Staff

All classes are led by contemporary practising artists who will become your artistic peers. Our administration team also employs artists and can help you navigate further study.

Our networks in the visual arts industry – globally and nationally – are another opportunity for you to immerse yourself in an artistic community. We regularly host artists, academics and industry professionals, who contribute their knowledge and experience to our program, including our ArtSpeak series and guest lectures, forums, masterclasses and residencies.  

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‘I found that studying at Adelaide Central School of Art was one of the best experiences of my life. The lecturers are some of the most helpful and dedicated artists in South Australia. The Bachelor of Visual Art helped me to deeply engage in the beginnings of my art career and aided me to think critically about art and its magnificent effect on the earth.’

Administration Staff

Penny Griggs CEO

Penny Griggs

Chief Executive Officer | She/her

Monday - Friday

Anna O'Loughlin

Anna O'Loughlin

Academic Administration Manager | She/her

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop

Operations Manager | He/him

Monday - Friday

Andrew Purvis

Andrew Purvis

Curator, Adelaide Central Gallery | He/him

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Andrew Herpich

Andrew Herpich

Student Liaison Officer | He/him

10am – 5.00pm Monday – Wednesday 10am – 4.30pm Thursday & Friday

Genevieve Spalding

Genevieve Spalding

Student Service Officer | She/her

Monday - Friday 9am- 5pm

Thomas Readett

Thomas Readett

First Nations Academic Officer | He/him

Lucia Dohrmann

Lucia Dohrmann

Public Programs & Administration Coordinator | She/her

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Alex Beckinsale

Alex Beckinsale

Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator | She/her

Monday - Thursday

Nicole Clift

Nicole Clift

Marketing & Administration Coordinator | She/her

Tuesday - Friday

Emma Bishop

Emma Bishop

Student Administration Officer | She/her

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Catherine Kerrigan

Dr Catherine Kerrigan

Librarian | She/her

David Chester

David Chester

Library Support | He/him

Andrew Wilson-Head

Andrew Wilson-Head

Facilities Officer | He/him

Monday- Friday

Academic Staff

Dr Daniel Connell

Dr Daniel Connell

Lecturer, Painting and Drawing He/him Dr Daniel Connell studied part-time at Adelaide Central School of Art from 1997 to 2009 and…
Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Lecturer, Painting and Drawing She/her Melanie Brown received her Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 from Adelaide Central School of…
Daryl Austin

Daryl Austin

Lecturer, Painting He/him Daryl Austin is an artist and lecturer, who has taught painting at Adelaide Central School of Art since…
Roy Ananda

Roy Ananda

Head of Drawing and Lecturer, Sculpture He/him Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and lecturer who was included in the 2018…
Dr. Sera Waters

Dr. Sera Waters

Lecturer, Art History & Theory She/her Dr. Sera Waters is an Adelaide based artist, arts writer and academic. She has…
Lucy Turnbull

Lucy Turnbull

Lecturer, Drawing  She/her Lucy Turnbull is a painter and arts educator based in Adelaide. She has recently returned from New York after…
Dr. Ash Tower

Dr. Ash Tower

Lecturer, Art History & Theory He/him Ash Tower is an artist and cultural studies scholar working at the intersection of art,…
Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

Lecturer, Sculpture and Contemporary Studio Practice She/her Julia Robinson is a South Australian visual artist working in the fields of sculpture…
Mary-Jean Richardson

Mary-Jean Richardson

Head of Painting She/her Mary-Jean Richardson is a South Australian based artist whose practice is specifically motivated by the interplay…
Andrew Purvis

Andrew Purvis

Final Year Supervisor and Curator – Exhibitions He/him Andrew Purvis has a Bachelor of Arts (Art, Honours) (2010) and a…
Christopher Orchard

Christopher Orchard

Lecturer, Drawing He/him Christopher Orchard is internationally recognised as one of the leading exponents of the drawn image. His works are…
Jess Mara

Jess Mara

Lecturer, Painting and Drawing She/her Jess Mara received her Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School…
Monte Masi

Monte Masi

BVA Level One Coordinator, and Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice He/him Monte Masi is an artist and writer. Through a range…
Michael Kutschbach

Michael Kutschbach

Final Year Supervisor He/him Michael Kutschbach is a South Australian based artist and educator whose work encompasses drawing, sculpture, installation,…
Dr. Sue Kneebone

Dr. Sue Kneebone

Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice, and Art History & Theory She/her Sue Kneebone’s interdisciplinary practice includes the transformative process of mixed…
Belinda Howden

Belinda Howden

Lecturer, Art History & Theory She/her Belinda Howden is an independent researcher, writer and educator focused primarily on contemporary Australian…
Sasha Grbich

Sasha Grbich

BVA and BVA (Hons) Coordinator and Lecturer, Sculpture She/her Sasha Grbich is a practicing artist and educator who coordinates our…
Zoe Freney

Zoe Freney

Head of Art History & Theory, on leave She/her Zoe Freney is a writer, artist and educator based in the Adelaide…
Nicholas Folland

Nicholas Folland

Head of Contemporary Studies and Sculpture He/him Nicholas Folland is an installation artist who currently lives and works in Adelaide.…
Dr. Nerina Dunt

Dr. Nerina Dunt

Acting Head of Art History & Theory She/her Dr Nerina Dunt is a researcher, writer, and teacher of Art History…
Dr. Andrew Dearman

Dr. Andrew Dearman

Lecturer, Art History & Theory  He/him Dr. Andrew Dearman joined us at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012. His…
Johnnie Dady

Johnnie Dady

Lecturer, Drawing and Sculpture He/him Johnnie Dady is an artist and lecturer who trained in both the UK and Australia. His practice…
Dr. Melanie Cooper

Dr. Melanie Cooper

Lecturer, Art History & Theory She/her Dr Melanie Cooper is a visual artist and art historian specialising in eighteenth-century visual art and culture.…