Henley Beach. It’s a stunning summer spot, filled with cosy dining attractions and endless spots to relax by the water. But if you thought Henley Beach was just a summer destination, think again.
While Swedish Tarts, Stella Restaurant, Salt at Henley and the Ramsgate (to name a few) are always big draw cards during the month of August, there will be art left, right and centre for the SALA Festival.
Over 30 Henley Beach cafes, restaurants and shops, even Yuli Gowling’s gym, will be exhibiting a variety of work by artists during the year’s SALA Festival.
High on the list of exhibiting artists, and featured on Henley’s “SALA by the Beach” flyer is well known local surrealist artist Andrew Baines, whose work will be on display at Joe’s Kiosk, and The Chiropractic Works.
Another local artist Judith Klavins has spent the last three months creating miniature pen and watercolour depictions of the restoration work of the Henley Jetty. In Judith’s words, these works speak of “love, loss, memory and renewal”. They are just delightful, and will be on display at CIBO Henley Beach.
And if you’ve been intrigued by the mosaic work appearing on some of the stobie poles in Henley Beach, well, they are the work of another local, Mary Lovich, whose work will be on display at Dulwich Bakery, Ous Property and Ray White Real Estate.
Inspired by the ocean and its energy, from order to disorder, is Naomi Schwartz Jewellery Design Gallery’s “Entropy” exhibition, featuring work by a variety of jewellery and glass artists.
Head to Henley Beach during August and enjoy an arty browse, and stay for a meal, a coffee or a bevvy or two.
Look for the SALA stickers, and pick up a flyer which lists all the venues and artists, or check out Henley Beach’s website here.