​The 2020 Adelaide// International looks to the ways in which built forms can make us aware of the social, spatial and temporal present.

Image: Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects installed in the Arsenale di Venezia for the 2018 Biennale Architettura. Photo: Peter Bennetts

The centrepiece of the 2020 Adelaide//International is Somewhere Other, created by John Wardle Architects in collaboration with Natasha Johns-Messenger. This intriguing timber structure (spotted gum, with its colour, grain and scent redolent of the bush) draws the viewer in to explore its mysterious passageways, only to open up to unexpected vistas.

Belgian artist David Claerbout’s monumental real-time moving-image work Olympia charts the disintegration of the Berlin Olympic Stadium into ruins over the course of one thousand years, while First Nations artist Brad Darkson’s sound and sculptural work Hold Me is a critique of antagonistic systems and architectures. In Effect in three movements, find startling and graceful juxtapositions of architecture with the human form by Zoë Croggon, Helen Grogan and Georgia Saxelby.

2020 Adelaide//International is a Samstag Museum of Art exhibition in partnership with the Hackett Foundation for the Adelaide Festival.



Join us for a conversation with the newly formed Creative Industries Think Tank, a collective of established and emerging designers, thinkers, educators and creative practitioners.

They share an ambition to create a multi-disciplinary platform to highlight and measure the unique, social, economic and entrepreneurial value of the creative industries in South Australia.

Presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter.

Friday 18 September, 5.30—7pm
All welcome.
Samstag, UniSA



Almost everyone says goodbye to their family home at some stage. It’s hard enough at the best of times. Now imagine if your family home is designed by one of the greats of Australian architecture. Could you let it go? Or would you want to hold onto that design legacy?

Comedian and design nerd Tim Ross asks exactly that in his new live show. Part talk, part screening, part comedy show, Ross takes you on an architectural adventure into some of our most significant modernist houses.

Wednesday 4 November, 5—7pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA
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Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, acknowledges the Kaurna people as traditional custodians of the land upon which the Museum stands.