South Australian Living Artists

South Australian Living ArtistsThis is the 11th SALA festival, celebrating South Australian Living Artists.

It is an annual, state-wide Art festival celebrating, as the name suggest, living artists. Not only can you get more work from them in the future (unlike van Gogh) you can also watch them work in Open Studio’s, with hundred’s of free exhibitions, workshops and moving image events. Continue reading

The Lobethal Tapestry

The Lobethal TapestryTapestry weaving is not well known in Australia but it has been practised since at least the 14th Century BC in Egypt and in Europe a thousand years later.

A tapestry is a hand-made fabric in which a design is woven on a loom which, in the case of the Lobethal Tapestry, will be an upright loom or haute lisse.

Tapestries usually depict sacred, legendary, historical and artistic themes. The idea of a Lobethal Tapestry originated from the recognition by the community that Lobethal has a very special place in the history of South Australia which has been largely overlooked. Continue reading

The Jonathan Arts Centre

The Jonathan Arts CentreA unique experience holiday has just opened in the Adelaide Hills.

The Jonathan Arts Centre is an artist’s retreat where guests spend a relaxing, inspiring, rejuvenating weekend improving their painting skills while enjoying delicious breakfasts, lunches and gourmet dinners and luxury cottage style accommodation.

Despite being just 40 minutes from Adelaide, the Centre is set in one of the most beautiful and tranquil locations in the hills. 100k views to Lake Alexandrina, complete peace and quite, and a relaxed atmosphere ensure everyone chills out. Continue reading