Friends of the South Australian School of Art
Jul
4
to Aug 4

Friends of the South Australian School of Art

‘Friends’ the Exhibition

Exhibition Dates July 4-August 4 2019

Exhibition Opening Saturday July 6 at 2 pm

The 6th Exhibition of the Friends of the South Australian School of Art celebrates our community of members artists of The SA School of Art at UniSA, including students and staff . This is a biennial exhibition which celebrates our connected and diverse community of artists in South Australia.

 

About the Friends

The Friends of the South Australian School of Art (FSASA) aim to promote the work, history and development of the South Australian School of Art, using the outstanding expertise, experience and collegial nature of its past and present scholars and staff.

 

The ‘Friends’ are a volunteer run organisation with a focus on providing scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UniSA. Although our contribution towards fostering the arts may be small, it is a worthy one, one that adds to the matrix of support towards the development and support of the arts in our community.

Nicola Semmens “Warratah” Oil on canvas 2019

Nicola Semmens “Warratah” Oil on canvas 2019

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James Dodd 'MOTION' - SALA exhibition 2019
Aug
8
to Sep 15

James Dodd 'MOTION' - SALA exhibition 2019

James Dodd MOTION - SALA exhibition 2019

August 8 to September 15

Exhibition Opening August 10

James Dodd has a practice that meanders across a range of different outcomes.  He has a curiosity for machines, tinkering, backyard adaptation and the way in which these things might be incorporated into a visual arts practice.  This exhibition includes a selection of recent paintings created as part of Dodd's Painting Mill project alongside a number of contraptions that are part sculpture, part tool and part performance prop. 

James Dodd will be offering a workshop during the period of the exhibition.

'Making machines that make art!’ kids workshop with James Dodd
Saturday August 17
session 1 is 10am-12pm $20pp,
session 2 is 1pm-3pm $20pp,

Join artist, James Dodd, for an adventure into making machines that make art.  The workshop will explore different ways in which kinetic movement can be turned into drawings, paintings and sculpture.  Participants will get to develop, make and take home their own art machine.

A workshop suitable for ages 8 and up - there's hot glue guns and sharp knives involved.  Younger participants will need to be accompanied by an adult for this art adventure.

Bookings are essential

James Dodd is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery

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James Dodd, ‘Marine’ Mill Painting 2018

James Dodd, ‘Marine’ Mill Painting 2018

James Dodd, ‘Blue Lake Pink Mount’ Mill Painting 2018

James Dodd, ‘Blue Lake Pink Mount’ Mill Painting 2018

James Dodd ‘Mt G Portrait’

James Dodd ‘Mt G Portrait’

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Pleased You See Me
Sep
4
to Sep 29

Pleased You See Me

Pleased You See Me

Exhibition dates September 4-29 2019

Pleased You See Me is a group exhibition.

What goes on inside the mind of another person is always a mystery, but our voices, hands and hearts bring that mystery to life in ways that give our lives meaning and connection to others. When memories fade and word begin to fail, life is no less meaningful and many people find new, creative and often joyful ways to express the thoughts and feelings that make them the unique individual they are.

This exhibition celebrates the strength, resilience and creativity of people living with dementia in our community. It celebrates abilities and draws on some of the skills and life experiences that have contributed to the depth of character and personalities behind the individuals who have contributed to this exhibition. Their creative endeavours have enabled them to remain active and engaged as well as provide opportunities to experience joy and pride in their achievements.

We are very proud to share this selection of works as part of dementia awareness month 2019.

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Ed Douglas:      In Memoriam
Sep
18
to Oct 14

Ed Douglas: In Memoriam

Ed Douglas: In Memoriam

Exhibition Dates September 18 - October 14 2019

Ed Douglas is an Adelaide Hills artist who, as an art educator for 24 years with the SA School of Art, helped to influence the rise of artists engaged with photography in SA.  He studied visual art in San Francisco and received his Masters Degree there in 1969.  His photography is in a number of major collections in Australia, the US, and Europe.

 He says that, 'Art, the contemporary and historic entity, and Life, aspects of being human, are the subject matter that most interests him.  Contemplating an idea and working it into an image takes up a significant part of his life.  Happiness, for him, is seeing a new image resolved and then having the clear space to move on with the evolution of the next idea and the next image.  Ultimately his objective is to communicate some personal views on art and the world we live in.'

Intimations Of My Career As A Human,  90cm x 73.5cm, archival pigment print  series:  On My Father's Drawing Board

Intimations Of My Career As A Human, 90cm x 73.5cm, archival pigment print

series: On My Father's Drawing Board

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Painted Stories - TARNANTHI
Oct
11
to Nov 17

Painted Stories - TARNANTHI

Supported by TARNANTHI: Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.

Painted Stories: Linking Country, art and culture for language revival

Exhibition dates October 11 - November 17 2019

Exhibition opening Saturday October 19 at 4pm

Guest Opening Speaker Nici Cumpston Artistic Director TARNANTHI

Meet the Artists Sunday October 20 at 11am

Painted Stories Workshop Sunday October 20 at 12.30pm

Painted Stories shows how Aurukun artists and Elders are using their paintings, artwork and songs to pass on their knowledge of language and country to younger generations. The exhibition showcases the artworks, stories and films recorded by Aurukun artists as part of an ongoing project in Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, to support language revival and maintenance through artistic practice. Painted Stories highlights the role of art in the creative transmission of linguistic and cultural knowledge and tells the story of the project from 2012–2019. Combining methods from art therapy and language documentation the project aims to reconnect links between community, country and languages in First Nation language revival work and supports the languages Wik-Mungkan, Wik-Ngathan, Wik-Alken and Kugu Uwanh.

With Gina Allain as curator and Louise Ashmore as Linguist.

Lois Toikalkin and Jean Walmbeng, Language and Art Camp, Blue Lagoon (2013)

Lois Toikalkin and Jean Walmbeng, Language and Art Camp, Blue Lagoon (2013)

Janet Koongotema  Painted Stories  2018 (Photo: LA)

Janet Koongotema Painted Stories 2018 (Photo: LA)

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ROBYN STACEY: RAY OF LIGHT
Oct
19
to Dec 8

ROBYN STACEY: RAY OF LIGHT

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Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Comfort Inn Riviera, SAHMRI, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Exhibition dates: October 19 - December 8 2019

A live camera obscura can be experienced for the duration of the exhibition

ROBYN STACEY: RAY OF LIGHT

Using the camera obscura Sydney-based artist Robyn Stacey depicts South Australia as it has never been seen before. Translating from Latin to mean ‘dark room’ the camera obscura is an optical device of wonder, whereby the external world is trapped and inverted within the room.

For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by Stacey will be on display. First shown as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object, the photographs depict camera obscuras at well-known sites around Adelaide, including the Brookman Building at the University of South Australia, Carrick Hill, The Cedars at Hahndorf, the Institute Building, The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel in Port Adelaide, Parliament House and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

In the artist’s words these bewildering photographs become ‘a mash up of inside and outside’. ‘The magic of the camera obscura is that it makes us question what we take for granted - the everyday experience is presented upside down and in reverse, mimicking the way an image forms on the retina. In some photographs cars drive over the ceiling and the sky and clouds cover the floor… it’s like being in a movie where you are in the world but removed from it at the same time,’ says Stacey.

Robyn Stacey’s camera obscura photographs will be on display at the Hahndorf Academy from Saturday October 19, 2019 – Sunday December 8, 2019. A live camera obscura can be experienced at Hahndorf Academy for the duration of the exhibition.

The regional South Australian tour of Robyn Stacey: Ray of Light is presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia. 

Robyn Stacey with her work  Lighthouse Wharf Hotel, Port Adelaide , 2016; photo: Daniel Boud

Robyn Stacey with her work Lighthouse Wharf Hotel, Port Adelaide, 2016; photo: Daniel Boud

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Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man
May
24
to Jun 30

Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man

Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man

Exhibition Dates : Friday May 24th - Sunday June 30th 2019

Exhibition Opening: Friday May 24th at 6pm

Willow  pattern  submerged  in  political  jibes,  classic  urns  decorated  with  lyrical  portraits,  garniture  figurines  poised  in  confrontational  narratives,  Wedd’s  work  is  a  day  at  the  beach  -  with  a  smash  of  home-baked  reality  pie  in  your  face for good  measure.  Traditional  ceramic  styles  imbued  with  meaty  metaphor  and  peppered  full  of  personal  gusto  burst  the seams  of  this  solo  exhibition  of  new  and  staple  works,  showcasing  the  breadth  of  this  iconic  artist’s  career.

GERRY WEDD WORKSHOP

SUNDAY JUNE 16TH

ARTIST TALK 11-12

WORKSHOP 12-5 bookings are essential. SEE OUR ONLINE SHOP.

 Beginning with an artist talk by renowned artist and ceramicist Gerry Wedd, this workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Learn basic hand-building techniques, including slab building, pinching and coil building. The workshop will also cover slip decoration, sgraffito and drawing on clay.

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Image: Gerry Wedd, Gram Jar, Coil built terracotta, coloured slip decoration 1120°, 640x430mm. Photo:Andrew Cowen

Image: Gerry Wedd, Gram Jar, Coil built terracotta, coloured slip decoration 1120°, 640x430mm. Photo:Andrew Cowen

Image: Gerry Wedd, Vessel Cup, thrown, cobalt decoratio, .1220°, 90x90mm. Photo: Andrew Cowen

Image: Gerry Wedd, Vessel Cup, thrown, cobalt decoratio, .1220°, 90x90mm. Photo: Andrew Cowen

Gerry  Wedd  enjoys  a  national  reputation  in  Australia  for  his  hand-built  blue  and  white  ceramics  that  brim  with  a  dry  wit  oscillating  from  the  humorous  to  darkly  disturbing.  From  his  beginnings  at  the  kitchen  table,  guided  by  his  Mother’s  hobby-obsession,  through  to  formal  training  at  University  of  South  Australia  and  his  studio  tenancy  at  JamFactory, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Governments arts funding and advisory body.

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Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me
May
10
to Jun 30

Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me

Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me

Exhibition dates May 10 - June 30 2019

EXHIBITION OPENING Saturday May 11th at 12pm

In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon childhood experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Children’s Home during the 1950’s. Kunyi’s vibrant use of colour, facial expression, and depiction of landscape document her memories and reflect on the strict life with other mission kids who became her only family. Kunyi’s paintings and stories reveal an often-invisible part of Australian history.

In the artist’s words, Kunyi says “these are my stories from a dry remote place where my experiences were so different from what Australian children know today. I want to tell my story, so they don’t ever do it again. They took away my family, my culture and who I could have been. These are not fairy tales, they are true. I want people to understand what happened. Painting is the best way for me to tell my stories.”

Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me is a sensitive exploration of the experiences of cultural loss, separation from family, and finding fun times amongst hardship.

This exhibition celebrates Reconciliation week and NAIDOC

Kunyi June Anne McInerney,  Mission Buildings with Dining Area , 2017, acrylic on canvas, 61x91 cm. On loan from the Migration Museum, a division of the History Trust of South Australia, image courtesy of the artist.

Kunyi June Anne McInerney, Mission Buildings with Dining Area, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 61x91 cm. On loan from the Migration Museum, a division of the History Trust of South Australia, image courtesy of the artist.

Kunyi June Anne McInerney,  Sunday Service , 2016, acrylic on canvas, 61x91 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kunyi June Anne McInerney, Sunday Service, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 61x91 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Country Arts SA is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Education Program

As part of this exhibition we have offered an education program to some of our local Adelaide Hills schools, which is a great opportunity for us to share Kunyi June Anne McInerney’s painitngs and stories from her childhood.

We would like to thank the sponsors who have funded this arts program and to our education officer who has worked so hard to make this a great experience for the students and teachers, and also to Kunyi June Anne McInerney for talking to some of the school groups.

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CBS Disability Arts Group: PLASH
Mar
27
to May 19

CBS Disability Arts Group: PLASH

CBS Disability Arts Group: PLASH

Exhibition Dates March 27 – May 19

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

Graham Harris Tae Kwondo 2018

Graham Harris Tae Kwondo 2018

Adrian Spratt Swirl 2018

Adrian Spratt Swirl 2018

Hugh Adrain Words 2018

Hugh Adrain Words 2018

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Watiya-warnu, Seed Dreaming
Mar
20
to May 5

Watiya-warnu, Seed Dreaming

Exhibition Dates March 20 – May 5

This exhibition is a collaboration with Kiri Kiri Art and Aboriginal artists from across Australia, bringing together a celebration of art and culture from remote art centres to local suburban artists. Exhibiting are some prestigious established and emerging artists.

Marshall Jangala Robertson,   Watiya-warnu  Seed Dreaming

Marshall Jangala Robertson, Watiya-warnu Seed Dreaming

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Wendy Dixon-Whiley: Contrapasso
Feb
13
to Mar 17

Wendy Dixon-Whiley: Contrapasso

Wendy Dixon-Whiley: Contrapasso

FRINGE 2019

Exhibition Dates Wednesday February 13th to Sunday March 17th.

Exhibition Opening Saturday February 16th at 4pm

A solo exhibition by Visual Artist Wendy Dixon-Whiley, Contrapasso consists of 524 individual works that respond to the Artists own emotional reactions to individual themes and Cantos within the 13th Century poem ‘Inferno’ by Dante Alighieri. A recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund Grant.

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Matthew Symons/DIDI Photos and Mariana Mezic: Joint
Feb
13
to Mar 24

Matthew Symons/DIDI Photos and Mariana Mezic: Joint

Matthew Symons/DIDI photos and Mariana Mezic Joint

Exhibition Dates Wednesday February 13th to Sunday March 24th.

Exhibition opening Saturday February 16th at 4pm

Husband and wife dynamic duo combine forces to present their exhibition "Joint". Photographer Symons and visual artist Mezic invite you to step inside their creative worlds, their joint. They welcome you to immerse yourself in colour and energy with landscape photographs and portrait paintings.

Marian Mezic

Marian Mezic

Matthew Symons/DIDI Photos

Matthew Symons/DIDI Photos

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Deborah Twining: When tales are long and often turn corners
Jan
17
to May 19

Deborah Twining: When tales are long and often turn corners

Deborah Twining When tales are long and often turn corners

Exhibition Dates Wednesday January 17th to Sunday May 19th

Exhibition opening Saturday February 16th at 4pm

History is a complex recollection of events, where forgetting can be as important as remembering. Somewhere embodied in the stories that people tell is the life and achievements of Nurse Bertha Emilie Schmidtke. This year marks the 100yr anniversary of this remarkable woman, whom against all odds established the Ambleside Maternity Hospital in what is now the Hahndorf Academy, South Australia.

Artist Deborah Twining attempts to unravel the truths that wrapped up her world. In the process give some narrative to Nurse Schmidtke’s valuable but largely unrecognised achievements.

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Deborah Twining  The Moments Between

Deborah Twining The Moments Between

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Dreaming Stories
Dec
14
to Feb 10

Dreaming Stories

Dreaming Stories

This exhibition is a collaboration between Kiri Kiri Art, Hahndorf Academy and Aboriginal artists from across Australia, bringing together a celebration of art and culture from remote art centres to local suburban artists.

Prior to establishing Kiri Kiri Art Gallery in Victor Harbor, Director Helen Johnson enjoyed 7 years as Art Centre Manager for Iwantja Arts, APY Lands, South Australia.

Kiri Kiri Gallery sources directly from remote art centres all around Australia, particularly within a 500k radius of Alice Springs, reflecting Helen’s passion for the Central Desert Art Movement. On display are some of the most prestigious established and emerging Aboriginal artists in Australia.

Image of artist Mona Tjupi

Image of artist Mona Tjupi

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John Ashcroft: RENAISSANCE GOES POP
Dec
13
to Feb 10

John Ashcroft: RENAISSANCE GOES POP

Exhibition Dates: Thursday December 13th 2018 - Sunday February 10th 2019

Exhibition Launch: Saturday January 19th 2019 at 6pm

The exhibition Renaissance Goes Pop is a confluence of the art of the Renaissance with Pop Art of the 20th Century, which imbues the portraits of the 15th Century with the carnival aspects of Pop Art and its bold riot of colour and mood of determined optimism.

Each of the large paintings is an unpredictable alchemy of motifs emblazoned in a mix of primary colours enhancing the intrigue and humorous cocktail of this interesting body of work.

John Ashcroft (Senior) is a Melbourne artist, his works are full of colour and vibrancy which matches his passion for art.

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The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018
Oct
6
to Dec 9

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

THE HEYSEN PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE 2018

Congratulations to all the artists selected for the Heysen Prize For Landscape 2018 Finalist Exhibition

Daryl Austin, Janet Ayliffe, Alice Blanch, Fleur Brett, Cheryl Anne Brown, Susan Bruce, Ian Burman, Neville Cichon, Dale Collier, Samuel Condon, Lynn Derrick, James Dodd, Ed Douglas, Odette England, Louise Feneley, Zoe Freney, Liss Fenwick, India Flint, Anna Glynn, Scott Hartshorne, Joy Harvey, Philip Heaton, Liz Hetzel, Kate Hughes, Harold Jelfs, Debra Jurss, Mark Judd, Ben Kelly, Heidi Kenyon, Christina Kerkvliet Goddard, Mark Kimber, Sue Kneebone, Janet Koongotema, Brad Lay, Rebecca McEwan, Sarah Merkel, Kathleen Munn, Monika Morgenstern, Jenny Mulcahy, Claire Primrose, Deborah Prior, Jaime Prosser, Cynthia Schwertsik, Megan Seres, Jane Skeer, Andrew Stattman, Lise Temple, Joel Tonks, Catherine Wait, Peter Walker, Jean Walmberg, Amanda Westley, Laura Williams, Dan Withy, Eleanor Zecchin, Paula Zetlein       

Finalist Exhibition dates 6 October to 9 December

Finalist Exhibition Launch October 6th at 6pm

Guest Speaker Lisa Slade, co-acting Director Art Gallery of South Australia

 

Entries for The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018 are now closed

The Heysen Prize for Landscape - Acquisitive $15,000

 People’s Choice Prize - Non-acquisitive $1,000

The Hahndorf Academy Heysen Prize was established in 1997 to commemorate the life and work of the internationally renowned, artist, Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968).

Hans Heysen lived on a property nearby Hahndorf town and documented village life in drawings and watercolours. He had a deep connection with the natural landscape and is best known for his paintings of majestic Eucalypt (gum) trees surrounding his property as well as the vast landscapes of the Flinders Ranges in the mid-north of South Australia.

Heysen actively conserved the mature trees on the land surrounding his home and studio at Hahndorf and, through his art, drew attention to the natural beauty of the Australian landscape and significantly contributed to an awareness of the need to protect the natural environment.

The Hahndorf Academy Heysen Prize for Landscape invites artists to express their deep connection with – or concern for – the Australian landscape and environment. We wish to acknowledge that the word 'landscape' here includes all possible aspects of the natural, rural, and urban landscape.

This contemporary art prize is a biennial event celebrating emerging, mid-career and established artists and their connection to landscape and place.

The prize is open for 2D and 3D works.

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SALA Beverley Southcott 'Energy Matters'
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA Beverley Southcott 'Energy Matters'

Beverley Southcott:  ‘Energy  Matters’

August 1 - September 16 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH 2PM

GUEST OPENING SPEAKER Greg Ackland, Principal Lecturer - Adelaide College of the Arts

Beverley Southcott captures images from the world news on television with her iPhone 6 which has a quick shutter exposure. There is a strong body of work with these abstract photographic images which look at the media’s focus on war and devastation in the world and here we are reminded of the positive good news and hope with ‘Energy Matters’.

Beverley saysthe daily world news feeds seemed to me, mainly a 24/7 steady stream of misery of heightened states of war and conflict or; the looming of such, that includes inter-related, interdependent world suffering. It seemed relentless and unchanging. These world events, broadcast daily are mainly over orchestrated by large media corporations and 'others', that seemed designed to keep us in fearful and captive states within their never ending pursuit of propaganda and misery.

Somehow I wanted to take all of this and 're-bundle' this endless data and 're-stream' this into a re-newed meaning of ‘hope’, 'love' and understanding from these daily disasters and scenes of misery that occur throughout the world. Simultaneously goodness, joy, 'resistance' and happiness within daily events continue to occur and are largely unreported.  It reinforces that old adage, if 'there's no news, its good news' and what may be the reasons for this’.

Beverley Southcott 2018

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Beverley Southcott 'Re Looking, Energy Matters Two' 2017

Beverley Southcott  'Re Looking, Energy Matters one'  2017

Beverley Southcott 'Re Looking, Energy Matters one' 2017

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SALA: Hans Kreiner - Isthmus
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA: Hans Kreiner - Isthmus

Hans Kreiner: ‘Isthmus’

 SALA August 1 - September 16 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING SUNDAY AUGUST 4 AT 2PM

GUEST OPENING SPEAKER Greg Ackland, Principal Lecturer - Adelaide College of the Arts

‘Isthmus’ is a new body of mixed media sculptural installation artwork for SALA 2018.

Kreiner's visual art practice is diverse and interesting and includes a variety of hand crafted materials. His art practice is labour intensive often using intricate detailed cut outs that are finely crafted, he uses a variety of materials, lino, metals, plastics and paper, often working with recycled materials. This adds an interesting element to his cut out works of negative and positive spaces – the left over and off cuts.

Originally trained as a carpenter he followed onto to art school studying printmaking, drawing and sculpture and has since exhibited his work in various galleries and spaces. There is such precision to his work and his training led to highly developed skills which he uses in his art-making today.

Kreiner is interested in his audience, not just the contemporary art viewer but also the general audience and their engagement with his artworks.

Hans Kreiner '28 Variety's'

Hans Kreiner '28 Variety's'

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SALA: Hugh Freytag - Places and Spaces 2018
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA: Hugh Freytag - Places and Spaces 2018

Hugh Freytag: Places and Spaces 2018

August 1 - September 16 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH 2PM

GUEST OPENING SPEAKER Greg Ackland, Principal Lecturer - Adelaide College of the Arts

Hugh Freytag traverses the streets of Adelaide fascinated by the lines and shapes of spaces. With a keen eye for composition and depth of field he focusses on the contrast of light and dark with shadows and linear structures. This exhibition will take you to familiar spaces and some unknown in the city of Adelaide with large format photographs.

From taking photographs to processing them in his own darkroom Hugh enjoys the creative process as much as the technical side and you will see him carrying a camera everywhere he goes documenting what and who he sees along the way.

His top two cameras are a Rolleiflex and a Hasselblad, he prefers analogue cameras to digital however does use both and he has a substantial collection of old cameras dating back to the 1950’s. Hugh studied at art school in Adelaide in the 80’s and has a wealth of experience as a photographer and cinematographer and has worked in various roles in the SA film industry.

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Irina Nazarova 'In the Garden'
Jul
2
to Jul 29

Irina Nazarova 'In the Garden'

Irina Nazarova ‘In the Garden’

July 2 – 29 2018

"My art is a response to the plethora of beauty existent in our gardens and natural environment that many may take for granted.

My floral artworks on wood represent imagined and re-envisaged flowers. There is a breadth of vision and space that hints at middle era tapestry art, two dimensional mythical art, and concoctions of dreamed up plants from another planet, and or, of existing in distant time. There is also the direct observation of the here and now planted and stamped on wood. Painting on wood creates a warm feeling and brings you one step closer to the flora depicted on my paintings." Irina Nazarova 2018

Irina Nazarova 'Firewheel'

Irina Nazarova 'Firewheel'

Irina Nazarova 'Hakea'

Irina Nazarova 'Hakea'

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Alison Mitchell 'STILL EVEN - STILL'
Jun
28
to Jul 29

Alison Mitchell 'STILL EVEN - STILL'

Alison Mitchell   STILL EVEN  - STILL

Exhibition Dates June 28 - July 29 2018

Exhibition Opening July 7 at 2pm

Opening Speaker Hugo Shaw

Alison Mitchell is a visual artist based in regional South Australia.

Her work encompasses a broad range of materials – water colour, oils and sculpture but is consistent in always working directly from life.   “ It is often some visual nuance that entices me to paint, a particular combination of colour, of light, or an unusual tonal contrast. It is the roundness and sheen of fruit, the compositional possibilities of a landscape or a particular twist or angle in a model’s body. It is seeing the world anew, with fresh eyes.”

“STILL EVEN – STILL has emerged, in part, from experiencing the exhibition ‘…the Dutch Golden Age, masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’(AGNSW) last year. The unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence of 16th century Dutch society seems echoed in our own current global context. Great power, great wealth, but always at someone or something’s expense. Most resonant were the still life and interior paintings. Their ‘’tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers” emphasised the particularities of a secular materialism. Objects were important in and of themselves – and not just for the stories they told. 

“My main focus, in the past few years, has been still life painting. I tend to paint objects that I am familiar with, that are embedded with memories and meaning, or are fresh and unfamiliar but have caught my eye.  Often they have lost their original utilitarian functions and yet are ubiquitous, and they occur and reoccur throughout the works – it is their placement within the plane of the painting - the space between and the spaces within – that is beginning to have more resonance.”

Alison graduated from the University of Adelaide with a first class honours in Anthropology and this, along with studies in Asian art and decades of life drawing, informs her practice.

She lives with her husband Robert Hannaford on their property near Riverton SA and it is the fruit and produce of their garden that often becomes the subject of her work as well as regular ‘en plein air’ painting trips.

She has been a finalist in a number of art awards including the Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the EMSLA, the Heysen Landscape Prize, the Whyalla and Tatiara art prizes and in the Fleurieu Art prizes, and exhibits regularly in and around Adelaide.

www.alisonmitchell.com.au    fb  alisonmitchellartist

Alison Mitchell  'Evening Meal'  Oil on canvas

Alison Mitchell 'Evening Meal' Oil on canvas

Alison Mitchell  'Ensemble in Blue White Yellow'  Oil on board

Alison Mitchell 'Ensemble in Blue White Yellow' Oil on board

 

 

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Artist's Voice 'Wintering'
Jun
28
to Jul 29

Artist's Voice 'Wintering'

June 28 - July 29 2018  

Artist’s Voice Wintering

Winter can be a contemplative time and this group exhibition by artists from the Adelaide Hills capture the essence of the season with mixed media works.

The ‘Artist’s Voice’ was formed in 1997 and is an association of visual artists based at the Hahndorf Academy where it holds regular exhibitions in the upstairs gallery.

Group and solo exhibitions are also held at other venues throughout the state.

The Artist’s Voice was formed so that local artists might share resources, ideas and enthusiasms and to raise awareness of local art and artist’s within our community.

Most members are established artists with many enjoying considerable reputations throughout Australia.

http://www.theartistsvoice.com.au/

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Betty Anderson  'Autumn Leaves'

Betty Anderson 'Autumn Leaves'

Kon Heyer  'Cross Road'

Kon Heyer 'Cross Road'

Margie Hooper  'Tokuremoar'

Margie Hooper 'Tokuremoar'

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Ngayuku Ngura - My Country
May
30
to Jun 24

Ngayuku Ngura - My Country

Ngayuku Ngura - My Country

May 30 - June 24 2018

Exhibtiion Opening June 1 at 6pm

Opening Guest Speaker Sara White, Curator, writer and lecturer on Indigenous Art History

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.

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.

Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels, Warlukurlangu   Lappi Lappi Dreaming

Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels, Warlukurlangu Lappi Lappi Dreaming

Maringka Burton, Iwantja Arts,   Anamaruku Tjuta     (left)   Tjimpayi Presley, Tjala Arts,   Kapi Tjukula Tjuta 9right0

Maringka Burton, Iwantja Arts, Anamaruku Tjuta (left)

Tjimpayi Presley, Tjala Arts, Kapi Tjukula Tjuta 9right0

Amanda Westley, Fleurieu  'Coorong '

Amanda Westley, Fleurieu 'Coorong '

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Make History
May
4
to May 27

Make History

Exhibition Dates May 4 – May 27 2018

Exhibition opening May 6 at 2pm

Exhibition Opening Speaker Lyndell Davidge O.A.M. Local Historian and Museum Manager

A Contemporary group exhibition that engages with our History

Beverley Southcott, Rachel Harris, Dave Archer, Marie Littlewood, Stephanie Radok, Annabelle Collett, Ryan Sims, Debbie Pryor, Sera Waters, Lauren Simeoni, Wendy Dixon-Whiley, Deb Twining,  Andrew Dearman,

The Hahndorf academy has invited artists to explore our museum collection and heritage, to re-interpret our history with a body of work for an exhibition in May 2018 as part of the History Festival.

It is such a good opportunity for us to embrace our historical background with the artists and our audience who visit the galleries and museum.

Hahndorf Academy is rich with heritage, the building itself has had many guises. Originally a school that embraced art and science which was very ‘different’ in the day, 1000 babies were born here when it was a maternity hospital and the dentist used to pop teeth between the floorboards. We have graffiti from the early days and Hahndorf itself has many stories that can be retold.

Our museum collection is hidden away it replenishes our museum with various displays and it stores beautiful laces, photographs, objects, perambulators, pipes, ceramics, paintings, drawings and clothing.

We have invited the artists to explore our collection, heritage or historical background with the help of Lyndell Davidge our local historian who loves sharing her knowledge.

slide from the Hahndorf Academy Museum Collection that Beverley Southcott reinterprets with her contemporary work

slide from the Hahndorf Academy Museum Collection that Beverley Southcott reinterprets with her contemporary work

Beverley Southcott 'The Soon Alien Sea - War and Homeland'

Beverley Southcott 'The Soon Alien Sea - War and Homeland'

Bill Haebich with his Wattle Stripper. Hahndorf

Bill Haebich with his Wattle Stripper. Hahndorf

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Karol Oakley Artist in resident 'Paint - Hahndorf - Heysen'
Apr
9
to May 13

Karol Oakley Artist in resident 'Paint - Hahndorf - Heysen'

Exhibition Dates April 9 – May 13 2018

Artist in Residence at the Hahndorf Academy. To walk, paint and breathe a small part of Australian Master Painter Hans Heysen's home town; to visit and paint in places he painted and made famous a hundred years ago while listening to stories of the people who live and work in Hahndorf now. The colours of autumn, the cool climate and the atmospheric light are intriguing to one who lives in Queensland. This residency gives me the opportunity to study and learn from the master of light.

Karol paints both "en plein-air" and studio work, in pastel, oil and pen and wash in the locality of Hahndorf.

There is a series of workshops covering a range of subjects for artists in oils and pastels, mixed media, pen and wash. The style of work is representational, that is to say it represents the subject. A special highlight is a day painting at The Cedars. These workshops and events are a way for me to give back to the arts community.

Special Events have been planned for artists and friends at different cafés in Hahndorf each Friday morning. This is a social time for locals and visitors alike to get to know each other and have work with Pen and wash drawings.

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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  

Exhibition opening Wednesday April 4 at 1pm

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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Bryan Tingey 'Travels of an Explorer'
Mar
30
to Apr 29

Bryan Tingey 'Travels of an Explorer'

Exhibition dates March 30 - April 29

Exhibition opening Wednesday April 4 at 1pm

"I was drawn towards DADAism because of the idea that art is an everyday occurrence and an accidental spill of liquid can be “art”.

My disability made me turn to my passion, art, and my love of it, to research Art as a socialistic message.  From Assyrian clay tablets and Egyptian Hieroglyphs to the 20th century Dadaist’s. All so pertinent.

I ventured into abstraction for a few reasons while doing my Masters in 2000. For one I called upon aspects of my disability. That is, I used my disability as my muse, it was the most prevalent part of me. One of the major aspects of my disability, at that time, was speaking.

Letters and words appear in most of my artworks, which is because I look at letters as graphical images rather than pure guttural communication. Also, one of the early symptoms of my disability is slurring words and voice weakness". Bryan Tingey 2018

Gobble-De-Goop

Gobble-De-Goop

White by Bryan Tingey

White by Bryan Tingey

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Winners of The Royal Adelaide Show Art prize
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Winners of The Royal Adelaide Show Art prize

Winners of the Royal Adelaide Show Art Prize

A group exhibition with the first class winning artists from all the classes 1-11 that were in the Royal Adelaide Show 2017. The Hahndorf Academy has sponsored the artists and Royal Adelaide Show by offering the winners an exhibition.

Artists include: Jutta Prus, Betty Anderson, Robin Hicks, Trevor Hancox , Samantha Tipler, Alan Ramachandran,, Kathryn Brook, Kerryn Hocking, Margaret Thomas, Susan Woenne-Green, Gerard Mignot   

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Painting by Betty Anderson

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Mike Barr: 'Rain and Shine'
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Mike Barr: 'Rain and Shine'

Mike Barr:  'Rain and Shine'

Exhibition dates January 19 - Feb 11 2018

Mike is combining his two painting passions into one unique exhibition. 

For Mike, both subjects represent the excitement and difference to every-day life that rain in the city and life at the beach represent.

 Mike's painting style doesn't concern itself with photographic details, because he believes the camera can do that better. Rather, he records the feelings and atmosphere of the day, sometimes with a limited palette that captures the vision without the distraction of too much colour.

Come and enjoy the bracing sea air at the beach or the exhilaration of sweeping rain on the city streets in this exhibition of large and smalls works - Mike's first solo exhibition in Australian for nearly four years.

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 A Blaze of Light - Waymouth Street  60x60cm oil on canvas

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 Toward Henley from Grange Jetty  65x55cm oil on linen

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Roe Gartelmann: 'Red to Blue'
Jan
11
to Feb 11

Roe Gartelmann: 'Red to Blue'

Roe Gartelmann Red to Blue              

January 11 - February 11 2018

Meet the artists Roe will be painting and drawing in the gallery Saturday January 20 at 11-3

Roe is known for her vibrant use of colour using various mediums from oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, print making, pen and ink and pencil.

Taking her travel kit everywhere she goes and sketching on site all around Australia including beach scenes, Flinders Ranges, Robe, Central Desert, Mid North SA and the Riverland.

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Sir Hans Heysen OBE 2017 Rehang
Dec
14
to Jan 14

Sir Hans Heysen OBE 2017 Rehang

Sir Hans Heysen OBE

Exhibition

Historic Hahndorf

2017 Rehang

To Honour the opening of Sir Hans Heysen’s exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy in 1967 and the 50 year celebration of Hahndorf Academy as a gallery and museum.

Exhibition Dates December 14 2017 – January 14 2018

This exhibition is supported by The Cedars, Hans Heysen Foundation, The Nora Heysen Foundation and works on loan from the Heysen family, Lyn and John Nitschke and the Hahndorf Academy collection

Sir Hans Heysen OBE 'Hahndorf Cottages in Moonlight' Medium pastels 1910

Sir Hans Heysen OBE 'Hahndorf Cottages in Moonlight' Medium pastels 1910

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The Artist's Voice Xmas Exhibition
Dec
6
to Jan 7

The Artist's Voice Xmas Exhibition

The Artist’s Voice Xmas Exhibition

 Exhibition Dates December 6 – January 7

Opening Sunday December 10 at 2pm

"Xmas Presents/Presence"

Christmas is traditionally the time of giving, and works of art make great presents. It has become something of a tradition for the Hahndorf Academy to host The Artist's Voice during the December-January period, thus giving the group the opportunity to speak of the significance presence of art in the Adelaide Hills.

A group exhibition by artists based in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu. The diversity of their practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and new media.

Ron Orchard

Ron Orchard

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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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