Discover the road less travelled at Willunga art exhibition

Exploration through art: Back - Tracey Atkinson, Thia Elliot, Jenny Esots, Front - Chris Olsen, Lynn Chamberlain and Donna Chess are ready to exhibit their artwork to the Fleurieu. Photo: Jack Manning.
Exploration through art: Back - Tracey Atkinson, Thia Elliot, Jenny Esots, Front - Chris Olsen, Lynn Chamberlain and Donna Chess are ready to exhibit their artwork to the Fleurieu. Photo: Jack Manning.

'Finding the Road Less Travelled' is the theme of an upcoming art exhibition set to launch in Willunga as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA).

A number of established and emerging artists from across the Fleurieu region are involved in the exhibition which has seen them "put their heart and art into coming to terms with the past COVID-19 year in which our lives were turned upside down".

An official opening event is planned for Saturday, August 7, from 11.30am, with Rev Dr Michael Trainor the guest speaker.

The exhibition will be hosted in Bethany Hall, one of Willunga's earliest buildings, which features gallery lighting to showcase local artists.

Many of the artworks on display explore local landscapes as well as international locations, which will offer attendees the opportunity to take a journey without having to leave the Fleurieu.

Art forms include paintings, photographs, multimedia and textile art.

Organiser Jenny Esots said 10 artists were involved in the exhibition which will offer a "showcase of Fleurieu artwork".

"We couldn't run an exhibition last year due to COVID-19, so we are really excited about this," she said.

"No doubt there are a lot of people going stir crazy due to travel restrictions, but through this art we are able to travel through different landscapes, regions and countries.

"It will be a real celebration of local artwork and many of the pieces will be available for sale."

Exhibiting their works as part of Finding the Road Less Travelled are:

  • Tracey Atkinson
  • Elizabeth Bradley
  • Warren Bradley
  • Lynn Chamberlain
  • Donna Chess
  • Thia Elliot
  • Catherine Mullighan
  • Chris Olsen
  • Lesley Redgate and
  • Helen Sherriff.

Finding the Road Less Travelled opens on Saturday, August 7, at Bethany Hall, Willunga and is open on weekends throughout August.