SASA Gallery, located in Adelaide’s West End, is a student-focused space that exhibits the work of UniSA Creative graduating students and researchers, along-side academic engagement programs and workshops.

It provides exhibition, research and integrated learning experiences for UniSA undergraduate and HDR candidates.

SASA Gallery welcomes all visitors, including school and group bookings.

2022 Exhibitions

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UNISA CREATIVE / HDR CANDIDATE
Aurelia Carbone: Honest Magic
A presentation of research artefacts created in response to the question ‘Does digital photography have the same capacity for enchantment as its analogue predecessors?’

This research examines the potential of photographic enchantment through the production and circulation of creative artworks in analogue and digital photographic mediums, involving both the artist as photographer and the audience as photographer. The exhibition includes an optical illusion installation; Aurelia hopes you will feel inspired to create your own enchanted photographs inside it. 

Image: Aurelia Carbone, The Moon, 2013, giclee print

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UNISA CREATIVE / HDR CANDIDATE
Kate Little: Hybrid Assemblages
FRIDAY 29 JULY-FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 2022

HYBRID ASSEMBLAGES presents a series of works on paper that reconsider non-digital generative art in the digital era. Across manipulated paper surfaces which recall the Jacquard weaving loom or early punch card computers, an interplay between order and chaos is visible. The pattern and symmetry of punched holes and gridded folds chart contemporary concerns of specialisation, technology, and the role of the self.

Image: Kate Little KL_ABN01, 2021, ink and cotton thread on paper, 59 x 42 cm

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UNISA CREATIVE / POSTGRAD
open-ended 
Thursday 16 June –  Friday 25 June 20022

Marielle Lucienne Astini / Tanveen Bhaizada / Jasneet Singh Bumra / Phoebe Calista / Emerald Corpuz / Luna Chan / Sameera Mathew / Ingrid Transet Nygaard / Claire Puddy / Yiran Li

Foundation Studio builds conceptual thinking and creating skills, developing a personal, ethical and philosophical foundation to underpin student work. Working either individually or in groups, students conduct an open-ended exploration of a critical contemporary topic: post truth, waste, pollution and production, human behaviour, health and well-being, and the senses. Experimenting cross a variety of media and interests, students are asked to question their perceptions of materials, the creative processes and the contextual landscape their work inhabits, resulting in concepts for an artefact, artwork or design with potential to act as a catalyst for change.

Image: Yiran Li, Indian tea worker, 2022, digital illustration.

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UNISA CREATIVE / HDR CANDIDATE
Alex DeGaris: PLAY
FRIDAY 1 JULY - FRIDAY 22 JULY 2022

PLAY presents a series of interactive virtual spaces that allow the audience to explore the emergence of creativity and collaboration through social interaction. The works consider the ways in which contemporary subjectivities may be mediated and formed in conjunction with technological apparatus while questioning humanist understandings of the body.

Concurrent to PLAY, Alex DeGaris’ work, Shadows of Light, is currently part of Invisibility at MOD

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UNISA CREATIVE / HDR CANDIDATE
Gretchen Gordon: Calaveras (2015-2020)
FRIDAY 6 MAY - FRIDAY 27 MAY 2022

Gretchen Gordon is a multidisciplinary artist who explores social and cultural relationships and the embodied experience of peripatetic global travel.

Gordon’s practice folds the dynamism of her shifting immediate environment ­- from cities to remote settings, politically engaged street art and chance encounters - into a study of devotion and mortality through life and death rituals focusing specifically on two cultural sites: the Day of the Dead rituals in Los Angeles (California, USA) and Mexico City (District Federal, Mexico).

Across two sites—SASA Gallery and Liverpool St Gallery—Calaveras comprises of large-scale wall-based photographs, texts, maps, and street altar work in a layered meditation on geographies, ecologies and spirituality.

The resulting works elaborate on ritualised cultural expressions of commemoration and celebration and ways they connect us to people and place.

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UniSA Creat
ive / HDR Candidate 
Yusuf Hayat: Curries, Kurtas and Burqas 
Friday 4 March - Friday 1 April 2022

The articulation of newly imagined forms of public engagement can be a critical component in re-making worlds and the physical and perceptual borders that uphold them.

In Curries, Kurtas and Burqas Yusuf Ali Hayat examines (post)migrant narratives through an artistic practice of emplacement. This installation-focussed inquiry considers encounters with art as invitations towards mutual understandings that encourage new intimacies to emerge, ones that have the potential to engender familiarity and friendship.

Image: Yusuf HAYAT, Exit West, graphite pencil on paper, 2021.

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SASA Gallery

Location Open Thursday & Friday 10am - 5pm or by appointment