Apart from Leigh's top picks at the Art Gallery of South Australia including Ian North, Clare Belfrage, Geoff Wilson and the Daalder collection of contemporary jewellery, plus the Careers Artfest on 10 August, here is the selection of exhibitions or projects beyond the Gallery walls she can’t wait to see!
Psychache at Holy Rollers Studio
Cheryl Bridgart's Art of Being Different at Beltana House Gallery showcases her unique and entirely freehand sewing machine portraits
Good Mother at Adelaide Central School of Art
Approaches | 13 contemporary South Australian Painters at West Gallery Thebarton
Working with the Friends of Walkerville Wesleyan Cemetery and St Andrew’s Primary School, community artist Koruna Schmidt Mumm activates historic Wesleyan Cemetery with Brought to Life
A group of analogue photographers investigate the word BUILT at the Hart's Mill in Port Adelaide
While you're in Port Adelaide check out Billie Justice Thomson's The Pub Show at the Port Admiral Hotel
Foraged draws together a collection of ceramic works by Hannah Vorrath-Pajak at the North Lodge at the Adelaide Botanic Garden
eDuard Helmbold's I Acknowledge at FELTspace artist-run initiative
Sue Ninham at Curious Orange Haircutters exhibits her Separation Frocks
A former practicing accountant, Lucia Dohrmann’s Pattern and Repetition reflects her approach to ‘thinking in numbers’ at the University of South Australia Business School
Permeate; conceptual jewellery by Tiffany Parbs at The Barossa Regional Gallery
The Centre for Creative Health in association with SALA Festival and the Royal Adelaide Hospital have established a new sculptural Artist-in-Residence program, this year featuring artists Jane Skeer and Lorry Wedding-Marchioro
Sit Down With Sasha Grbich and explore your world through sound at the new Museum of Discovery; MOD.
Fleurieu Nocturnes: a snapshot of Paloma Concierta’s contemporary dark landscapes
Bringing the outside in features the work of Liz Hetzel, Bernadette Klavins at the Flinders Medical Centre Promenade Gallery
from the earth, from my hands; hand-built sculptural ceramics by Suzi Ting at Ponder Posy
Syria that was: Images of the Hejaz Railway Workshop at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide
And to add a couple of events to the list, Jenna Pippett’s Dog Friendly tour is an alternative way to experience some of the brilliant SALA offerings – led by the nose rather than the eyes!
And Luke Thurgate’s Sketchy SALA tour is a hands on approach to reimagining SALA!
Image: Vacant, Tiffany Parbs at The Barossa Regional Gallery