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 a model responsive to community. By positioning artists in direct contact with local participants, this project engages the community in innovative spaces of creativity, making, experimentation and inclusive outcomes.

PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY offers innovative South Australian artists long term support to research, create and present participatory projects in the suburb where they live. This OSCA funded initiative simultaneously seeds, develops and presents artist-led projects in a model responsive to local ideas and situations. Works have included a series of community walks, installations, music events, public forums, artist talks and workshops.

Major project outcomes are the final creative development of site-specific community based initiatives that champion OSCA’s interest to develop new forms of presentation in the public domain.


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. 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. Nov 2017.

Gardens Don’t Lie…by Mona Khizam is a documentary style 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. 2018 – 20


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.

THE JETTIES PROJECT by John Borley explores metropolitan jetties as sites for participatory and socially engaged art events.