Adelaide Central School of Art is opening its doors for the 2018 History Festival with two free events at its award-winning heritage campus in Glenside on Saturday 26 May.
Visitors are welcome anytime from 1pm to 5pm for Open Day to see how the transformation from derelict mental hospital to contemporary art school occurred.
At the same time, a demonstration of antique photographic processes, Afghan Box Cameras Are Easy! with artist Dr Andrew Dearman will be on the Ground Floor. Visitors can ask questions, observe the process up-close, learn how Dr Dearman made his camera by hand, and may even be invited to sit for a portrait!
Members of the School’s academic staff, who are all professional practitioners, will be available to answer questions about the history of the buildings. Visitors will also be able to view student studios, ask about study pathways and watch practical demonstrations in drawing and painting!
Adelaide Central Gallery will also be open with outstanding exhibition You are a Habitat. Plenty of student, staff and graduate works will also be on display. Soups, baked goods, tea and coffee will be for sale by the Student Association with all funds raised supporting the 2018 Graduate Exhibition catalogue.
Both the Open Day tour and photographic demonstration are free and visitors are encouraged to register on Eventbrite. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the art culture of one of the coolest buildings in Adelaide!