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Opening Celebration – Studios: 2023

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Adelaide Contemporary Experimental ends the year with Studios: 2023, a group exhibition featuring new commissions by the 2023 ACE Studio Program artists, Teresa Busuttil, Georgia Button, Brad Darkson, Jennifer Mathews and Truc Truong.


Co-curated by Rayleen Forester (Associate Curator, ACE) and Nanette Orly (Curator, Murray Art Museum Albury), the exhibition features five of South Australia’s most exciting artists, and offers the public insight into the many approaches to practice currently being explored at the ACE studios, including sound, video, installation, assemblage and sculpture.

Selected works in the gallery and studios will be available for sale, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. You can also purchase a copy of the Studios: 2023 exhibition catalogue, featuring new essays on each studio artist by writers from across the country. 

Our bar will be stocked by our sponsors Charlotte Dalton Wines and Bowden Brewing.

Please contact grace@ace.gallery if you have access needs or would like us to book an Auslan interpreter.

Studios: 2023

11 November - 16 December 2023

Teresa Busuttil, Georgia Button, Brad Darkson, Jennifer Mathews and Truc Truong.


Teresa Busuttil's work up close. Detail, salvaged boat, shells, glue
Georgia Button's studio. 8 posters pinned to wall in a grid. Stills from video work of Georgia's
Brad Darkson's studio documentation. 4 screens lean against a wall, connected by cables. On the screens displays a close up detail of a hand painting.
Jennifer Mathews, Egg and hammer cabinet (2023), Installation View.
Truc Truong, studio documentation


Hero image: Jennifer Mathews, 'Illumination in the worn aisle' (2022) stainless steel, aluminium, photographic print on adhesive vinyl, 90 x 120 x 3.8 cm. Photography by Izzie Austin. Courtesy the artist.

Image 1: Teresa Busuttil, Sinners Grotto (2023), detail. Photography by Jessica Maurer.

Image 2: Georgia Button, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental studios (2023), studio documentation. Photography by Thomas McCammon.

Image 3: Brad Darkson, studio documentation, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (2023). Photography by Thomas McCammon.

Image 4: Jennifer Mathews, Egg and hammer cabinet (2023), installation view. Photography by Jessica Maurer.

Image 5: Truc Truong, studio documentation, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (2023). Photography by Emmaline Zanelli.


The 2023 Studio Program is supported by partnerships with Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 Program, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide Central School of Art, and firstdraft. It is also supported by the generous contributions of the Studio Program Donors:

Anonymous x 2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Angela Carey, James Darling AM, Sue Dillon, Lesley Forwood, Dr Alex Grant, Dr Robyn Grant, Amanda Harkness & Karen Barrett, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Robyn & Geoff Kempe, Hon. Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Thomas Lambert, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, David McKee AO, Pam McKee, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Christopher Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM


Brad Darkson has been assisted by the City of Adelaide. Jennifer Mathews has been supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Truc Troung has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Logos of Sponsors: Creative Australia, Creative Partnerships Australia, Adelaide Central School of Art, Helpmann Academy, Firstdraft, City of Adelaide and Arts SA

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