Nearly hitting the big dirty-thirty, the Rotary Club of Port Adelaide art exhibition is in it’s 29th year and proving that just because you’re pushing the end of your twenties, doesn’t mean you can’t still fill your life with colour, creativity and flair!
Industrially impressive and an iconic piece of infrastructure in itself, the Harts Mill Flour Shed boasts the location for this years exhibition, fittingly housing hundreds of pieces by talented local artists. With those familiar old brick walls on the outside and huge industrial fans on the inside, the old flourmill truly encapsulates the historic and almost mechanic feel of the port, giving the exhibition an appeal that is just that little bit extra special.
Considered one of the major events on the world-renowned South Australian Arts Calendar, this year’s exhibition is a vast array of totally different styles and techniques, projecting a brag board of the talented artists and the high caliber of works that this state has to offer. While price isn’t usually a topic covered in an art exhibition review, it is worth mentioning for those looking for unique, local art at affordable prices- the perfect way to art-up a space while also supporting artists within the local community.
Judged by Ian Winter (a practicing artist of over thirty years with a Bachelor of Visual Art and Applied Design and a Diploma in teaching) and Anne Lymn (past Visual Arts Coordinator at Mount Gambier High School and coordinator of the South Australia ‘Com Out’ Arts Festival), these local art enthusiasts are going to have a tough time selecting awards for this exhibition. With so many different artists with their own styles and techniques participating in the event, the show will be hard to judge, but spectacular on the eye!
Running on a limbo-like time schedule over the holiday period, the event goes for just under a week from the 29th December 2015 to the 3rd January 2016, allowing for plenty of days off from work (hopefully!) for people to come and have a peek. At just $5 for an entry ticket, the exhibition offers a fun and cultural event for families, tourists and local community members alike!
So whether you are into your arts or not, head to the Port Art Exhibition this weekend- take a wonder through the isles of impressive pieces , then enjoy some time in the sunshine on the waterfront of one of Adelaide’s oldest and most historic areas. Cultural weekend plans? Sorted!
Dates: 29/12/2015 – 3/1/2016
Address: The Harts Flour Shed, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide
For more details, head to the exhibition website.
All images by Rachel Darling