with Country Arts SA

Craft Anonymous

Exhibition dates September 15 - October 29 (at Hahndorf Academy)

A group exhibition that showcases traditional handicraft techniques in a contemporary art context such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand dying with artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters, Meg Wilson. Curated by Polly Dance. Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging. This is a touring exhibition by Country Arts SA




The Great Suffragist Dirigible! at Adelaide Town Hall

This exhibition features work from Ali Gumillya Baker, Brigid Noone, Jenna Pippett, Mary-Jean Richardson, Ewa Skoczynska, Mia van den Bos, and Sera Waters.

On the 16th of February 1909, the South Australian born suffragist, Muriel Matters boarded an airship just outside of London. Across the side of the balloon was painted the words ‘Votes for Women’. Matters piloted the blimp towards Westminster, strewing suffragist leaflets in her wake. This daring and spectacular voyage was just one of Matter’s influential and highly visible acts of activism and it is this gesture that has inspired the title and spirit of this exhibition: The Great Suffragist Dirigible.

The Adelaide Town Hall is delighted to present this exhibition in association with the South Australian Living Artist (SALA) Festival and the Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) Festival. The Great Suffragist Dirigible is a vehicle for celebrating the contribution of South Australian women, both to our society in general and to the vital and ongoing cause of equality for and empowerment of women.

Some of Adelaide’s most talented and significant female contemporary artists have created portraits of noteworthy or influential women from South Australia’s history. This exhibition includes new commissions and existing works, demonstrating an impressive variety in medium and approach to the idea of portraiture. The subjects of these portraits range from some of the most highly esteemed and well-known historical figures to women whose contribution was less visible and who may have otherwise been forgotten and ignored."