ACE Open

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ACE Open

Our exciting new vision (and website!) launches soon.


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ACE Open

The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) and Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) have joined forces to form ACE Open—South Australia's leading organisation for contemporary visual art and artists. We will officially launch our new organisation in mid-2017. Until then, we're open! Come visit. 

Opening hours and location

Tue-Sat 11am-4pm

Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End) 
Kauna Yarta, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Free admission

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+61 8 8211 7505

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




Christian Lock (SA)
15 Mar - 22 Apr

Join us for the first ever exhibition to be presented by South Australia’s newest contemporary art organisation. Stepping away from the stretcher and the frame as the 'container' of the painted form, Christian Lock presents BLACKFLAG, an immersive collection of new works, which sensualises the political, historical and social representation of the form of black and its ambiguous symbolisation as shade and motif.

About the artist
Born in 1969, Christian Lock completed a Masters of Visual Art, South Australian School of Art, Architecture and Design, Adelaide (2007); and was the recipient of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 2013, where he spent 12 months studying as a visiting scholar at Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, in 2014. Represented by GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery.

Image: Christian Lock, work in progress
Photo: Lara Merrington




Issue 46.1

Broadsheet Journal

Our first edition of Broadsheet Journal for 2017 includes articles about contemporary art and ideas from Ben Eltham, Hannah Donnelly, Alex Gawronski, Emma McRae, Giles Fielke, Sophie Knezic, Jacqueline Millner, Hannah Presley, Robert Bailey and Macushla Robinson.

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