SALA is our state's annual celebration of South Australian Art. The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia. The aim of SALA is to extend visual arts audiences,and allow all artists at any level and working in any medium to be part of the annual SALA Festival every August.
A list of all SALA events and exhibitions in the City of PAE is available here: https://www.salafestival.com/artfuel/program
Simply select the City of Port Adelaide Enfield from the drop-down menu
Although there are some changes to what can be held for SALA in 2020, we are supporting a number of activities and exhibitions of public art which can still be safely enjoyed. During lockdown, we initiated a project dubbed Paint Ya Pole! The project had two aims – to get people into their streets and potentially get to know their neighbours better and to brighten up the streets of PAE. We are bringing colour to our City as part of our COVID-19 Recovery Framework.
Come see into the world of artist Andrea Jorgenson as SALA 2020 goes digital.
Sit back, relax and enjoy this video exhibition ‘of Flight and Fancies’ where Andrea shares the thoughts, experiences and ideas that brought her artworks to life.
To see these pieces in person, you can come into the Greenacres Library where they will be displayed for viewing throughout the month of August.
Exeter is a suburb which embraced Paint Ya Pole whole-heartedly, with over 20 poles being painted there. This combined with the great mosaic work led by Karen Forde in the area, and the unique little libraries of this suburb made it a good starting point for developing maps of the whole Council area showing where our vibrant and diverse community art can be found.
Find the map here. PDF, 300.19 KB
The City of PAE has supported local people to paint poles in the Croydon Park area
As part of the Regency to Pym upgrade, R2P Alliance engaged an artist to work with community to design and paint a further 10 poles in Packard Avenue, Croydon Park.
Local artist Tracey Davis from Phantasmagoria is bringing the ideas generated by the community to life.
A map of artworks in the area is available here PDF, 258.71 KB
The Alberton Art Trail is an exhibition of temporary and permanent public artworks, installations and activities created by and for people in the neighbourhood. The project has been developed and directed by the Pear Cafe, with support from the City of PAE.
All the artworks and activities will be visible as part of a walking trail during SALA,
The artworks range from painted murals to paste-ups, pavement chalk art, fence art, painted stobie poles, crafted items and temporary installations. The central theme of the Art Trail is an exploration of 'Home' and the diversity of meanings, experiences and memories that 'Home' holds for the people in our neighbourhood.
Artist Pat Ingram in partnership with PAE Libraries running a community yarn bombing project which will be installed in Annie’s Lane Port Adelaide. Installed by 10 August.
Pat (PJ Arts) has received a grant from council for a community yarnbombing project. Yarn, knitting needles or a crochet hook, and printed instructions were available at libraries for members of the community to collect, make a piece and return to Pat to become part of the installation.