The Guildhouse Collections Project: Chelsea Farquhar

This Collections Project connects visual artists, musicians and composers with public cultural spaces to result in the creation and presentation of new digital works of art.

2022 Guildhouse Collections Project recipient Chelsea Farquhar’s interests lie in responding to the performative rituals and historic importance of the ASO and their archive. Utilising sculpture, performance and video to highlight moments of exchange and collaboration, Farquhar is researching the ASO as a living collection, including sheet music, performance brochures and posters, instruments, architecture and the players themselves.

Chelsea Farquhar 
Image credit: Photographer Lana Adams

Chelsea Farquhar is a South Australian based emerging artist who utilises sculptural and performative outcomes to highlight moments of exchange and collaboration.

Farquhar graduated with first class honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 where she received the West Space Window Exhibition award to exhibit in 2021. In 2017 Farquhar graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelaide Central School of Art and in 2018 received a Carclew Fellowship. In 2022 Chelsea will be undertaking a residency at Watch This Space gallery in Alice Springs NT.

Banner image: Chelsea Farquhar, 2021, lead light; Chelsea Farquhar, 2021, pewter hooves. Images courtesy the artist.

The Guildhouse Collections Project with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra presented in partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre and the City of Adelaide.