Creek Lore

Creek Lore is a community based art project focussing on First Creek between Marryatville High School and Tusmore Park. It will take shape as a series of 1 hour guided walks on the 13th and the 20th March 2017. The walks will take place along this section of the creek as it flows through public and private land ownership. More here

TENDING Current exhibition at Hill Smith Gallery



4 Mar - 1 Apr 2017 
Hill Smith Gallery
Solo exhibition by Adelaide artist Laura Wills
Wed-Fri 10-5
Sat 2-5

Sand Drawings!

We recently created this ephemeral sand drawing for the 2015 Tour Down Under on Port Willunga beach.

Drawing for the Hospital

I have been working on artworks for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Here are some trials. Digital map drawing, the theme is water. Two of the works are 22m long! Will post images when project is complete....

Their Shadows In Us

I have been working as lead artist on this very special South Australian history project with Tutti Arts and Minda Inc., Their Shadows In Us.  Exhibition launch at Flinders Uni Gallery Museum, Adelaide on 13 Dec, 2013.

East-Side Community Food Co-op

We are starting a food co-op on the east-side of Adelaide! We are looking for a venue, volunteers,
core commitee, customers, commitment and ideas. If you are in the City of Norwood, Payneham and
St Peters, register interest with Laura at:

Current Residency

William and I are currently on a 4-week residency at  Bundanon Trust NSW. We have a project blog called Developments in Riding at

Our residency apartment and studio complex at Bundanon Trust, on the Shoalhaven River NSW.

Dancing Room

come on down every tue night 6-7.30! At The Reading room on Hindley, Adelaide.

Fleurieu Vista Prize

This work Rapid Bay Road, (79 x 64 cm, acrylic and pastel on paper) won first prize recently in the Fleurieu Vista category of the Fleurieu Art Prize!

The Weed Kitchen Menu

The Weed Kitchen

Below is a menu list from The Weed Kitchen, all served on fresh cabbage leaf bowls.

  • Mallow and Almond Pesto

Mallow (steamed), almond (soaked), sunflower seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic.

  • Weed Pie Nana’s Crust Style

wild spinach, nettle, Mallow, Nannas crust.

  • Finnochio (fennel) Weed Pie Greek Style

50% fennel, 50% any other winner greens, enlcosed in a flat pie from hand spread basic flour dough.

  • Grilled Nopales

Young prickly pear pads on the bbq with a little salt pepper and olive oil.

  • Cold Nopale Salad.

Steamed nopales, fried onion, olives, olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper.

  • Wood Sorrel and Loquat Guacamole,

Loquat, wood sorrel, avocado, tomato, salt, pepper, olive oil.

  • Wild Winners Salad

Wild greens tossed with edible flowers dressed in loquat, carob and mustard.

  • Seasonal Fruit Platter

Prickly Pears (3 variaties), loquats and mulberries.

  • Nasturtium Leaf Kangaroo with Spring Onion

Kangaroo mince with spring onion wrapped in Nasturtium Leaf on the barbeque grill

  • Nettle Tonic

Fresh nettle tea on ice.

The Weed Kitchen

The Weed Kitchen
Human Doings collaborative response at Festival of Unpopular Culture
Laura Wills, William Cheesman and Matt Huppatz

Fri Oct 14 6:oopm FUC HUB
Adelaide Center for the Arts, Light Square

BYO wild food to share if you so inclined, mmmmm yum!

Flying Fruit

Hotfig Balloon from Flying Fruit series. Show coming up soon at Wilsons Adelaide.

emergency food supply

Mid semester studio review, 2011 Adelaide

THE FLYING FRUIT PROJECT Sturt Street Community School and visual artist Laura Wills 2011

This Carclew Youth Arts Artist in Schools project is a community arts project about the creative transportation of fruits and vegetables. Through learning about the term "Food Miles" and new digital drawing processes including using computer pen tablets, students will visually explore the creation of their favorite fruits/ vegetables, learning valuable information about them and their transportation along the way.

The result of this project will culminate in a community exhibition of the students work at Wilsons Organics during 2011 SALA Festival.


Check out my new quitting blog-

FELTspace Gold! LAUNCH!

FELTspace Gold: A Survey of Emerging Contemporary Art Practice in South Australia 2011.

I've got work in this book come celebrate all FELT's hard work.
9 March 2011 6-9pm

12 Compton St

FELTspace GOLD presents the work of South Australia’s brightest up and coming contemporary artists, it surveys the practices of twenty eight emerging artists working in the areas of cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration, performance, video, glass, sculpture, painting, and drawing. The work of each artist is wonderfully illustrated and accompanied by a specially commissioned text from one of four emerging arts writers.


I will be presenting at "15@16 Ensconced"at Mulloway Studios- Local Adelaide Design Studio. 6 pm Thur 10 March 2011, 16 Peel St.

15 is an ongoing series, drawing on the creative energy in Adelaide. It aims to become a platform where young and experienced designers can come together informally to talk about their work.


New works for Bespoke exhibition, to be held at Redpoles Gallery. McLaren Vale in conjunction with the 2011 tour down under.

The Green Purse

-Click on The Green Purse above to see the short film from the workshop.

BISMANIA! at 2010 OZ Asia Festival

Laura Wills, Juprex, William Cheesman 2009/10, Papercraft, pastel, glue, magnets

See works from Will's Asialink visual art residency to Indonesia,
Plus - the Bus paper craft has been refolded and is housed by a wall drawing of Yogya city from the air.

Come share the opening night
5.30 pm Thursday 16 Sept 2010
Adelaide Festival Foyer, then 6pm back in Artspace Gallery for official launch.

Exhibition continues to 18 Oct


Kookabarra Bivy Installation/Drawing

William and the install


Cane It , 2010 pastel on paper 51 x 51 cm

Denky , 2010 pastel on paper 51 x 51 cm

Camel Bivy 2010 Laura Wills and William Cheesman, camel skin, olive, pegs, clothes

RENO - Opening on Wednesday the 1st of September at 6:00PM

at FELTspace
12 Compton Street
Adelaide, Australia

Exhibition runs from the 2-18th of September.

Reno is a collaborative exhibition at FELTspace between Laura Wills and William Cheesman that is grounded in environmental themes as well as discussing ideas of habitation and pestilence. Part of this exhibition includes work undertaken by the artists during an Asia Link Residency.
Artists Bio's

Laura Wills is a visual artist based in Adelaide, practicing a diverse range of media from drawing to installation, media arts and community projects. Wills has an interest in using found materials, collaboration and basing projects on social/ environmental themes. She regularly exhibits and has received numerous grants and residencies both in Australia and overseas.

Laura has previously exhibited at Next Wave Festival, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide Central School Gallery, Light Square Gallery (TAFE SA), Hill Smith Gallery, ArtRoom 5 and the Helpmann Academy Graduate Show.

She has also undertaken residencies at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (supported by Asia Link) and Sanskriti Kendra Residency India, (supported by the Helpman Academy,) as well as Room Exchange residency, Vienna (supported by SAYAB\Carclew)

William Cheesman has a broad range of skills including work in the architectural field, drafting and primarily model making. More recently he has been working in remote indigenous communities, on community and collaborative art projects and freak bicycle construction. He has an ongoing interest in the environment and aesthetics of art and design in everyday life.

Wills and Cheesman regularly collaborate on a variety of professional and community art projects, including plant in a purse workshops for children, interactive public art projects and large scale installation works.

This exhibition has also been supported by an Australia Council grant.

There in Time

Exhibition of new drawing map works There in Time. Friday 23rd July to Sunday 15 August 2010 at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie St Adelaide.
Gallery hours, Tue - Fri 10 to 5.30 and Sun 2 to 5 .

Wallet workshop

This workshop was at the Henley beach Organic and Sustainable Market for the Transition Adelaide West group. Sat 5th June 2010. The market was great lots of fresh produce, local community and treats'n'snacks. Click on above link to get to their local food swap blog.

studio fun times

yep i'm in drawing land , Preparing for upcoming solo at Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide. opening 23 rd July 2010

Plant in a Purse

Sunday 18th April 2010 - William and i ran a workshop in Woodville. Plant into a purse /bag.

Asialink Arts Residency Artist Talk with Laura Wills

This Thursday! 15 April 2010 6pm to 8pm

Laura Wills undertook an Asialink visual arts residency (September - November 2009) to Indonesia hosted by Cemeti Art House. Hear about Laura's practice and her experiences at Cemeti, Festival Mata Air, meeting Bismania Community, the development of new drawing and collaborative installation projects, and exploring the local Yogyakarta arts scene.

Restless Studio
Community Arts Network SA

234a Sturt St ADELAIDE (Enter off Arthur St)


This week- (6th - 17th April 2010) i'm working with Hiromi Tango, a bunch of local artists and Carclew for a public art project in the Adelaide Train Station,,, come visit and contribute.