Past Exhibitions

Regine Schwarzer: Deliberations on Fermoy

SALA 2023 | Roman Room and Gilded Aviary - 1 August - 9 September 2023 - Free exhibition

When visiting The David Roche Foundation House Museum, Regine Schwarzer’s attention was immediately drawn to the diverse, small-scale, precious, utilitarian artefacts held in cabinets throughout Fermoy House. These treasures prompted her to research their historical uses, and to contemplate what the objects meant to the people that lived with them many years ago.

For this exhibition, she has created small objects for daily use and appreciation: containers, canisters, tea caddy spoons, toothpick holders, spice dishes with spoons, bodkin cases, and other objet d’art. Often thought as commonplace or designed for their utility, these have been elevated beyond the everyday through the use of precious metals, gemstones, rocks and minerals.

Image: Regine Schwarzer Banksia container 2023, Pill container 2023, Papaver somniferum container 2023. Photo: Sam Roberts.


Artist Talks

Join Regine Schwarzer for a free talk discussing her practice, her experience exploring David Roche’s collection of decorative arts, and the works she has created for her SALA 2023 exhibition, Deliberations on Fermoy. Two talk dates are available: Saturday 5 August, 3PM and Saturday 2 September, 3PM. Register here for your free ticket.



Regine Schwarzer: Deliberations on Fermoy

1 August – 9 September 2023.

Tuesday to Saturday 10AM – 4PM

Free entry (Roman Room and Foyer spaces only). Selected works displayed in Deliberations on Fermoy will be available for purchase.
Entry to Arthur Boyd: The Life of Saint Francis and Fermoy House is not included, tickets may be purchased separately.


Regine Schwarzer: Deliberations on Fermoy is proudly presented as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival. 

Past Exhibitions

Join Our Mailing List

If you would like to be kept informed of future exhibitions, events and lectures at The David Roche Foundation please join our mailing list.

The David Roche Foundation will only use personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected.
We will ensure that your personal information is not disclosed to any other institutions or organisations.
© Copyright The David Roche Foundation 2024 Website designed, developed by