5 nature-inspired SALA Festival exhibitions to see in Adelaide this August

Love nature and art? Why not combine the two and head along to these SALA exhibitions with an environmental twist.

The South Australian Living Artists Festival is on this month, putting the work of local visual artists in the spotlight.

It can be hard to narrow down which exhibitions to add to your list, so we’ve done the hard work for you and selected some of the exhibitions where nature meets art.

Here are five you might like to check out:

1. ‘Engage, Learn, Conserve’ at Cleland Wildlife Park

Head to the hills to see how local artists have explored the values ‘engage, learn and conserve’ in this exhibition that showcases native Australia, flora and fauna.

When’s it on?

1 – 31 August

‘Arthur’ by Kellie Hoffman

2. ‘Cycles in Time’ at the Adelaide Botanic Garden

Don’t miss this installation by Kate Jenkins, Patricia Rose and Kristin Wohlers at the Adelaide Botanic Garden that links the Barossa Valley with Adelaide through colour, texture and form.

The artists have chosen stone that has been through geologically turbulent times to reflect political and environmental challenges. The metaphor for this installation is represented by the ‘Gordian Knot’ that connects the installation.

When’s it on?

28 July – 31 August

Cycles in Time exhibition by the Stoneweavers at the Adelaide Botanic Garden

3. ‘Mother Nature’ at the Department for Environment and Water

Drawing on the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in SA, this exhibition celebrates the connection between women and the environment through multiple mediums.

When’s it on?

5 – 30 August


4. ‘Abstract from Nature’ at Hayes Family Wines

Head to the Barossa for this exhibition that features abstract landscape paintings developed with a collage methodology by artist Lise Temple.

When’s it on?

2 – 31 August

‘Tilting Earth’ by Lise Temple

5. ‘Bushworks’ at the Adelaide Convention Centre

If you love the outback, then don’t miss this painting exhibition by artist Marek Herburt. Expect to experience the vibrant colours of the Australian bush and desert landscape.

When’s it on?

5 August – 2 September

Quiet Place by Marek Herburt

Check the SALA program for exhibition locations and opening days and times.

Can’t get enough of nature-inspired art? Check out the sculptures on Granite Island.

Main image: Cycles in Time exhibition by Adelaide Botanic Garden with permission of artists the Stone Weavers

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