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July 13, 2023

Start planning your SALA adventure now

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival guide dropped today, and it’s chockers with art you can discover across the city – and the state – throughout August.

  • SALA jewellery workshop with Erin Daniell.
  • Words: Lauren Mills
  • Photo: Sam Roberts

The online guide or app are the easiest ways to wade through the 10,915 artists and 697 exhibitions, but CityMag is always keen for a tactile experience and grabbed the paper product at Foodland (it’s also available at community centres and such) and flipped through the thick guide to find stuff that’s out of the box.

Citymag loves all things mini and will stroll down to The Adelaide Remakery on 18 Young Street on 5 August to see Sue Fenwick’s and Donna Gordge’s exhibition of tiny books curated from found and rescued materials.


Connect with SALA:

Sit down and have a cup of tea while exploring their handcrafted library of small and tiny stories following the themes of grief, addiction, politics, relationships, reflection of our inner and outer environments.

It opens on Saturday 5 August from 2:00 – 4:00pm and then runs on Tuesday or Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm or Wednesday or Friday from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

If you prefer something a bit edgier, explore Eve Harris’s exhibition ‘Too Many Hearts to Fit’, a mix of drawings, paintings and mixed media collage-type artwork inspired by music lyrics and film scripts.

Located in Ancient World, you’ll need to find your way to this Hindley Street nightclub hidden around a corner near a sausage shop and an adult store.

Discover her quirky pieces over a few drinks and live music every Wednesday to Saturday from 7pm until late.

And if you want to purchase some art but don’t want to lug it home with you from the nightclubthe new South Australian art sales platform ‘Shop SALA’ offers a wide range of art mediums for all budgets and this year you can scan a code next to a work on exhibit to learn more about the artist and buy the art.

SALA acting CEO Bridget Alfred said SALA is special because South Australians live in an innately creative community.

“We have incredible artists around every corner and once again the SALA Festival throws open the studio doors, lights up the galleries and gets art into the most unlikely of places,” Bridget says.

Explore what more the SALA festival has to offer over August here.

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