Opal Evolution is a grass roots community art and culture initiative in Andamooka that aims to bring new vitality to the town through the creation of an annual workshop series and multi-arts festival in collaboration with a diversity of professional artists and OSCA. Conceived by local artist Leila Day, this initiative responds directly to local aspirations and the profound impact COVID has had on this small regional town in the far north. Leila is working with Artistic Director Paul Gazzola in its development.


  • Digital Drawing workshop with Laura Wills. 26 and 27 April 2023
  • Andamooka Enlighten and Inspire Projection and Lighting Design Workshop with Nic Mollison. 3 and 4 May 2024


Whilst focused on Andamooka and its unique opal fields, geological formation and rich palaeontological connections, Opal Evolution will also become a significant and ongoing opportunity for the far north communities of SA. By promoting cross-community collaboration and the fostering of artistic, cultural, and social connections and engagement, Opal Evolution seeks to reignite and strengthen the bonds between people through a common purpose in direct response to the way that COVID forced them apart

Opal Evolution will culminate in a nationally recognised community arts festival in 2027 when Andamooka hosts the International Opal Symposium


Since 2023

Artists Involved

Project Partners

Arts South Australia
Country Arts SA
Creative Partnerships Australia
Lang Family Foundation
Foundation SA

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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.