History

Arts Excentrix was formed in 1987 by Elizabeth Cameron Wilson, to mount a performance for the 1988 Adelaide Fringe Festival. Arts Excentrix has been creating and performing for more than three decades, but the following summary reaches back only for a short part of that history.

Exhibitions, projects, and commissions have been organised through collaboration with community organisations, their clients, government agencies and funding bodies. The majority of projects were supported by successful grant applications by Arts Excentrix Inc. Some projects were undertaken on a fee-for-service basis as well as through grants accessed by other organisations or government agencies.

2019 

'Get On Your Feet' poetry evening, February 22nd at the Organic Market Cafe in Stirling.

2018

Art Auction and Market. September 29th at Hahndorf.

2017

       30th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION - Curated by Suzi Windram and Lynn Elzinga Henry this wonderful collection of photographs, design drawings and art works celebrated 30 years of our history and artistic achievements. Held at the Coventry Memorial Library in Stirling from Oct 20th for a month. This exhibition was extremely well received and viewed by many local residents and visitors to the district.

       BAKE OVEN EVENT - Held at Anni Luur Fox's historic property in Hahndorf present members met with many of those who had contributed to Dance Excentrix and Arts Excentrix during it's 30 years of serving the community. 

2016

       GARDENS OF THE MIND - the visual artists of Arts Excentrix created an exhibition          for the month of April at the Adelaide National Wine Centre. The artists dug deep              into their respective histories to explore their iconography.

 

2015

 

  • 'AT THE EDGE' - the 10th anniversary of the Fringe Festival event, held at the Cheese Factory Studio Gallery at Meadows, supported by the District Council of Mt Barker.

 

2014

 

  • GARDEN OF EXCENTRIX - an afternoon of music, performance and visual arts in the beautiful garden at Crafers, supported by the Adelaide Hills Council and The Stirling Business Association.

  • 'AT THE EDGE' - a night of music and performance as a part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, at the Cheese Factory Studio Gallery, supported by the District Council of Mt Barker.

 

 

2013

 

  • 'AT THE EDGE' - for the 8th consecutive year, Arts Excentrix presented a night of music and dance for the March Adelaide Fringe Festival at the Cheese Factory Sudio Gallery at Meadows, supported by the Distric Council of Mt Barker. 

  • FLIGHTS OF FANCY - the visual artists continued to create fused glass artworks, selling in local Hills galleries.

 

 

2012

  •  'AT THE EDGE' - celebrating 25 years of creating arts Arts Excentrix created a memorable night of visual delights, performance and dance for the sixth consecutive year as a part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, supported by the District Council of Mount Barker and the Cheese Factory Studio Gallery at Meadows.

  • RICHARD COHEN MEMORIAL SCULPTURE COMPETITION - Artists from all over Australia were invited to submit sculptures for the exhibition and Arts Excentrix were one of eighteen selected. 'Road To Stringy Bark Forest' sculptured in stainless steel and fused glass was created for this exhibition.

 

2011

  •   'AT THE EDGE' - Arts Excentrix created At The Edge for the March Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was a night of music and performance together with an exhibition, again showcasing existing and established performers from the regions. The event was held at the Cheese Factory Studio and Gallery, Meadows, and supported by the Distric Council of Mount Barker.

  • WOMENS & CHILDRENS HOSPITAL - the Arts Excentrix visual arts group tendered for and won The Perception Project at the Women's & Children's Hospital. 'Meet The Lizard' is a fused glass and ceramic monitor lizard created specifically for touching by children with visual impairment.

  • McLAREN VALE PIAZZA - the Arts Excentrix visual arts group tendered for and won a project for the Piazza at McLaren Vale, South Australia. Four fused glass and ceramic panels were created and installed.

  • FLIGHTS OF FANCY - fused glass birds created by the visual arts group continued to be created and sold through a variety of galleries in the Hills region.

 

 

2010

  • Garden Art Exhibition, an exhibition of garden inspired arts pieces at Pepper Street Arts Centre. Arts Excentrix artists exhibited 'Flights of Fancy' - fused glass birds.

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital - Oncology Unit, commission, Arts Excentrix were commissioned to create a glass and ceramic panel for the unit. The panel was completed and installed in August.

  • Stirling Autumn Garden Festival, held in April in the Adelaide Hills town of Stirling, Arts Excentrix were involved in this, the third Stirling Autumn Garden Festival with a display of artworks.

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital - Renal Unit, commission, Arts Excentrix were commissioned by the Royal Adleiade Hospital to create two glass and ceramic panels for the newly completed Renal Unit.Completed and installed in February.

  • 'At The Edge', an Adelaide Fringe Festival event in March comprising an evening of performance, music, dance - with an exhibition by the artists from Arts Excentrix. The event was managed by Arts Excentrix, held at the Cheesefactory, Meadows, and sponsored by the District Council of Mount Barker.

 

2009

  • 'Gardens, Gods and the Godforsaken', an exhibition at Howard Vineyard, Littlehampton during November 2009. Featuring and eclectic mix of paintings, fused glass, ceramics and fabrics by the artists Jenny Bolto, Anni Luur Fox, Amaya Heywood, Lynn Elzinga-Henry, Glen Reynolds and Suzi Wndram. 

  • 'At The Edge', an Adelaide Fringe Festival event comprising an evening of performance, eclectic in nature, at the Mt Barker Town Hall. Arts Excentrix event management included organising the performances, publicity, financial control, set up and DVD production as a record of the event. Sponsored by the Mt Barker District Council.

  • Hahndorf Academy Exhibition, an exhibition of individual and collective works created by Arts Excentrix artists comprising fused glass, silk painted fabric and ceramic sculpture.

  • Autumn Festival, Stirling, participation in the annual autumn fair, exhibiting artworks and music performance.

 

2008

  • Expressions Project, a project funded by Adult Community Education (ACE) to conduct workshops throughout the Hills, Fleurieu and Murraylands. The workshops included drumming/music, silk painting, ceramics, story and poetry writing, reaching 560 participants during the life of the project.

  • 'At The Edge', an Adelaide Fringe Festival event comprising an evening of performances, eclectic in nature, at the Mt Barker Town Hall. Arts Excentrix event management included organising the performance, publicity, financial control, set up and DVD production as a record of the event. Sponsored by the Mt Barker District Council.

  • 'Lily to Lily', an exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Botanic Gardens gallery. 

  • Circle of Friends Cabaret, Arts Excentrix event managed the cabaret performances for the Refugee Week fundraiser on behalf of the Hills Circle of Friends. 

  • Autumn Festival, Stirling, participation in the annual autumn fair, exhibiting artworks and music performance. 

  • Open Garden Scheme, music performances over two successive days by the performing artists from Arts Excentrix.

 

 2007

  • 'Expressions' Project, a project funded by Adult Community Education (ACE) to conduct workshops throughout the Hills, Fleurieu and Murraylands. The workshops included drumming/music, silk painting, ceramics, story and poetry writing, , reaching 425 participants during the life of the project.

 

2006

  • 'Other Worldly', our 20th anniversary exhibition and performance at the Hahndorf Academy, sponsored by Mt Barker District Council.

  • Festival of Quiet Voices, a collaboration by our members with Artvan working with marginalised people to provide opportunities for development of literacy and arts-based skills.

  • 'Expressions' Project, a project funded by Adult Community Education (ACE) to conduct workshops throughout the Hills, Fleurieu and Murraylands project.

  • Hills Community Options Inc, fee for service dance and drama sessions.

 

 

2005

  • Mt Barker District Council, Alec Johnston Park Concept Design implementation with community involvement at Hahndorf. 

  • Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, exhibition of "Dads 'n' Kids at Mobilong Prison" and "Out of Order"' an exhibition about the River Murray". The Exhibitions were developed with grants from Mental Health Promotion and ACE (Adult Community Education Unit, SA Dept. of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology). 

  • Murray Mallee Community Health Service Banner Project, a WOMAN'S MENTAL WELLNESS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. 

  • Landlines-Bloodties, exhibition and performance at Burra Regional Gallery. 

 

2004

  • Country Arts SA New Land Gallery, Adelaide Festival Fringe Exhibition, "Out of Order: An exhibition about the River Murray". Country Arts SA toured the exhibition to Burra Regional Gallery. 

  • Community Choices, Murray Bridge: Revision of a series of short stories created by participants about felt creatures made in 2003. The stories were developed into "MURRAY BRIDGE BOOGIE", a dance theatre work involving all workshop participants and support workers in creation of costumes, makeup, dance and text performed in Murray Bridge and Hahndorf. (ACE grant) 

  • Mobilong Prison, Murray Bridge: "Dads 'n' Kids at Mobilong Prison" resulting in exhibition at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery in 2005. 

  • Murray Bridge Community Health Service, Silk Painting for newly arrived Turkish Women for English language practice. (ACE grant plus Health Service funds). 

  • Tailem Bend Community Centre, Concrete paver making. (ACE grant). 

  • Coonalpyn Lifelong Learning Hub, Dance for Menopoise (ACE grant). 

  • Oodnadatta Dance and VizArts Project, included Logo design, Fabric Design and Printing, Dance, Community Mural on Fabric. (funded by Pt. Augusta Hospital). 

  • Kangaroo Island Health Service, Dance and Drumming (Mental Health Promotion) 

  • Commissions: Royal Adelaide Hospital mural, (ArtSA, Health Promotion.) and 

  • Alec Johnston Park Concept Plan, (Mt Barker District Council.) 

 

 

2003

 

  • held at the Artvan Inc facility at Mt Barker Railway Station. Revision of play "One Sunny Day" created by participants in 2002, creation of dance finale, costumes, props. (ACE grant).

  • Adelaide Hills/ Fleurieu Community Health Service,

  • "Dance for Meno-poise", a series of of creative dance and drumming workshops for women at Mt Barker and Goolwa to create a performance at Victor Harbor to celebrate International Women's Day. (ACE grant).

  • Community Choices, Murray Bridge: "Performance Skills" & "Concrete Pavermaking" for use in the paved area at the Swanport Road facility.(ACE grant). 

  • Mobilong Prison, Portraiture and Landscape painting skills (ACE grant). 

  • Andrewartha Aged Day Care Centre, Aldgate. "Clay Sculpture". (ACE Grant) 

  • Art Studio Workshop, Crafers. "Concrete Pavermaking" (ACE grant). 

  • Fleurieu Community Health Service, Goolwa "Dance for Meno-poise", "Drumming." Developed into "Barumba" a women's drumming group(ACE grant). 

  • Meningie Progress Association, Concrete pavermaking. (ACE grant). 

  • Murray Bridge North School, Parents workshop. (ACE grant) 

  • Fleurieu Community Health Service, Goolwa Women's Drumming (ACE ) 

  • Artvan Inc, Portraiture and Landscape painting skills (ACE grant) 

  • Meningie Aboriginal Health Services, Drumming, Dance, Stencilling (ACE) 

  • "We Now Walk Tall", Tailem Bend Community Centre, West African Drumming. (ACE grant). 

  • Stockwell, "Artjam /Drumming". (ACE grant). 

  • Adelaide Hills Community Health Service, Women's Art Group, Painting Skills, mental health.(ACE grant) 

  • Victor Harbor Carers Support Group, Graphic Design/Stencilling, Transfer Printing, Banner Making. (ACE grant). 

  • Adelaide Hills Community Health Service:MESH Creative Connections,"Fabric Design and Printing", Banner making, mental health.(ACE grant). 

  • Tailem Bend Community Centre: "Happy Day Arts Workshops", Drumming, Concrete Pavermaking, Pastels, Creative Writing, Performance in partnership with Artvan Inc. (Grants from ACE and Mental Health Promotion). 

  • The Hut, Aldgate: Concrete Pavermaking. 

  • Fleurieu Community Health Service, Goolwa Women's Drumming (ACE) 

  • Cheese Factory, Meadows, Drumming.(ACE grant)

  • Adelaide Hills Community Health Service, AMIGOS, Drumming, Dance, Ceramics, Concrete pavermaking, Stencilling, mental health.(ACE grant). 

  • Hahndorf Academy, Willow Sculpture (ACE grant)

  • Fleurieu Community Health Service, Victor Harbor: "Dance for Meno-poise", "Dance for Health Performance by Dance Excentrix" (ACE grant). 

  • Pathways Project Stage 2, Arts In Action in partnership with Community Bridging Services. Arts Excentrix provided creative and skills workshops. (Australia Council grant).

  • Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)

  • Community Choices, Murray Bridge: "Feltmaking and creation of creatures", "Writing stories about the felt creatures and creating movements for performance." (ACE grant). 

 

2002

 

  • Community Living and Support Services, Strathalbyn, Professional Development for Support Workers. (ACE grant). 

  • Mobilong Prison, Portraiture and Landscape painting skills.(ACE grant). 

  • Andrewartha Aged Day Care Centre, Aldgate: "Writing your Memoirs", "The Golden Years of Cookery: Between the 20th C Wars". (ACE grant). 

  • Art Studio Workshop, Longwood: Clay Sculpture (ACE grant). 

  • Stockwell, Artjam -Drumming (ACE grant). 

  • Community Living and Support Services, a High Beam Arts and Disability Festival Production "The Captain of the Ship" created in partnership with Artvan and CLASS clients who performed at Nexus Arts Centre and Mt Barker. A short book with text and illustrations was produced. (Community Benefit grant) 

  • Pathways Project Stage 1, ARTS IN ACTION in partnership with Community Bridging Services,  Arts Excentrix worked with over 18 groups serviced by CBS from 2001- 02 culminating in a grand exhibition at The Parks Community Centre. 

  • Community Choices, Murray Bridge, ceramics, designing a stencil, printing on T-shirts, drumming, dance, performance at the Farm. (ACE grant) 

 

 

2001

 

  • Nunga Centre, Murray Bridge, fabric printing, transfer printing, potato printing, tie-dying, Batik, graphic arts, banner design, stencil design and printing. (ACE grant) 

  • Nunga Centre, Murray Bridge, music & drumming workshops. (ACE grant) 

  • Mobilong Prison, music, drumming & performance workshops. (ACE grant). 

  • Youth Week Camp, Victor Harbor, creative writing, graphic art, stencilling,tie dying. (ACE Grant). 

  • Public Artwork Design Workshops, Strathalbyn, tilemaking and design, community consultation, structure design. (ACE grant). 

  • JPET, Victor Harbor, multi-arts workshops, music/drumming, dance, fabric design and printing, creative writing, performance. (ACE grant) 

  • Community Living and Support Services, Mt Barker, mosaic design and installation in the park, stencil design and printing on curtains and T-shirts, percussion/drumming.(ACE grant).

  • Tangglun Piltengi Yunti, multi-arts weekend at Pompoota via Murray Bridge, including workshops, music/drumming, portraiture, costume, sculpture, dance, poetry, face painting, creating a performance and exhibition. (ACE grant) 

 

 

2000

 

  • Nunga Centre, Pompoota, follow-up workshops to the Pompoota workshops, conducted at Murray Bridge (ACE grant) 

  • Kalparrin, Murray Bridge, Aboriginal Youth tutoring children (ACE grant) 

  • Murray Mallee Community Health Service, Mural design/ painting workshops for people with disabilities. "Create a Performance for unveiling" (ACE grant)

  • Community Choices, Murray Bridge, Portraiture on masonite panels with acrylic paint & tilemaking (ACE grant).

  • SA Department of Human Services,"Movin' Right Along", a series of arts workshops in country aged care facilities resulting in creation of a dance theatre work based on experiences and information gained from working in Eudunda, Barossa Valley, Aldgate, Gumeracha, Murray Bridge, Morgan, Mt. Barker, Strathalbyn, Port Elliot, Yankalilla, Youth-Seniors Summit. "Murray Mallee Movements" tour with the Older Womens Network from NSW through the Murray Mallee -Lameroo, Pinnaroo,Jabuk, Tailem Bend, Meningie, Tintinara, Karoonda, Loxton, Swan Reach, Mannum, Murray Bridge. (Funded by UN International Year of the Older Person grant, Country Arts SA, Murray Bridge Soroptimists). 

 

1999

 

    Friendly Town Project, Mt Barker, including celebration parade and concert created by participants who worked on this tilemaking project resulting in the Artvan Inc Park at the Mt Barker Railway Station and a large seat covered in tiles made and decorated by participants.