Expression of Interest - Aboriginal Artist

Expression of Interest - Aboriginal Artist

Call-out for South Australian Indigenous artists to create original artwork for Adelaide’s iconic SAHMRI building; the 'Cheesegrater’.

As part of our ongoing reconciliation journey at SAHMRI, we would like to engage a South Australian Aboriginal artist to create an original, contemporary artwork that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to STEMM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine.

This large-format original artwork will be printed on vinyl decals and adhered to the Southern end of the SAHMRI building, bordering North Terrace.

The artwork will encompass Kaurna stories and icons that represent the land on which SAHMRI is built. It will reflect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that strive for Indigenous health equity and better health outcomes for First Nations people.

The artwork will contain a blend of portraiture, landscape and other STEMM-based concepts. It should be created in a digital format to precise specifications to enable high quality digital printing and adhesion to the large window panels on site.

Individuals or collaborators interested in creating an original artwork for the SAHMRI building should submit an expression of interest together with examples of previous work. Please see below for more information.

Expressions of interest close on the 19th of June 2023.


SAHMRI is South Australia’s flagship independent not-for-profit health and medical research institute.

Our priority is to help every person not just live longer but live better. We’re searching for solutions to medical conditions that cause human suffering so we can find better ways to treat, heal and care for people.

Wardliparingga, one of SAHMRI’s four main research areas, is Australia’s largest dedicated Indigenous health research unit focussed on understanding, monitoring, responding to and reducing inequity in health and wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The South Australian Aboriginal Health Research Accord, established in consultation with Community in 2014, is the foundation for our Reconciliation Action Plan and informs everything we do.

Our organisation supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and changing the date of 'Australia Day' to one that is more inclusive for all.