As the city’s edge gives way to the suburban settings, our lifestyles are marked by a myriad of ever-changing factors intertwined deeply within the merging of old and new ideals. Paul Gazzola

PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY is OSCA’s ongoing commissioning program that seeds, develops and presents artist-led projects in in innovative spaces of creativity, making and experimentation.

Through a model responsive to to local ideas and situations, PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY offers innovative South Australian artists long term support to research, create and present participatory and community engaged projects in the area where they live. The diverse project outcomes highlight OSCA’s interest to develop new forms of artistic engagement and participation in the public domain.


OSCA was a successful recipient of SA Arts Recovery Funding to develop 6 new works over 22/23.

The selected artists are –  Alison Currie & Ade Suharto, Cynthia Schwertsik, First Nations Boandik artists Sonya, Sarah and Suzy Smith, Henry Jock Walker, Jennifer Eadie and Susan Charlton.

This project is supported by The Department of Premier and Cabinet Arts Recovery Fund.



Creek Lore by Laura Wills was a weekend of guided walks along First Creek involving the community to discusses public and private land ownership and share their ideas and experiences of First Creek. Outcome in May 2017.

Foragers, Weed Gardens and Gatherings (FWG) – Through a series of community focused workshops, gatherings, foraging expeditions, recipe exchanges and art events, FWG explored and celebrated contemporary/historical knowledge and use of local, native and imported vegetables, flowers, weeds and greens.  Outcome in Nov 2017. A self published booklet on the event titled FINDERS SHARERS is available for purchase here.

Gardens Don’t Lie…by Mona Khizam is a contemporary documentary art video work which explores how our gardens can reveal the truth about our values, our finances and the lives we lead. Shot in Salisbury, Elizabeth Grove and Parkside, Gardens Don’t Lie… traverses the suburbs of Adelaide and finds surprising things in unexpected places. Outcome in August 2020

GUITARCHESTRA by Matthew Timmis  is an inter-generational electric guitar ensemble conceived and led by composer Matthew Timmis. The work will engage a diversity of amateur guitarists in the creation of an immersive multi-phonic, sound work. Supported by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

OTHER PROJECTS in development

THE JETTIES PROJECT explores a series of metropolitan jetties as sites for participatory and socially engaged art events.

LOCAL SITES by Margin Medlin explores a series of contentious and undefined spaces in the SW corner of the City of Adelaide. In consultation with her neighbours and other local residents, Margie asks questions about how these spaces of indeterminacy can become sites for actions and events.