Never Grown Up exhibition

Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Never Grow Up

Exhibition dates:  12 December 2018 - 1 February 2019

 Where: Carclew Foyer Gallery

Curator: Gabrielle Lane

Artists: Ruby Chew, Jonathon George, Arlon Hall, Mitch Hearn and Jessica Martin


Curator’s statement

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”, Pablo Picasso

When we are young, we see the world in vivid colour, shape and textures. For children, art becomes an essential conduit for uninhibited self-expression and amazement. It is not just about creativity but about the person they are becoming while they are creating.

Pom Pom, Carclew's contemporary art space located in Davoren Park, offers hands-on workshops led by leading artists who support children and their families with enchanting contemporary arts experiences. South Australian artists Ruby Chew, Jonathan George, Arlon Hall, Mitch Hearn and Jessica Martin translate their individual practices into exciting experiences to engage the children of Pom Pom.

The exhibition Never Grow Up explores how these artists use their visual arts practice to cultivate the creative lives of children who visit Pom Pom. In order to create workshops inspired by their own artistic practice, these artists must channel a childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. The artworks celebrate the work of these local artists transformed for, and in turn inspired by, the children of Pom Pom.

Join us for the opening of Never Grow Up

Wednesday 12 December
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carclew Foyer Gallery, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide

Light refreshments care of ALPHA BOX & DICE


Exhibition continues til 1 February 2019. Open 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri

*Note* Carclew Foyer Gallery closure dates 22 December – 7 January 2019


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Facebook event – still to come

Image: Artist Mitch Hearn in his decorated 'armour' Pom Pom workshop, 2018

Contact Details

Gabrielle Lane
Braidee Otto
08 8230 1104

Key Dates

  • Dec 12
    Feb 01
    Never Grow Up


    Foyer, Carclew House, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide


    Never Grow Up - the latest exhibition from Carclew's curator in residence, Gabrielle Lane, featuring artists Ruby Allegra, Chelsea Farquhar, Chiranjika Grasby, They/Them Collective and opening performance by W.M.N.


    Opening Night 5:30 - 7:30pm | then Mon - Fri 9-5pm until 1 Feb (note holiday closure dates)