FELTspace

Adelaide, Australia

FELTspace is an artist-run and volunteer-run organisation supporting, developing and presenting emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. FELTspace sits within the small-to-medium arts sector within Australia's wider arts ecology. Established in 2008 with an exhibition space at the heart of Adelaide’s Central Market district, FELTspace has become a centre for the emerging contemporary visual arts community. Remaining an important site for the development, exhibition and discussion of new work by emerging and recognised visual artists in South Australia. FELTspace, having successfully run for almost 15 years as a highly dynamic and innovative ARI, has a track record of creative achievement and skill of leadership team and artists. FELTspace encourages applications from emerging and early-career art practitioners; we also welcome proposals from mid-career and established practitioners testing new and experimental approaches, as well as ideas that bring emerging artists in dialogue with more established peers. The FELTspace co-directors typically undertake a two-year tenureship, rotating across roles of Chair/Admin, Special Projects Coordinator, Social Media and Marketing Officer, Gallery Manager, Grants Officer, Web and Design Manager, Finance Officer and Volunteer Coordinator; and most recently, a First Peoples Co-director/ Emerging Curator - a paid position within the otherwise volunteer organisation, currently being recruited.

Established in 2008, FELTspace is an artist-run gallery located at the heart of the Central Market district in Adelaide, capital city of South Australia. FELTspace is an important hub for Adelaide’s emerging contemporary visual arts community and an important site for the development, exhibition and discussion of new work created by early-career artists. FELTspace is unique as the only Artist Run Initaitve with a permanent site in Adelaide’s city centre dedicated to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists.

The current FELTspace committee is comprised of Ray Harris, Matt Huppatz, Jessie Lumb, Logan Macdonald, James Marshall and Riley O’Keeffe. This group of emerging artists, writers and curators is committed to the support, development and promotion of contemporary art and artists within South Australia as well as engaging with a national network of artist-run initiatives and artists.

James L Marshall “Monument 4”, Powder coated fluorescent light fixtures, chord & flag, 170 x 122x 122cms, 2011.
Ray Harris “Land Mind”, HD digital video still, 2010.
Ray Harris “Glitter Vomit”, HD digital video still, 2010.
Matt Huppatz “Untitled”, hemp fibre, found crate, acrylic paint, pantyhose, balloons, papier mache, enamel spray paint, 2011.
Jessie Lumb “Portion of a Rainbow I Have Clutched”, Torch, textas, pebble, 2010.
Riley O'keeffe “and you in your turn”, Ink, paper, chair, pencil, dimensions variable, 2010.
Logan Macdonald “This Day Tonight (Adelaide 1977) Slam Dance (1970-2011)”, Dual channel video still (video 7:35 mins), 2011.