Hossein Valamanesh was a civic poet who believed in art as a force for bringing people and ideas together. Lisa Slade sheds light on two of the late Adelaide artist’s beautiful works on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
In a year of disruptions, 34 artists from the APY Lands have grasped the opportunity to shine on an international stage with works that tell the story of a new movement in Australian art history, writes Art Gallery of SA assistant director Lisa Slade.
OFF THE WALL: The AGSA’s Lisa Slade uncovers the lesser-known story behind one of Adelaide’s favourite paintings – a monumental work that inspired late 19th-century SA suffragettes and still provides inspiration to women living in the Middle East today.
A South Australian artwork selected for showing during the prestigious Venice Biennale combines sculpture, moving image and sound to bring to the fore the fragility of the planet, writes the Art Gallery of SA’s Lisa Slade.
Australian artist Ben Quilty’s paintings from life remind us that death is never far from our door, writes Lisa Slade, curator of a major survey exhibition of his work soon to open at the Art Gallery of SA as part of the Adelaide Festival.
Rethinking the word ‘remote’ could help South Australia shake off decades of ingrained inferiority and polite apologetic behaviour, writes the Art Gallery of SA’s Lisa Slade.