Graduate Pathway Program

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program is a professional development opportunity offered to recent Adelaide Central School of Art graduates, supporting their transition from student to a career as a practicing artist

Made possible with thanks to the generous support from the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation and presented in partnership with the Adelaide Central School of Art, recent graduates (up to five years) were invited to submit a creative proposal forming part of the Illuminate Adelaide program in 2022. Selected recipients will be matched with mentors to support their practice and extend their ambition. In this way, the selected artists will be able to enhance their skills, but also grow their professional networks.

The Opportunity

The Illuminate Adelaide Graduate Pathway Program offers recent graduates a fully funded career development opportunity including possible presentation of their work within a highly visible public platform, being the Illuminate Adelaide 2022 event, including:

  • A $5,000 commission fee paid to the selected artist/s (one to three selected per annum)
  • $2,000 per selected artist/s supporting costs associated with presentation of their work
  • A 6-month professional development opportunity including an introduction to a committed mentor working in an associated field/practice.

Selected Proposals

Alycia Bennett, 2017 Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons)

Bennett’s works spans across community social practice, relational performance, installation, sculpture, video and sound. Bennett’s practice investigates concepts surrounding surveillance, public and private space, and re-distribution of class and power. Their practice is informed by ideas of autonomy, self-sustaining communities and non-institutional learning.

Cristina Metelli, 2018 Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons)

Metelli’s practice extends from traditional life-drawing to clay sculpture, lost-wax bronze casting, making ephemeral sculptures with wire mesh and later painting with watercolour, acrylic paint and encaustic wax. Her practice is currently based on abstract oil paintings.

Nicholas Hanisch, 2020 Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons) & Cassie Thring, 2015 Bachelor of Visual Art

Hanisch and Thring's collaborative practice combines printmaking, sculpture, technologies, and interactive performative elements. Their work strives to create tangible objects from conceptual themes. They include creating installations based on science fiction, the natural world, and value systems.

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