Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Provisional setup for NEWNEW at the South Australian School of Art Gallery.

CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW is a multi-sited Adelaide-city visual art project conceived and curated by executive director Alan Cruickshank with Curator Peter McKay to present the very latest in quality South Australian contemporary visual art, involving forty-four artists across twelve venues, including the Glenelg-to-city tram, the CACSA and other galleries, Rundle Mall and Rundle Street East, the University of Adelaide, Victoria and Whitmore Squares, and the project’s focal exhibition point, the long-empty building, The Gallerie, on the ‘cultural boulevard’ of North Terrace.

CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW, first in a series of future major CACSA CONTEMPORARY projects, extends the CACSA’s historical platform of presentation and promotion of innovative and dynamic contemporary visual art, providing opportunities for both artists and public, and promoting contemporary South Australian art to the nation. Conceived to strengthen both an awareness of and appreciation for South Australian contemporary visual art to local and national audiences, this large-scale ‘biennale’ style multi-venue project is unique (not having been attempted before), especially by a (government-funded non-profit) contemporary art space (and with the resource limitations of the CACSA).

Developed from an unrealised CACSA project in 2008 envisaged to promote Adelaide’s position as a major centre for the presentation of international visual art and artists in Australia, and based upon the successful high profile Glasgow International that accentuates Glasgow’s contemporary art scene’s global recognitionCACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW is a localised version of that concept with the aim of reflecting Adelaide’s capacity to present significant exhibitions of visual art.

The 44 participating artists are: 2010 Qantas Foundation Art Award winner Roy Ananda; Craige Andrae; current Primavera artist Akira Akira; Andy Best; Christine Collins; Brenda L Croft; Nici Cumpston; recent Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship recipient Bridget Currie; Johnnie Dady; Optimism (QAG/GoMA, 2008) artist James Dodd; Margaret Dodd; Siamak Fallah; Joe Felber; Nicholas Folland; Green Candle; Anton Hart; Louise Haselton; Ariel Hassan; Julie Henderson; Paul Hoban; Aldo Iacobelli; KAB-101; Yoko Kajio; Mark Kimber; Sue Kneebone; Christian Lock; Monte Masi; Nasim Nasr; Ian North; Deborah Paauwe; Andrew Petrusevics; George Popperwell; Julia Robinson; Sally-Ann Rowland; Lee Salomone; Mark Siebert; Darren Siwes; Paul Sloan; Sam Songailo; Warren Vance; Angela Valamanesh; Hossein Valamanesh; Linda Marie Walker; & Gerry Wedd.

In developing and realising this project, the CACSA has received significant and enthusiastic support from numerous sponsors dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the contemporary visual art sector in South Australia. The CACSA gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following for their encouragement and generosity towards CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW: the Sidney Myer Fund, Melbourne; Santos; Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA government; Arts SA; Visual Arts Board Australia Council; Integrated Design Commission of SA; MediaNest; Adelaide City Council; Maras Group; Commercial & General; Le Cordon Bleu; Paxton Vineyards and Coopers Brewery.

It is our vision that CACSA CONTEMPORARY 2010: THE NEW NEW, energises both the current arena of and public perceptions of South Australian artists, in a strategically conceived and curated project, one that ideally further consolidates Adelaide’s position as a major centre for the presentation of contemporary visual art in Australia.

The Gallerie, 200 North Terrace; Contemporary Art Centre of SA; SASA Gallery; FELTspace; University of Adelaide Barr-Smith Library; Glenelg-City tram; Blyth Street; City Cross Rundle Mall LCD screen; Rundle Lantern; Union Street; Victoria Square and Whitmore Square.

29 October–21 November 2010

For further information please contact:

Alan Cruickshank
(08) 82722628

Peter McKay
(08) 82722628

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