Amazing art in Adelaide: selected highlights of SALA

This is a guest post by Serena Wong from SALA

Things to look out for this August in Adelaide: SALA festival favourites

There are exciting things going on in Port Adelaide in August. Illuminart, with the help and partnership of the community, local and state bodies, has transformed the industrial maze of Port Adelaide into a great SALA venue. Using the darkened streetscapes and the large industrial buildings that the area is known for, Illuminart has used these elements as the perfect building blocks for light-based artwork. Think projections, interactive artworks and sculptures, light boxes, UV art and so much more. Great for people of all ages, get involved with their Night Mural Picnic or the Luminous Art Trail. More details found at Illuminart.

Fluorescence: Jemimah Davis
Urban Cow Studio
11 Frome St, Adelaide, 5000
8 – 31 August

Emerging artist and SALA Award finalist Jemimah Davis has her first solo show, Fluorescence, at Urban Cow Studio, opening on August 7 at 6pm.  Investigating the rhythms and patterns of found items through light and colour, Jemimah reveals an aesthetic wonder in the everyday.  Transforming unassuming objects into illuminated sculptures, be prepared to see patty pans, silicone nozzles and straws in a totally new way.

Habit: Katia Carletti and Carly Snoswell
Carclew Youth Arts
11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide,
3 – 23 August

Young up-and-comers, Katia Carletti and Carly Snoswell are artists in residence at Carclew Youth Arts and have teamed up to create an exhibition called Habit.  Showing at the beautiful Carclew house in North Adelaide, this exhibition is all about exploring the complexities of home.  The rituals, objects and images that occupy this space have inspired this show and the work within it.

Crystal Palace: Group Show
Flinders University City Gallery
State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000
27 July – 29 September

Flinders University City Gallery’s SALA exhibition Crystal Palace is a group show featuring some of the incredible established artists we have here in Adelaide. Presenting new work by Morgan Allender, Troy-Anthony Baylis, Domenico Declario, Siamak Fallah, Lisa Gorton, Julie Henderson, Brigid Noone, Lee Salomone and Sera Waters, Crystal Palace is a chance for these artists to respond and converse with objects from the South Australian museums and archives to investigate Australia’s colonial past.

Orange Wrapper: Paul Hoban and Scott Pyle
12 Compton St, Adelaide, 5000
7 – 24 August

If you are yet to check out FELTspace, one of Adelaide’s premier Artist Run Initiative’s, use SALA as the excuse to go. Orange Wrapper sees Paul Hoban and Scott Pyle collaborate on a project that utilises spontaneity and intuition to explore the common ground between so-called outsider art and avant-garde practice.

Mentor/Mentored: Group Show
JamFactory Icon 2013 – Beyond Bravura: Stephen Bowers
19 Morphett St, Adelaide, 5000
9 August – 28 September

Make sure you also check out this double header at JamFactory. Stephen Bowers is one of Australia’s foremost contemporary ceramic artists and this year’s SALA publication recipient. This solo show Beyond Bravua is a survey of his incredible skill and a collection of some of his best work. Mentor/Mentored explores the relationships between the mentored and the mentor, featuring work from selected past and present staff and associates.

Call for submissions – Bluethumb pop-up exhibition for SALA festival

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