SALA announced their featured artist for the 2016 SALA Festival at the festival’s official opening night gala, held on Friday 31 July at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
A multi award-winning contemporary artist, Catherine Truman is well known to Adelaide locals for her iconic public artwork “The Slate-Pool Walkway” at the Art Gallery of SA, better known as “the fish gates”, and the giant leaf sculptures adorning the David Jones building on North Terrace.
She is also co-founder of Adelaide’s Gray Street Workshop, a collectively run studio and access facility for artists working in the field of jewellery and object making, which celebrates 30 years this year.
As the festival’s featured artist Truman will be commemorated in the official 2016 SALA monograph, to be published by Wakefield Press, and will have her artwork featured on the cover of the festival program.
Truman said she felt “privileged” to be producing the 2016 SALA monograph with writer Melinda Rackham and mentee, emerging artist Andre Lawrence.
More information about all SALA exhibitions and events can be found online at www.salafestival.com or by calling 8233 0676. All SALA events are free unless otherwise noted.
Now in its 18th year, the SALA Festival runs August 1 to 31, presenting the works of more than 5000 artists in 610 free exhibitions across Adelaide and regions.