SALA Hub at Queens Theatre is a place where artists and audiences can come and sharpen skills, try something different or simply kick back in the Queens arts and live music bar. The SALA Hub program was designed for artists and art lovers – at all levels of experience. The Hub program 2023 included Slide Night, workshops, and more! 

The Drawing Marathon

In 2023, SALA once again presented the Drawing Marathon, with support from the Adelaide Central School of Art, led by SA luminary Christopher Orchard in the historical Queens Theatre. Orchard is one of the leading exponents of the drawn image in Australia and is well recognised by his peers nationally, in Europe and the United States.


The SALA Slide night was hosted on Thursday 3 August at the SALA Hub at The Queens Theatre.

Far from your grandma’s slide night, this crowd favourite event is a unique way to connect with contemporary South Australian artists beyond their artwork.  We hand each artist the microphone and the stage is their for strictly 5 minutes – what happens next is up to them! We might hear about their art, their interests, or something else entirely. 

Special thanks to our MC for SALA Slide Night 2023 Luke Wilcox, and all Slide Night presenters:


Crista Bradshaw, Teresa Busuttil, Paul Gazzola, Gail Hocking, Rebecca McEwan, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Sarah Neville and Gerry Wedd.   

Previous slide
Next slide


The main entrance to Queens Theatre is located on the corner of Playhouse Lane and Gilles Arcade.

Bus stops nearby:  W1, W2, D1, D2, D3 (Currie Street)
Train: Catch train to Adelaide Station and walk South towards Currie Street and then West towards Gilles Arcade.
Tram: Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop, or City West Tram Stop
Car: There is a public carpark directly across from the theatre at 20 Playhouse Lane. On weekends and after 4pm weekdays, parking is a flat rate of $5 per day. For more information please click here.

Queens Theatre will be heated so you can enjoy art and the bar in comfort. However, being a winter event, we do suggest you dress warmly.

There is no entry fee for the SALA Hub to enjoy the bar. However, any dedicated events like workshops or Slide Night are all ticketed events. 

The onsite bar is card only, with contactless payments preferred.

SALA encourages everyone to be up to date with their COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations. This is recommended by SA Health to keep our community safe. We support wearing masks if social distancing isn’t possible or you are a close contact of someone who is unwell. If you are feeling at all unwell, we will miss you, but we appreciate you choosing to stay at home.


The world’s largest open-access visual arts festival holds a precious place in the hearts of South Australians. To celebrate the significant milestone of SALA’s 25th Anniversary we invited a curatorial circle of six extraordinary guests, to each propose South Australian artists whose work, for them, embodies the values and legacy of the States’ iconic festival.

Roy Ananda, Kirsten Coelho, Margaret Dodd, Tsering Hannaford, Sue Kneebone, Juanella McKenzie, Ian North, Christopher Orchard, Tom Phillips, Sonya Rankine, Darren Siwes, James Tylor, Angela Valamanesh, Sera Waters and
Laura Wills.

Carollyn Kavanagh

Nici Cumpston OAM, Artistic Director, Tarnanthi, AGSA
Paul Greenaway OA, Director, GAGPROJECTS
Margo & Sam Hill-Smith, Directors Hill-Smith Art Advisory
Brian Parkes, CEO at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design
Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide


Supported by Queens Theatre through AEDA and City of Adelaide. Bookings essential.

Jewellery: Lost-wax Casting with Erin Daniell

Create a unique ring using lost-wax casting processes with contemporary jeweller, Erin Daniell. This workshop is perfect for any skill level.

DRAWING: Portrait Drawing with Jasmine Crisp

A colourful portrait workshop led by emerging artist, Jasmine Crisp. This workshop is suitable for those with minimal portraiture experience.


Join light painting artist, Denis Smith for a hands-on workshop creating magical light sculptures. Perfect for beginners.

CERAMICS: Votive Vessels with Sam Gold

Explore the structural & conceptual capacity & fragility of clay by creating a pinch style ceramic votive with Sam Gold. Beginner friendly.

Images: audience at the SALA Hub, 2022, photo Juan Van Staden | Drawing Marathon 2022, photos Sam Roberts | Slide Night 2023, photo by Sam Roberts | Jewellery workshop with Erin Daniell, 2022, photos Sam Roberts