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SALA Festival 2022

SALA Festival returns to Adelaide Arcade!

We are excited to once again be a part of the SALA Festival for 2022. The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of visual art that runs from 1 August to 31 August.

Adelaide Arcade customers will get an exclusive SALA art gallery experience while you eat and shop!

Adelaide Arcade has a selection of unique exhibitions created by established and emerging artists from Adelaide Arcade businesses and students from TafeSA. The displays will include paintings, sculptures, textiles, photography, video and more.

Metamorphosis incorporates works from 3 South Australian artists living with disability or mental health barriers, Lydia Eden, Jason O’Malley and Kane Tomkinson. Each artist uses art as an emotional release and form of self-expression to overcome lived experiences and personal barriers. These artists share a passion for sharing feelings and making connections with others through visual language.

Metamorphosis brings together these artists in the Bearded Dragon Gallery, located in the iconic
Gays Arcade adjacent to Adelaide Arcade as part of the SALA Festival.

When: 1 August – 1 September 2022, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Where: Bearded Dragon Gallery, 2G Gay’s Arcade, Adelaide Arcade

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Bachelor of Creative Arts Costume Display
Current second and third-year Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume) students will display their amazing pieces in Adelaide Arcade and will include dancewear and wearable art. Some of the costumes will later compete in national and international competitions.

When: 1 August – 12 August, Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
Where: Centre of Adelaide Arcade

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Jewellery Design – From Pandemic Woes to Pink Diamond Luxury

Jewellery design starts with a spark that becomes a story worth telling. The covid pandemic drove us physically apart. Whilst social distancing, we lost the opportunity to hold and embrace one another. This physical divide became an emotional chasm.

During the pandemic, Gerard McCabe Designer Nazanin Mohammadkhani painted the raw and dark emotions she, and all of us were feeling. This process of painting sparked the idea that what we all needed was to touch, embrace, and hold one another again. This was the key to lift us out of the darkness.

This idea evolved into a jewellery design story based on the power of touch. Uplifting jewellery that invokes the importance of those close to us. The joy they bring through the support they give. The Gerard McCabe Amore ring design was created with a rare pink diamond at the centre and surrounding diamond layers of embrace.

The jewellery, captured in beautiful photographs by Michelle Kenney and Claire Pasion, completes the story in this exhibition. Discover the evolution of a Gerard McCabe jewellery story and how detailed the creative process truly is.

When: 1 August – 14 August, Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm
Where: Centre of Adelaide Arcade

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What Lies Beneath
“What Lies Beneath” is a site-specific sculptural installation representing the amount of recyclable plastic that ends up in the oceans and the impact of that on the environment.

The Mermaid and the reef are constructed completely out of recycled plastics, including shopping bags, bubble wrap, bottles, medical plastic, plastic bottle lids and food packaging.

When: 1 August – 31 August, Monday to Sunday 9am – 6pm
Where: Adelaide Arcade Tea Rooms

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