In 2021, OSCA began its inaugural residency program at our Post Office Projects studio.  This extended residency program supports the development of local artists interested in working in public spaces.

RESIDENCY #1 – Miriam Sims

Emerging visual artist, Miriam Sims undertook a period of research into the unused and abandoned heritage buildings and other indications of the past history of trade in Port Adelaide. She produced a series of 2D text-based maps and event scores that were presented as a one day exhibition on the 14 August 2022 as part of SALA – South Australian Living Arts Festival

image: Draining diagram / artist: Miriam Sim


Keira J. Simmons (she/they) is an emerging South Australian sound artist and sound designer based on unceded Kaurna Land. Her work in speculative soundwalking explores bodily engagements with sound as processes of emplacement, with a focus on psychoacoustics and acoustic ecology. They also perform meditative ambient sets, manipulating field recordings and vocal loops to create absorbing textures. Keira’s residency will focus on the development of a series of Speculative Soundwalks, and establishing the framework for future projects.

Keira is also presenting a news work at the 2023 SALA – date tbc


Are you our next artist in residence? OSCA is seeking expressions of interest from SA artists interested in working in public spaces to undertake extended research time at our studio based at Post Office Projects (POP) in Port Adelaide. This unpaid residency offers full time access to our studio and OSCA equipment, artist support and mentoring, plus presentation possibilities at POP and as part of OSCA’s annual program.  For more information, please email Paul Gazzola at [email protected] with a short statement about your practice, a one-page cv and your contact details.


Since 2021

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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.