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Welcome Waterfall made in collaboration with Violet Cooper


City Sanctuary Corner of Franklin Street and Penaluna Place, Adelaide, Australia. 2020

City Sanctuary was comissioned by Uniting Communities a to create a welcoming space for the residents and visitors at U City on Franklin Street, Adelaide. The site includes an inner city garden and faces the popular Luigi Delicatessen.

Cities are not known for being magical places – the grid and the grey make connecting with the elements a tricky business. Creating a little enchanted space in the heart of the city has been a joy and a dream. A place for everyone - available whenever you need a dose of technicolour magic. The theme was inspired by the name “Penaluna” which is a hybrid Cornish-Italian name meaning “Hill of the Moon”.


Honest Magic : PhD Exhibition SASA Gallery, UniSA, Adelaide. 26th August - 16th September 2022

Please do not ask me about my thesis (or I might tell you!). Do come along to the exhibition, it will be fun. Maybe you'll get another illusion polaroid to add to your collection! Chats about your pets and/or children are always a most welcome distraction. Smiles also accepted with gratitude.


Hallett Cove Beach Redevelopment Permanent sculptural elements in the amphitheatre and playspace at Herron Way Reserve, Hallett Cove. 2018/2019

In a project that spanned 10 years Aurelia worked with the staff of Marion City Council on the redevelopment of the park and recreation area on the foreshore at Hallett Cove. Completed in 2019.

Drift Seeds A site activation project at the rear of The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga for the City of Onkaparinga. 2016.

A public space activation project, including anamorphic mural, bike racks and drinking fountain.

CACSA Contemporary 2015 & Adelaide Festival Centre Artist In Residence SALA Festival, August 2015

Aurelia has contributed a new site-specific interactive installation to this multi-sited, large scale curated survey of contemporary South Australian art presented by the Contemporary Art Centre of SA. Aurelia has combined her residency at the Adelaide Festival Centre with the CACSA Contemporary 2015 program and has installed a new illusion-based insallation on the King William Street seps of the Festival Centre with a livestreaming webcam.

Visiting Scholar, Parsons New School Univerity in New York, New York

Aurelia has been invited to attend internationally recognised institution Parsons, New School for Design as a Visiting Scholar in the 2012 MFA Photography summer program. This rare opportunity enabled her to engage with the New York City Fine Arts community, as well as providing oppportunities to test and improve her doctoral research. Made possible through the generous support of Parsons and ArtsSA.