction with our talented lecturers, who are all leading practitioners in the field in which they teach, contributes to an environment where creativity excels.

Roy Ananda

Roy Ananda

Head of Drawing and Lecturer, Sculpture

Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and lecturer. Since 2001 he has exhibited widely, holding solo exhibitions in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and regional Victoria as well as participating in dozens of group exhibitions around Australia. More…

Daryl Austin

Daryl Austin

Lecturer, Painting

Born in Lincoln, England, Daryl came to Australia and settled in Adelaide. Daryl has taught painting at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2001 and was was Head of Painting from 2006 - 2014. He is currently represented by the gagprojects, Adelaide South Australia. More...

 

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Lecturer, Painting & Drawing

Melanie received her Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 from Adelaide Central School of Art. She was awarded several scholarships including the Alumni Award throughout her study at the School. More...

Daniel Connell

Lecturer, Painting and Drawing

Daniel Connell studied part-time at Adelaide Central School of Art from 1997 to 2009 and has taught short courses in portraiture at the School since 2014. He has a Master of Visual Art and is currently a PhD candidate at UniSA, where he is investigating portraiture as a socially engaged practice. More...

Jack Cross

Jack Cross

Lecturer, Art History & Theory

Jack Cross grew up in the lower Flinders Ranges amid the influences of the German Lutheran community. He holds qualifications from Adelaide Teachers College, the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne and Stanford University in California, and has worked as a teacher, free-range poultry farmer and associate professor. More...

Johnnie Dady

Johnnie Dady

Lecturer, Drawing and Sculpture

Johnnie trained in both the UK and Australia primarily in sculpture. A particular interest in drawing eventually led to work in both 3-D and 2-D towards a hybrid that deals with drawing as ‘object’ in space. More...

Andrew Dearman

Dr. Andrew Dearman

Head of Department, Art History & Theory

Dr. Andrew Dearman joined Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012. His practice-led PhD dealt with the notion that contemporary art practice is a posed form of subjectivity - one which is determined less by the individual, and more by a plethora of social institutions and practices. More...

James Dodd

James Dodd

Lecturer, Drawing and Contemporary Studio Practice

James joined Adelaide Central School of Art as a lecturer in Contemporary Studio Practice in 2012. A graduate of the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia (2009) More...

Nerina Dunt

Lecturer, Art History & Theory

Nerina Dunt is a researcher, writer, and teacher of Art History and Theory. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) (2000), from the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, and a Master of Arts (Art History) More...

Trena Everuss

Trena Everuss

Lecturer, Drawing 

Trena has a Diploma of Teaching in Art and has over 15 years of teaching experience at Adelaide Central School of Art and the University of South Australia, and has conducted workshops at the Art Gallery of South Australia. More...

Nicholas Folland

Head of Contemporary Studies and Sculpture 

Nicholas is an installation artist who currently lives and works in Adelaide. Nicholas was the SALA monograph artist for 2014 and that coincided with a major exhibition of his work, curated by Lisa Slade at the Art Gallery of SA More...

Zoe Freney

Zoe Freney

Lecturer, Art History & Theory

Zoe Freney is a writer and artist and educator based in the Adelaide Hills.

Zoe studied Visual Arts, majoring in Painting, at the Adelaide Central School of Art and Adelaide Centre for the Arts. More...

 

Geoff Gibbons

Geoff Gibbons

Lecturer, Art History & Theory

Geoff Gibbons, former Head of Art History and Theory, developed a passion for art history when he was a student at the South Australian School of Art. This led to further studies at Flinders University where he completed an honours degree in art history. More...

Sasha Grbich

Sasha Grbich

BVA and BVA (Hons) Coordinator and Lecturer, Sculpture

Sasha graduated from both Flinders University Screen Studies and the Adelaide Central School of Art Honours degree in 2003. Since graduating she has worked in a wide variety of roles across the visual arts More...

Rob Gutteridge

Rob Gutteridge

Lecturer, Drawing and Painting 

Born in England, Rob is an Australian artist based in Adelaide. With a Diploma of Fine Art (Painting), Graduate Diploma of Adult Education, and Graduate Diploma Visual Arts, Rob has lectured in tertiary education throughout South Australia. More...

Sue Kneebone

Dr. Sue Kneebone

Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice, and Art History & Theory.

Sue Kneebone’s use of mixed media incorporates the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to draw the viewer in to consider more insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions. More...

Monte Masi

BVA Level One Coordinator, Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice

Monte Masi is an artist and writer. Through a range of performances and screen-based works, he explores both the politics of (as well as the means for) mutual support between artists, audiences and wider publics: the “carrying on of carrying on”. More...

Jessica Mara

Jess Mara

Jess received her Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School of Art. In 2007 she was the recipient of the Hill Smith Gallery/Malaysia Airlines Travel Award and has been actively exhibiting since. More...

John Neylon

John Neylon

Lecturer, Art History & Theory

John Neylon is an Adelaide-based independent author, curator and formerly Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005). More...

Christopher Orchard

Associate Professor Lecturer, Drawing

Christopher is one of the leading exponents of the drawn image in Australia and is well recognised by his peers in Australia, Europe and the United States. More...

Sally Parnis

Lecturer, Drawing

Sally Parnis is an Adelaide based artist who works in both traditional and digital media. She is interested in the formal challenges and opportunities created by observational drawing of moving figures and moving light. More...

Andrew Purvis

Final Year Supervisor and Curator - Exhibitions

Andrew Purvis has a Bachelor of Arts (Art, Honours) (2010) and a Masters of Arts (Art) (2012) from Curtin University, Perth. He has previously worked as the Project Officer for Visual Arts, Craft and Writing at the Department of Culture and the Arts in Western Australia. More...

Mary-Jean Richardson

Head of Painting

Mary-Jean Richardson is a South Australian based artist whose practice is specifically motivated by the interplay of traditions and transgression via painting’s mobility, mutability and capacity for reinvention. More...

Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

Lecturer, Sculpture and Foundation Studies

Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist working in the fields of sculpture and installation. Her work reflects an interest in religion, the afterlife and death and how humans address these concerns through ritual. More...

Yve Thompson

Yve Thompson

Lecturer, Drawing

Yve worked largely as a graphic designer in an architecture and urban design environment before moving from the Blue Mountains in NSW to the McLaren Vale area of South Australia in 1998. More...

Luke Thurgate

Luke Thurgate

Lecturer, Professional Studies & Drawing

Luke Thurgate is an artist and educator who joined the team at the Adelaide Central School of Art in 2014. Luke was a drawing major at the University of Newcastle, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Art in 2007. More...

Lucy Turnbull

Currently on leave to complete her Master of Fine Arts in New York

In 2016 Lucy Turnbull participated in the Fall Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School and was accepted to study her Master of Fine Arts there in 2017. She is an Associate Artist of Hill Smith Gallery and More...

 

Sera Waters

Sera Waters 

Sera Waters is an Adelaide based artist, arts writer and academic. She has been a lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2009, supervisor since 2011, and Head of the Art History and Theory Department since 2015 (taking two years study leave from 2016 to 2017). More...