SALA - Already Home

City Library

Sala already home library

'Already Home' City Library SALA Festival 2019 exhibition, curated by Fruzsi Kenez, celebrates the diverse and cultural and artistic practices that exist in the City of Adelaide. It is a gentle interrogation into what it is to be Australian through the exploration of urban and regional landscapes through the lenses of both Australian born and migrant artists, as well as queer, disabled multilingual, religious and multi-racial creatives.

Exhibition Launch: Friday 2 August, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at City Library.
View the exhibition program and curatorial essay.

Participating artists include:

  • Arlon Hall
  • Ban She
  • Brad Darkson
  • Bridget Fahey
  • Claire Ishino
  • Dave Court
  • Elyas Alavi
  • Emma Young
  • George Rex Comics
  • Lana Adams
  • Llewelyn Ash
  • Molly Nampitjinpa Peterson
  • Narges Anvar
  • Rebecca Hartman-Kearns
  • Steph Fuller

Image: Arlon Hall will exhibit playful sculptures that will delight children and adults alike in the main foyer of the library. Arlon was the recipient of the Eran Svigos Award for best visual art in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe for his exhibition PLAyGROUNd at Floating Goose Studios Inc, for its bold colours and interactive elements. Participants re-arranged movable elements within the installation, acting as catalysts to promote conversation between the role of the artist and audience.

Keen for more SALA fun at Adelaide City Libraries? Check out our SALA - Comic Art Workshop.

The City of Adelaide is committed to working with culture makers to maximise creative culture, and foster a culturally diverse and vibrant city where people want to live, study, work and play.

The South Australian Living Artists (“SALA”) Festival is a state-wide festival of Visual Art. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia. Like the Council, SALA aims to extend audiences with a focus on inclusiveness, allowing all artists at any level and working in any medium to be part of the annual SALA Festival each August.

City Library is a 'Place of Possibility', and our spaces, programs and collections are designed for the community to have opportunities to express themselves in many ways. Our library mission revolves around Lifelong Learning supported by our library goals of facilitating experimental learning, challenging conventional thinking, and providing quality collections, all of which lend themselves to self-expression, creativity and discovery.

City Library is always looking to co-create and partner with the community to support lifelong learning. Inviting an independent curator to curate the City Library SALA Festival 2019 exhibition offers a valuable opportunity for emergent to established artists to showcase Adelaide’s culture makers, collaborate with the cultural sector, support cultural events and festivals, and fill the City with authentic, vibrant and diverse cultural experiences.

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8203 7990

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City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

8203 7990


2 August to 30 September 2019