For over 38 years Ollie Black has blazed a trail, has claimed and cleared the path, for women, for Indigenous communities, for emerging artists and arts workers, for young people, and for communities urban, suburban, remote and local. Her legacy is evident across the realms of circus, theatre, youth development, training organizations, the prison system, juvenile justice, and arts led health and well being programs. Ollie has been a founding member of organizations that still exist and although these organizations have morphed and moved with the times they well recognize her as a primary energy in their creation. Desperate Measures, Wimmins Circus, Circus OZ, Vitalstatistix, Kurruru are but a few. As the Co-coordinator of the St Bedes Community Garden Ollie will play a vital part in the development and presentation of Weed Kitchen.


Our mission is to provide artists and non-artists with opportunities to create contemporary works that explore local ideas and new way of coming together in the public domain.

OSCA acknowledges we work on Kaurna Land – always was, always will be.

OSCA is funded by Arts South Australia. We also receive project support from the Australia Council, the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Country Arts SA and the City of Onkaparinga.