Z Ward

For almost 90 years Glenside’s Z Ward was home to South Australia’s “criminally insane”, patients who sat on the overlapping edges of criminality and mental illness. Completed in 1885, Z Ward is a significant architectural statement with an important and often sobering place in South Australia’s history.

With rich, surprising acoustic qualities and an imposing physical presence, Z Ward has emerged as an intriguing space for bold musical performances from classical music to experimental noise, offering a visitors and artists the rare opportunity to appreciate this historic site in a new light.

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