Feature Artist

Every year, an established South Australian artist is celebrated as the SALA Feature Artist. 
This artist’s work features on the SALA poster and printed program, and will be exhibited during the SALA Festival. 

The selection of this artist is tied to the outcome of the South Australian Living Artist Publication – the successful recipient becomes the SALA Feature Artist. The publication is produced by Wakefield Press and is intended to profile the work of an established South Australian visual artist with a track record of achievement in their area of practice. Applications for this opportunity are facilitated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Every year, an established South Australian artist is celebrated as the SALA Feature Artist. This artist’s work features on the SALA poster and printed program, and will be exhibited during the SALA Festival. 

The selection of this artist is tied to the outcome of the South Australian Living Artist Publication – the successful recipient becomes the SALA Feature Artist. The publication is produced by Wakefield Press and is intended to profile the work of an established South Australian visual artist with a track record of achievement in their area of practice. Applications for this opportunity are facilitated by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Helen Fuller

Helen Fuller will be celebrated as the 2023 SALA Festival Feature Artist!

Helen Fuller is an artist whose practice has traversed painting, photography, sculpture and installation. In 2009, she attended a pottery class in the suburbs of Adelaide, where she created her very first pinch pots. Since then, she has incorporated clay into her practice.

Fuller began her artistic career in Adelaide, where she studied a Diploma of Fine Art, majoring in painting at Torrens College of Advanced Education. She has a long exhibition history dating back to 1977, with 39 solo shows and countless group exhibitions nation-wide and internationally. Fuller’s work has been acquired by several public and private collections, including Artbank, Sydney; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Australian National Gallery, Canberra and the National Gallery of Victoria. [source]

For more about past Feature Artists, like Mark Valenzuela (2022), Roy Ananda (2021), and Kirsten Coelho (2020), head to our archives. 

Banner image (L-R): Alexandrea Cannon (Chairperson of the SALA Festival Board), Andrea Michaels (Minister for Arts), Helen Fuller (2023 SALA Feature Artist), Mark Valenzuela (2022 SALA Feature Artist), and Kate Moskwa (CEO of SALA Festival) at the SALA Festival Opening Night at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 2022. Photo: Daniel Marks