SALA 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. They will also be the subject of an Educator Resource that suggests ways to incorporate the artist’s work into classrooms.
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 profiles the work of an established South Australian visual artist with a track record of achievement in their area of practice.
2021 - Roy Ananda
The 2021 SALA Feature Artist is Roy Ananda.
Ananda is a South Australian visual artist, writer, and educator practicing on Kaurna Country (Tarndanya/Adelaide Plains). His work spans sculpture, installation, drawing, print media, collage, text, sound, video, and performance.
His work celebrates popular culture, play, process, and the very act of making. From sculptures that reference cartoonish conventions (as Untitled, left, reminds us of Bugs Bunny’s heart beating out of his chest) and clever annotations, to a large-scale transposition of a Dungeons & Dragons map and process-based works that seem to expand out in front of you; there is something for everyone in Ananda’s catalogue.
Where to see Roy's work
During the 2021 SALA Festival you will be able to see Roy Ananda’s work in two places: