Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December 2016
Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s remarkable bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. The greatest gift expressly given towards the development and education of Australian artists, the scholarships provide Australia’s most promising artists the opportunity to study overseas, at any institution of their choosing.
Thanks to Gordon Samstag’s generosity, over 130 Samstag Scholars have already benefited from a unique international experience that introduces them to new networks of artists, curators and visual arts professionals, to become key names in our nation’s cultural pantheon.
Quicksilver reflects on the impact of the Samstag Scholarships on the trajectory of Australian contemporary art. Pivotal works by six distinguished scholars – Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Folland, Shaun Gladwell, Christian Lock, Nike Savvas and Linda Tegg – highlight the exciting talent that the University of South Australia has had the pleasure of assisting over the last quarter century.
Quicksilver is a Samstag Museum of Art exhibition developed for the University of South Australia’s 25th birthday celebrations, curated by Gillian Brown.