August 13, 2019

SALA comes to Port Adelaide

Tayla Carlaw, Break 4 Love, Painting


The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of Visual Art.

The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia every August.

The extraordinary range of exhibition venues means that you can find art just about anywhere around SA, from traditional galleries to cafes, hairdressers, pubs and other unexpected places. The art is as diverse as the artists, with all kinds of media represented: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital media, moving image, glass, ceramics, textiles and more.

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is a huge part of the festival – here are our picks in the area:

8 @ Jackalope

Nancy Forrester, Wendy Glamocak, Mandi Glenn Jones, Kathy Harrison, Kelli Lewis, Susan McKenzie, Bev Puckridge, Sandra Vines

A mixed media exhibition featuring eight powerful
women artists showcasing their diverse and creative talents.
1-31 Aug
Thu-Sun 11am-5pm
Opening Event 04 Aug , 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Jackalope Studio Gallery
19 Calton Street, Port Adelaide


We’ve got a whole month of spray cans & beer cans at Pirate Life Brewery for SALA. We’ve rounded up five local street artists to display their art and create new pieces live in sessions. Launching on the Fri, 9 August with a tour of the Street Art onsite and closing with a party and auction of the artworks, come be part of the action. A percentage of the proceeds will go to a local not-for-profit. All art will be for sale and will be auctioned off at the closing party on Saturday, 31 August at 12pm.

We will have
– Live artists in session on selected dates
– Food Trucks Thursdays to Sundays
– DJs & Bands on the weekends

Haven’t been to the Pirate Life Port Adelaide Brewery yet? We house 24 taps, tasting room, Pirate Life shop, and a new outpost from our mates at Robbie’s Chop Shop which will be open to all!

9-31 Aug
Mon-Wed, Sun 11am-8pm
Thu 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Opening Event 09 Aug , 04:00 pm-Until Late
Pirate Life Brewing – Port Adelaide
18 Baker St, Port Adelaide

After Dark – SALA in the Port

After Dark – SALA in the Port is a huge collaboration of SALA exhibition launches in Port Adelaide. After Dark returns for its third year on Friday, 9 Aug for a one-night-only event where art lovers can walk from venue to venue, lit by lanterns, enjoying the exhibitions as well as all the great food, live music and atmosphere the beautiful, historical Port has to offer. Pick up a trail map from participating venues or download from our website or Participating venues include Fontanelle Gallery and Studios, Black Diamond Gallery, Mixed Creative, Jackalope Gallery, Yarn Trader, Michonne Wine Bar, Black Diamond Tattoo, and The Lighthouse Wharf Hotel.
9 Aug
Fri 4-11pm
Various Port Adelaide venues
Numerous streets, Port Adelaide

all my friends are dead


Steven Bellosguardo fuses contemporary techniques with a traditional approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human figure. His first solo show features an installation of large-scale drawings made from steel. Following the structure of an apprenticeship, Steven turned to modern masters Calder, Noguchi, and Moore as mentors, studying the medium of sculpture through simple, refined, and elegant compositions. A series belonging to 20th-century modernism, Steven lays his training to rest in this exhibition of playful forms.
10 Aug – 15 Sep
Fri-Sun 1-5pm
Opening Event 09 Aug , 06:00 pm-08:30 pm
Fontanelle Gallery & Studios
175 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide

SALA Festival is an excellent launching pad for emerging artists and curators to exhibit outside of their training institution for the first time. Established gallery spaces are committed to showcasing South Australian artists during the festival.


Find more in the Port Adelaide Enfield area here.


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