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Saturday 23 July 2016

South Australian Living Artists month...

SALA Festival 2016 Program has been launched.

SALA comes around once a year and is the biggest exhibition event in Adelaide.

This year I'm participating in a group show at Terrace for the 5th time. They are a very supportive crew and such a great open space which is usually their showroom sets up for the exhibition. 

And the imagery this year is still based on the 'Tale of Little Fat Bird'. Heavily influenced by the seasons, including deserts and blizzards! not that we have blizzards just thunderous storms and bucket loads of rain and hail this year... and so while I'm processing the tale and working on the surfaces, you know what ensues!! I started work on this years exhibition with the workflow of last years pieces fully formed in my headspace and so it was a lot easier to get the visual process happening. The flower boxes all relate to each other in ratio of the form.  The size all measure the same as do the bases, some are vertical, some horizontal but mostly square format. 

I fire the first firing over 22 hours and nice and slow allowing all the moisture to move slowly out of the work. Only 2 cracks out of 12 pieces which is acceptable considering the pace of the work & some very soggy weather conditions. The glaze firing was long too, 20 hours, not totally economically desirable but results in great heatwork that shows in the clay body with lots of iron speckles rising to the surface and some nice depth in the slipwork too. So here's a few pieces and the opening is thursday night.

SALA on Terrace features emerging & established artists in an energetic exhibition of various mediums- oils, collage, ceramics & sculpture. 29 Jul - 13 Aug Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Opening Event 28 Jul 6-9.30pm

Venue: Terrace Floors + Furnishings  51 Glen Osmond Rd Eastwood, 5063  8274 1125
Medium: Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture. Event is suitable for children. Event has wheelchair access.