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What is the SALA Festival?

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) is a popular state-wide art festival.

Now in its 20th year, the SALA festival aims to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.

Held from 1 to 31 August 2018, artists exhibit across the state in galleries, open art studios, and non-conventional art spaces like cafes, restaurants, wineries, shops, offices and various other public spaces.

SALA features every artistic medium from sculpture, painting and photography through to mixed media, moving image and installations. And there’s never a shortage of art – last year there was 660 free exhibitions in 560 venues over 31 days!

If you’d like to head along and check out some of the exhibitions, here are some of our top picks:

2018 Student Drawing and Fashion Exhibition

If you love fashion and drawing, don’t miss this art exhibition showcasing works of art by senior secondary students created during anatomy, life drawing, self-portraiture and fashion illustration workshop experiences at the Gallery.

When? 3 to 26 August 2018

Where? Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide

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Adelaide College of the Arts Student Exhibition

Hill Smith Gallery in partnership with TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts present an exciting selection of works including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and photography. All art exhibited is from final year students in the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design and the Bachelor of Creative Arts including Honours (Visual Arts) co-delivered with Flinders University.

When? 19 July to 11 August 2018

Where? Hill Smith Gallery (113 Pirie Street, Adelaide)

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The Amazing SALA Art Race

Inspired by the hit reality TV series, The Amazing Race, international students are invited to complete a series of SALA art challenges in Adelaide’s city centre. Teams will test their knowledge of the participating exhibitions; identify local art landmarks, and may even make art themselves.

When? 18 August 2018

Where? ACE Open at the Lion Arts Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)

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