City Mobilities is a two-day workshop in collaboration with The Mill, that explores ideas about the way we access and move in public spaces.  It is open to emerging and established artists working across visual and performance-based practices interested in gaining new skills and knowledge in site-based art projects. Over the two day, participants will work with the lead artists Tom Borgas and Paul Gazzola to explore how we can rethink and reconfigure the city’s infrastructure into other forms and functionalities. This workshop is a precursor to the development of  a longer collaborative public art project planned for 2021/22.

The workshop will explore a variety of visual, design and performance making methods to highlight, question and renegotiate the importance of individual participation in public space. Participants will be invited to research various city sites and public spaces and develop a series of conceptual and physical responses in a collaborative studio-based set up.

Dates: 14 & 15 Oct 2020

Time: 10 – 4pm

Cost: $60 + booking fee

Where. The Mill Breakout Space, 154 Angas St, Kaurna Yarta/Adelaide, (enter via Gunson Street)

For more info and bookings click HERE


Lead Artists

Tom Borgas is an Adelaide-based visual artist working from a sculptural foundation across multiple platforms including gallery and project work, public sculpture, festival interventions, performance and education. His research finds its inspiration in the blurry spaces between image and object, virtual and physical, maker and viewer. Borgas’ work has been shown at galleries and venues across Australia. His practice continues to expand through commissioning agents including UAP, Stockroom and MARS gallery Melbourne, the City of Adelaide and the Adelaide Festival Centre. His practice has also been supported through organisations that include the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts South Australia, NAVA, Guildhouse and The Helpmann Academy.

OSCA AD Paul Gazzola is an artist and curator working in the expanded field of participatory art practice, contemporary performance, sculpture, scenography and video. Over the last 25 years he has generated an innovative array of projects that explore the relationship between the body, site and the built environment. These works for stages, galleries, museums, site-specific settings and print have been commissioned and presented in Australia and internationally.