SALA Podcast

Podcast presented by the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

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Friday Oct 21, 2022

Steph catches up with Ruby Allegra ahead of their solo exhibition ‘From My Room’ at Newmarch Gallery. Fittingly, their chat takes place in Ruby’s room, where they discuss the concept of the bed as a workspace, (a key theme of the exhibition), accessibility in the arts, and a love of Matisse. See also: blanket forts, and what spoons have to do with anything. Transcript of this interview (PDF) Show Notes @RvbyTheArtist on Instagram ‘From My Room’ by Ruby Allegra at Newmarch Gallery @NewmarchGallery on Instagram From My Room Opening Night, Friday 4 November, RSVP for physical attendance or keep an eye out for online attendance option. [Eventbrite link] What is Spoon Theory? – Happiful article Post Office Projects Gallery & Studios [website][Instagram] ‘Only use your bed for sex and sleep’ [Guardian article] ‘White cube gallery’ [Wikipedia] ‘Visibility’ at Wyndham Art Gallery [Exhibition Catalogue as PDF] POC [person/s of colour] Ruby Allegra, Disabled Nudes ‘The Blue Nudes’ by Matisse [Wikipedia] Frida Kahlo [Wikipedia] Photo of Matisse in bed       Main image: A person with brown hair in a pink jumper holds a gray short-haired cat and looks at the camera. Photo of Ruby Allegra by Sia Duff. Music: Siddharta Corsus - Star of David via

Friday Sep 23, 2022

Andrew Purvis sits down with Julia Robinson to discuss her exhibition The Beckoning Blade at Hugo Michell Gallery during SALA Festival. From scythes to smocks, the Burry Man to the Wicker Man, witchfinders and gourdfathers; tune in to hear about the cultural, conceptual, and material considerations that drive Julia’s practice.   Show Notes The Beckoning Blade at Hugo Michell Gallery Matthew Hopkins - Witchfinder General The Burryman The Wicker Man (film, 1973, directed by Robin Hardy) The Song of Master John Goodfellow gourd (fruit) The Gourdfather Beatrice in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial at Museum of Economic Botany Rappaccini’s Daughter The Names of the Hare (poem, translated by Seamus Heaney) Transcript of this episode (PDF) Image: Julia Robinson by Sam Roberts.Julia Robinson is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Arts South Australia, its art funding and advisory body.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

Andrew Purvis chats with Mark Valenzuela about his journey as an artist and his current exhibition, 'Still Tied to a Tree' at Adelaide Central Gallery. Tune in to hear about his influences and connections to his practice – from Filipino culture, to chess, to the fictitious villain General Zod.   Show Notes 2022 SALA Feature Artist Still Tied to a Tree at Adelaide Central Gallery Book: Mark Valenzuela by Belinda Howden, Anna O’Loughlin [Wakefield Press] Paul Pfieffer Cristina Taniguchi, Maria Taniguchi General Zod [Wikipedia] Terraforming Agimat (amulet) [Wikipedia Opposition (direct opposition) in chess [Wikipedia]   Further Reading: Meet your Maker: Mark Valenzuela - The Adelaide Review [article]

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

In this episode, Steph catches up with painter Josh Juett (and Winsor the lorikeet) at his homestudio ahead of his show LOST IN THOUGHT at Praxis Artspace. They chat about the early days of his practice (including his first sale, a seascape for $1 in primary school) and through various artistic and musical influences that Steph definitely had to google later. Tune in to hear about his new work that broaches new mediums and the rationale behind the exhibition.   Show Notes Greg Simkins  / @Craola Alex Pardee  / @AlexPardee Ron English  / @RonEnglish Pop surrealism Robin Eley  / @RobinEleyArtist Otto Marseus van Schrieck Aesop Rock ‘colonize Mars on Earth Day’ (Tetra - Aesop Rock) LOST IN THOUGH at praxis ARTSPACE / @praxisARTSPACE @JoshJvett

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Steph catches up with Carly Snoswell to talk about her practice and her new show, Day One, at Post Office Projects. They trace the development of her practice from learning to sew as a kid, through art school, residencies, and studios - shoutout to the 'art wives'! Tune in for some lovely musings on fandom, textile practice, and too many sewing puns!   Show Notes Helpmann Academy Sanskriti Kendra Residency in New Delhi, India Jenna Pippett Kate Kurucz Roy Ananda Feelin’ Fine at CACSA Project Space Why artist Carly Snoswell thinks Beyonce is a Port Supporter – [Adelaide Review article] Crochet your Character Steph Cibich Rosina Possingham Since 1989 (Port Banner artwork) at Floating Goose Studios Day One, at Post Office Projects, Port Adelaide.  

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

To celebrate this anniversary year, we handed the microphone over to you! Hear from people who have connected with SALA Festival over its 25 years and what it means to them.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Catherine Truman joins Andrew Purvis to discuss the dynamics of artist residencies, the importance of a self-imposed 'pause', the desire to artistically locate the person behind their research, and the beginnings of her work from her time in residency at Carrick Hill. This episode was recorded as part of the Adelaide Central School of Art's ArtSpeak Program.   Show Notes Gray Street Workshop Ian Gibbins Carrick Hill Flinders Centre for Opthalmology and Vision Research 'Epithelium' Film Catherine Truman - website Catherine Truman - Instagram

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Andrew Purvis catches up with Rosina Possingham to chat about her intricate photographic processes (that dote on old and new technology), collaboration, and 'the Patch' - a body of work recently exhibited at Praxis Artspace inspired by Lefevre Park/Namtu Wama. Recorded as part of the Adelaide Central School of Art's ArtSpeak Program.   Show Notes ZINC Brianna Speight Park Lands Project The Patch OSCA - Open Space Contemporary Arts Airborne Research Australia

Tuesday May 31, 2022

In this episode, Tom Borgas and Athanasios Lazarou make time to chat about Tom's practice; from feedback loops, to making the unseen seen, and the weather conditions that constitute a 'Tom day'. This talk was hosted by the Adelaide Central School of Art as part of the ArtSpeak program.   Show Notes Keller Easterling Timothy Morton James Bridle  Post Digital Ruins (Splendour in the Grass) Researchers Reveal Why We Don't See Cell Phones In Our Dreams [article], The Richest   Photo: Thomas McCammon

Saturday Apr 30, 2022

In this episode, Andrew Purvis of Adelaide Central School of Art speaks with artist Heidi Kenyon as part of the school's ArtSpeak program (recorded live).    Show Notes @HeidiKenyon.Art Heidi Kenyon, We shall by morning inherit the earth, 2022, Pleurotus ostreatus and citrinopileatus, timber and mixed media, dimensions variable. Sound by Ben Davidson (Ben Sun) using electromagnetic sequences generated by the fungi. Neoteric Digital Catalogue (pdf) ‘It is the job of artists to open doors and invite in prophesies, the unknown, the unfamiliar; it’s where their work comes from, although its arrival signals the beginning of the long disciplined process of making it their own. Scientists too, as J. Robert Oppenheimer once remarked, ‘live always at the ‘edge of mystery’­—the boundary of the unknown.’ But they transform the unknown into the known, haul it in like fishermen; artists get you out into that dark sea.’ - Rebecca Solnit, 'A Field Guide to Getting Lost'   photograph by Rosina Possingham


SALA Podcast

The SALA Podcast aims to engage South Australian visual artists and arts industry professionals in interviews about their arts practice and creative lives, and in discussion about topics relevant to the arts.


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