Centre ArtBeat is a community initiative run by the Adelaide Convention Centre to provide a space for local South Australian artists exhibit their work to the thousands of local, interstate and international visitors that visit the Convention Centre each year.

Featured artists are provided with support to help curate the month-long exhibition and assistance in running an exhibition opening.

To submit your interest in exhibiting, please send a completed Centre ArtBeat registration form to [email protected].

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Please note that some artwork may temporarily be obscured from view during short-term events held at the Centre.  Enquire with the Centre about visibility before paying a visit.

Current Exhibitions

Blink of an Eye – a COVID-19 Public Art Project
1 – 31 October, 2020
Adelaide Convention Centre East Building

The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) has become a giant canvas for the Arts this month, projecting ‘Blink of an Eye’ — a film created by respected South Australian identity and artist, Gill Hicks — on to our East Building nightly through October 31. The 13-minute film is, in itself, an artwork using the medium of film to capture the faces and the raw emotions of a series of artists who make their living from, and in many ways, live to be on stage.

Dr. Gill Hicks, herself a part of the Arts industry, was inspired to create the film in order to highlight how extraordinary the creative community is, and how important The Arts are within our lives.

“Blink of an Eye captures the emotion of those artists, entertainers and speakers who have lost their stage, their audience and their livelihood due to the impact of protective social restrictions enforced locally, nationally and internationally to stem the spread of COVID-19,” says Hicks. “During these uncertain and challenging times, we need music, art and the theatre more than ever, and to be inspired and motivated. The message of this short film is intended to reference the very real sentiment that life, as we know it, can all change in just the blink of an eye. Importantly, the film also offers optimism for the future – the show will go on!”

For further information on this very special film, click here.