Field Notes

Published on 07 May 2021


A new art exhibition featuring the works of local, national and international artists opens at Port Noarlunga’s Sauerbier House on 8 May.

Presented by Adelaide-based online arts magazine, fine printFIELD NOTES is an exhibition of new works reflecting on, and reanimating, the fine print archive and the heritage site of Sauerbier House.

fine print cultivates critical and experimental discussion around contemporary art and it has been presenting thematic issues both online and live—each centred around a key concept in the art world—since 2015.

FIELD NOTES, which runs until 19 June, activates this archive with local, national and international artists taking inspiration from unfamiliar material to manifest responsive works that speak to current art practice and ideas.

The exhibition features work by Elyas Alavi (SA), Léuli Eshrāghi (Australia), Raqs Media Collective (India) and Grace Marlow (SA) individually responding through photography, video, poetry and text.

FIELD NOTES is part of Sauerbier House’s [GRAFTd] program, which offers a supported professional public platform for emerging and established, local or visiting contemporary visual artists, curators, researchers, students or arts collectives to exhibit work, newly imagined or previously unseen in South Australia. [GRAFTd] exhibitions run concurrent to Sauerbier House’s artist in residence program.

The exhibition is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Department of Premier and Cabinet SA and Onkaparinga Arts.

Sauerbier House is a unique artspace that provides an inclusive platform to support cultural exchange through contemporary visual arts. The Sauerbier House programs offer contemporary artists site-responsive residency (non-resident) and independent exhibition opportunities.

The residencies provide space for arts practitioners to creatively respond to a complex and culturally significant coastal location. Interactions with other residents, locals and visitors are offered through regular studio sessions, artist’s talks or workshops.



Image: Elyas Alavi. Where is Homeland?, 2019, neon, 25 x 70 cm. Image courtesy artist.