A painting of a mangrove landscape which seeks to highlight the vulnerability of precious ecosystems has won the $50,000 top gong in the 2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize announced today.
Judges in the South Australian Museum competition said Carole King’s High Tide, Wynnum was a standout among the prize’s 101 finalists.
The painting incorporates a collage of cut and torn papers, which seek to depict the encroachment of urban elements in the natural environment.
“This painting works on many levels with aesthetic, scientific and conservation messages,” the judges said. “The beautiful mangrove landscape looks perfect from afar, but on closer inspection there is more Full Story »
ADELAIDE | When is a bar not a bar? And why do the patrons of this beer and wine-selling establishment have to sit down?
The ongoing saga of Gallery on Waymouth, a self-styled art gallery and cafe, has stumped the Licensing Court.
The court’s Judge Brian Gilchrist is looking for a way to allow the popular nightspot to remain open, serving food and drinks to 180 patrons, while all the while maintaining it’s not a bar.
Owners Alex Taylor and John and Tom Waltham agreed to strict conditions in 2010 when they opened the establishment as principally an art gallery with a special-conditions licence to serve some food and alcohol.
They then developed plans in early 2013 to do extensive renovations that linked its roof to that of a neighbouring building, on the corner of Anster Street. Full Story »
ADELAIDE | The Australia exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale showcases 100 years of fascinating missed opportunities.
The Augmenting Australia 1914-2014 exhibit features 11 historical and 11 contemporary buildings which were designed, but never built.
They include a building with “skin”, a massive 200ha-wide glass dome in Victoria, and an Aztec pyramid atop the nation’s central monument.
Here’s a selection of the most surprising designs, complete with their own CGI fly-throughs.
How to skin a building
This design clothes a 1960s educational office block in a high-tech “skin”. This would have allowed the building to transform automatically in response to the weather.
“It’s one of those biophilic buildings which actually responds Full Story »
This week: wine and food celebrations to take the chill off winter; creating a sustainable food culture, industry winners and more.
Warm up at winter wine festivals
If open fires, slow cooking and fine cool-climate red wines are your thing, grab your gumboots, pull on a woolly jumper and head to the Adelaide Hills this weekend for the fourth annual Winter Reds weekend.
This year’s program is the largest on record, with more than 40 wineries offering a diverse range of cellar-door, cluster and ticketed events.
Highlights include Howard Vineyard’s Franc and Shank by the Fire, a four-course menu featuring their premium Clover and Amos wines, salt bush lamb shanks, organic vegetables and local cheeses (tickets include a place in the Cabernet Franc master-class), and Lobethal Road’s Fi Full Story »