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SALA Festival Program Release 2018


SALA Festival Program Release 2018

Caitlin Ellen

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival program launched last weekend, highlighting the 9000 artists taking part in over 700 exhibitions.

Happening across Adelaide and Regional SA from August 1st to 31st, SALA is an open-access event that will bring colour and creativity to the weary winter of South Australia. You can expect the event to bring art to every corner of our streets, laneways, suburbs, and country areas.

This is the 21st year that SALA will be running, continuing to hold its title as Australia’s biggest community-based visual arts festival. The festival for 2018 will feature artists such as Aldo Lacobelli, Clare Belfrage, James Tylor, and Laura Wills.

“This year’s program reflect the diversity and inclusivity of the SALA Festival,” says SALA Festival Director Penny Grigg. “We are thrilled that 9000 people will showcase their unique concept of living art to the people of South Australia.”

“Art doesn’t have to hang on gallery walls or be hard to access. SALA proves that art is everywhere and everyone has the right to create and contribute. There really are no barriers.”

In usual form, SALA will include a mix of mediums and takeover some of South Australia’s iconic, and exclusive, locations. These include the Adelaide Airport, with Art At The Airport, running from July 18th to September 23rd, and Government House, which for two days in August will become a SALA venue with His Excellency, the Governor Hieu Van Le, inviting 16 sculptors to exhibit their work in the gardens.

Art After Dark is back as well, with SALA bringing Adelaide’s West End to life for a night of exhibition openings and film screenings on the 9th of August.

Officially opening on the 26th of July with an invitation-only gala at the Art Gallery of South Australia, you can grab a printed copy of the SALA Festival program online at