Inawinytji Williamson delivering the 2014 keynote

Each year the SALA Board invites a South Australian artist to deliver a talk at the official launch of the Festival. Artists have been invited to address a particular subject that affects the artistic community, these subjects have varied from public art; the role of art schools; to being a parent, artist and provider or emerging as an artist.

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SALA Keynote Speeches:

2016 - Catherine Truman

2015 - Giles Bettison

2014 - Inawinytji Williamson

2013 - Robert Hannaford 

2012 - Christopher Orchard 

2011 - Khai Liew 

2010 - Bridget Noone

2009 - Paul Greenaway OAM

2007 - Sera Waters

2006 - Dr Warhola

2005 - Dianne Longley

2004 - Roy Ananda

2003 - Muriel Van Der Byl

2002 - John Barbour

2001 - Anna Platten

2000 - Tony Bishop

1999 - Kay Lawrence

1998 - Hossein Valamanesh