Whilst 150 may not be very old to those of you living in Europe, and only a mere drop in the bucket for ye of Indigenous cultures...to us here in Adelaide...that's impressively old!
To mark the occasion the RSASA & Town Hall have joined forces to present an exhibition entitled 'Authentic Adelaide'. Last night (1 December'16) was the opening & I was lucky enough to be able to attend.
The city of Adelaide is a source of inspiration for a lot of my work, so you can imagine how keen I was to try & have some of my art accepted for this exhibition. I submitted 3 pieces & was fortunate to have 2 pieces accepted.
The atmosphere was fabulous, a real sense of delight & happiness. The speeches were brief, to the point & laced with humour....always a good start! We werent allowed to take photos of the artworks except our own, so please excuse the following!!
Hmm...that wasn't very well planned was it...I've ended on a somber note!! Sorry about that.
The good news is...this exhibition is on until 15 January, week days only 9-5. It is well worth seeing & even includes an intriguing merge of taxidermy & jewellery!!!! If you're in the city...take a peek!