West End Art Talks
Free, booking required
Hear from some of South Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists in this series of free artist talks held at ACE Open, Jam Factory and Samstag Museum of Art to coincide with exhibitions of new work by each artist. We will walk between venues – a short stroll – as a group.
2pm — Kirsten Coelho at Samstag
3pm — Survey artists at ACE Open
4pm — Tom Moore & Peta Kruger at JamFactory
5pm — post-event drinks at West Oak
This is a free, all ages event.
Kirsten Coelho at Samstag
In celebration of the 2020 SALA monograph dedicated to her practice, hear from artist Kirsten Coelho amongst her installation of graceful porcelain forms, Ithaca. Also showing at Samstag, Amos Gebhardt’s Small acts of resistance, a major new moving image commission demonstrating the power of kinship and community; and Strange Ways, an exhibition of compelling figurative paintings by Samstag Scholar Anne Wallace.
ACE Open Survey Artists
If the future is to be worth anything: 2020 South Australian Artist Survey celebrates the breadth of art practice and critical perspectives emerging from South Australia’s artistic communities. Presented in partnership with SALA – South Australian Living Artists Festival, this major exhibition outcome for ACE Open will support ten artists/collectives based in South Australia to present ambitious new work commissions. The Survey has been developed through state-wide research and studio visits led by ACE Open’s Artistic Director, Patrice Sharkey, and Curator-in-Residence, Rayleen Forester.
Presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide
Tom Moore at JamFactory
JamFactory’s Icon series is an annual solo exhibition celebrating the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media. Tom Moore’s engaging and technically challenging hybridised animal/plant sculptures – and the fantastical worlds they inhabit – are embedded in the history of glassmaking and scientific discovery. His artworks are disarmingly playful in their use of narrative to critique the pressing social and environmental concerns of our contemporary epoch.
Peta Kruger at JamFactory
Adelaide-based artist and jeweller Peta Kruger redefines the waste matter of our material culture in her new body of needlepoint works. Otherwise discarded soft plastics are imbued with new value as Kruger responds to our current global plastic crisis.