Art Intelligence 

Art Intelligence pairs world-class AI and machine learning engineers with leading contemporary artists, supporting their collaboration in mediums from VR and robotics to music and architecture. This initiative is conducted by the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) and the Sia Furler Institute at the University of Adelaide. 

Creative Revolutionaries

Creative Revolutionaries is an ongoing series of live presentations by some of the most fiercely visionary cultural creatives driving change. 

Local, national and international leaders share their perspectives on opportunities unfolding before our eyes. The goal is to connect our community to the global world of ideas around creative industries, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

All events are recorded and are available to teaching staff, as well as the general community. 

Creative Revolutionaries Past events

Music for 18 Musicians 

Reich’s greatest achievement, and one of the landmarks of 20th-century music, “Music for 18 Musicians” is a richly exuberant and alluring ensemble piece. SFI students, in partnership with Soundstream and Recitals Australia, presented the South Australian premiere of this piece at RCC during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. Video of the South Australian premiere of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich

Jon Lemon 

One of the world’s leading live-sound music engineers has become the first Artist-in Residence at the University of Adelaide’s Sia Furler Institute of Contemporary Music and Media.

Jon Lemon, most recently live-sound engineer for Pink Floyd frontman and founder Roger Waters’ acclaimed Us +Them tour, has worked with many of the world's best-known and successful artists such as Seal, Christina Aguilera, Sinead O’Connor, Inxs, Pet Shop Boys, Oasis, Bryan Ferry and Lana Del Rey, just to name a few.

He was recently awarded the Total Production International ‘Sound Engineer of the Year’ title in London and also a CAS (Cinema Audio Society (US)) Award on for his contribution to Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘If It All Goes Wrong’ DVD. He is preparing for another Roger Waters tour, This Is Not a Drill, scheduled for 2021.

“As Artist-in-Residence, Jon will be sharing his knowledge and experiences from his live work as well as his in-studio work for students to get an insider perspective of music-making at the highest level,” says Professor Tom Hajdu, Director of the Sia Furler Institute. 


The Institute has partnered with Groundfloor Live and Talktalk Creative also provide editorial interviews with Creative Revolutionaries presenters and distribute these online. This presents further internship opportunities in media studies. 

The Institute is partnering with: 

  • Royal Croquet Club,
  • South Australia Art Gallery,
  • Australia Institute for Machine Learning.


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As a Friend, you will be kept up to date with the various programs the Institute is engaged with and will be invited to special inner circle meetings with local and global innovators, artists, cultural influencers and Board members. 

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For inquiries please contact Tom Hajdu, Director:

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