The Adelaide Convention Centre will shine a spotlight on three talented South Australian artists next month (August 2017) as part of the state’s South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA).

For the fourth consecutive year, the Centre is proud to support SALA by hosting three exhibitions simultaneously. The displays will be held as part of the venue’s Centre ArtBeat program, a community initiative developed to showcase local artists to thousands of visiting regional, interstate and international guests each year.

This year’s exhibitions feature a variety of different mediums, from mixed media to painting and sculpture, and include works by such artists as:

  • Nina Ventura, with her ornate “Saints & Sinners” mannequin display, inspired by religious symbolism;
  • Lesley Payne’s “Emotions”, which showcases use of colour and movement to express feelings that will soothe, calm, excite and inspire; and,
  • Miriam Hochwald’s “Otherwordly Glitch”, a series of free-flowing paintings exploring the visual communication of movement, fluid and light.

All three artists are no strangers to the Convention Centre having exhibited artworks on previous occasions. Ventura’s mannequin display will be presented in the F Room Foyer, while Payne’s “Emotions” will occupy the City Suite Foyers, and Hochwald’s “Otherworldly Glitch” will be available for viewing in the L Room Foyer.

The three exhibitions will be officially opened with a roving cocktail reception on 2 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: