Adelaide, Australia

Established in 2008, FELTspace is an artist-run initiative located on the unceded Kaurna land of Adelaide, Australia; supporting, developing and presenting emerging, experimental, and diverse exhibitions and public programs. FELTspace is the oldest ongoing Artist Run Initiative (ARI) currently operating in South Australia and sits within the small-to-medium arts sector within South Australia's wider arts ecology. FELTspace has a track record of creative achievement and skill of leadership team and artists, and, since 2022, pays artist fees to exhibiting artists. FELTspace’s annual program delivers a series of six-weekly curatorially-ambitious exhibitions that occupy its three exhibition spaces (front, back and the digital screen of FELTdark), public talks, a suite of mentorship programs, residencies, a writers’ program, one-off live events, and offsite projects in collaboration with other artist-run organisations to bolster new artistic networks. FELTspace encourages applications from emerging and early-career art practitioners; and also welcomes proposals from mid-career and established practitioners testing new and experimental approaches.

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.