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SALA Festival 2019

Charlie Taplin, ‘Microscopic’ (artwork detail), Posca and Acrylic Paint on Board, 60 x 80 cm

The Centre for Creative Health (CCH) is delighted to be participating in the South Australian Living Artist (SALA) Festival for the second year running! This August, the CCH will be hosting exhibitions across the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre featuring the work of eight South Australian Artists.

The RAH will be dedicated to SALA Festival this year with exhibitions in all galleries. The Commercial Galleries will host ‘Mindful’, an exhibition showcasing artwork by Maggie Cecchin, BAY the Artist and Melanie Crawford that celebrates the healing, meditative and uplifting potential art provides for both artist and viewer.

Tutti Artist Charlie Taplin will exhibit ‘Molecule’ in the RAH’s Emerging Artist Gallery where he will depict shapes and patterns normally revealed only through a microscope. ‘Molecule’ will be part of National Science week 2019 as well as SALA Festival this year!

‘Fragments’ by Lee Walter will be on display in the RAH’s Community Gallery. The artwork exhibited will showcase a series of work that has been guided by Lee’s conversations and interactions with patients and families living with dementia during her Centre for Creative Health and SALA Festival Artist Residency.

In conjunction with the program at the RAH, the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre will also be participating in SALA Festival for the first time this year through the CCH and SALA Festival Artist-in-Residence program.

Artist Cassie Thring has also been undertaking a residency at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre engaging with the residents as both makers and explorers. The outcome of Cassie’s residency will be on display in the public galleries located by the café in Block 1 & 2 where up-scaled editions of Cassie’s and participating resident’s artwork will be shown as multi panelled ephemeral works reminding us how small steps are often needed to realise a bigger picture.

We look forward to seeing you there!