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Mark Valenzuela – whose three-part work Once bitten, twice shy featured in the last Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art – has been named as the SALA feature artist for 2022 at the closure of this year’s record-breaking festival.
The centrepiece of the 2022 Adelaide Festival will be Barrie Kosky’s new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, an opera the celebrated director says is weird and wonderful – part fairytale, part psychological drama and part political satire.
This year’s Tarnanthi Festival will feature new works by almost 1000 contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, from stories shared on salvaged car parts to an augmented-reality experience transporting visitors to the APY Lands, while the popular annual art fair will be presented as an online-only event.
SA arts and culture news in brief: New Barossa Contemporary festival launches inaugural program, SA Music Awards nominations open, $20,000 art award recipient announced, Windmill show to raise funds for Afghans, an intensive program for aspiring authors, and a free play spotlighting positive mental health.
Wine and art express landscape in different ways – or do they? Winemaker and artist Geoff Weaver lost a lifetime of artistic expression in the 2019 bushfires but it hasn’t dampened his connection with the Adelaide Hills, nor his passion for painting.
Adelaide Fringe is using a new report analysing the event’s comparative and future economic impact to push for a significant rise in State Government funding – from $2.4 million to $4.4 million a year – to help it rebound from the impact of COVID-19.
Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival has unveiled its largest line-up yet of Asian-Australian talent, with new artistic director Annette Shun Wah’s first full-scale program featuring more than 300 artists across 30 events including theatre, music, comedy, literature and film.
Nature Festival has released its arts program of live performances, exhibitions and talks ahead of the event’s return to South Australia later this year.
UPDATED: Illuminate Adelaide’s Light Cycles experience in the Botanic Garden returns from tonight for an extended season, with other outdoor activations also set to light up again after SA’s pandemic lockdown forced a sudden halt to the festival last week.
Contemporary Adelaide artist Jason Sims admits he feels a sense of both trepidation and release when one of his public artworks is installed in its new home. His latest futuristic perception-challenging creation has been unveiled in the CBD.
UPDATED: SA’s COVID-19 lockdown announcement has dealt a crushing blow to Adelaide festivals, forcing them to hit the pause button just as the city was preparing to celebrate one of its biggest winter activations.
Severe weather warnings forced organisers of South Australia’s new winter festival Illuminate Adelaide to delay last night’s opening of its centrepiece Light Cycles experience and other outdoor events until Saturday.
The vivid animatronic skink turning heads in Adelaide Zoo’s Light Creatures after-dark experience features artwork by Elizabeth Close that reflects First Nations peoples’ connection to Country and stories passed down through generations.