A proud supporter of South Australia’s vibrant art scene, the Adelaide Convention Centre opens its doors to three talented local artists when the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) returns next month (August).

2018 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Convention Centre has participated in the festival via its Centre ArtBeat program—a community initiative developed to showcase local artists to the thousands of regional, interstate and international guests that visit the venue each year.

This year’s SALA exhibitions set for the Centre span a variety of art genres, from landscape paintings and sketch, to photography and digital art, and will feature:

  • Marek Herburt’s ‘Colour Seen’ exhibition – a series of abstract landscape paintings depicting natural Australian environments and utilising a highly saturated and limited colour palette;
  • The ACH Group’s “A Moment in Time; & Everything in Between”. Founded in 1952, ACH Group is a not-for-profit community organisation providing services to support good lives for older people. Featuring the creative talents of their customers, volunteers and staff, the broad variety of pieces featured in the exhibition are connected by their common theme of ‘Celebrating the importance of a moment in time’ through photography, painting, mixed media and more.
  • John Willanski’s “Getting Around”, a series of playful digital illustrations featuring colourful kids, animals and vegetables and drawing on Willanski’s own parenthood experiences.

The three exhibitions will be officially opened with a roving cocktail reception at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the evening of Monday, 6 August and remain on public display through 28 August.

For further information on Centre ArtBeat, or to submit an expression of interest for a future exhibition, please visit: adelaidecc.com.au/happening/centre-artbeat.