Working with the themes of mobility, temporality and the unexpected, SUE Foreshore Festival – A Series of Unexpected Events invited the public into open and inclusive spaces of encounter and play across a diversity of  sites in Port Noarlunga.

Over 3 Sundays in Oct – 6, 13 & 20 from 12 – 4pm, a series of new and existing installation,  performance, sculptural, visual and virtual art works were created by a gathering of innovative local, state, national and international artists. Including – Carlie Angel (SA),  Martyn Coutts (VIC), Steven Cybulka (SA), Gail Hocking (SA), Heidi Karo and Isadore Glockner-Karo (SA), Francois Knoetze (ZAF), Susannah Langley and Wayne Armstrong (VIC), Rebecca McEwan and Laura Wills (SA), Kaspar Schmidt Mumm (SA), Cynthia Schwertsiek (SA), Tanya Voges (SA), Marius Jansen van Vuuren (ZAF) & Ella Ziegler (GER).

SUE Foreshore Festival from Open Space Contemporary Arts on Vimeo.

Curated by OSCA Artistic Director Paul Gazzola, SUE’s diverse program offered the public an incredibly unique opportunity to experience and encounter adventurous art works that sparked curiosity, intrigue and joy.

Connected to the festival was a series of 2 x 2 day workshops titled TRANSFORMING EVERYDAY SITES that focused on temporary site-based art and place-making projects in public spaces. The workshops were open to artists, creatives, performers, art workers and other interested individuals of all ages and levels of practice.


SUE – Series of Unexpected Events, is an initiative of the City of Onkaparinga assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and The Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.  With support from The Australian Dance Theatre and Cafe Cody.

This version was the second iteration curated by Paul Gazzola and OSCA. For information and video links to the 2017 version please CLICK HERE.