Adelaide, you diligently earn the badge of Festival State every year by bringing us bigger and better festivals. And this year is no different!
The 2018 SALA Festival kickstarted the month of August with a celebration of colour, expression, imagination, and creativity across the State. This year’s festival is the biggest yet, with a record-breaking 9000 artists taking part in 700 exhibitions across Adelaide and Regional SA.
That leaves just one problem—which exhibitions should you visit?!
- Marek Herburt’s ‘Colour Seen’ – a series of abstract landscape paintings depicting natural Australian environments and utilising a highly saturated and limited colour palette.
- The ACH Group’s ‘A Moment in Time & Everything in Between’ – the broad variety of pieces featured in the exhibition are connected by their common theme of “celebrating the importance of a moment in time” through photography, painting, mixed media and more.
- John Willanski’s ‘Getting Around’ – a series of playful digital illustrations featuring colourful kids, animals, and vegetables that draw on Willanski’s own parenthood experiences.
The Colonist has been an avid supporter of local emerging artists and has proudly participated in the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA Festival) for over eight years. This year they are bringing you an explosion of colour with paintings by Emily Johns and intriguing photographs shot by Karen Whitehouse. And trust us, you won’t want to miss this!
The SALA Exhibition launch will be on August 11th from 3pm-6pm. Here, you can join Emily and Karen along with the staff at the Colonist to celebrate SALA! You can chat with the artists regarding their work, and enjoy live music and light nibbles by Chef Dean. There will also be live Music by Louis Fuller.
- ‘Reflections & Recollections’ by Alison Flew – found on level one of FRED Eatery, this collection speaks to the little things that stood out during Alison’s travels; it’s an up close and personal observation of and engagement with little, and not so little, things.
- ‘Carved Earth’ by Tatty K – found in the FRED Mezzanine, these works in clay have been inspired by the beauty and ruggedness of the Australian outback, allowing you to hold “this wide brown land” in your hand.
Pick up a flyer on the road and come and enjoy a Goody SALA stroll to see and enjoy all that Goodwood Road has to offer. Goodwood Road is always alive and vibrant, with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafes and businesses, but it’s even more so during SALA Festival! Check out the details and exhibition information on the Facebook event.
SALA on Saturday on August 25 will wrap up SALA on Goodwood Road, with free kid’s arty activities and a food and wine afternoon in Gilbert Street. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the new Capri wall mural, Vans the Omega and Jake Holmes.
Adelaide’s pinnacle street art event for 2018 will be hitting Adelaide as part of the 2018 SALA festival on 18 August! Live street art competition, plus DJs from 3:00pm til late. THE ONLY STREET-EVENT TO HIT A VINEYARD!
It’s simple – 4 Australian street artists battle it out for a chance to be featured on the label of Longview’s ‘The Piece’ Shiraz. The artists have 5 hours to complete a huge mural or piece live before a huge festival crowd enjoying all-day beats and slow-cooked BBQ. And as Longview wine flows, a winner is crowned and people witness the creation of a limited edition wine label in real time. A collectible bottle of wine with a collectible piece of art. Location: Published Arthouse, 11 Canon Street, Adelaide 5000, South Australia. When: 3:00pm – 11:30pm. Tickets for under 18 year olds are $5.00, and adults are priced at $25.00 p/person. Tickets: click here.
This weekend, on August 11th and 12th, head down to the Marina in Glenelg between 11am and 5pm to enjoy a feast for the senses! Wander along the marina and enjoy incredible waterfront views, beautiful artwork, amazing South Australian wine and craft bevvys, and a delicious matched array of tasting plates.
If you can’t make it there over the weekend, there will also be SALA exhibitions and window art throughout the month of August. Check out the Facebook event for more details on which artists are getting involved!
The City of Adelaide is taking part in SALA Festival this year with their Pawsome Art Trail—an art trail for you and your furry, four-legged best friend! Download a map of the trail here and head on out for a stroll to see the vibrant doggy bowls painted by established and emerging community artists and children—including some very enthusiastic students from Tutti Arts and St Patrick’s Special School.
High on the list of exhibiting artists participating in Henley’s SALA By The Beach is well-known local surrealist artist, Andrew Baines, whose work will be on display at Joe’s Kiosk and The Chiropractic Works.
Another local artist, Judith Klavins, has spent the last three months creating miniature pen and watercolour depictions of the restoration work of the Henley Jetty. In Judith’s words, these works speak of “love, loss, memory, and renewal,” and will be on display at CIBO Henley Beach.
And if you’ve been intrigued by the mosaic work appearing on some of the stobie poles in Henley Beach, they’re the work of another local, Mary Lovich, whose work will be on display at Dulwich Bakery, Ous Property, and Ray White Real Estate.
Inspired by the Ocean and its energy, from order to disorder, is Naomi Schwartz Jewellery Design Galler’s Entropy exhibition, featuring work by a variety of jewelry and glass artists.
WHEN: Monday to Sunday from 11am-5pm, until 2 September
Come and experience the “This is what we see…” exhibition at Thron-Clarke Wines by local artists, Susanna brown and Zinia King. Roam the beautiful winery garden and explore the hand-crafted works hidden throughout the garden by Susanna, then wander inside to browse the hand-drawn artworks by Zinia. All works are also available to purchase and take home on the day.
Why not finish off your visit with a tasting of Thorn-Clark’s extensive range of Eden Valley and Barossa wines?
WHEN: Monday to Friday from 9:30am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday, from 11am-4pm, until 31 August.
Emma Hack is an Adelaide-based artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. This year for SALA, Emma is sharing pieces from her collections with the exhibition titled ‘A few of my favourite things’.
Not only can you view the collection at Tomich Wines on King William Road, you have the opportunity to hear from the incredible artist herself as Emma Hack and Tomich Wines invite you to join them for a glass of wine and live music and enjoy the curated exhibition on Saturday 12th August at 3:30pm.
If you can’t make it this weekend, Emma’s exhibition will be open for all to see Wednesday to Saturday from 11am-4pm, until the end of August.