Meg Wilson, SQUASH!. Photo Bryony Jackson

Meg Wilson, Team Trampoline (2016). Photo Steph Fuller

Meg Wilson, SQUASH!. Photo Bryony Jackson

Meg Wilson, You Will Only Ever Be Any Good If You Can Run The Marathon (2015). Photo Steph Fuller

Carly Snoswell, Since 1989 (2017-18). Photo Steph Fuller

Saturday 19 January, 3pm-7pm

Meg Wilson and team

Price:

Free!
Gold coin BBQ available

ACE Open’s annual Summer Party returns, and you’re invited! Curated by artist Meg Wilson, Summer Party 2019 will transform the Lion Arts Centre into the ultimate backyard sporting pitch. Drawing inspiration from sporting culture, ritual, and paying homage to those long summer afternoons spent making and playing games with friends and family, Sports Day is for young and old, sport and art fans alike. Bring along your team and get in the game!

INSTALLATION
3-6pm ‘Test Match’, Lion Arts Courtyard
Meg Wilson
Bringing the board game to the real game, test your cricketing skills against the life-size interactive sculpture. The Umpire will be watching carefully for LBW’s.

INSTALLATION
3-6pm ‘Trampoline’, Lion Arts Courtyard
Meg Wilson
Jump away the afternoon on a hand-woven trampoline. There’s extra points for coming up with your own flips and tricks.

PERFORMANCE
3-7pm ‘Umpire & Commentator’, Lion Arts Courtyard and ACE Open Front Room
Ashton Malcom and Luke Wilcox
It’s all fun and games, but someone’s got to know the rules. Take a seat in the corporate box and listen in to our umpire’s take on the day’s events, via Richie Benaud-esque running commentary.

WORKSHOPS
3-6pm Banner Making for the Grand Final, ACE Open Front Room
Carly Snoswell and Arlon Hall
Paying tribute to fan culture and rituals in the sporting world, support your team by joining artists Carly Snoswell and Arlon Hall in making Grand Final banners, cheer squad merch and more.

PERFORMANCE
6-7pm ‘The Grand Final’, Lion Arts Courtyard
Feat. Cheer Squad choreography by Kialea-Nadine Williams
It’s all been leading up to this. Two teams face off, The Champions vs The Underdogs. Only one winner emerges. Inspired by some of Australia’s favourite sports, the Grand Final promises to be a match for the ages. Don your team colours and join the game as a player, or barrack for your team from the sidelines. There’s only one rule for this Grand Final: get involved. Half-time entertainment bought to you by our very own Cheer Squad.

Participate in the Grand Final performance: register here to join the Team or the Cheer Squad. (Must be available for a training session on Thursday 17 January, 5.30-7.30pm)

EXHIBITIONS
PlentyLion Arts Courtyard and ACE Open Gallery
From contemporary Kaurna cuisine through to Supermarket Giant tomatoes, desalination, chemical impacts and migrant labour, eight local and interstate artists investigate what’s on our plate in Plenty.

MEG WILSON is an Adelaide-based interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly with large-scale and often site-specific installation and performance. She aims to provoke imposed perplexity, uneasiness and a sense of drama in the everyday. Meg has exhibited independently with Contemporary Art Centre SA (CACSA, 2018), BLINDSIDE, VIC; Constance ARI, TAS; and Nexus Arts and FELTspace (SA) and has created public projects for FELTspace (SA) and OSCA (SA). Meg was a finalist in the 2018 Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize with her work, Team Trampoline, which she performed at No Vacancy QV Gallery (VIC). She was a resident artist with Urban Theatre Projects (NSW), hand-weaving trampolines for a production during Right Here. Right Now (2018).

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