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.

What's On?

Chthonic: Inhabiting the Underworld




The underground is often associated with anxiety and claustrophobia but there is also a modernist optimism in the exploration and revealing of sub-surface space and its potential, especially connected with the promises of transport infrastructure, other piped services, and tunnelling. The underground is also a term to describe alternative cultures or resistance movements. Soil and geology are fundamental concerns of landscape architects.

The exhibition Chotonic draws heavily on  the Architecture Museum archive presenting antique prints, South Australian maps of 
mining deposits and geology, and underground infrastructure of the city including footings, basements, and tunnels as well as reports and pamphlets on topics from cemeteries to salt damp. 

Placing archival material alongside contemporary works it includes installations by Dr. Urs Bette and Dr. Margit Brunier, ceramics by Lotte SchwerdtfegerPhoebe Kretschmerand Dr Tanya Court, paintings by John Forbusier and drawing by Tom Carment, photos by Xu Tiantian and finally a digital presentation from Ass Prof. Josh Zeunert.

The catalogue includes essays by Dr. James Curry, Dr. Jo Russel Clarke and Prof. Han Baltussen.

Chthonic is a satellite exhibition associated with the AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) National Festival UN/EARTH to be held at the Wine Centre on 19-22, October 2023.

Image: Tom Carment, Weed on John Taylor's Grave, Adelaide West Terrace Cemetery, 2020, pencil on paper 30 x 21cm

2023 Exhibitions


Christian Hall: Lines of Force

Lines of Force presents a creative enquiry into the relationship between scale, the materiality of steel, and notions of place.

Hall’s sculptural objects, with their open and wavering forms, refer to the construction of steel, its material resistance and the transformational forces of making. Each component embodies the potential energy that allows the objects to span and project into space.

Christian Hall’s exhibition examines forces, energies and effects that emanate from things and to which things are subject—invisible forces of interaction that undermine the notion of separate entities in the world.

Image: Christian Hall, Shutter #1 (detail), 2021, steel, 270 x 270 x 280mm. Photo: Sia Duff


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Tricia Ross: Earth matters

Tricia Ross' interdisciplinary research addresses the perilous state of the planet in the age of the Anthropocene. Bringing together printmaking, archive materials, photography, and painting, Earth matters confronts environmental impacts while imploring us to act on biocentric justice.

Weaving legal thinking and creative making, Ross draws our attention to the ongoing struggle to enact climate policies and proposes that in the face of irreversible climate change, ecological concerns require consideration about laws that do not currently exist.

Hope is a future where adverse climate impacts are mitigated.



Leslie Matthews: So near, that we can touch the spaces
10 February – 3 March 2023

So near, that we can touch the spaces presents Leslie Matthews practice-based investigation of the gestural line and how it informs our bodily knowledge of spatial perception and materiality. Matthews’ multi-disciplinary practice traverses, jewellery and works on paper. Drawing on diverse materials and processes including sterling silver, pigmented porcelain, vitreous enamels, etching, watercolour and gouache So near, that we can touch the spaces makes connections and offers reflections on the impermanence of life, the pathos of things and the intense emotions objects can evoke within us.

Image:  Leslie Matthews, brooches, 2022, porcelain, sterling silver oxidized

18 August—3 September

Using the medium of cardboard as its starting point, come and see the innovative, playful and experimental works of UniSA contemporary art students, staff and supporters and what cardboard can be transformed into when in their hands.

Open 10am—4pm, Tuesday—Fridays

and 11am—3pm Sundays. 




SASA Gallery

Location Open Fridays 10am - 5pm or by appointment