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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010
29 August - 26 September
The West Torrens Auditorium
1, Brooker Terrace, Hilton, 5033

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Nicole Cornes earns $ 93000

I have no problem for people to earn a crust, nor for people to go on recruiting trips to resolve the skills shortage issues in Australia. I don't want a job that pays $100k, I would be happy to just have a part time job to be able to buy more art and painting materials.
Is that too much to ask, Honourable Mike Rann?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Property Council's George Inglis calls Adelaide a 'pathetic backwater' on Twitter

"We had a chance to make this city great, but now parochial bullshit and political pettiness has killed it.

"Let's all move to Melbourne and let this sh!thole fester in its own juices.

"It's easy to blame Nth Adelaide & parklands nuts for our problems, but when we all want everything for nothing, nothing will happen."

I know it sounds harsh and I am fighting so hard to change this view in my blog, but I must admit sometimes it is so difficult.

I cannot find a job in this town, the grant I've applied for has been rejected and I get no support from the government for the Outsiders Festival.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New hope

I read with joy this article.
I sincerely hope that something good will come out of this.
I am increasingly optimistic about the future of this town.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finally, some good news!

So glad to see real talent appreciated in the rust bucket transformed in backwater and hopefully a true art centre in the near future thanks to acts like this.
CHARCOAL artist Kim Buck has won South Australia's top award for an arts graduate with her incredibly detailed drawings of human beings in motion.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It's not just me

Peter Goers writes much better than I could ever hoped to write about the state of the South Australian Art Gallery here:

It is very refreshing to read true stories about naked emperors.

I totally agree with Peter and now that the elections are over, the arts minister can relax and stop spending on smoke and mirrors to please the masses and get re-elected, and focus on promoting some real art.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stone's Throw - Adelaide Central Gallery

Opened by Nic Folland, artist On Friday 19 March 2010

Exhibition concludes 17 April 2010

Curated by ACSA graduate and lecturer Julia Robinson, Stone’s Throw surveys the sculptural work of five ACSA graduates Lauren Andersen, Mary Coventry, Kate Benda, Kate Morkuna and Renate Nisi.

The significance we attach to everyday objects is often less about their common function and more about our relationship to them, their potential to trigger memories, stimulate thoughts and imaginings. Adelaide Central Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Stone’s Throw promises a broad spectrum of sculptural approaches linked by notions of the everyday.

Whilst there was no strict thematic premise for the show, “the title of the exhibition was chosen to speak of a specific physicality pertinent to sculptors of all disciplines” says Robinson...”a physicality suggested by the verb ‘throw’ and the noun ‘stone’ ”.

Kate Morkunas’ gentle wire sculptures of everyday objects, seem to speak of a glass half full whilst Kate Benda uses found and collected books to consider similar ideas of the power of ordinary objects to enrich our lives and carry meaning.

Mary Coventry also takes the everyday object as a starting point but pushes the physicality of the object to its limit. Renate Nisi’s works rather than being grounded in the everyday object, fuses the man made with the mystical as mountains become skyscrapers whilst Lauren Anderson’s work has consistently explored the sticky territory of the visual pun, defying you to laugh.

For further information or images please contact Prue Gramp, Gallery Manager, on (08) 8364 2809 or

Images attached: (D) Kate Benda, a pile of books on the floor, 2010, mixed media, 200 x 200mm. (U) Kate Morkunas, wire drawing 1, wire, dimensions variable

Adelaide Central Gallery

45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA 5067

T +618 8364 2809



Opening Hours:

Mon–Fri 9am–5pm,

Sat 11am–4pm

Gallery closed Easter holidays