Once a year Artlab presents a Career in Conservation session for students who would like to discover how to become a conservator and be taken on a behind the scenes tour in one of the largest conservation centres in Australia.
Transport yourself to Artlab Australia on the North Terrace cultural precinct where conservators combine science and art to preserve artworks and historical items for the State’s collections and private clients.
Lady Evelyn and Lord Carnarvon have travelled far to join the South Australian Museum Out of Glass Roadshow visiting Kangaroo Island Schools
Please note: These sessions are now fully booked. History SA and Artlab Australia are presenting Caring for Collections and How to Fund It sessions on Thursday 23 February from 1.30pm to 4.00pm at Artlab Australia. An information session about projects and grants your community group or organisation can access to help care for your valued collections.
Mark Duffy, the new Chief Executive of the Department of State Development and Alex Reid, Deputy Chief Executive toured Artlab on Thursday 9 February 2017
Presented by the Australian Red Cross, Culture Under Attack, an exhibition of photographic panels depicting the impact of armed conflict on cultural property will be on display at Artlab Australia from 7 to 23 December 2016, in association with the conference, Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict, Obligations in War and Peace to be held at University of Adelaide Law School from 7 to 8 December 2016.
Developing modified equipment and work practices to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders from conservation treatment abstract, co-authored by Artlab Australia’s Senior Textiles Conservator, Kristin Phillips; Senior Objects Conservator, Justin Gare and Jo Bills, Director of Physio Link in Adelaide was published on-line today in the AICCM (The Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Materials) Bulletin Volume 37, 2016 - Issue 1.
The Art Gallery of South Australia and Artlab Australia are presenting events in National Science Week 2016 for students in Years 4 to 7 from 15 to 19 August. This learning program provides opportunities for students to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Science and the Visual Arts.
The Flanders Fields Poppy Trail is a series of cultural events and exhibitions to commemorate Australian, French and Belgian allies during WWI held in Adelaide and in South Australia from 2nd June to 30th August 2016.
Artlab Australia is proud to be participating in this very important event with an exhibition, Keepsakes and Stories: Conserving Mementos from WW1 featuring memorabilia preserved by Artlab’s conservators.
The Burke Museum and its Friends' association received the prestigious Indigo Shire Open Heritage Award for their conservation project of a treasured 1875 Chinese Ceremonial Banner on 20 May 2016. Artlab’s Textiles Team worked over a two year period to meticulously conserve this very unique banner.
Artlab Australia is proud to participate annually in South Australia’s History Festival which showcases wonderful and unique cultural events all over South Australia for the month of May. This year, Artlab is presenting our popular tour program and participating in three other events presented by History SA; Angaston & Penrice Historical Society and the Mount Gambier History Group.
Luke Thurgate is Artlab Australia’s inaugural Artist in Residence. Luke is generating a body of paintings and drawings in our foyer from March to June 2015 plus completing research in conservation processes and their potential relationship to his work. You can visit Luke in residence in our foyer on Mondays from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Artlab’s Paper and Books studio have just completed the comprehensive exhibition preparation for Trent Parke: The Black Rose which commenced Saturday 14 March 2015 at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Would you like to knit an Australian icon? Come along to the South Australia Museum and Artlab Australia workshop and learn to knit the balaclava worn by Sir Douglas Mawson during his epic adventures to the Antarctic early 20th century. You will recognise the famous image of Mawson wearing the balaclava as it appeared on the Australian $100 note from 1984 – 1996. Register soon to book your place in this fun and informative workshop.
Artlab’s Senior Objects Conservator, Justin Gare demonstrates How to Pack Your Work as part of 2015 Ausglass Conference at the Guildhouse Stand at the Jam Factory on
13 February 2015 at 12.15pm
Artlab Australia received a Safe Work Awards 2014 Commendation for Best Solution to an Identified Work Health and Safety Issue. The award was announced at the Safe Work SA, Safe Work Awards 2014 gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 31 October 2014.
Ronnie Wood, guitarist from the Rolling Stones visited the South Australian Museum Science Centre on the day before their concert at the Adelaide Oval and two colleagues from Artlab Australia were in the right place at the right time.
The talk of the spring and summer season in Adelaide is the exclusive exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Fashion Icons – Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs from 25 October to 15 February 2015. Ninety haute couture garments from the most extensive collection of French fashion in the world. Take a glimpse behind the scenes to see how the conservator and curator from Musee Des Arts Decoratifs worked side by side with Artlab's conservators to meticulously prepare these icons of fashion for their debut to Australian fashionistas and lovers of fashion.
Artlab Australia’s Paintings Conservator, Rosie Heysen will be talking about her career in Paintings Conservation at the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Art Careers Forum on 25 July 2014 with other speakers from key arts organisations.
Artlab Australia, the South Australian Museum and the Adelaide City Council launched the Sir Douglas Mawson Balaclava Knitting Pattern on 5 May 2014 at Mawson’s monument in Prince Henry’s Gardens on North Terrace in Adelaide.
Artlab Australia is featured in a new online publication Our Cultural Collections, a guide to treasures held by South Australia’s collecting institutions unveiled 16 April 2014 by Arts SA, Government of South Australia.
Kristin Phillips, Artlab Australia’s Principal Textile Conservator was interviewed by Natasha Mitchell on ABC’s Radio National Life Matters show on Monday 17 March 2014 about Kristin's twenty five years as the conservator.
Artlab Textiles Conservator, Mary-Anne Gooden was in Ballarat at the The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka for the unveiling of a fragment of cloth from the Eureka Flag on Tuesday 3 December 2013.
Artlab Australia can conserve your war memorabilia. ANZAC Centenary 2014 – 2018 is approaching and we can assist you with the preservation of your historical items.
His Excellency Mr Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand visited Artlab Australia during his official visit to South Australia.
Artlab conservator oversees the re-location of the Rundle Mall Pigs after some days out!
Kristin Phillips, Principal Textiles Conservator at Artlab Australia won the AICCM Conservator of the Year Award during the AICCM National Conference held in Adelaide.
Artlab have been working with AICCM colleagues locally and interstate organising the The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) 2013 National Conference being held at RiAUS in Adelaide starting 23 October for three days,
Over the past year Artlab has been promoting our War Memorabilia Conservation program in readiness for the ANZAC Centenary 2014 - 2018 locally and nationwide. Please listen to Artlab conservators and an Artlab client talk about our War Memorabilia projects aired on ABC News on 5 September 2013.
Following the very successful Tete-e-Tete with Dr Joyce Townsend at the Art Gallery on 6 August, Artlab was paid a visit by the world’s foremost expert on the art of JMW Turner to examine the purported Turner from Carrick Hill.
Dr Joyce Townsend, Senior Conservation Scientist from the Tate Gallery in the United Kingdom will be visiting the Art Gallery of South Australia on Tuesday 6 August at 6pm to lecture on the evolution of traditional watercolour practice.
As recipient of this award Justin Gare, Artlab's Senior Objects Conservator, will be travelling to the United Kingdom in July this year to attend the renowned Attingham Summer School.
Weekend Sunrise featured Search for the Lost Masterpiece filmed on location at Carrick Hill and Artlab regarding the ‘Turner’ painting from Carrick Hill.
Philip received the Heritage Hero 2013 Award on 22 May 2013 for his wonderful contribution to Artlab’s tour program. This award is presented by The South Australian Heritage Council, in partnership with DEWNR and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia.
Kristin Phillips, Artlab Australia’s Principal Textile Conservator was a key note speaker at the M.A.D.E BY Women – How Women Do-Mocracy at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka in Ballarat 11 to 12 May 2013. K
Kristin has many remarkable highlights in her conservation career at Artlab, including project managing the significant conservation treatment and relocation of the Eureka Flag; and the particularly poignant treatment conserving the sari of Indira Gandhi and the trousers of Rajiv Gandhi in Delhi, India.
Artlab Australia’s Principal Textile Conservator, Kristin Phillips was a member of the moving team relocating the Eureka Flag to its new home at The Museum of Australian Democracy
at Eureka in Ballarat in April 2013.
Grants enable your community history organisation or museum to receive funding to carry out conservation treatments or surveys for your collections. These grants are available through History SA.