SALA South Australian Living Artists takes place every August in South Australia with locations as varied as inner city Adelaide to far flung regional centres. Each year it becomes larger, and more interesting, as the erudite mix of established and emerging artists becomes wider and wider.
Planning a day visiting SALA exhibitions in between drinks and lunch, dinner and late night supper is a lot of fun. One requires an open mind with SALA because the most interesting and eclectic art is often found in the most unlikely places. Do not, for instance, dismiss school art where the innocence of presentation is often delightfully irresistible and frequently at a price that is equally irresistible.
My pick for your 2019 SALA day [into the night] trip is the Port [Port Adelaide] where there are multiple really interesting emerging artists. It’s easy to embellish your day, catch the train from Adelaide and then enjoy that there is quite a bit of diversity in the Port for dining and drinking options. We suggest The Port Admiral Hotel for drinks only, unless you’re a burger fancier. Our pick would be La Taqueria where simple Mexican food is delicious and their Margueritas are, thus far, the best we’ve found in Adelaide. Staying to early evening maybe drinks at the Crown and Anchor and early dinner at Low and Slow American Barbecue [reservations essential even for their first sitting at 6pm]…it’s not that authentic but it’s fun and the brisket is the best in Adelaide by a long mile. Sides are simple but okay, and wines, although a small selection are well chosen and equally well priced whether by the glass or the bottle. They do boast ribs but, having eaten ribs in the best places in Louisiana and Shanghai, they didn’t reach my bench mark. I still like this restaurant and their brisket with anything from their sides and a couple of glasses of excellent red always passes the test. Please check the links for opening hours. Being an old port town pubs abound and good coffee is also surprisingly easy to find in very quirky locations. We have two very favourite shops in the port The Lighthouse Toyshop and the Yarn Trader. Both are the type of shop you’d expect to find in New York or Shanghai I just love them!
Editor’s note…exhibitions in restaurants, pubs and cafés may be terrific, but as we have not eaten at any, other than those recommended above…dine at your own risk...it may be fabulous and we certainly have an open mind!
AO food editor and publisher August 4, 2019
the port…the pick for day [continuing into night] trip
Jackalope Studio Gallery
19 Calton Street, Port Adelaide
Mixed Media, Painting
Nancy Forrester, Wendy Glamocak, Mandi Glenn Jones, Kathy Harrison, Kelli Lewis, Susan McKenzie, Bev Puckridge, Sandra Vines
A mixed media exhibition featuring eight powerful
women artists showcasing their diverse and creative talents.
Opening Event 04 Aug , 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Fontanelle Gallery & Studios
175 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide
0405 611 312
all my friends are dead
Steven Bellosguardo fuses contemporary techniques with a traditional approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human figure. His first solo show features an installation of large-scale drawings made from steel. Following the structure of an apprenticeship, Steven turned to modern masters Calder, Noguchi, and Moore as mentors, studying the medium of sculpture through simple, refined, and elegant compositions. A series belonging to 20th-century modernism, Steven lays his training to rest in this exhibition of playful forms.
10 Aug – 15 Sep
Opening Event 09 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel
1 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide
Photographer Teresa Robinson interprets the world around her through her camera lens in this After Dark – SALA in the Port exhibition.
Opening Event 08 Aug , 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Black Diamond Gallery
66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
Celebration – Port Community Arts Centre Members Exhibition
Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture, Textiles
This exhibition brings together an eclectic mix of art works to celebrate the talent and diversity of our members.
Opening Event 03 Aug , 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Pirate Life Brewing – Port Adelaide
18 Baker St, Port Adelaide
SPRAY CANS & BEER CANS
Tarns , Sairbean , Tayla Carlaw, Jack Fran, Zack O’Donohue
We’ve got a whole month of spray cans & beer cans at Pirate Life Brewery for SALA. We’ve rounded up five local street artists to display their art and create new pieces live in sessions. Launching on the Fri, 9 August with a tour of the Street Art onsite and closing with a party and auction of the artworks, come be part of the action. A percentage of the proceeds will go to a local not-for-profit. All art will be for sale and will be auctioned off at the closing party on Saturday, 31 August at 12pm.
We will have
– Live artists in session on selected dates
– Food Trucks Thursdays to Sundays
– DJs & Bands on the weekends
Mon-Wed, Sun 11am-8pm
Opening Event 09 Aug , 04:00 pm-Until Late
Artist in Session Zack O’Donohue & Tarns. 09 Aug 06:00pm – Free
Artist in Session Tayla Carlaw. 10 Aug 12:00pm – Free
Artist in Session Jack Fran. 17 Aug 12:00pm – Free
Artist in Session Sairbean. 24 Aug 12:00pm – Free
Art and arty people abound in the port ….so much fun!
below Claire Colby we just love this! Image © copyright Claire Colby.
in the city
Level 1, 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide
ART Action solidarity
This is an exhibition where art lovers are invited to make the price? Is art still a worthy activity in today’s cultural recession? In the 70’s while living in Zurich doing his art training Felber read the statement by Fritz Billeter, “To complete the process of art appreciation there are three equally important elements – the artist, the gallery and the collector”. With this in mind Felber attempts to show works where the audience of the exhibition, the art lover, is at the centre of the art appreciation process. Felber invites you all to participate in a conversation.
Opening Event 02 Aug , 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
149 Currie St, Adelaide
Digital, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Textiles
Maureen Craddock, Kate Erne, Felicity Erne, George Gouzounis, Norman Radican, Anne Shipley
As Catalyst Foundation celebrates its 25th Year Anniversary, Assorted Dozen observes the organisation’s strength in diversity.
As the name suggests, the exhibition includes a range of art pieces of different cultural influences and mediums created by amateur and emerging artists who are or have been part of our organisation.
Mon, Wed-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm
Opening Event 12 Aug , 06:00 pm-07:30 pm
Adelaide Festival Centre
Outdoor Media Screens
King William Rd, Adelaide
Glass, Moving Image
A short combining digital animation and live action of glass sculptures made by Tom Moore this film was originally exhibited alongside the depicted artworks.
Made by Tom Moore, Nigel Koop and Rosie Hannam, Grant Hancock 2009
Mon-Sun Viewable 24/7
NAB Building Foyer
22 King William St, Adelaide
Donovan Christie, Josef Felber
The Country Health SA/University of SA residency will see artists Donovan Christie and Joe Felber produce a body of work responding to time spent at the Glenside acute psychiatric unit.
North Tce, Adelaide
Glass, Sculpture, Video
Our brains are an amazing piece of human“hardware.”It’s when the brain no longer functions as it once did that its complexity becomes even more apparent.
During this 12 week residency I expand my understanding of the brain and the research into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The glass sculptures and accompanying video explore the interplay between scientific or medicalised knowledge and the role of the lived experience of being-a-body.
Opening Event 15 Aug , 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
Hill Smith Gallery
113 Pirie St, Adelaide
Adelaide College of the Arts
Ceramics, Drawing, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture
Hill Smith Gallery in partnership with TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts present an exciting selection of works from final year students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts including Honours (Visual Arts) co-delivered with Flinders University. This exhibition will showcase the strength and diversity of artists emerging from the College including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and photography.
25 Jul – 24 Aug
13 Franklin Street, Adelaide
0416 828 248
Craft, Digital, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Sculpture
Nate Hutton, Sarah Roberts
Daily Dose examines everyday situations that feel eerie, yet horrifyingly normal.
The exhibition looks to challenge and make fun of stereotypes in the hope that growth can come from self-examination. It reminds us that we are human, and have ingrained habits that are hard to change. These habits can come many forms, including: sex, technology, addiction, bad behaviour and validation.
The artists remind us that we are responsible for our actions, and those decisions have consequences that impact others.
Highlighting the need for repetition and continual ’one on ones’ with ourselves, it is not about taking a magic pill to solve your problems or even making them disappear. Self-growth, self-love and positive change comes from introspection, communication, learning and healing.
This is your daily dose.
Mon-Tue, Sun 10:30am-4pm
Opening Event 01 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
Artist Talk Daily Dose. 01 Aug 07:00pm – Gold Coin.
Adelaide Festival Centre
Outdoor Media Screens
King William Rd, Adelaide
Dream of Being
Narges Anvar, Untitled, Drawing, Dimensions Variable
A short animation painstakingly hand-drawn frame by frame that invites the viewer to meditate on empathy, isolation and our own emotional landscapes.
Mon-Sun Viewable 24/7
Government House Garden
North Terrace, Adelaide
Government House Residency Project
The Government House Residency provides an artist with space and time to conduct self-directed research culminating in a new three-dimensional work for display in the Government House grounds. This residency is supported by Arts South Australia in partnership with Country Arts SA and presented by SALA.
Artist Talk . 11 Aug 01:30pm
Multicultural Communities Council of SA
113 Gilbert st, Adelaide
holding the moment
Originally from Jordan, Razan’s exhibition will highlight strong people, stories and momentum through a visual drama and the artistry of details.
Opening Event 01 Aug , 05:30 pm-07:30 am
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
The Green Heart Gallery
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide
In 2011 Sue began to paint a series of watercolour creatures or Monsters. Her father had died not long before and she was very sad. She was also prolific in her creative output at this time and the Monsters were a part of this outpouring of creative energy. They were playful and quirky, despite her sadness. There were buses and birds. There were spacemen landing and pirates sailing. Some trotted, some trundled and some were moving with speed. They were all unexpected.
Sue painted hundreds of them over the next two years, naming them and writing a story for each. She designed the winning 2012 Fringe poster, featuring nine of them. They have been quiet for a while but are stirring again. They will be unleashed for SALA 2019. Watch out!
Pictured left copyright © Sue Ninham
the burbs around Norwood
Stallard Meek Architects
65 Charles St, Norwood
A force that stimulates change within a system or process
Digital, Glass, Metal, Painting, Photography, Textiles
Ken Baker, Marie Glezos, Emma Klau, Mike Moore, Chris Nicolopoulos, Patrycja Whipp
A dynamic exhibition combining various mediums which explore the idea of inevitable change and evolution experienced through the process of artistic creation.
Opening Event 01 Aug , 07:00 pm-11:00 pm
EMMA HACK is a South Australian artist working in the unique medium of her refined body paint installation through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography. Exhibiting extensively worldwide since 1999, Emma’s astounding artworks have since captured the attention of collectors and art lovers worldwide.
This SALA sees Emma create her latest collection featuring multiple bodies, a true test of her talent and vision. Past featured artworks will accompany the new works exhibited within the Burnside Village Fashion Mall.
Visit Emma onsite Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 11am-1pm
Mon-Wed, Fri 9am-5:30pm
Opening Event 06 Aug , 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
Artist Talk Emma Hack Artist Talk ‘Be Still…’. 10 Aug 03:00pm – Join Emma as she discusses her latest collection and how she creates her vision. Includes Q&A.
Image © copyright Emma Hack 2019
55 East Avenue, Clarence Park
0478 730 047
Bri’s Botanicals amplify the healing practice of caring for nature with the meditative art of drawing. Observing, then mindfully laying line upon line to create bold, colourful botanical art.
Close To Home
Mixed Media, Painting
Simone brings her local area alive in vibrant colour. Beautiful hillsides and nature expressed in her dynamic and exciting contemporary artworks.
Opening Event 04 Aug , 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture, Textiles
Cecilia Augustine, Margie Baack, Deborah Baldassi, Margaret Carusi, Rubi Cassidy, Jenny Church, Petra Dolezalova, Carey Dunning, Bernadette Freeman, Patricia Garcia, Anne Grigoriadis, Robyn Herriman, Jillian Jones, Karen Kammermann, Elizabeth Little, Susan Long, Salvador Loreto, Lana McKenzie, Oliver Mills, Pamela Mosman-Scott, Dan Nastasie, James Parker, Lynne Parkin, Kay Patchett, Roberto Rivera, Madhu Saraf, Bettina Seifert, Hengameh (Kate) Shakerian, Jeanette Tierney, June Turbin, Erica Vidinis, Ann Whitby, John Whitney
The heat is on in this exciting exhibition conjuring up images of warmth, heat and passion to keep you warm on a cold winter’s day.
The environmental impact of heat will also be represented.
The colours of heat will envelop you in this colourful exhibition by Campbelltown Arthouse members.
Campbelltown ArtHouse is an ARI – Artist Run Initiative
My Fathers Country
The country east of Yunta is sheep station country. This land is vast and open with its own unique texture, colour and history
2 Aug – 30 Sep
Open Studio at Central Studios
Open Studio/Established Digital, Drawing, Installation, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture
Margaret Ambridge, Kari Bienert, Jason Cordero, Janine Dello, Audrey Emery, Cathy Frawley, Gill Hicks, Liz Jenner, Suzie Lockery, Alison Main, Lindsay Nicholson, Christopher Orchard, Abe Phillips, Leith Semmens, Julie Strawinski, Yve Thompson, Datsun Tran, Leonie Westbrook, Laura Wills, Dan Withey
Central Studios Inc. is the longest continuously running artists co-operative in Australia and we welcome members of the public to experience our space as part of the Open Studio program for SALA 2019. Not usually open to the public, Central Studios comprises 19 members plus a studio residency recipient. This is a perfect opportunity for you to visit a thriving and dynamic group of artists in their studios. Central Studios’ artists work across a variety of media, including: drawing, painting, mixed media, digital imagery, photography, jewellery and printmaking.
Worth the Waite – Contemporary Art at Urrbrae House
Rebecca Read embarks on her first solo show featuring a collection of works in oils and acrylics featuring landscapes, flora and portraits.
11 Aug – 8 Sep
Mon-Thu, Sun 11am-4pm
WESTERN & SOUTHERN BURBS
Alice in Adelaide
Alice descends and enters the Botanic Gardens. “My, what big gates,” said Alice. “But you should enter only through the smallest gate,” said the Queen. A series where lunchtime student lovers and the statues of Adelaide come together within the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
8 Aug – 3 Sep
Opening Event 08 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Willow Bend Coffee Roasters
10 Elizabeth St, Croydon
0412 442 007
Coffee & Plants
Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
A delicious little celebration of coffee & plants.
A series of work spanning 30 years, showcasing a variety of subject matter, media and techniques.
Colour My World
Award winning Riverland artist, Lyn Anstey, will show a selection of diverse artwork inspired by the River Murray and Australian flora and fauna.
Collective Perspective: SALA at the NAC
Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tania Carpinelli, Frances Hill, Karl James, Kunyi June Anne McInerney, Belili Valkyrie
A Collective Perspective: Five exhibitions from South Australian Artists Kunyi June Anne McInerney, Tania Carpinelli, Karl James, Belili Valkyrie and Frances Hill
Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me
Curated by Maggie Fletcher
In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon childhood experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Children’s Home during the 1950’s. Kunyi’s vibrant use of colour, facial expression, and depiction of landscape document her memories and reflect on the strict life with other mission kids who became her only family. Kunyi’s paintings and stories reveal an often-invisible part of Australian history. In the artist’s words, Kunyi says “these are my stories from a dry remote place where my experiences were so different from what Australian children know today. I want to tell my story, so they don’t ever do it again. They took away my family, my culture and who I could have been. These are not fairy tales, they are true. I want people to understand what happened. Painting is the best way for me to tell my stories.” My Paintings Speak For Me is a sensitive exploration of the experiences of cultural loss, separation from family, and finding fun times amongst hardship. This is a Country Arts SA touring exhibition.
Tania Carpinelli: The Garden Where Fairies Play
Impressionist paintings on our synergy with nature. The floral with its undeniable effect on emotions and vibrant paddocks with endless dreams. Charming and serene acrylic art adding harmony parallel to nature. Paintings that will inject joy and a blast of sunlight to any room.
Karl James: Postcards from a Wonderland Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice would say. The landscape paintings in this exhibition are both recognizable and unknown. They are the side glances, half remembered like dreams as you travel around the state. They invoke a distinct sense of place yet are the product of the mind’s eye. They are but they aren’t. Curiouser and curiouser.
Belili Valkyrie: I Don’t Like Other people assuming I will do the right thing, assuming I am someone I’m not or expecting things of me I can no longer give. What I really don’t like though, is caring so much about what others expect and assuming what others think of me. The pressures I feel from others is created by myself mostly. This exhibition is an exploration of the things that bug me about myself and about what others think. It’s a cry for help and realisation that I might not need any. It is a rebellion. Against others, and my own head.
Frances Hill: Self-titled Inspired by 90’s fashion and the artist’s love of bright colours, this work by Frances Hill represents her bright and colourful mind as well as a surreal representation of crowd phobia. A mixed media exhibition including acrylic paint on canvas and digital and free-hand drawing. You will fall in love with these eclectic and joyful works.<
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Opening Event 09 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Rd, Tanunda
A collective of emerging artists from across the Barossa region promise diversity in subject matter and art form. Thought provoking, entertaining, impressive.
28 Jul – 28 Aug
Digital drawing on the Go
Want to be able to draw anywhere without the inconvenience of carrying around art equipment? Learn how to draw on your mobile device and be inspired by everyday objects as you explore different ways of seeing the world. Bookings essential via www.playford.sa.gov.au/events
29 Augwww.playford.sa.gov.au/events Thu 5:30-7pm
Ceramics, Craft, Print-making
Heart Threads honours all living things and their part in our lives. Stories give us a sense of connection, belonging and purpose, they sustain us.
All things and their part in our lives are important. From the fallen leaves and food waste that go back into the soil, to create the important nutrients to grow more life and food, to the relationships and experiences in our lives that we learn from the give us happiness and fill us with love. Be it our children, our pets, our intimate partners, our parents, our work mates. Everyone and every living thing is important to life. These things give us purpose, and meaning, they sustain us.
When people share their stories, they share their knowledge, wisdom and experience, which feeds our soul, fosters a sense of connection, worthiness and belonging, helps us to appreciate and honour our purpose of being, and helps us to understand the importance we all play in the eco system of life.
We are reminded of the significant of living things, these are our Heart Threads, the life force, energy and wisdom that connects us all.
Opening Event 04 Aug , 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Workshop Create the cover of your story. 03 Aug 01:00pm – $85 Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heart-threads-explore-story-create-your-cover-tickets-61213205345
Workshop Write your life story. 10 Aug 01:00pm – $85 Limited availability. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heart-threads-write-your-life-story-tickets-43268939563
Workshop Make your life story book. 17 Aug 01:00pm – $85 Limited availability. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heart-threads-make-your-life-story-book-tickets-61286009103
Workshop Weekend workshop – writing your story and making your life story book. 24 Aug 01:00pm – $255 weekend workshops – accommodation available on request. Limited spaces. Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heart-threads-weekend-workshop-write-and-make-your-life-story-book-tickets-61338970512
Closing event. 25 Aug 04:00pm – RSVP to Annette 0438 639046
Landscape and Memory – Russell Philip Survey Exhibition
An exhibition of painting and drawing spanning over 30 years which has been inspired by the austere beauty and nuanced colours and character of Burra’s landscapes.
4 Jul – 11 Aug
Opening Event 06 Jul , 05:30 pm-08:30 pm
Craft, Digital, Drawing, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Print-making, Sculpture
Students from Reception to Year 7 at Wudinna Area School have created artworks using a variety of mediums around the theme ‘My Place’
Perspectives of Beauty
Colleen Duffy, Lynny Freeman, Gerard Mignot, Eric Payne
This exhibition is a collective of established artists who demonstrate the beauty of art. Both modern and classic art. You would regret missing it.
Mixed Media, Painting
Simply Water portrays the elegance and beauty of living creatures, man-made structures, and nature’s retaliation. My paintings are acrylic on canvas, watercolour and charcoal.
Opening Event 03 Aug , 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
1195 Greenhill Rd, Uraidla
0429 413 836
Drawing, Sculpture, Textiles
Alex Beckinsale, Caitlin Bowe
Mythologies flourish when all rational explanations fail. They help us to understand the experience of being alive in a world of unknowns. Utilising sculptural techniques, drawing, and digital painting, Tenebrous explores personal and societal fears through the lens of mythology. Traumatic memories and lingering fears of the unknown places that surround us are reinterpreted through cultural narratives.
26 Jul – 26 Aug
Mon, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Opening Event 26 Jul , 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
Workshop Charcoal Drawing – tone and mood. 04 Aug 01:30pm – 1.5 hours, $18pp. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of charcoal drawing through a range of fun, hands on exercises, and finish with a finished tonal drawing. (Please note that charcoal can create mess when it is used, it is easy to wash off hands/clothes and there will be cleaning facilities will be provided) Book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org (max. 12 people)
The Ocean’s Call
Theresa visits the beach often to draw inspiration for her artwork. She aims to reflect the beauty of our coastlines, using oil and acrylic paints.
2 Aug – 1 Sep
Time Out at Top Note
An opportunity to take time-out at Top Note Cellar Door, sipping samples of sensational wines while enjoying photographic scenes of rustic serenity.
3 Aug – 1 Sep
Was ist los Hahndorf!
“There is no new history only new historians” Rachel Harris is a new historian and she has turned her disruptive eye on Hahndorf.
8 Aug – 6 Oct
Opening Event 10 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:00 pm