Visual Arts in South Australia has always been a very important part of our community pride and cultural identity. Throughout the year, exhibitions are everywhere – in our galleries, libraries, cafes, wineries, streetscapes and public spaces. International students with a particular interest, passion or talent in Visual Arts can choose from a number of South Australian government schools to develop their creative skills and actively participate in community arts events.
Visual Arts in South Australian Government Schools
The following Adelaide metropolitan and South Australian regional schools have a strong focus in Visual Arts. Two of these schools, Seaton High School and Woodville High School, also offer a Special Interest Program in Visual Arts.
|Seaton High School
||Woodville High School
|Aberfoyle Park High School
||Blackwood High School
|Charles Campbell College
||Golden Grove High School
|Heathfield High School
||Kangaroo Island Community Education (regional school)
|Marryatville High School
||Mount Gambier High School (regional school)
|Salisbury East High School
||Underdale High School
Art festivals and exhibitions in South Australia
South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA)
More than 500,000 people turned out to see the 547 exhibitions during the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) held across South Australia in August. SALA is the largest art festival in the Southern Hemisphere featuring more than 4,500 artists!
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize allows artists to share how the natural world inspires them as well as contributing to the debate on scientific issues facing our planet. See competition finalists at the South Australian Museum until Sunday 7 September 2014.
Shimmer Photographic Biennale
The Shimmer Festival showcases the work of more than 40 photographic artists. Join in the workshops on everything from the historic 19th Century Becquerel Daguerreotype process to using your smart phone. Take the guided exhibition venues tour with like-minded photography enthusiasts to share ideas and techniques. Download the program and take part – open until Sunday 28 September 2014.
Warakurna Aboriginal Art Exhibition
Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes is an exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculptures that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert aboriginal community of Warakurna. The exhibition is on at the South Australian Museum until 30 November 2014.
Art Collections and Events
Arts SA has just released the Our Cultural Collections publication – a comprehensive guide to the significant art collections held in South Australian institutions. It offers a great insight into our past, present and possible future. For events and activities, visit the Arts SA website.