The SALA Festival Circus Is Coming To Norwood

The SALA Festival brings The Littlest Big Top to The Ignatius Art Show, as part of a feature installation in conjunction with the major event running from August 7 to 9.

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Image Credit: Elizabeth Wojciak, 2013 exhibitor.
Image Credit: Elizabeth Wojciak, 2013 exhibitor.

The SALA Festival brings The Littles Big Top to The Ignatius Art Show, as part of a feature installation in conjunction with the major event running from August 7 to 9.

The Littlest Big Top is the brain child of Artist James Parker who in 2013 installed the successful Cabinet of Curiosities. Mr Parker said all the works, approximately 60 pieces of Art, submitted by the artists for The Littlest Big Top have a circus theme and will be around 200mm x 150mm.

“The installation is designed to work as a place of curiosity, interest and fun,” Mr Parker said. “The circus in all its different guises – theatre, trapeze, ancient Rome, Piccadilly, human cannonballs, dancers and animals – all the chaos, beauty and anxiety,” he said.

“My hope this year is that it will again act as a little but bejewelled big top alongside the main show, which will be wonderful,” Mr Parker said.

Mr Parker said he likes shows with a theme. To see a collaborative show linked by a theme and view the ways in which different artists working in different mediums approach that theme is an exciting and thought provoking thing.

“We were overwhelmed by the success of the Cabinet of Curiosities in 2013,” Mr Parker said. “On the opening night it was constantly full with guests, and we are expecting a similar excitement and buzz this year,” he said.

The Littlest Big Top can be viewed at the biennial Saint Ignatius Art Show. The Saint Ignatius Art Show will feature more than 60 emerging and established artists and more than 500 pieces of Art in 2015.

What: Saint Ignatius Art Show 2015

Where: Saint Ignatius’ College Junior School, Queen Street Norwood

When: August 7 to 9, 2015

The Opening Night by Sevenhill Estate is a ticketed event beginning at 7pm. The evening is catered, and wines are from the wonderful Sevenhill Estate, plus Jane Doyle from Channel Seven will be a guest speaker on the night. The tickets are $50 and can be purchased at trybooking.com.

The exhibition continues all weekend from 10am t0 4pm on both the 8th and 9th of August. There will be Artist demonstrations, music and a cafe. There are also Artist talks at 4pm on Saturday 8th August.

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