On Thursday night we celebrated the launch of Renew Adelaide’s newest project, ARTBAR, a wine bar and gallery in the heart of the CBD. Renowned body paint artist, Emma Hack envisioned a community space that supports local artists for the new location of The Emma Hack Gallery. Thanks to Renew Adelaide, the new Emma Hack Gallery is situated at the bottom of Hindmarsh 'Ergo Apartments' Property on Sturt Street, Adelaide.
The new Emma Hack Gallery will serve as an exhibition space for the SA Art Collective, which features artwork from the finalists of the Emma Hack Art Prize over the past four years. The opening exhibit showcases over 100 South Australian artists, including a stunning installation in the toilets from 2017 Emma Hack Art Prize recipient, Brent Leideritz.
Hack envisions the gallery to grow into a collaboration space, where emerging and experienced artists can workshop and be inspired by other artists. She also shared that she wanted to make the gallery kid-friendly, sharing her belief that it is important for kids to grow up around art.
ARTBAR includes a monthly ‘cellar door’ in the city which features a selection of wines from guest SA wineries. ARTBAR is launching with McLaren Vale's Oliver's Taranga, who recently collaborated with Emma Hack to create a label for their new Sparkling Fiano, The Hunt For Mrs Oliver. So if you love a bit of wine and want to soak in some stunning artwork, then ARTBAR is the place for you.
The Emma Hack Gallery and SA Art Collective will also be hosting a Christmas Art Market on Sunday, 10th December. The market will feature local artists, local wine and produce, with a 'Craft Corridor,' dedicated Art 'Stockroom SALE,' classes for kids, artist talks and art installations. For more info check out the Facebook Event.
WHAT: Emma Hack Gallery * ARTBAR * SA Art Collective
WHERE: 52 Sturt Street, Adelaide
WHEN: Open Thursday through to Sunday from 12pm – 7pm.
All images via Kate Sansome