recess presents

A recess implies a suspension of time, or a break in formal proceedings. It is also an indented space created by natural or human building, a space connected to but apart from the rest. This indent in time or space defines an approach to exhibiting contemporary moving image works, drafts and creative texts.

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8 May - 17 July 2020

On funding and the future



2020 South Australian Artist Survey

Aida Azin
Kate Bohunnis
Sundari Carmody
Carly Dodd
fine print
Yusuf Hayat
Matt Huppatz
Tutti Arts
Sandra Saunders
Emmaline Zanelli

ACE Gallery

September 2020

  • 2020 Studio Program Artists announced find out more

  • UPDATE: Gallery closed until further notice

  • View our current exhibition ‘recess presents’ online now. View now

Contact ACE Open

+61 8 8211 7505


PO Box 10114
Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide Business Centre,
South Australia, 5000


Through its free exhibitions and events, ACE Open provides transformative contemporary art experiences for artists and audiences from its CBD art gallery in Adelaide, South Australia.

ACE Open is supported by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. ACE Open is also assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. ACE Open is a member of Contemporary Arts Organisations Australia.

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Lion Arts Centre
North Terrace (West End)
Kaurna Yarta
Adelaide SA 5000

Tuesday through Saturday
11am – 4pm
Free Entry

  • Wheelchair Access

ACE Open respectfully acknowledges the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.