Craft Anonymous
Sep
15
to Oct 29

Craft Anonymous

A group exhibition that showcases traditional handicraft techniques in a contemporary art context such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand dying with artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters,  Meg Wilson. Curated by Polly Dance

Meg Wilson Sub Rosa

Meg Wilson Sub Rosa

Sera Waters 'Going Bush Bloatee'

Sera Waters 'Going Bush Bloatee'

Curated by Polly Dance as part of Adelaide City Council’s 2014/15 Emerging Curator Program Craft Anonymousbrought 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.

Presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Craft Anonymous aims to extend exhibition and professional development opportunities for artists and to encourage further exchange between metropolitan and regional artists.

Polly Dance is a curator, arts writer and artist currently based in Adelaide. Her practice is concerned with modes of communication, curation and materiality. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Adelaide with Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), specialising in History and Theory at UniSA. In 2014-15 she was employed as the Emerging Curator at the Adelaide City Council and established a number of partnerships and collaborations including working with Country Arts SA to present Craft Anonymous

 

 

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Tjukurpa Stories - TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
Oct
6
to Oct 29

Tjukurpa Stories - TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art

Exhibition dates October 6 - October 29

Exhibition Opening Wednesday October 11 at 6pm

Opening Speaker and artist talk Helen Johnson

Supported by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.

Curated by Helen Johnson with local Aboriginal artists from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Ngarrindjeri and Ramindjeri peoples and artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia and the Central Desert.

The theme of Tjukurpa is fundamental to Aboriginal culture. Stories tie people to land, place and ancestors, they provide a way of passing on knowledge of lore, culture, ancestry, land, totemic sites, hunting and gathering, flora and fauna.

Contemporary Indigenous artists will exhibit new work that is both vibrant and unique and visually breathtaking. A rare chance to learn something of Aboriginal culture through this vital art form. Including original paintings, weaving and ceramics.

Tjukurpa-Story is an exhibition celebrating the Aboriginal culture of story and connection to land. Curated by Helen Johnson the owner of Kiri Kiri Art in Victor Harbor. After studying Fine Art in Brisbane Helen was appointed Art Centre Manager for Iwantja Arts Aboriginal Corporation working with the traditional owners of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia in the Central Desert.

“I was Art Centre Manager at Iwantja Arts form more than seven years and was privileged to become part of a fantastic, vibrant, energetic and successful Art Centre”.

Kiri Kiri Art sources artwork ethically directly from art centres such as Papunya, Mimili, Kaltjiti, Tjungu Palya, Tjala, Hermannsburg, Warlukurlangu, including of course Iwantja.

The artists on show are some of the most prestigious established and emerging Aboriginal artists of Australia including local Ngarrindjeri and Ramindjeri artists also represented.

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Tjariya Stanley - photogrpah by Alex Craig

Tarnanthi, pronounced tar-nan-dee, is a Kaurna word from the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings.

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. A platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

The Festival’s artistic vision encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work. TARNANTHI works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to extend the practices they have been developing in studios, art centres, institutions and communities.

TARNANTHI is led by Artistic Director Nici Cumpston. Of Afghan, English, Irish and Barkindji Aboriginal heritage, Nici is a descendant of the Darling River people of northern NSW and culturally affiliated with the River Murray people around Berri in the South Australian Riverland. She is also the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, the Gallery’s first Aboriginal curator, and in 2014 she was appointed as Artistic Director of TARNANTHI. Nici’s career has been characterised by working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to bring new work and new ways of seeing to broad audiences.

TARNANTHI includes a series of exhibitions, artist talks, performances and events, presented in partnership with key cultural institutions across South Australia. At its heart is an ambitious exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the TARNANTHI Art Fair.

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Celebrating 50 Years
Oct
9
to Oct 29

Celebrating 50 Years

Hahndorf Academy is celebrating 50 years as a museum and art gallery. In 1967 it was opened with an exhibition by Sir Hans Heysen on October 8 (Sir Hans Heysen's birthday).

We have a display of information that tells our story from the 60's when Walter Wotzke bought the building saving it from being demolished and being turned into a service station.

We are celebrating these 50 years and we thank all the people in the community who have supported the Hahndorf Academy, we appreciate everyone's passion for this beautiful iconic heritage building sitting proud on the Main Street of Hahndorf.

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India Flint 'refuge'
Nov
4
to Dec 3

India Flint 'refuge'

refuge

new work by India Flint, in cloth and bone; reflecting on the seeking of refuge. I am the daughter of two displaced Europeans who met in Australia in the 1950s. Both arrived in this country by boat.

India Flint lives on a rural property on the eastern flanks of the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia, the driest state on the driest continent. She works with windfallen leaves, cloth and paper, stones and bones, words and drawings. Her practice is centred on the use of colour derived from leaves and minerals applied to various substrates, and has previously embraced occasional costuming for dance & theatre for clients including Leigh Warren & Dancers, the West Australian Ballet Company and Miji Dance; as well as collections of sustainable handmade clothing.

Flint is the author of the highly distinctive ecoprint, an ecologically sustainable botanical contact printing process giving brilliant colour to cloth (first published at the White Nights Textile Symposium in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1999). Her book ‘Eco-colour’ was published in March 2008, followed by ‘Second Skin’ in July 2011 and she is represented in museum collections in Latvia, Germany, Australia, Iceland and the USA.

 

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Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017
Nov
4
to Dec 10

Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017

Exhibition Opening Saturday 4 November 2.30pm

Exhibition Dates Saturday 4 November - Sunday 10 December

Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017 Finalists Exhibition

Ben Goode, Marek Herbut, Sheila Whittam, Deborah Cantrill, Alan Ramachandran, Jean Kenny, Eugene Casey, Alice Blanch, Anna Durovka, Alison Mitchell, Tim Thomson, Laura Wills, Philip David, Donna Chess, Adrian Headland, Imogen Porteous, Sonya Moyle, Margaret Lillywhite, Bridgitte Williams, Nina Frigault, Susie Riley, Donovan Christie, Ursula Kiessling, Sally Gibson-Dore, Andrea Wyatt

The Hahndorf Academy is proud to present a new arts prize for 2017 to celebrate our region. We invited artists to engage with and to interpret their experience of the Adelaide Hills and the diversity of the landscape, the natural, rural or urban and the ever-changing seasons.

The Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017 encourages artists to express their connection with the Hills in ways that highlight and capture their awareness of the dynamic and diverse environment and landscape with works in any medium.

The successful winner of the $2,000 Arts Prize and Highly Commended Prize will be announced at the opening on Saturday 4 November 2.30pm. Judges Naomi Fallon and Hugo Mitchell will be selecting the winners of the prizes prior to November 4.

Arts Prize

$2,000

 

Highly Commended

$500 Gift Prize from The Paint Box art supplies shop


 

Entries close 1 September 2017 Entry fee $22 Exhibition Dates Saturday 4 November – Sunday 10 December

 

The arts prize is open to artists who reside in South Australia. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in any medium are accepted with works created from 2016 to 2017 and with works available for sale. All entries will be presented to a panel of judges and The Hahndorf Academy will host a finalist exhibition from 4 November – 10 December 2017.

More Information and entry forms are on our website www.hahndorfacademy.org.au

Email contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

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Joanna Roberts: "Flourish" Fringe 2018
Feb
16
to Mar 25

Joanna Roberts: "Flourish" Fringe 2018

The work of multi-award winning artist and designer Joanna Roberts embraces the colour and sculptural possibilities of contemporary materials and industrial processes. Passionate about Australian flora and fauna, Roberts uses these techniques to explore the garden and its inhabitants. Inspired by colour, form and textures she magnifies micro worlds for her audience to explore and admire.

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CBS Disability Arts Group: "Eye to Eye"
Mar
30
to Apr 29

CBS Disability Arts Group: "Eye to Eye"

CBS Disability Arts Group Eye to Eye 

Exhibition dates March 30 to April 29 2018

Community Bridging Services (CBS) provides support to people with a disability in employment, education, recreation and art.

Three time winners of SALA Festival Rip it Up and Adelaide Review Special Artist Award.

The paintings in this exhibition range from narrative pictorial images, through to symbolic representations and broad abstractions. Vibrant colour, surprising forms and distinctive personal styles will be featured in the work of the many talented artists, living with disability, who attend CBS art groups.

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 "Cockatiels" Daniel Tsatsaronis 2017, acrylic paint, paint pens on canvas

  www.communitybridgingservices.org.au

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Monika Morgenstern: Rapture
Sep
8
to Oct 1

Monika Morgenstern: Rapture

Monika Morgenstern researches mystical experiences and encounters with the numinous; she endeavours to bring to light something that does not exist in an accepted paradigm.

The ambition for her work is to uncover and reveal how the mystical exists in contemporary society, and how she - as an artist - can approach these issues through art making.

"My work addresses the ambiguous realm of the spirit world".

 

 

 

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Digital Image on Photographic paper 2017

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SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: ADD-ORIGINAL ART
Aug
4
to Sep 10

SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: ADD-ORIGINAL ART

SALA Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

With guest DJ Driller Jet Armstrong

Opening Speaker Caroll KarpanyNgarrindjeri Elder

Addoriginal Artworks by Driller Jet Armstrong and others.

Driller Jet Armstrong has been painting over paintings by other artists for many years, (Daubism), often reworking Australian landscapes to include indigenous symbols.

Driller continues his investigations into Terra Nullius as unwittingly depicted by artists whose paintings show the Australian landscape painted in the European style, empty of, and devoid of any signs of an existing culture.

Caroll Karpany is a Ngarrindjeri Elder and he is a renowned guitarist who was a founding member of Us Mob who along with No Fixed Address were the first two contemporary indigenous rock bands ever recorded through their appearance in the film “Wrong side of the Road” and in 1981 were nominated for an AFI award for best original music for the film. Most recently he appeared as an actor in Charlie Hill Smith’s film “Motor Kite Dreaming”

Ant Williams is kindly sponsoring the opening event by supplying the sound system for the DJ set with Driller.  Easy AV is a local Adelaide Hills Company that specialise in sound and visual systems.

Speech Notes fromPeter Louca

Executive Director Arts South Australia

Launch of Daubism - Driller Jet Exhibition

 

Friday 4 August 2017 6:00PM Hahndorf Academy

Good evening and thank you for inviting me to be a part of this significant SALA exhibition.

My name is Peter Louca (or in the language of my forebears I am Procopis).

It is a privilege to join you as Executive Director of Arts South Australia, the state government agency tasked with the stewardship of the Arts, Cultural Heritage and creative sectors.

I acknowledge the traditional first nation owners of the land we meet on today, and recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. I acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Peramangk today.

It’s great to be here in this remarkable space in the Adelaide Hills, the Hahndorf Academy and I want to recognise the toil of the director Rachael McElwee, all the staff, volunteer, board members and artists who come together creating this thriving cultural oasis.

I also want to shout out to William Henry, we know you are out there somewhere and hope that she comes home soon!

Appropriation, the intentional borrowing, copying and alterations of pre-existing images and objects is as old as artist expression itself.

For millennia artists have employed this strategy, both absorbing and acting as a mirror for ideas, remixing, resampling by expressing new directions and statements layered over the old.

Every culture that has trod this earth, save the 65 000 year old Aboriginal culture of this place we all gratefully call home, has taken elements and reimagined them and created the new.

And yet when in 1991, a spritely young man of meagre means who had migrated with his family from Old Blighty challenged the status quo with his first exhibited foray, he was derided. “Vandal” shouted some headlines.

But my favourite clipping is that of October 1991 in the Advertiser

“Outside the Federal Court, Mr. Armstrong, dressed in a fluorescent green suit decorated with crop circles and question marks, said he had daubed the Bannon painting for reasons of philosophy.

This ballsy ratbag who so many of us are proud to have as a friend and colleague had his work dragged from the gallery walls the Federal Court injunction ripped it down but left him even now without his day in court.

And yet something bigger had begun, Driller Jet Armstrong had pioneered a movement.

The marketing for this exhibition notes that Driller Jet Armstrong has been painting over paintings by other artists for many years, often reworking Australian landscapes to include indigenous symbols.

Lt James Cook declared Terra Nullius appropriating this land through violence and suppression.

He claimed the great lie that this land was a blank canvas on which he begun the creation of a new colony.

Fittingly through his Daubist exploration Driller returns the culture and people to those idealised landscapes that perpetuated the invasive appropriation of the early colonists.

And it is this return which is the overwhelming tone of this exhibition today.

Daubists especially Driller have caused a storm, in the press, in arts circles, among critics, in parliament and the courts.

ANU academic Matthew Rimmer wrote that Daubists are in some respects a retro, nostalgic group. They see themselves as archivists, conservationists, and curators of original works of art, he said.

In the Daubism debate, Driller argues that Australian landscape paintings were idealised visions of nature based upon inappropriate European models.

Driller describes landscape paintings were 'white man's dreaming' and 'little pretty pictures', which only represented a small part of the world. The Daubists proclaim: 'One could say that white Australia itself is a daub on this continent'

Driller is a remarkable artist and man, beating the cancer challenge,

running the most renown internationalised venue for over a decade in town when laneways and pop ups were a mere glimmer in a vibrant policy makers eye and last year bringing Adelaide’s own version of Montemarte to Victoria Square he continued to challenge traditional notions of originality and test the boundaries of what it means to be an artist.

Daubism has found its place in the Australian art scene and beyond.

But daubs can now be legally challenged in the Australian because the law has been changed giving Australian artists ‘moral rights’, as well as copyright over their paintings, even after sale.

Driller puts this best when he wrote that

It seems ironic that European culture invaded this country and many others and yet that same culture legislates to prevent the invasion of its own artefacts arising from the well of traditional western art practice, while ignoring postmodern art practices and developments from its more recent history.”

I guess few artists could ever claim to have shaken the foundations of the establishment so hard that the law was changed, but I guess few artists are like our Driller.

But does this deter our alien crop circle inspired artist?

Well I think we can see the answer for that here, in cutting his own path to reconciliation between Aboriginal and the cultures of later settlers, Driller daubs.

 

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Wendy Dixon-Whiley 'Both, and Neither' SALA 2017
Jul
28
to Sep 3

Wendy Dixon-Whiley 'Both, and Neither' SALA 2017

SALA 2017

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

Opening Speaker Greg Donovan

With guest DJ Driller Jet Armstrong

‘Both, and Neither’ is a visual arts exhibition by Adelaide Hills Artist Wendy Dixon-Whiley. In addition to already completed works, there will be multiple new works to be completed during the month of August and progressively installed in the exhibition space. The artist will be located and working onsite on Sundays and Mondays within the Gallery. Creating these works onsite will allow the public to engage with the creative process and as a result understand the act of making, however, the main highlight of this exhibition will be a large scale painting installation to be hung on the western tower of the building.

 The layers of this external work on the building, to be painted on a sheet of vinyl measuring approximately 8m high x 2m wide, will reference but also cover what is underneath. This style of painting hints at form but also retains a lack of recognisability and shape. The act of obscuring an element serves to highlight its partial absence; it strains to break through and be seen. In this way, this is also why the works take on forms somewhat reminiscent of creatures released from the subconscious. This process of responding to the underlying layers and brushwork will result in unexpected forms and pictorial scripts as harsh edges are softened, texture added and forms altered or obscured. What was originally present still exists, albeit in a corrupted form.

 An internal visual universe unconfined by rules or restraints, my imagination is captured by the absurd, the silly and irreverent. Somewhere in the space that exists between contemporary and street art exists my work;  characterised by a bright& bold style with a sense of humour, but which also contains just a hint of menace and cynicism, which hides behind a friendly outward appearance.

                                                                Wendy Dixon Whiley - 2017

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Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams - Singing Country
Jun
23
to Jul 30

Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams - Singing Country

Exhibition Dates June 23 to July 30

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

SINGING COUNTRY prelude

 Ngankiparinga | Women’s River | O­­­nkaparinga

Nganki-paringa (Onkaparinga) The Women's River—its hidden, ancient, gorges once a refuge, sheltered bodies warmed by the sun;  its once-pristine sheen, lit by reflected moonlight, stars, echoes-spirits-singing; rich and brimming with life; its periodic ebb and flow to-the-sea—for thousands of years the custodial responsibility, and reflection, of Aboriginal Women (Nganki) singing songs of the water; for the water; from the water.

  SINGING COUNTRY... bringing together NGANKI (women) on/for ‘country’ 

 … mending, moving: from the mouth of the river at Port Noarlunga (Southern Kaurna/Patpa Yerta); the banks/ranges/cliffs/dunes; the scant stands of remnant vegetation, scrub; the springs; the swamps cleared-drained-over-taken de-spoiled… spirit-places

This project will offer a window into an ancient way of understanding—and caring for—'country'... an Aboriginal understanding in which singer-song-and-country become one, in the place of their creation, where:

. . . the ancestors first sang . . . their journeys across the land . . . the word land “being too spare and meager. We can scarcely use it unless with economic overtones, unless we happen to be poets" (Irene Watson quoting Bill Stanner, 2002, 27)

 Decades of “sorry business” (grief and colonial trauma) are tied to the fact that colonialism, from the earliest pastoralism up to recent mining developments, agriculture, and urbanization, has inhibited Aboriginal people from protecting… country… The incapacity to care for country contributes to the cycles of Aboriginal trauma and loss. (Watson, 2009, 34) 

As my ancestors walked over the land, they walked in the law. Today it is difficult to walk that law in a carpark [playground; sweat-track... cycle-path; over-taken by private housing; highly constructed landscaping; and public amenities] that lie... on your ancestors’ graves or in a derelict and toxic mine site that has replaced ceremonial and gathering places where songs were sung across the land. (Watson, 2009, 44-45)

In the upstairs gallery at Hahndorf Academy June-July 2017 a video and sound installation will be assembled. This exhibition—a prelude—will draw on research currently being undertaken to support SINGING COUNTRY—a long term program-in-development reviving the connection of women and girls to water and song led by Senior Narrunga/Kaurna women, Independent Artist, Performer and Producer, Waiata Telfer—with custodial mentorship from Ngankiburka-mekauwe (Senior Woman-of Water) Georgina Williams, Traditional Owner and Female Elder Clan-to-Country Custodian Narrung’Kaurna Yerta (country). 

 Here: collected objects, contemporary beaded sculpture, video and sound-recordings will come 'into conversation' with archived ‘colonial’ images and citations (from the State Library of South Australia and the National Library's online digital archives) to make a poetic 'timeline'… 

calling for a reservation: of space, silence; calling for re-generation; care, repair; calling for song. 

 

Watson, Irene, 2002. “Kaldowinyeri - In the Beginning.” Looking at You, Looking at Me: Aboriginal History and the Culture of the South East of Australia, Vol. 1. Nairne: Watson.

 Watson, Irene, 2009. “Sovereign Spaces, Caring for Country, and the Homeless Position of Aboriginal Peoples.” South Atlantic Quarterly 108:1, 27-51.

 

 

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Diane Dawson - Angatji (my Fathers country)
Jun
23
to Jul 30

Diane Dawson - Angatji (my Fathers country)

Exhibition Dates June 23 - July 30

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

"First I didn’t know how to paint, but I’ve watched my mother how she paints. When she used to paint here, I came here like every now and then and painted some. But I just didn’t have the patience because I always thought it was boring. Ever since my parents have passed away, I had a long time to get over the sadness that was in me. Now I’ve found a way to make myself happy by painting and having the time to just sit, think and paint. I’ve had the confidence but I didn’t know that I had it. I’m really enjoying what I’m doing right now, because it has helped me a lot. Also, I’ve got all my family and friends around me and the Minyma Kutjara Arts Centre is where I’ll always be.

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Cedric Varcoe - NGARRINDJERI RUWE (Country)
Jun
23
to Jul 23

Cedric Varcoe - NGARRINDJERI RUWE (Country)

Exhibition Dates June 23 to July 23

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

Cedric Varcoe tell stories about his land with dreamtime stories, his paintings are energetic and depict the flow of the landscape. He has been painting since he was very young, inspired by watching his family paint and by the stories from Ngarrindjeri country and culture told to him by his grandfather and other elders of the Ngarrindjeri language group.

Cedric has won multiple local awards and has been exhibiting since 1997.  In 2015 Cedric received a grant from Arts SA for professional development workshops with Better World Arts.  During these workshops Cedric studied colour theory, life drawing and did a lot of research into Ngarrindjeri history and culture at the South Australian Museum. 

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20 YEARS: The Artist's Voice 1997 - 2017
May
26
to Jun 18

20 YEARS: The Artist's Voice 1997 - 2017

The 20th anniversary of the founding of the Artist’s Voice: A Celebration of Diversity

The Artist's Voice are exhibiting in all three galleries at the Hahndorf Academy with works from 1997 to present. They will take the viewer on a retrospective journey from their initial years with stories about artists and exhibitions, news articles, artworks and photographs that celebrate the groups achievements over the years. The Artist's Voice was established in 1997 by Helen Lyons and the members have chosen to honour her vision: 

“Stay an individual but reap the benefits of a collective voice. Our aims are many, but primarily to have a voice in community events, both practically and as an advisory body to get more public exposure for the wealth of talent that exists in the Adelaide Hills area.”  Helen Lyon 1997

Alison Brown "Storm 2"

Alison Brown "Storm 2"

Margie Hooper "Shellscapes 1"

Margie Hooper "Shellscapes 1"

Philip David "Penny Griggs 2"

Philip David "Penny Griggs 2"

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Altitude by The CBS Disability Arts Group
Apr
28
to May 21

Altitude by The CBS Disability Arts Group

Exhibition opening Wednesday May 3 at 1pm

Opening Speaker Jan-Claire Wisdom, Adelaide Hills Councillor

Opening Speaker Marie Barbaliopoulos, artist

 

Community Bridging Services (CBS) provides support to people with a disability in employment, education, recreation and art.

Three time winners of SALA Festival Rip it Up and Adelaide Review Special Artist Award, CBS Art Group’s new exhibition “Altitude” will showcase their paintings in our main gallery.

The paintings in the exhibition will range from narrative pictorial images, through to symbolic representations and broad abstractions. Vibrant colour, surprising forms and distinctive personal styles will be featured in the work of the many talented artists, living with disability, who attend CBS art groups.

For more information go to www.communitybridgingservices.org.au

"Puppies"  Marlene Postacrylic paint, paint pens on canvas2016

"The Bridge"  James Rogersacrylic, paint pens on canvas2017

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Silvia Stansfield: Narratives in Clay
Apr
28
to May 21

Silvia Stansfield: Narratives in Clay

Artist Talk Sunday May 21 at 3pm

Enjoy a discussion with Silvia Stansfield and Nici Cumpston about Silvia's work and her journey. With a wealth of experience Silvia will share some of her stories, ideas and techniques.

With wine and nibbles in the upstairs gallery space with Silvia's beautiful exhibition.

Exhibition Opening Saturday April 29 at 2pm   Opening Speaker Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Silvia Stansfield showcases her work from her early years to the present day, this exhibition is a celebration of her career as a ceramicist where you can experience her stories and incredible talent.

“Clay became a canvas and my hands and mind came together to express my ideas. It is a full life to explore clay and all of its possibilities. I make many objects with different purposes. From the bowl thrown on the wheel, to the enjoyment of exploring hand building to develop larger forms, all incorporating personal experiences of landscapes, villages, streets and people”. Silvia Stansfield

Through the evocative ceramics of Silvia Ines Stansfield, we are taken on an intimate journey through an extraordinary life. Embedded within her lifelong work are memoirs of her travels, encounters with inspirational people, her love of nature and most importantly, the optimism and joy she has for life.

Silvia was born in the south of Chile and came to Australia in 1969and throughout her career Silvia has continually developed her work, exhibiting extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. She has generously shared her skills and knowledge with other artists, schools and community workshops, including teaching ceramics for twelve years at Tauondi Aboriginal Community College in Port Adelaide. Nici Cumpston

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Bravest of the Brave
Apr
25
to May 21

Bravest of the Brave

Bravest of the Brave tells the story of eight South Australian men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during the First World War (1914-1918).

Bravest of the Brave is the story of eight ordinary men - Arthur Blackburn, Phillip Davey, Roy Inwood, Jorgen Jensen, John Leak, Arthur Sullivan, Lawrence Weathers and James Park Woods - who on one day of their lives, under extraordinary circumstances, demonstrated extraordinary heroism for their comrades and country.

The exhibition gives an introduction to the First World War and South Australia's part in the conflict, as well as a brief history of the Victoria Cross, a short profile of each of the eight men and a final concluding section.

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Global Oceans - The Adelaide International Print Exchange
Mar
24
to Apr 23

Global Oceans - The Adelaide International Print Exchange

Opening Saturday March 25, 2017 at 3pm

Opening Speaker Tullio Rossi, marine biologist, graphic designer

Curated by Julia Wakefield

Today our oceans are more important to us than they have ever been, but they are also far more vulnerable. However, we also know more about our oceans than ever before. And when we communicate globally, our messages cross the oceans. This print exchange represents that coast to coast communication, and its subject evokes the watery communication highway that embraces every coast.

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living”. 
David Attenborough from his three part documentary'state of the planet' 2000
 

Exhibiting artists include Jen Conde, Camilo Esparza, Sally Heinrich, Sarah Mitchell, Trudi Rice, Julia Wakefield.

Tullio Rossi, marine biologist, graphic designer and citizen of the world https://www.tulliorossi.com

Follow the shoal at https://www.facebook.com/globaloceansAIPE/ and https://globaloceansblog.wordpress.com/

Image by Trudy Rice 'Two Majestic beauties'

image by Louise Scammell 'Terabyte'

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Outward Bound by Julie Corfe
Mar
24
to Apr 23

Outward Bound by Julie Corfe

Exhibition Opening Sunday March 26 at 2 pm

Opening Speaker Lynn Collins

On Sunday 2nd April, at 2pm, Julie will give an illustrated talk on her unlikely journey from pastoral illustrator to portrait painter with a message.

This exhibition of paintings and mosaics will take you on a wonderful journey with artist Julie Corfe who brings vibrancy and dynamic colour to the canvas. Both a landscape and a portrait artist, critics have argued whether Julie is expressionist or post-expressionist, and her work has been compared with both Hockney and Matisse.  Overwhelmingly her social conscience bursts through, irrepressible expressions of life which cannot be ignored.

Edward Gibbon might well have been thinking of this prize winning artist when he wrote, “Sculpture, and above all, painting, propose themselves the imitation not only of the forms of nature, but of the character and passions of the human soul.  In those sublime arts, the dexterity of the hand is of little avail, unless it is animated by fancy and guided by the most correct taste and observation."

Lynn Collins was a painting lecturer at the SA School of Art during the 1970s, and was Julie’s painting lecturer there in 1978.  He was an art critic for the “Advertiser” during the 1980s. More recently he has been curator of historical buildings in Sydney.   

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Natural Elements by Tim Thomson, David Kerr & Deborah Cantrill
Feb
17
to Mar 19

Natural Elements by Tim Thomson, David Kerr & Deborah Cantrill

Fringe 2017 Exhibitions

Exhibition Opening Sunday 19 February at 2pm
Opening Speaker Sculptor Silvio Apponyi

3 artists bring the environment to the Fringe with sculptures & installations in 3 galleries & outdoor spaces

Tim Thomson Bronze Sculptures

I am fascinated by minutiae, things under my feet.    
Moss growing on the weeplines of the water tank. Lichen, diverse forms and colours, on the bark of trees.
Fungus on rotting logs.
The skeletal grey beauty of weathered wood shards, indicators of bushfires past.
A cicada casing attached to a leaf. A well rounded rock. 
Form and texture.
My workshop companion’s despair as yet more detritus is laid on the table for further inspection. Add to this the background interior hum that colours my day. Family, friends, work, joy, grief,  impending doom, compulsion, song, the evening meal, laughter.
Stir then let rest.
Some work arrives quickly, some takes an age.
I am pleased that it continues to arrive.

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David Kerr Installation

Stick Structures musing.                                           

Sticks are a ubiquitous element in our environment. We all pick up sticks, they are a raw material to be used for all manner of purpose… sometimes as a tool, sometimes for defence, sometimes for building structures, sometimes to create some order in our environment, sometimes to contemplate their unique shape, sometimes to be processed as aids to our creative nature. This exhibit is a musing on sticks.
See David work on site as he explores our building from the inside to the outside.

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Deborah Cantrill

Function evolving from the archetypal garden forms.

The woven forms create a new status and function to garden materials that are largely discarded. The materials have a rhythm and a season which isreflected in the four elements earth (roots) water (leaves) air (flowers) and fire (fruit and seeds) then add the human element (Quinta essentisa). The ordering principle to collect the materials and to create woven magic either practical or whimsical from the beauty that is nature.

See Deborah weave sculptural forms in the upstairs gallery.

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Wind Me Up by David Archer
Jan
20
to Feb 14

Wind Me Up by David Archer

A conversation with David at the Opening on Friday January 20 at 6pm

An engaging chat with David who will tell you about his art practice & show you his art works & contraptions, he will open up some of them so you can see how they work

Workshops for children are available see below for more details

Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, all the fun of the fair is here as artist, and now impresario,  David presents us with the results of his latest foray into the world of the automata. His glitzy fabrications see art and mechanics combine to animate the inanimate.

In his endeavours artist Archer is seldom found in the typical well-lit studio in cap and smock, but rather, boiler-suited, tinkering deep in the bowels of discarded gadgetry and domestic junk. In a veritable sea of scrapped machinery he searches for that elusive part which he knows will drive his latest imaginings.

David Archer is a contemporary Automata maker from South Australia, influenced by scenes from carnivals & seaside’s of the Victorian & Edwardian era.

David Archer - Archers Arcadia 

 “Wacky Wire Critterbug” Workshop

The workshop involves each participant creating their own personalized interactive sculpture that they can take home; using some recycled materials, integrating ideas of environment, science (kinetics/physics) and design…. but mostly it’s fun!

There are limited spaces available for this popular workshop. Suits participants aged from 8 to 14yrs old

“Critterbug”: A morphed insect animal that wobbles and flaps.

Multicolored and bright. No two are the same in the entire Universe.

   Workshop outline                                                                                          

- Welcome and introductions from the artist and pupils

- Outline of the day’s activities and possible results

- Short video on the artists practice

- Explanation of what automata is

- Look at several art works and the mechanisms used

- The use of recycledmaterials                                                                                                                 - Examination of working mechanisms                                                                                        

- Tour of David’s exhibition in the gallery space

- Selected books on the subject on view for ideas                              

-  Each participant will have a kit to use

 

Workshop process

- Selection of materials for individual bugs, involving a lucky dip!

- As a group, guided step by step construction of the Wacky Wire Critterbug

- The drawing and designing of individual elements; template making

- Assembly of parts, fitting of mechanism and decoration of bug

 

10am-3pm on Wednesday January 25 $60 pp

Bookings are essential, 8388 7250 rachel@hahndorfacademy.org.au

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Wild Landscapes - an Exploration by Peter Barrien
Jan
20
to Feb 14

Wild Landscapes - an Exploration by Peter Barrien

Although there is great diversity in wilderness areas throughout the world, it is the similarity in their emotional impact that captures Peter is seeking to develop a deeper relationship with the natural environment. He aims to freeze the essence of a wild place in time and mood, to find and reflect its wisdom, and perhaps proclaim our responsibility for ensuring that wild places will remain forever.

These images, captured in the arid northern Flinders in South Australia, the harsh tundra of Iceland, the wild coast of South Australia and the remoteness of New Zealand will hopefully demonstrate that, despite the their obvious differences, wild places all evoke a similar response deep within us.

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Ex Libris by Gabi Lane
Jan
17
to Feb 14

Ex Libris by Gabi Lane

A Collaboration of book art & illustration

The meanings of the book are explored as a symbol of knowledge, with a shift in our access to information with the internet.

Gabi embraces the pages of books with intricate illustrations.  Pages tumble from the wall in her installation piece in our wing gallery which is a small and intimate space, a place where Gabi can create her installation as a work in progress. The book has become liberated, able to celebrate the tactility, functionality, and authority which only a real-live book can.

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AVXmas by the Artist's Voice
Dec
10
to Jan 15

AVXmas by the Artist's Voice

The Artist's Voice is an Association of professional visual artists. Based in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu, the group provides support and inspiration to each other, whilst still maintaining and further developing their individual practice. The diversity of their practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, and new media.

Opening December 10 at 3pm

Opening Speaker Joan Clayton

image by Margie Hooper

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Projected Surface
Dec
9
to Jan 15

Projected Surface

Kath Inglis

Exhibition opening Friday December 9 at 6.30pm

Projected Surface                                                                                               

When it comes to our own identity, we are all makers.           

cutting away                                                                              

adding                                                                                      

layering                                                                                   

blending                                                                                

concealing and revealing

A new body of colourful sculptural and wearable pieces in PVC that explore the notion of constructed identity and the projected surface.

Biography

I am an established contemporary jeweller working from a studio at ʻThe Barnʼ located in the Adelaide Hills. Through my craft practice I have developed a distinctive range of jewellery by working with my signature material, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The PVC is sourced as a clear flexible sheet and is prosaic in itʼs ʻnatural stateʼ. Simple hand worked processes such as colouring, cutting, carving and more recently, heat fusing layers, elevates this material into the precious.

The relationship between the material, maker and tool is significant element to my practice. This approach continues to push the material in creative ways and forms a self portrait of observations, concerns and issues.

Adding, removing, staying in motion, instinctive and flexible                                   

Thinking of the past - looking toward the future                                                     

Reflective - responding

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Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016
Oct
8
to Dec 4

Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016

Finalist Exhibition October 8 - December 4

Exhibition opening October 8 at 2.30pm

The winner of the $15,000 Arts Prize will be announced on October 8 at our opening event

Finalist exhibition artists

Lucky Kngwarreye, Helen Sherriff, Elizabeth Doidge, Annette Vincent, Dana Kinter, Robyn Finlay, Hailey Lane, Georgina Agius, Anna Glynn, David Lawruk, Alison Mitchell, India Flint, Susan Bruce, Fleur Brett, Jeff Mincham, Matthew Symons, Mark Kimber, Liz Butler, Ed Douglas, Mike Barr, Paul Sloan, Rebecca Hartman-Kearns, James Walker, Alice Blanch, Louise Feneley, Thom Buchanan, Jenn Brazier, Sera Waters, Bradley Lay, Ken Orchard, James Dodd, Tim Thomson, Lee Salomone, Robyn Kinsela, Janet Ayliffe, Ursula Kiessling, Jarrad Martyn, Janine Mackintosh, Michael Hocking, Ron Rowe, Glen Ash, Peter Barrien, Christopher Boha, Peter Walker, Martin Rek, Sophie Calgari, Ron Gibbings-Johns, Llewelyn Ash, Cristina Metelli

 

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One Direction - 280 Drawings in 280 Days of Travel
Sep
2
to Sep 25

One Direction - 280 Drawings in 280 Days of Travel

By Paul Perry

Exhibition Opening Friday 2 September 2016 6.30pm

Opening Speaker Rob Gutteridge

Artist Talk with Sheila Whitham

By Paul Perry

In early 2014 my wife and I set off on a nine month "around the world" journey of adventure, research and discovery.  But to continue the discipline of Art School I chose to complement the travel with another challenge... to complete a drawing each day for the whole time we were away.

The resulting body of work, some 284 A4 drawings, forms the basis of this exhibition.  These drawings reflect my own artistic journey over that period as well as the physical journey... places visited, trails trekked, experiences had, people met... lessons learnt, skills honed.

As we were travelling for an extended period of time we had to keep our luggage light.  The art supplies were limited to an A4 sketch book and whatever drawing implements would fit into a small pencil case.  The drawings at the beginning of the journey were simple sketches made with a felt tipped pen, usually done in-situ.  Occasionally they would include a splash of colour... using watercolour pencils or the few tubes of watercolour paint I managed to squeeze into the case.   While I had brought a small bottle of black ink with me which I used for ink washes, one stallholder in a Paris market convinced me to buy a pen, some nibs and a bottle of sepia ink to experiment with.  This led me in to a new direction and also required better quality paper... and more drawing time! 

As each sketch book filled up it was posted home and replaced.  And so the journey continued until we returned to Australia to await the arrival of our first grandchild... the start of another journey.

Since coming home I became increasingly convinced of the exhibition potential of this body of work.  The interest is in the journeying... the challenge of travel for more than nine months and the discipline of completing a daily drawing... especially as we packed a lot into most days.

Hopefully you will relate to the subject matter of the drawings... travel destinations, familiar landscapes, challenging weather conditions, and that exhausted feeling at the end of a busy day when all you can do is stare out the hotel window.  And all this intermingled with glimpses of well known art treasures and faces of people that somehow seem familiar from your own travels.  Each drawing has its unique story but they stand together to tell a much bigger story... of multiple journeys... and all in one direction.

Bon voyage!

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Handheld
Aug
5
to Sep 18

Handheld

August 5 - September 18

by Nic Brown, Lilly Buttrose, Brad Lay, Cathy Sarles

Handheld is a group exhibition built to travel, commissioned by Country Arts SA this exhibition has travelled to various regional galleries in SA. The four pieces have been designed to fit inside a suitcase to enable easy transportation & each artist was asked to respond to & explore ideas of home, travel & place. Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano.

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Artist's Voice SALA exhibition
Aug
2
to Aug 28

Artist's Voice SALA exhibition

August 2 - August 28

The Artist's Voice is a group of artists from the Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula who get together for regular exhibitions at the Hahndorf Academy & other galleries. This exhibition will also have an open studio where you can meet the artists & see them at work. These artists are established in their careers & there is a diverse mix of works, paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography & mixed media.

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artaroundoz
Jul
1
to Jul 31

artaroundoz

Jane Mant

Jane embarked on an epic road trip around Australia with her family in 2015. With sketchbook & paints in hand she recorded the journey & this exhibition shares her intuitive response to that adventure with paintings that she feels connects the soul to nature.

Jane describes herself as a painter for people who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. She creates landscapes for people who love creation & who have a need bring natural beauty into the built environment. Her work celebrates the joy, solace & rejuvenation that come from spending time in nature & these paintings which are so rich in colour entice the viewer to explore our landscape & share her experience. 

Opening Friday 1 July 6.30pm

Opening Speaker Kate Wake

Artist Talk Sunday 3 July 2pm                                                         

Workshop Sunday 10 July 2pm 

keeping a sketchbook / freeing up in nature / making art while traveling.                Bookings are essential please contact us on 8388 7250 or contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

 

 

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Watercolour
Jun
24
to Jul 31

Watercolour

A watercolour workshop runs weekly in a beautiful intimate space, paintings adorn the walls, some finished, some samples and some still a work in progress. Strong relationships have been formed over many years with a group who sit around a large table, with paint brushes poised they talk, laugh and solve the world’s problems.

This exhibition is about their process and learning techniques, an exhibition that has blossomed over time.

Andrea Wyatt runs these workshops, she has recently taken over from Janet Ayliffe who ran them for many years and Janet is now concentrating on her own art practice.

Andrea says ‘Tuesday is a day when two watercolour classes come together for half a day each of talking, sharing, learning new painting techniques and practicing old ones. Painting can be great therapy for anybody, and in doing so within a group, it can forge strong friendships.

Classes generally start with a background talk and demonstration of the particular topic for the day, then discussions are encouraged as to what others know and have learnt on the subjects. It is a great achievement to finish a painting - knowing when to stop is often the hardest thing’.

Opening on Sunday 3 July at 2pm

Opening Speaker Janet Ayliffe

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Ngaunyu Initinu
May
27
to Jun 21

Ngaunyu Initinu

By Diane Dawson                                                                       Daughter of renowned artists Nyakul & Alkawari Dawson

The passing on of tjukurpa (dreaming stories) from one generation to the next.

Diane Dawson paints everyday at The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, She paints with passion while she whispers the stories of her heart quietly under her breathe as if she’s telling them just to you and only you.

This exhibition sees Diane, an established artist in her own right exhibiting along side of some rediscovered works by the late Nyakul and Alkawari Dawson.

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Another World
May
27
to Jun 26

Another World

By Nicola Semmens

Exploring the ambiguous relationship between the past, present & future. Lounge room Interiors & exteriors referenced from paintings from the past are collaged to create a new sense of order, new perspectives & a space for the eye & the mind to walk through.

Nicola is interested in how we will often consider the past order to recreate a new position in the future. The past is always a reference point for the future & yet we can only ever exist in the present.

Whimsical still life paintings explore the serendipity & chance meetings of objects in a stage like setting, encouraging the viewer to view the world Alice like ‘through the looking glass' in order to surprise & transport the viewer to imagine another world.

Opening Night Friday 27th May 6pm

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UPSIDE by CBS Art Groups
May
21
to Jun 19

UPSIDE by CBS Art Groups

UPSIDE is By Community Bridging Services art groups

 

Community Bridging Services (CBS) provides support to people with a      disability in employment, education, recreation and art. Three time winners of SALA Festival Rip it Up & Adelaide Review Special Artist Award.

Vibrant colour, surprising forms & distinctive personal styles will be featured in these paintings which range from narrative pictorial images through to symbolic representations & broad abstractions.              Curated by Hans Kreiner, CBS Art Facilitator for the art groups. 

Images by Rosslyn Hobby “Dogs and Cats” and Jennifer Kirk “Farmhouse”

Opening Wednesday June 1 at 2pm

 Opening Speaker Mirna Heruc - Director, University Collections,  The University of Adelaide

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Australian Love Stories
Apr
22
to May 22

Australian Love Stories

By Alison Waye

Alison Waye’s paintings contemplate our native species & the people in the community who love our environment & work tirelessly to save them. With her rich colours & techniques Alison captures the sensitivities of nature, animals & the human form.

Looking towards the future Alison connects her work with John Wamsley, Proo Geddes & conservation groups The Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park, The Foundation of Australia’s Most Endangered (FAME) & the Wombat Awareness Organisation.

To be opened on Saturday 23rd April at 2pm by John Wamsley

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Artists Voice Drawing Exhibition
Apr
16
to May 22

Artists Voice Drawing Exhibition

 

Perhaps we can say drawing is a fundamental relationship of marks that conveys meaning to the viewer - visual symbols that reveal the makers thoughts and intentions. Drawings are made as records of things seen or imagined. They are an attempt to intensify reality, through thinking, seeing and interpreting. Or sometimes they can just be doodles from which an idea might grow. Drawings can be narrative, illustrative, didactic or expressive or any or all of these elements combined.

The Artist's Voice Drawing exhibition will reflect the diversity of the group's techniques and practices. The Artists Voice are from the Adelaide Hills who exhibit together on a regular basis, they are a group of established artists with diverse skills & a wealth of experience.

On Saturday 30 April at 2pm at the Academy, there will be a panel discussion about their work and what drawing means with four members of the group, Rita Hall, Lauryn Arnott, Peter McLachlan and Margie Hooper.

Drawings by Margie Hooper
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The Honesty Box
Mar
18
to Apr 17

The Honesty Box

Presented by the Beerenberg Family Farm in Hahndorf, this photographic exhibition captures honest to goodness stories of rural food provenance in Australia.

With their strong Australian made and owned principles, The Beerenberg Family Farm is particularly proud of their own family recipes, made with ingredients sourced from locally grown food and believe the story of food provenance is an important one to tell.

These photographs form a tribute to the wonderful farmers across the country, the diverse Australian landscape that continues to support and surprise them and most importantly, the love and labour that goes into producing the food we eat every day.

 

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