A: Lion Arts Factory, North Tce, Adelaide SA

P: +61 8 8211 7505


Located in Adelaide’s iconic Lion Arts Centre precinct, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE) is South Australia’s leading independent contemporary visual arts organisation, proudly supporting artists to develop and present work on Kaurna Yarta (Kaurna Country). Established through the merger of Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) in 2017, ACE builds upon the legacy of more than 100 years of innovative experimental arts practice in South Australia. Through exhibitions, studios, public programs, professional development opportunities and publications, ACE expands the edges of contemporary visual art practice, embraces diversity and provides a space for artists to take risks.

Join the community by becoming an annual ACE Associate. You’ll become a part of a valued group of advocates who love and live for contemporary art, and are dedicated to supporting creative practice in South Australia. In return, you’ll receive invitations, discounts and other benefits throughout the year.


The Porter Street Commission is ACE’s annual award supporting a major new artwork commission by a South Australian artist at any stage of their career. A total amount of $20,000 is awarded to a selected artist for the purpose of producing an ambitious new work, which is presented as part of ACE’s exhibition program as a solo exhibition. An artist fee of $3,000 (plus Superannuation) will be provided by ACE in addition to the $20,000.


• Free guided tours
• Gallery shop
• Historic building
• Wheelchair access
• Workshops & classes


Allison Chhorn: Skin Shade Night Day

Allison Chhorn is the 2022 recipient of the Porter Street Commission.

Ryan Presley: Fresh Hell

Adelaide Contemporary Experimental presents new work by Ryan Presley.