Photo by Thomas McCammon

2019S_Steel & Wood with Wool, 2019, found steel wire, branch and knitting wool 60x100cm.

Saturday 21 August, 11:30am - 3:30pm

Explore the endless sculptural and spatial capabilities of inanimate objects with Adelaide based artist, Jonathan Kim.


$89 Full / $69 ACE Associate/Concession


ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA 5000

Class Size:


Ability Levels:

All levels



  • Wheelchair Access

Please contact if you would like to attend and have access needs

In this workshop, participants will construct their own sculptures using found, every day and collected materials. Participants will learn the processes and techniques Kim uses to create his sculptures and experiment with the way different forms and objects interact with each other and their surroundings.

Kim’s works explore the concept of spatiality and are inspired by sculptural concepts of the Japanese Mono-ha artists who explored encounters between natural and industrial materials. Similarly, Kim creates a juxtaposition with his sculptures and installations, which are made using everyday objects and found materials and constructed with his refined and considered aesthetic.

Kim is one of ACE Open’s 2020/1 studio artists and during this workshop you will get the opportunity to visit his studio. He will share and discuss the concepts that underpin his practice and the processes he used to create his work.

Objects will be supplied at the workshop, but participants are encouraged to bring along materials and objects too. Upon completion, participants will take home their own self-made sculpture. Participants are also encouraged to bring a digital camera or smartphone. This will allow you to document materials and experiment with the relationships between objects and construction in multiple ways. You will then be able to reflect and select your favourite to create your final outcome.



ACE Open’s workshop program provides a unique opportunity to learn new skills and engage with leading contemporary artists in a creative, social and participatory environment. Designed to suit a range of skill levels and interests, these artist-led programs offer all audiences – from curious gallery-goers through to practicing artists – an opportunity to learn a range of creative techniques through hands-on, practical classes. All materials and light refreshments will be provided.


Artist bio:

Jonathan Kim is a South Australia-based artist who takes the form of drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation using everyday objects and materials. Kim was born and raised in South Korea and spent most of his 20s in China and 30s in Australia. Kim’s original background was in business. However, after moving to Australia, Kim decided to become an artist. Kim finished his Bachelor and Honours degree in Visual arts at Uni SA in 2018. Like his nomadic life, Kim’s artwork contains various cultural elements. Kim’s art concept ‘Spatiality’ was inspired by the theory of ‘Encounter’ by Korean artist Lee Ufan. Although related to his Far Eastern background, Kim wants to make his art forms global with his Western educational experience. Jonathan is attempting to extend his practice by adopting other post-minimal ideas. Kim was awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture Prize in 2017 and Linden New Art Award in 2019. Kim completed the British School at Rome Residency and Sauerbier House Culture Exchange Artist in Residence Program in 2019.