SALA Festival – a feast for the senses
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of visual art and we are thrilled to have a number of exhibitions showing in McLaren Vale from 1 to 31 August.
Fox Creek Wines is showing 2020 SALA Award winner John Freeman’s exhibition ‘Reducing The Noise’. This series is a metaphor for emptying the mind of incessant “chatter” and “noise”. John has used a minimalist approach to image making, using basic visual elements of coloured lines and enclosed shapes on a white surface. A simple, colourful expression of joy!
Fleurieu Arthouse, an artisan hub in the heart of McLaren Vale, is hosting Sustain by Fran Callen and Carolyn Corletto. This exhibition explores how we can better care for spaces we inhabit. Carolyn and Fran archive collections gathered from observing and learning about their immediate surroundings, domestic and natural. If you yearn to create your own art, Fleurieu Arthouse has a series of workshops focusing on drawing and painting.
Red Poles is hosting a photographic exhibition by Colleen Raven, a proud South Australian Arabana and Northern Territory Mudbura Warlpiri woman, who grew up in Alice Springs and moved to Adelaide. Collen is committed to showcasing her culture by telling stories through an Aboriginal lens, and to passing on the photographic skills and knowledge she has learnt to the next generation of emerging artists.
View the work of Sarah Price at Dog Ridge Cellar Door and Gallery. Sarah is a local artist passionate about the landscape, food and wine of McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula. She loves painting local land and seascapes and still life featuring local produce.
Hither & Yon are hosting an exhibition by Jack Fran, an Adelaide based artist who has been painting large scale murals for 6 years. His style is inspired by master portrait painters, abstraction and pop surrealists aiming to blend different elements of these artforms together.
SALA is a wonderful feast for the senses and the perfect excuse to visit McLaren Vale.