Academic Affiliations

New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture

Adelaide Central School of Art and the New York Studio School (NYSS) have an international relationship that is underpinned by a shared educational philosophy and a vision based on studio-based practice and teaching.

The Dean of the NYSS, Graham Nickson, conducted internationally renowned Drawing and Painting Marathons at Adelaide Central School of Art in 1995, 1997 and in 1998. These intense two-week events attracted national and international artists, along with serious practitioners and students.

Previous CEO of Adelaide Central School of Art, Ingrid Kellenbach, also visited NYSS in the spirit of continued collaboration, and the School is looking forward to the future development of the relationship, as international experiences are vital to the professional development of an artists' practice and can provide significant career opportunities.

In 2016, Adelaide Central School of Art announced that it would offer an annual opportunity for a graduate to attend a Drawing, Painting or Sculpture Marathon at the NYSS as part of the Graduate Support Program. The alumni supported in September 2016 were Nick Hanisch, Alex Mullen and Lucy Turnbull. Read more here.

Hatched: National Graduate Show

Outstanding graduates from the School participate in the annual graduate exhibition Hatched, staged by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). This is the major national showcase for recently graduated students from across Australia and invitation to exhibit is considered a landmark for most early careers.

Adelaide Central School of Art offers financial assistance for graduates selected to exhibit in Hatched each year. The grant covers the entrance fee, freight, and a contribution towards travel expenses. 

Helpmann Academy

Adelaide Central School of Art was an Affiliate Member of the Helpmann Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts from 1998-2016. Unique to South Australia, the Helpmann Academy was established to assist the careers of emerging South Australian artists, with the goal of maintaining a vibrant emerging arts community in South Australia.

Adelaide Central School of Art graduates were consistently represented at the annual Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, exhibiting alongside other top performing graduates from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFESA) and the School of Art, Architecture and Design (UniSA).

The Helpmann Academy was a valuable resource to graduates across the partnership, with many applying for the grants, mentorships and residencies offered by Helpmann Academy with great success.

The partnership ceased in early 2016 following changes to the Helpmann Academy funding structure. At this time, Adelaide Central School of Art introduced the Graduate Support Program to provide current and future graduates with local residency opportunities, international workshop opportunities, and a grants program.