The SASA Gallery is an outreach and exhibition facility at the University of South Australia. The Gallery’s exhibitions and public programs focus on innovative contemporary art, architecture, design, visual media, and curatorial and writing practices. The SASA Gallery’s exhibition and publication programs seek to position the artists, designers and researchers we work with in a national and international context, engage with critical dialogue and debate, and enable artists, designers, curators and writers to generate new art and new ideas. As an active site of teaching and learning, SASA Gallery supports disciplines throughout the University and has a strong outreach program with free exhibitions, events, gallery floor talks and guest lectures open to the public.

The South Australian School of Art Gallery (SASA Gallery) was established through the South Australian School of Art. In 2009 the South Australian School of Art merged with the Louise Laybourne-Smith School of Architecture and Design.

Impressions of SASA Gallery exhibitions

SASA Gallery and research

The South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery is a centre for high-quality research and an active site of teaching and learning. The aims of the SASA Gallery are to:

  • showcase artists, designers, architects, curators and writers in a national and international context
  • support a program of exhibitions with a strong curatorial premise or rationale which focus on experimental and innovative creative practice in art, architecture and/or design
  • engage in dialogue and extend critical debate about creative practice in art, architecture and/or design
  • create opportunities, such as touring exhibitions, exchanges and residencies, for artists, designers, architects, curators and writers to engage in research of national and international relevance
  • contribute to teaching and learning through student engagement with a professionally managed gallery, a nationally significant exhibition program, and mentored student centred learning projects
  • create opportunities for AAD staff and postgraduate students to contribute to the research

Exhibit with SASA Gallery

Proposals for exhibitions and related projects are invited from artists, designers, architects, curators, writers, postgraduate students and academic researchers, including those who have an affiliation with the University of South Australia.

For Postgraduate Examination Exhibitions in the SASA Gallery please email an expression of interest to:

All other proposals should be emailed to:


  • Can I submit a proposal to exhibit my work at SASA Gallery? minus-thick plus-thick

    Yes. To stage an exhibition at SASA Gallery, you are required to submit a written proposal. SASA Gallery accepts proposals from artists, designers, architects, writers, and other creatives. Proposals are accepted throughout the year.

  • What kind of information should my proposal contain? minus-thick plus-thick

    Applicants are required to provide the following information as part of their proposal. In addition, the proposal should articulate how the exhibition aligns with SASA Gallery’s aims and objectives.

    A cover page, including:

    • Applicant/s name and contact details (phone, postal and email address)
    • Exhibition title
    • A brief summary of the exhibition (50 words)
    • Preferred exhibition dates.

    Detailed information about the exhibition, including:

    • Name of curator/s
    • Name of participating artists, designers, architects, writers, etc.
    • Synopsis of the curatorial theme or rationale (250 words)
    • Brief overview of the exhibition (250 words)
    • Summary of research aims and specific outcomes (250 words)
    • Installation and technical requirements.

    Information about your collateral and any associated events, including:

    • A brief overview of the collateral material (i.e. catalogue, website, etc.) that you intend to publish (150 words)
    • A summary of related events: guest lectures, residencies, artist talks, etc. that you intend to develop (150 words).

    A project budget, including:

    • Itemised income streams, indicating sources of cash funds and in-kind contributions
    • Itemised expenditure.
  • Do I need to include any supporting materials with my proposal? minus-thick plus-thick

    Yes, please include the following as supporting documentation:

    • Confirmation that those named have agreed to participate
    • A curriculum vitae for each participating curator/s, artist/s, designer/s, architect/s and writer/s
    • Ten images for a solo show, maximum 20 images for a group show, preferably in PowerPoint format
    • Audio-visual material must be a maximum duration of 10 minutes
    • Examples of published texts by writers

    Please note: Supporting material will not be returned at the conclusion of the selection process.

  • How will my proposal be assessed? minus-thick plus-thick

    Priority will be given to proposals that:

    • Demonstrate a research based curatorial premise with a focus on experimental and innovative practice in art, architecture and/or design
    • Are clearly aligned with and support the SASA Galleries aims and objectives
    • Are accompanied by a scholarly catalogue
    • Demonstrate well-considered project management and financing.
  • How do I submit my proposal? minus-thick plus-thick

    Your proposal and supporting material can all be submitted on a USB or similar device, with a covering letter itemising the contents of the submission.

    Please send applications to:

    SASA Gallery
    K3-27 Kaurna Building, City West Campus
    University of South Australia
    GPO Box 2471
    ADELAIDE SA 5001

    To submit an application by email, to enquire, or for further information please contact

Exhibitions from 2011-2006

Contact us

SASA Gallery

Location K2 - 02 Kaurna Building, City West Campus, GPO Box 2471 Adelaide, SA 5001