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.

Image: Alex Martinis ROE, Our Future Network, film still of the proposition Writing as a Transformative Practice, developed with Federica Bueti, 2016.

Image: Isobel Margo, 
breathb r  e   a    d     t      h. Image courtsey of the artist.

Image: EO Gill, Cleave, 2021, Image: Katie Winten. Courtesy of the artist.

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

Friday 8 October:

Samstag and UniSA Creative present a series of live events in SASA Gallery, every Friday in October.

As part of the exhibition To Become Two, Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Alex Martinis Roe led Politics of Memory, a 2-week workshop designed for UniSA students to examine the politics of storytelling in contemporary art practice and the effects of different kinds of historiographic methods across a range of media, including video installation, documentary film, archival display and sculptural memorial.

In the Round will present the artworks developed through the workshop by participating students Teresa Busuttil, Sally Craven, Lucy Keatch, Izzi Selfe and Miriam Sims. Facilitated by Joanna Kitto and Frances Barrett, this work-in-progress showing will be an intimate extension of the students process and learning, and continue their shared conversations around the politics of storytelling.

Friday 15 October:
ISABEL MARGOT: breathb r  e   a    d     t      h 

This week, experience a performance by Isabel Margot

Isabel Margot is an artist and poet working with sound, performance, video, image, installation, sculpture and text. Adopting a fluid, hybrid and time-based practice that aims to evade definitive confines, her work interrogates tensions, embodied listening, points of encounter between seemingly opposed entities, instabilities and notions of disclosure and withholding.

Through an exploration of space, personal/public narratives, archives, identity, gender, corporeality, and the techno-human interface, she seeks to question and subvert dichotomous relationality.

Friday 22 October:

This week's session, 36 Revolutions, is a live sound performance by Stephen Atkinson, with amplified armchair, motor, tape echo and projection.

Stephen Atkinson is Program Director of the Bachelor of Contemporary Art at UniSA. He works with sound, video, and print-media.

Friday 29 October:

EO Gill is a video artist, based on Gadigal land (Sydney), whose work interrogates gender, class and intimacy using self-reflexive documentary style.

In conversation with Frances Barrett they will draw focus on Gill’s recent film, CLEAVE (2021), to address queer filmmaking practices, the modality of the ‘voyeur-cum-documentarian,’ queer erotics and autofiction.

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? 

Part studio, part exhibition, and part experiment in collaborative practice participants in May: revisions, interventions, extensions will decide for themselves the details, scope and mode of the project, but will be encouraged to continually revise their work through decision-making processes and the interventions and extensions of others.


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.


SASA Gallery

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