Former Adelaide art space for sale, but who profits?

The former home of Adelaide’s Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia is up for sale, originally bought by its artist members. Who profits? We take a look.

The property at 14 Porter Street, Parkside was the former home of CACSA; image courtesy ACE Open.

In 1964 the Contemporary Art Society (CAS) acquired an iconic bluestone bungalow in the Adelaide suburb of Parkside, which was to become the home of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CASA).

The building was purchased by members of the not-for-profit organisation after a fundraising campaign, and the property was provided for in the organisation’s Constitution, so that if it was to be sold in the future, the money had a clear chain of dispersal.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina