About Us & Contact
This curated online platform is Guildhouse’s exciting new initiative for marketing the work of professional South Australian visual artists, craftspeople, designers and creative spaces. When someone wants to find a special gift or commission a creative professional to fulfil their brief – this is where they come. Well Made is first port of call for engaging with the work of South Australia’s finest creative professionals, the State’s best creative spaces, and their supporters.
Well Made offers an innovative environment in which to publicise your business in a marketplace increasingly demanding high-end bespoke products. Aligning your brand with our core values of craftsmanship, quality and integrity enables you to effectively build ongoing relationships with a growing audience looking to purchase unique work, collaborate on a new project, invest in residential and commercial commissions or planning their visit to South Australia.
Well Made acknowledges and thanks our partners. Well Made is a Guildhouse initiative supported by the South Australian Government through Arts South Australia.
The goal of Well Made is to create a place where audiences can see the breadth of talent that South Australia’s creative professionals have to offer, to showcase our Creative Spaces and the unique, high-quality work made in South Australia. The Well Made team is supported by all Guildhouse staff, and we commission professional photographers, filmmakers, designers, web developers and other professionals as required.
The Well Made Curator plays a number of key roles, with their main responsibility being curation of the site based on a set curatorial brief to ensure the presentation of outstanding and relevant content. The curator works with individuals and organisations to tell their story through a written profile that will appear on their page, as well as writing content for the blog, and other marketing platforms.
The Coordinator connects Well Made with new audiences through extensive marketing and positioning of Well Made to continuously extend our reach. To this end, the Coordinator is available to assist with applications and provides ongoing support to ensure content is of a high standard. They manage the commissioning process, making commission referrals and work with Guildhouse staff and the curator to ensure each brief is matched to the most appropriate professional.
John Neylon, Writer
John Neylon is an Adelaide-based independent author, curator and formerly Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005). He has worked continuously as a media arts writer and art critic since the 1980s, writes for The Adelaide Review, lectures in contemporary art at the Adelaide Central School of Art, is a national tour lecturer for the Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) and a member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA). In 2005 he received the Ministers’ Award for Excellence in Arts Education and in 2014 The Lorne Sculpture Biennale Scarlett Award for critical writing (contemporary sculpture).
Well Made Team
Peta Mount, Well Made Coordinator - Acting
Peta Mount is a program manager, arts writer and studio manager. She has a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) from the University of Adelaide and a broad range of experience, including developing and delivering programs for the visual arts, craft and design sector, managing a major national art prize and multiple touring exhibitions, and tutoring in Australian Indigenous art, culture and design. She is currently employed as Artist Services Manager at Guildhouse and manages the studio of contemporary Australian artist Jason Sims. Prior to this she worked in the position of Producer: Programs and Research at Object: Australian Design Centre and managed multiple projects working independently.
Julianne Pierce, Well Made Curator
Julianne Pierce is a producer, curator and arts manager working across disciplines including performance, visual arts, dance and media arts. She was Creative Producer of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe and from 2012-2014 was Executive Director of Australian Dance Theatre. From 2007-2012 she was based in the UK as Executive Producer with artists company Blast Theory. Julianne has curated events and exhibitions including the Visual Arts program for the Adelaide Festival of Arts (2006 & 2008) and Primavera 2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She is also a regular contributor to Artlink magazine and has written for magazines including Broadsheet, Photofile and Realtime. Julianne is a founding member of the influential computer artist group VNS Matrix, who formed in 1991 and continue to be included in publications and exhibitions in Australia and internationally.
Victoria Bowes, Executive Officer, Guildhouse
Since joining Guildhouse in 2010 she has supported the advancement of Guildhouse through our new branding, website and new projects. She has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia with a specialisation in Art History and Theory and a minor in Textiles. As part of her Major Study, she undertook preliminary research which informed the model for the development of Well Made. She oversees all areas of communication and governance and works with clients and stakeholders to promote Guildhouse programs. Since joining Guildhouse Victoria has undertaken roles in Administration and Communications before being appointed Executive Officer in 2015.
Emma Fey, Executive Director, Guildhouse
In 2017, Guildhouse appointed Emma Fey as its new Executive Director. Emma joins Guildhouse from a senior marketing role at the University of South Australia and has managed development portfolios at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Raising Literacy Australia. She has a strong background in communications and stakeholder relationship management, and an absolute passion for the visual arts. Emma holds a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Management from the University of South Australia.
Well Made Coordinator - Acting
Well Made Curator
Level 138 Hindley Street
Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 8067
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone + 61 8 8410 1822