Artist Opportunities

Call for Expressions of Interest – Art in Public Places

Weaving Communities Grass

The City of Marion is seeking expressions of interest from artists to design and create temporary multimedia artwork for public spaces within City of Marion. 

The goal of Square Eyes 2018 is to activate and add vibrancy to the City of Marion with artworks.

For the purposes of Square Eyes 2018, “multimedia” is defined as artworks that use a combination of different forms such as animation, audio, interactivity, performance, still images, text, moving image or video.

Expressions of interest extended to 5pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018.

For further information:

Contact Joyce Louey
Public Art and Placemaking Officer
Phone: 8375 6600

Art of Respect Aerosol Art Program
Art of Respect Aerosol Art Program

Are you an aspiring aerosol artist? Or do you know one? Sometimes when you want to spray it loud, it can be hard to find a legal outlet for your skills.

The Art of Respect program can help....

Art of Respect provides aerosol art workshops run by professional artists, culminating in an opportunity to show off your work either in a gallery setting or as a public mural.

The program aims to foster respect between the community and young artists, recognising aerosol art as a valid artistic medium.

The next round of Art of Respect will open in July 2017.

If you would like to register your interest as a participant, or are a professional aerosol artist interested in facilitating these workshops, please contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 8375 6891 or              


Free Creative Software on iMac

Are you an aspiring artist, film maker or photographer?

Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Studio and Logic is now available to use on iMac at the Cultural Centre Library. Adobe Creative Cloud includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash and more...

It’s easy and it’s FREE. All you need is a library card and your imagination.

Three hour bookings are available every day for you to work on your multimedia and art projects.

For more information or to make a booking call us on 8375 6785.


Short Films, Photography or Moving Image content for Square Eyes Screen

Do you work in photography, moving image or film?

There are opportunities to have your work displayed on rotation at the Marion Cultural Centre foyer on the Square Eyes screen.

For further details and criteria, please contact the Public Art and Placemaking Officer on 8375 6600 or


Council's Chambers Gallerychamber - opportunities for artists

The Council Chambers in the Administration building at 245 Sturt Road is available as a community-access exhibition space.

The Chambers Gallery is open to the public from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, except when the Chambers are in use for Council or staff meetings.

Council permits the use of its Council Chambers for selected art exhibitions on a shared-use basis, i.e. the Chambers will be closed to visitors when in use for normal Council and community activities during the period of any exhibition.

Gallery specifications and conditions of use are as follows:

Size: 10.6m x 15.5m
Hanging method: Hanging Track
LightingNormal boardroom lighting
Seating110 individual chairs
Kitchen accessYes (wall oven, microwave, fridge, urn, crockery and cutlery)
Opening hours8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday, except when in use for Council or community activities. Gallery available after hours for an opening or launch.


  • Free to approved community groups.
  • Preference for user groups to have $20m public liability insurance cover.
  • Exhibiting groups are required to prepare and hang the exhibition themselves in conjunction with Council's Arts and Cultural Development Officer and are responsible for their own publicity, launch, insurance and any other associated costs.

To view the gallery, please contact the Arts and Cultural Development Officer on 8375 6600 or


Gallery M

Gallery M is a high quality visual arts venue located in the Marion Cultural Centre, open 7 days.
The Gallery is available for visual arts exhibitions of groups, individual artists or community projects, and provides a versatile exhibition area with approximately 66 linear metres of hanging space if all freestanding moveable partitions are utilised.

A Gallery Shop selling a wide range of hand crafted items by local artists is adjacent to the gallery.

For further information visit the Gallery M website, contact 8377 2904 or email


Living Kaurna Cultural Centre Gallery / Gift Shop

Over eons of time, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains have gathered at Warriparinga. The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre was built here to ensure that Kaurna culture, and the Dreaming Story of the Land, is passed on from generation to generation.

There is opportunity for Aboriginal artists to exhibit their artwork or have there artefacts or custom art pieces for sale at the Centre. Please contact 8357 5900 for details.


Open Mic Cabaret Cafe

Share your talent with the world at the Open Mic Cabaret Cafe! Are you looking for an audience to sing a tune or tell a joke to? Come and participate or simply enjoy local talent taking the mic.

This event takes place on a Thursday, once a month, from 7-10pm. 

For upcoming dates, or more detail see the Open Mic event listings or contact 8375 6841.


Community Grants

The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish and undertake innovative projects or activities that are of benefit to the community.

Grants are available in the categories of Arts and Culture, Environment, Community Development and Sport and Recreation.

For further details visit the Community Grants Program page or contact the Community Grants Officer on 8375 6860 or


Arts and cultural events and festivals

The City of Marion hosts a number of Arts and Cultural Events including the Marion Celebrates Festival, Harmony Day, Reconciliation Week, and various other arts and cultural development projects which have scope for artists of all disciplines to become involved. 

City of Marion also has involvement in most of SA's major festivals including SALA Festival, and Fringe Festival, with various opportunities for artists to participate.

Visit Arts & Cultural Festivals, Events and Projects for further details.


Council support for South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival artists

The City of Marion is committed to supporting local artists, artistic expression and experiences within the the Marion area.

The City of Marion is continuing its involvement with the SALA Festival by supporting and promoting emerging and professional artists involved in this annual event.

Council is supporting local artists taking part in the Festival by subsidising artist registrations for individuals and groups with a rebate of $120. Limited rebates are available. Be quick! First in best dressed.

Artists who do not reside within Marion but who wish to register an exhibition in the council area are also eligible to claim the rebate. Eligible artists should pay their registration as normal to the SALA office, then send a photocopy or electronic copy of their receipt to:
Arts and Cultural Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Post: City of Marion, 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043
Artist Register

The aim of the Artist Register is to showcase local artists or artists connected to the City of Marion by presenting short biographies and snippets of their work for the wider community to view and enjoy.

Visit the Artist Register for more details and to view the list of artists.


Contact the Arts and Cultural Team

Arts and Cultural Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Post: City of Marion, 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043