SALA 2017

30-Jul-2017 The Prairie Gallery represents an eclectic collective of works by contemporary SA Artists and highly collectable indigenous works from the Eastern & Western Deserts of Central

South Australian Living Artists Festival 2017

“STILL IN THE OUTBACK” will be showing in the Prairie Gallery throughout August for the duration of the 20th SALA Festival celebrations.

Regularly featured Riverton based artist, Alison Mitchell will extend her current exhibition with a collective of recent still life paintings. Her work encompasses a broad range of materials - watercolour, oils and sculpture, but is consistent in working directly from life.
"It is usually some visual effect that entices me to paint, a particular combination of colour, of light, or an appealing tonal contrast. It is the roundness and sheen of fruit, the compositional possibilities of a landscape or a particular twist or angle in a model's body. It is seeing the world anew, with fresh eyes."
Alison has been a finalist in a number of national art awards

A collection of rustic iron sculptures by family business Manning Sculptures will be displayed externally.

Father Rod Manning, a qualified welder and self employed manufacturer and repairer of horticultural machinery developed an interest in manufacturing home and garden gift wares after marriage to wife Judy in 1970.
Garden, Home and Art pieces are now made at our home in McLaren Vale. Rod has several private and public installations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. In 2013 Rod was awarded the runner-up best outdoor sculptures at the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures exhibition.
Primary school teacher, Ty Manning completed a Major in Visual Arts at the Flinders University as part of a Bachelor of Education. A life time of living on the land, a family interest in breeding and competing with horses and the family engineering business have all been contributing inspiration for many of the equine and canine sculptures that he has completed.

Ty has commissioned several private and public installations throughout Metropolitan/Regional South Australia, Regional Victoria, New Zealand and The United States.
Also exhibited during SALA will be the signature vivid Flinders Ranges and Desert Landscapes by Peter Coad.
Peter is a confident, energetic artist who uses vibrant colours for his vigorous interpretations. They capture the glowing earthy yellows and oranges of the land and mountains, the ephemeral purples, aqua and blues of the sky and lagoons and they reflect the uniqueness of the terrain, the changes of the day and seasons and one can feel he has connections and awareness of the indigenous myths and legends of the land.
Peter spent the first 10 years of his life in the Mallee town of Karoonda surrounded by huge inspiring vistas and enormous skies which explains his abiding interest in the landscape, its open spaces and respect for the harmony of nature.

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