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February 19, 2021

We made a magazine celebrating SA artists this festival season

CityMag’s 2021 Festival Edition is on streets now.

  • Words: Johnny von Einem
  • Pictures: Ben Kelly

Every festival season, the Adelaide Fringe and Festival shine a spotlight on South Australia’s arts industry.

A spotlight, by definition, leaves more in the darkness than it illuminates.

One small grace of the pandemic has been the reorienting of priorities across all aspects of life. It has given us the perspective to know how lucky we are to host the world’s second largest fringe festival in Australia’s fifth largest city – and to still be able to do so amid an ongoing global health crisis.

With the reduction in international and interstate artists travelling to Adelaide for the Fringe and Festival this year, the spotlight will be switched for the house lights, allowing us to see and appreciate the talented creators from within South Australia who might otherwise have only been given the most fleeting of moments to shine.

For CityMag, Festival Season 2021 will be about celebrating local artists by bringing them out of the shadows and into focus with the attention they deserve, and we made a print magazine with this in mind.

Our 2021 Festival Edition hit streets on Thursday, 18 February, and we’ve filled it with festival-time recommendations and interviews and stories on the people who make our local arts industry the beautiful and connected community that it is.

Pick up a copy at The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony, or your favourite café, restaurant or bar now.

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