Creating a stronger Barossa economy through artistic excellence, innovation and collaboration

Common Ground is a research and development partnership between artists and a local business in the Barossa region, which will strengthen the arts and cultural sector whilst improving brand and consumer value opportunities for local business.

It identifies the artistic and economic benefits derived from placing arts practitioners with a local business setting through an artist in residency program. The Common Ground residency for 2018 is a collaborative effort of artist James Tylor photographer and Indigenous food historian (http://www.jamestylor.com/), El Estanco Café in Greenock (https://www.elestanco.com.au/philosophy) and the Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed Inc (http://mountpleasant.sa.au/our-community/community-groups/mount-pleasant-mens-shed-inc/)

The residency program will be highlighting the knowledge and implementation of an Indigenous food garden that can be utilised in the Café menus. El Estanco Café in Greenock, artist James Tylor and Mount Pleasant Men’s Shed Inc together will create and engage in the local community in sharing food and knowledge to create new engaging and diverse works for us all to share.

Country Arts SA and Regional Development Australia Barossa are excited to be supporting this project and develop new relationships through collaborating the arts, business and community.

This residency recognises overlap between artistic practice and cultural heritage within Indigenous culture. It acknowledges that traditions surrounding food, language, art and culture overlap, and will allow James to develop his own artistic practice by connecting with and developing his broader cultural identity.

Common Ground is an Art Music Design Barossa initiative. A full program of each residency is available at www.artmusicdesignbarossa.org.au.

Common Ground is supported by

Pine Tree Green by Jane Skeer
  • Visual Arts

Pine Tree Green by Jane Skeer

30th June 2018 — 31st October 2018

Jane Skeer has re-purposed 1,000 plastic gardening pots to create a dynamic new artwork inspired by the pine tree forests we see across the Limestone Coast

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Island to Inland
  • Visual Arts

Island to Inland

14th September 2018 — 1st September 2019

Ten Kangaroo Island based visual artists bring ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life.

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Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light
  • Visual Arts

Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light

22nd September 2018 — 27th September 2020

First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.

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