1 DEC 2018 – 27 JAN 2019
Cathleen Edkins Gallery

For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by contemporary Australian artist Robyn Stacey will portray South Australia as it has never been seen before.
Opening on Saturday 1 December at 10am with a talk and tour by curator Alice Clanachan from Art Gallery of South Australia. Tour will also include a visit to the live camera obscura located on Commercial Street West.


Wednesday – Saturday
5 – 22 DEC 2018
Departing Main Corner Foyer at 11am*

As part of the exhibition Ray of Light a live camera obscura will be installed on Mount Gambier’s Main Street. During this tour visitors will be provided with a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonder of the camera obscura.

Bookings recommended, please enquire at reception or phone
08 8721 2563. * subject to weather conditions

This exhibition is part of a regional South Australian tour presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.

IMAGE: Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Tear drop garden, Carrick Hill, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Festival dates extended!

We have been thrilled with the response to the Limestone Coast International Video Art Festival which has been boosted by a large international conference in the complex this week, as well as a review published in Artlink magazine. As such we’ve decided to extend the exhibition by one week. If you haven’t taken the time to peruse the video art content by artists from around the world, including local entries, you now have until 3pm Sunday 8 October.
(image: Caroline Hammat, Identity)

Still image from Caroline Hammat’s ‘IDENTITY’

Video Arts Festival – Open Call

Open Call for the Inaugural International
Limestone Coast Video Art Festival.

Accepting submissions now!

We invite Australian and international video artists to apply for Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, to be held Sept 29, – October 21 2018, in the Riddoch Art Gallery/Main Corner, Mount Gambier, South Australia.

We encourage innovative works created by video artists. Our 2018 program will include an exhibition, conference, screenings, workshops, VJ performances.
Deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.

For further details download the full Open Call pdf (VAFestival-OpenCall)

Guidelines for applying to the Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival

Coming up next at the Riddoch…


Image: Andy Petrusevics, Dora Marr, video still, 2017

Internal Forces
Curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker
Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Gallery

24th March – 29th April

Featuring: Jorge Carla Bajo, Louise Blyton, Melinda Harper, Anton Hart, Aldo Iacobelli, Toshiuki Iwasaki, Louise Haselton & Christian Lock and Andy Petrusevics

Internal Forces … refers to the complex body/mind web of pressures, tension, and atmospheres that infinitely and abstractly unfold (into) individual worlds/lives that emerge as platforms and scaffolds from which we express our temporary presence as human beings.





Pull on a headset and get an exclusive view of Lynette Wallworth’s EMMY award winning Virtual Reality work, Collisions. Witness a collision of culture, technology and storytelling which takes us on a virtual reality journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in remote Western Australian Pilbara desert and his first, devastating introduction to the Western world.

The 1950s saw Australia performing its first atomic tests and Nyarri, with no warning, or context, experience his first taste of Western civilisation. Offering us a view to what he saw, and in reflecting on this extraordinary event, Nyarri shares his perspective on the Martu way to care for the planet.
Set in one of the most beautiful and remote places in Australia, and told through the lens of the world’s oldest living culture, Collisions is story telling at its finest, and an opportunity not to be missed.

Showing at The Riddoch from 18 Jan – Feb 9
Free. Limited Seats, bookings essential, please contact the Main Corner for booking information on (08) 8721 2563 or book online at:

Final Day to see Jane Austen – Be Persuaded

Tomorrow is your last opportunity to view the Costumes on display in the King’s Floor, representing the period worn by Jane Austen, in an exhibition developed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her death by Dressing Australia Museum of Costume.

‘Be Persuaded’ follows Jane’s life – and the unforgettable characters she created – from growing up in the 18th century into the era at the beginning of the 19th century. ‘Be Persuaded’ features rare fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century when Jane was born, through to the 1840s when Jane’s beloved sister Cassandra died. Pieces such as these are rarely on display outside of major museums – an 18th century silk gown, diaphanous Empire line frocks, spencers, capes and shawls, boots, pumps and stockings, bonnets and parasols.
Jane Austen is famous yet imperfectly known. ‘Be Persuaded’ brings her a little closer.
Viewable on the King’s Floor of the Main Corner. Entry is free.

Seeing is Believing – an interactive VR performance

One in five Australians, including children and adolescents, lives with chronic pain, but this number rises to one in three for those over the age of 65.  Pain is invisible, yet it is a very real experience for the people living with it. Often drawing on metaphors to try and describe pain, it is difficult to capture what is a complex, individual, subjective and sensory cognitive experience.

In a unique collaboration between artist Eugenie Lee and a number of scientists, Eugenie has create a thoughtful and empathetic response to a common, yet invisible enemy, chronic pain, through the use of Virtual Reality. Part installation, part performance, Eugenie takes participants through an immersive experience that underline the various ways in which chronic pain affects us

Seeing is Believing is an experimental art and science collaborative project, simulating a type of chronic pain called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Through a one-on-one interaction between the artist and a participant, the Virtual Reality installation becomes a metaphorical experience of persistent pain through performance, and the latest technologies

Eugenie Lee, Seeing is Believing, 2017, Virtual Reality installation, VR imaging by Andrew Burrell, Courtesy the artists

It is an exercise demonstrating, contrary to common belief, the brain can still produce perceptions of pain even in the absence of physical injury. It is a way of externalising an inherently internal experience, so that the language of pain extends beyond incomplete metaphors allowing the audience insight into what it is like to have CRPS. Please note that this artwork is designed not to give pain to you, the participant, however it may involve various types of discomfort, depending on your response.

Seeing is Believing is part of the exhibition The Patient – the medical subject in contemporary art, currently showing in the Riddoch Art Gallery. From Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 December, artist Eugenie Lee will be at the Main Corner demonstrating her Virtual Reality installation Seeing is Believing

Bookings are free but essential.  For more information, and to secure your spot please visit Eventbrite and Facebook

The Patient: curated by Bec Dean

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as living subject in contemporary art.

Curated by Bec Dean, the collection of works, new experiments and ongoing projects in The Patient are all variously difficult, fearless, funny and sometimes unlovely. They range across media and connect to us as viewers and occasionally as participants.

The Patient: Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Gallery.
17 November 2017 – 28 January 2018
Free Entry

Click here for more details.