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Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Located in Adelaide’s iconic Lion Arts Centre precinct, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE) is South Australia’s leading independent contemporary visual arts organisation, proudly supporting artists to develop and present work on Kaurna Yarta (Kaurna Country).

Established through the merger of Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) and the  Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) in 2017, ACE builds upon the legacy of over 100 years of innovative experimental arts practice in South Australia.

Through exhibitions, studios, public programs, professional development opportunities and publications, ACE expands the edges of contemporary visual art practice, embraces diversity and provides a space for artists to take risks.

Since its inception, ACE’s program has explored many timely issues, driven by the question: what is urgent to discuss today and who should be telling these stories? They recognise that contemporary art takes many forms, and have built a reputation for presenting new and important processes and methodologies for artistic practice.

ACE is wheelchair accessible.

Free Admission.

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Lion Arts Factory, North Terrace, Adelaide SA, Australia

+61 8 8211 7505

ace.gallery

Tue to Sat
11am–4pm.

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

Suggested Reading

Studio

Inside Kirtika Kain’s Sydney apartment, and now studio

Kirtika Kain’s Western Sydney apartment on Dharug Country is crowded with boxes of materials and new canvases. She came back from a residency in Italy in late 2022 and since then she’s been living alongside her work, preparing for her solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 and for the Biennale of Sydney next year. The cohabitation has been intense and sometimes messy, but Kain says studio life is teaching her new confidence.

Jane O'Sullivan