Jess Taylor Love Works (I don't want your love unless you know I am repulsive, and love me even as you know it), 2019. 3D printed resin, dye, paint, acrylic sheet. dimensions variable. Photography by Matto Lucas

Tara Rowhani-Farid, Facade, 2018. Photography by Grant Hancock

Tamara Baillie, Identity, 2019, cotton, sugar, timber, paint. Photography by Grant Hancock.

Steven Cybulka, Framing Space, Structural Pine, Galvanised Bugle Battern Screws, Dimensions Variable, 2019, Port Noarlunga Jetty, Port Noarlunga. Commissioned by SUE Foreshore Festival/The City of Onkaparinga. PhotographyChe Chorley

Max Callaghan, lola, 2018, acrylic, cardboard, paper mache and oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm. Photography by Steph Fuller.

2019 ACE Open Studio Artists, L-R: Max Callaghan, Tara Rowhani-Farid, Jess Taylor, Steven Cybulka, Tamara Baillie. Photography by Elizabeth Harper

Friday 24th January - 15th February 2020

ACE Open will begin 2020 with Open Studio, a group exhibition showcasing new and recent work by its five current studio artists.

Tamara Baillie
Max Callaghan
Steven Cybulka
Tara Rowhani-Farid
Jess Taylor.


Tamara Baillie, Max Callaghan, Steven Cybulka, Tara Rowhani-Farid & Jess Taylor,


Thursday January 23rd, 6-8pm

  • Wheelchair Access

Open Studio is a snapshot of the diverse practices and ideas encouraged as part of ACE Open’s annual Studio Program, a fully-supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists. The exhibition features some of South Australia’s most exciting early career artists and will showcase a variety of artwork mediums, from sculpture and installation, contemplative paintings, 3D printing and mixed media art.

Open Studio gives the public a look into the work developed out of the ACE Open studios over the past year. Highlights include Jess Taylor’s haunting 3D printed figures that explore her own personal fascination with fictional horror, which premiered at Seventh Gallery (VIC) in September 2019. Max Callaghan’s signature style of collage paintings that look largely at mental health and psychic landscapes ahead of his solo exhibition at firstdraft (NSW) in 2020. Steven Cybulka will reconfigure one of his large-scale public art pieces, showcasing his ability to work intuitively to create compositions that embrace order and chaos. Tara Rowhani-Farid’s will present a tessellation of recent paintings where digital and virtual realms are juxtaposed with bright, bold patterns. Tamara Baillie’s large-scale installation made of sugar and cotton explores geographical and material histories.

The 2019 Studio Program is supported by James Darling, Lesley Forwood, Ministry of Clouds, Helpmann Academy and City of Adelaide.