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.


Gretchen Gordon: Calaveras (2015-2020)

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.

OPENING / Thursday 5 May 4:30pm—6pm
Join Gretchen Gordon for the opening of her exhibition.
Comments by Professor Simon Biggs.

Image: GORDON, Gretchen, Statement, digital image, 2022. Photo: Eliza Pearl Gordon.






Past Exhibitions


UniSA Creative / HDR Candidate
Angelica Harris-Faull: ImpressionsReproductions.
Friday 22 January — Friday 5 February 2021

In ImpressionsReproductions, Angelica Harris-Faull offers a consideration, complication and diversification of Western socio- cultural depictions of reproductive organs through a research driven investigation of relief printing and relief methods to highlight the interconnected relationships between identity, embodiment and reproductive organs.

Image: Angelica HARRIS-FAULL, Womb Imaginings, multiplate linoleum prints and embossing on paper, 2017—2018.


Academic Engagement /
May: revisions, interventions, extensions 
Friday 30 April - Friday 28 May

During May in 2021, the SASA Gallery will become a creative laboratory in which a group of Bachelor of Contemporary Art students and staff will be invited to develop ways of working together and engaging in an exhibition of works-in-progress, as they evolve. The project will underscore duration, action and reflection in the creative process. What do revisions and interventions yield? What is the influence of parallel processes and objects on one another? 



UniSA Creative / HDR Candidate 
Christopher Houghton: Grounded
Friday 4 June - Friday 2 July

Christopher Houghton's large-scale analogue photographs document the Adnyamathanha and Ngarrindjeri lands of South Australia. Approaching image making as a form of embodiment, Houghton’s abstracted photographs of earth, rocks, trees and sky explore place and consider concepts of nature, culture and deep time.


Academic Engagement /
Politics of Memory Workshop
Monday 12 July - Friday 30 July

 In 2021, artist Alex Martinis Roe brings her expansive exhibition To Become Two to Samstag.

Martinis Roe’s practice develops research and storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time and use storytelling formats and workshops to create a space where politics can be enacted, and a shared future imagined across generations and cultures of difference.

Since 2014, Martinis Roe has been tracing feminist genealogies and the emergence of specific feminist political practices in Europe and Australia in the 1970s and ‘80s. Adopting video installation as her aesthetic medium and utilising its capacity to play with the structure of time, Martinis Roe tells these histories using collaborative storytelling formats, archival footage, and collective filmmaking strategies. 

UniSA Creative / HDR Candidate 
Amanda Sefton Hogg: Linear Landscapes of the Imagination
Friday 20 August - Friday 17 September

Linear Landscapes of the Imagination is a studio-based enquiry into the ontology of line in a contemporary drawing practice. Landscape is a foundational concern of the enquiry: the connection to land as landscape; as a space for imagining and for drawing the imagined. Not from the position of observation drawings of a horizon-based landscape, but rather to examine and articulate the linearity of landscape as a vehicle for exploring an inner landscape. The resulting drawings exist as memory-traces; shadows created as erosions of memory, as tangible creations of the artist’s imagination: lost, forgotten and remembered; visualised as autoethnographic, linear mappings.


UniSA Creative Academic Engagement 
IN THE ROUND / 1pm every Friday in October

Politics of Memory Presentation: Teresa Busuttil, Sally Craven, Lucy Keatch, Izzi Selfe, Miriam Sims - Facilitated by Joanna Kitto and Frances Barrett

Isobel Margot: breathb r e  a d t h 

Stephen Atkinson: 36 Revolutions

EO Gill: Screening and In Conversation with Frances Barrett

In the Round encircles ideas around memory, speculation, sound, autotheory.
A Samstag Museum of Art academic engagement program initiative. 



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.




SASA Gallery

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