Adelaide is a city full of artistic dreamers, a place where storytellers thrive and art comes to life, especially during the art-soaked month of SALA. From print-making to pottery and almost every creative pursuit in between, the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a huge showcase of Adelaide’s local creatives. But this year isn’t any ordinary festival. SALA turns the big 21 and that calls for…a BIG celebration.
This year SALA hosts its biggest festival to date with more than 9000 artists participating in over 700 events. With so many talented artists, designers, illustrators and photographers participating all across Adelaide, where do you begin? We’ve collated our top picks for this year’s SALA festival to give you a head start on seeing the best the festival has to offer.
Art of Being Different
Cheryl Bridgart is no SALA novice. More than 14,000 art appreciators have visited her studio and gallery during SALA and with good reason. Internationally renowned for her surrealist, fine art machine embroidery, we at CLIQUE are wild over her unique art. We even heard that her party trick is to create free-hand live portraits on nothing but her sewing machine. That’s right, no photos or computers, just her bare hands and eyes to guide the needle. Watch her create magic at Beltana House Gallery.
WHERE: Beltana House Gallery, 364 Carrington St, Adelaide
WHEN: 12 AUG 2018 – 31 AUG 2018 // Wed – Sat: 11.00 – 17.00
We’ve all heard the alleged phenomenon that eating cheese before sleep causes vivid and wild dreams and nightmares and although an inconclusive theory, it makes for a striking inspiration for an exhibition. Established artist, Gabriel Cunnett, beckons cheese-derived madness in her exhibition, Cheese Dreams. You’ll find her exhibition at Mexican eatery, La Popular Taqueria, with cheesy art, tasty bites and zesty margaritas.
WHERE: La Popular Taqueria, 226 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide
WHEN: 01 AUG 2018 – 31 AUG 2018 // Wed – Sat: 11.00 – 15.00 & 18.00 – 21.00
What does it mean to be human? We’re not entirely sure, but Petra Szabo’s 3-part installation/performance, Social Synapses, will get you thinking. Based on the work of neuroscientist, Dr Fiona Kerr, you can expect dance, sound, moving imagery and 3D holograms in this interactive installation. Be mesmerised as dancers and acrobats express our human need to connect and be seen in our modern, technologically advancing world.
WHERE: Former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, North terrace, Adelaide
WHEN: 23 AUG 2018 – 14 AUG 2018 // Thu – Fri: 18.00 – 20.00
It’s all about those summer vibes even in winter because let’s face it, winter sucks. South coast living South Aussie, Sarah Philip, is a bold, bright and energetic artist full of life, which shows through in her passion for painting, drawing and creating. Find her striking figurative exhibition, Summer Vibes, capturing the warmth, freedom and beauty of summer at Boho inspired boutique, Sound of White.
WHERE: Sound of White boutique, 7 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga
WHEN: 30 JUL 2018 – 03 SEP 2018 //
Mon, Wed – Thu: 10.00 – 16.00
Tue: 10.00 – 15.00
Fri – Sat: 10.00 – 17.00
Sun: 12.00 – 16.00
The Art of Winemaking-The Resurrection
Adelaide’s very own Richard Lyons is one of Australia’s leading photographers. He’s won more than 50 recognitions and awards in SA and if you’ve seen his work, you understand why. There’s no denying here at CLIQUE that we love our wine and with a new season of Hot 100 Wines underway, we’re pretty excited about this SALA exhibition. Who doesn’t love a day trip to a wine region? See one of Australia’s leading winemakers, Stephen Pannell, like never before and wine not (pun intended) enjoy a glass while you’re at it? See the man behind the wine become the man in front of the camera in The Art of Winemaking-The Resurrection.
WHERE: S.C. Pannell Winery, McLaren Vale
WHEN: 04 AUG 2018 – 02 SEP 2018 // Mon – Sun: 11.00 – 17.00