"I drive a great deal through familiar landscapes. I observe the land in its many moods and seasonal changes and the ever changing landscape imprints itself on my mind as I drive. This exhibition shows the paintings that result from my travels, that form themselves from the memory of a moment in time."
A series of luminous high-gloss Giclée prints, each one depicting a circular ‘planet’ of River Murray / Lake Alexandrina water suspended in the indigo of space. These evocative images, reminiscent of that deeply moving photo of Earth taken from the Moon in 1968, remind us that the precarious future of our lakes reflects in microcosm the precarious future of our whole planet – both are precious jewels, both are irreplaceable, and the survival of both is in human hands.
Jenn Brazier, Maude Gum, Simone Kennedy, Mary Packer Harris and Edwin Newsham, John MacAskill, Jessie MacDonald, Lee Salomone, Avis Smith, Beverley Southcott, PH Williams.
Curated by Beverley Southcott.
Hand Over explores the idea of re-remembering and re-honouring the art teachers who taught art mainly between the 1920s to the 1930s at the South Australian School of Art, privately, or in peer exchange and supportive, collegiate friendships. It brings to light a small number of art works by South Australian art teachers and artists, re-airing their contributions to the artistic and cultural fabric of South Australia, in the early to mid-twentieth century.
This exhibition subtly places historical and contemporary art works together to create a shared contribution of the premise that the learning of art skills and practices are handed on to the next generation of artists in a repeating, forever continuous pattern, yet in a cyclical, nuanced, way.
ARTISTS: BETH HATTON, LLOMA MACKENZIE, ANDREA PRZYGONSKI, STEPHANIE RADOK, FANNY RETSEK, SANDRA STARKEY SIMON, LAURA WILLS
A Covenant with the Animals is an exhibition about animals in the world, and their situation today through the issues of extinction, protection and advocacy. The seven artists involved view animals as beings who actively share the world with people and whose stories are worth telling.
The exhibition will be opened by Professor Corey Bradshaw, Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, University of Adelaide, author with Paul Ehrlich of Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America and the Environment (2015).
Artists: Beth Hatton, Lloma Mackenzie, Andrea Przygonski, Stephanie Radok, Fanny Retsek, Sandra Starkey-Simon, Laura Wills
Curators: Stephanie Radok and Sandra Starkey-Simon
A Covenant with the Animals is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia.
Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters, Meg Wilson.
Curated by Polly Dance as part of Adelaide City Council’s 2014/15 Emerging Curator Program.
Craft Anonymous brought together South Australian regional and metropolitan textile, glass, metal and ceramic artists for an exhibition in the iconic Adelaide Town Hall in 2015 and now a tour of regional South Australia throughout 2016-17.
Five regional South Australian and four Adelaide-based artists whose practices employ traditional handicraft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand-dying are showcased within a contemporary art context; where old meets new.
These artists have dedicated numerous hours to perfecting and finely crafting handmade works of art in what is often a painstaking but pleasurable process of making and through making with one’s own hands, the artists tell their story.
Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.
Craft Anonymous is a Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring Program
MICHAEL CHORNEY - PORTRAIT OF KANGAROO
Portrait of Kangaroo is an up-close and personal series of large drawings of kangaroos that capture the character of our national icon.
The artist's intention in this series is to portray these animals as individuals, reflecting their unique personalities using a juxtaposition of black and white lineal expression, with dramatic energy, on a large scale.
This exhibition brings a fresh and unique understanding to the Australian kangaroo, a subject which traditionally has been depticted predominantly in symbolic form.
The artist's drawing style is highly expressive with a strong black and white accent placing great importance on clean, white space against linework of graphite, charcoal and wash on frame-stretched 200gsm paper.
ALEXANDER ARCUS - TEMPORAL FRAGMENTS
An exhibition of recent paintings by Alexander Arcus consisting of miniature paintings in gouache on paper and large oil paintings on canvas.
The works in the exhibition are largely autobiographical, with abstraction used to express a variety of concepts from the temporality of personal existence to the desire for a greater individual freedom. They have an abstract ambiguity intended to permit viewers to bring their personal experiences to a viewing of the work.
GLEN ASH, LLEWELYN ASH, JANET AYLIFFE - FROM THE FAMILY TREE
From the Family Tree is an exhibition of paintings by Glen Ash, glass by Llewelyn Ash and journals and prints by Janet Ayliffe. And, for the first time (since long-ago school project days), a collaboration with our Llewelyn, bringing the pictures together in glass.
TOK BASUKI - UNCOMMON VISIONS
The artist explores uncommon perspectives of the Australian landscape, drawing inspiration from visiting sites such as the Adelaide Hills and the River Murray to create compositions that juxtapose up with down, night with day, object with reflection, seen with perception.
Utilising mixed media, including airbrushed automotive and acrylic paints with chrome foil boosting the intensity of light and colour, the artist creates vibrant contemporary works.
Franz Kempf, Blessing of the Moon, 1992, etching, aquatint, drypoint, 8 x 7cm
Veronica Thurley, Murrayscape, 2016, drypoint, engraving and carborundum collagraph, 100 x 68cm
Winnie Pelz, King Brown Landscape, 2016, oil on canvas, 75 x 75cm