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Paul Kelly, 'The Big Scotsman', 1963: Can a piece of advertising be considered a work of public art? Photo: Tony Lewis
Visual Art

Taking it to the streets: public art at the crossroads

Adelaide has had its fair share of debates about public art, from the Hajek sculptures in the Festival Plaza to the pigs in Rundle Mall. In the first article in a two-part series, John Neylon offers his take on the subject and argues that the tide is turning for individual artists creating work for the public sphere.

Visual Art

Swimming in a sea of surrealism

Dusan and Voitre Marek created a stir when their ‘weird art’ was first displayed in Adelaide. Now the pioneering surrealist artists are being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of SA that shows the diversity of their work and incorporates heartfelt human stories.