Saturday, April 15, 2017

South Australian Weekender #1

Sand Sculpting Alice In Wonderland
 The first of a weekly or occasional series of blog posts, promoting events and activities around Adelaide and South Australia. Posts will highlight not just those things taking place on the weekend the post is added, but for the following week or even month.

Sand Sculpting Australia
Alice In Wonderland: April 14—30, 2017
The Esplanade (off Clarke St.) Port Noarlunga

See the Lewis Carroll classic Alice In Wonderland come to life on the Port Noarlunga Esplanade. Carved by ten international and Australian artists, the anticipated exhibition will showcase more than 350 tonnes of sand transformed into life-sized sand sculptures of one of the most popular  children’s stories ever written.

> Online at Sand Sculpting Australia… 

Barossa Vintage Festival

Barossa Vintage Festival
April 19, 2017 – April 23, 2017

Australia’s longest running wine tourism festival is on again! 

The 70th Barossa Vintage Festival – Handcrafted Since 1947 – pays homage to the history of the Barossa region and its strong handcrafted influence. Showcasing over 90 events over a five-day period (April 19-23) the Barossa Vintage Festival features a host of dynamic events that showcase the Barossa, its food, wine and culture.

There’s the old favourites like the wine auction, Ziegnmarkt, long table lunches, town days and the scarecrow trail, but the 2017 program has been bolstered by marquee events including the Chook Shed Social Club, the Silver Raven Festival, Feast Folk and Fossick at Lyndoch, and a 33km hill climbing trail run through Riesling country.

Almost half of the entire program is free and under $20 and includes a selection of 33 family friendly events.

More Information

Barossa Visitor Centre
66/68 Murray St., Tanunda
Ph: 8563 0662

Versus Rodin at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

> Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time
Now through July 2, 2017

“In reality there is not a muscle of the body which does not express the inner variations of feeling. All speak of joy or of sorrow, of enthusiasm or of despair, of serenity or of madness.” Auguste Rodin, 1912

Auguste Rodin was an artist who redefined the idea of the body in sculpture. Marking 100 years since his death in 1917, Rodin’s legacy is the wellspring of this major exhibition.

Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time brings together key pieces by this pioneer of modern sculpture with an innovative selection of work by leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition.

Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Versus Rodin includes the Gallery’s significant collection of bronze sculptures by Rodin, the largest collection in the Southern Hemisphere. Through a series of duets and duels, Rodin’s work is brought into conversation with over 100 modern and contemporary works of art by Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Bharti Kher, Rosemary Laing, Ugo Rondinone and Kara Walker among others.

Exhibition Tours
Guided tours are held at 11am and 2pm daily. Exhibition admission fees apply. 

Adult $18; Concession $16; Member $14; Student (13 years and over) $10; Child (5–12 years) $8; Child (0–4 years) Free. Family (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5–12 years) $40.

Linda Jackson and Utopia 
Now through October 29, 2017

Not Only, But Also…
Flinders University City Gallery at
The State Library of South Australia
In The Saddle — On The Wall
April 18—June 25, 2017
A Kimberley Aboriginal Artists touring exhibition presented in partnership with ABC Open
Tuesday—Friday: 11:00am—5:00pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00—4:00pm

Wonderwalls, Port Adelaide
A three day street art festival, April 21—23, 2017

Adelaide Festival Centre
SHEN YUN: April 27—29, 2017
Shen Yun is a Chinese theatre and dance spectacular that draws on that country’s many myths and legends. Each performance includes short dance stories of heroes who battle demons, fly up to the heavens, and visit deep-sea palaces. Packed with action, courage, and humour, these tales embody the wisdom and virtues of ancient China.
> Online: 

At the South Australian Museum
> YIDAKI: Didjeridu and The Sound of Australia
Now through July 16, 2017
> Online: 

Kings, Queens & Courtiers
At the David Roche Foundation House Museum
Now through July, 2017

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