SALA exhibition in Willunga to feature local artists

Ready for SALA: Local artists Margie Goodchilde, Chris Olsen, Tracey Atkinson, Lynn Chamberlain, Jenny Esots (Director) , Denise Maddigan and Roe Gartelmann.
Ready for SALA: Local artists Margie Goodchilde, Chris Olsen, Tracey Atkinson, Lynn Chamberlain, Jenny Esots (Director) , Denise Maddigan and Roe Gartelmann.

A group of local artists will be putting their Fleurieu inspired art on display in the upcoming SALA Festival in the hopes of showcasing the best attributes of the region.

Opening on Saturday, August 3 at Bethany Hall, the Flourishing Fleurieu Art Exhibition will celebrate the region's coast, diverse people, landscape and produce.

The exhibition will feature eight locals artists including: Chris Olsen, Roe Gartelmann, Lynn Chamberlain, Thia Elliot, Tracey Atkinson, Tangerine Meg, Donna Chess and Denise Maddigan.

Artist Lynn Chamberlain said the paintings in the exhibition are unique expressions of the Fleurieu, different to any photo of the region.

Exhibition Director Jenny Esots echoed Lynn's sentiment and added that it is a celebration of their (the artists) home.

Each of the artists are hopeful that the new exhibition will help attract visitors to the region and enjoy the produce of the region.

Paintings in the exhibition will include acrylic, dyed textiles, oil, solar printing and watercolour styles.

The SALA Festival runs in various locations around South Australia during the month of August. 2019 will be the 21st year the festival has taken place.

Red Poles Restaurant will once again be displaying an Aboriginal Art exhibition in their art gallery.

The official SALA Program for 2019 will be released on July 6, for more information about SALA visit www.salafestival.com/