A Partnership for Uncertain Times features four exceptional South Australian artists working at the intersections of art, science and technology:


Co-developed by Dr Deirdre Feeney and ANAT, A Partnership for Uncertain Times is especially relevant to our contemporary times. The curatorial premise of ‘uncertainty’, references both the precarious and unpredictable nature of the world we live in, as well as the complexity and conjecture of creative research.

The Arts South Australia funded collaboration between UniSA and ANAT has commissioned the featured artists to research and develop innovative and experimental artworks engaging with science and technology. The R&D (research and development) nature of the project places emphasis on courageous experimental development over ‘perfecting’ finished artworks.

Featured artist’s projects:

BRAD DARKSON :: The sound of balance
DEIRDRE FEENEY :: Perpetual Illusions

Images: Niki Sperou, Apparently it’s a thing, 2022. John Blines, Data, Machine, Drawing, 2022. Deirdre Feeney, Object Image, 2019. Catherine Truman, Carrick Hill, 2022. Brad Darkson, Smart Object, 2021.

A Partnership for Uncertain Times seeks to place a spotlight on these South Australian contemporary artists who use cross-disciplinary fields to create artworks that critically engage with our complex and increasingly uncertain world. The series is an exploration of process that includes workshops, an exhibition, artist talks as well as commissioned text and video essays. South Australian artist and photographer Taylor Parham will visually document the artists in their working spaces, whilst Click Films will be producing our 2023 edition of SPECTRAvision.

The project launched with an in-person student focused workshop on 22 October, 2022 at UniSA:
Expanded Fields, Cross-disciplinary Practice in Uncertain Times
Workshop #1

ANAT CEO Melissa DeLaney presenting during Expanded Fields, Interdisciplinary Practice in Uncertain Times #1 workshop at UniSA.

In 2023 we’ll follow Brad, Deirdre, Niki and Catherine as they experiment with new processes. We’ll tell the story of the evolution of these experimental artworks, with intimate glimpses into the artist’s studios and research process, culminating in a ‘work in progress’ exhibition with accompanying public program.

A Partnership for Uncertain Times
Newmarch Gallery, 16 June to 15 July, 2023

We also look forward to sharing details around a second workshop, this time online and open to all.
Expanded Fields, Cross-disciplinary Practice in Uncertain Times
Workshop #2: Timing in 2023 to be announced.

Catherine Truman, Brad Darkson, John Blines, Deirdre Feeney and Niki Sperou.

Featured artist John Blines unfortunately withdraw from the project in late 2022.

A Partnership for Uncertain Times is an Arts South Australia funded collaboration between UniSA (University of South Australia) and ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology).