New Art for New Walls – SALA exhibition
A celebration of identity
Adelaide Hills families are moving on, and many have moved in to new homes built to replace those lost in the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfires.
In our shared conversations, families expressed that even in these new spaces, there are few reminders of their former lives. Artworks, family photographs and familiar aspects of their identity are missing.
In workshops with Hills artist Deb Twining of Twining Arts, families created shared painted artworks that respond to the theme Museum of Us, focusing on the cherished aspects of each family’s unique identity; in particular, those things that make them smile.
Each artwork has been photographed and printed as large scale colour posters for this exhibition. The original paintings have now been sent home with each family, ready to hang on new walls.
Starting at Fabrik with a large scale map, this exhibition is spread along a trail of nine outdoor locations throughout Lobethal’s main street, each site sharing a different family’s artwork.
Our Lobethal Main Street businesses are proud partners of this project, kindly sharing their windows and hosting these very special artworks.
Please read on to see each family’s artist statement along with an image of detail from their artwork.