After the joy that was Wonderwalls in Port Adelaide recently, we’re all of a flutter about gorgeous murals and local art. We’re also gearing ourselves up for SALA Festival here at Glam and it’s got us on the prowl for places that love soulful art like wedo.
So we like to get our detective hats on for you from time to time and we have found the indoor Mecca of local murals, and the best part is, you never have to leave (well ok maybe at some point, you can’t quite move in.)
Nestled in gorgeous North Adelaide, The Majestic Minima Hotel is the apple of any art lovers’ eye. Now don’t freak out on us art lovers, but this place has not one or two, but 46 different stunning rooms with walls adorned with murals by local artists.
The guys at Majestic put a call out to local artists to help liven up the guest rooms by adding an artistic expression to the rich tapestry of the hotel’s already fabulous interior.
With so many to choose from it’s hard to pick favourites but safe to say there’s one to suit everyone’s tastes.
‘Mother Earth’ by artist Nahum Ziersch is all about “nestling your colourful dreams under the canopy of Mother Earth.” She also looks like she’s giggling at you while you get into your pjs. Or is that just us?
The black and white photo wall of room 101 is supposed to be about “the hands and mind (head) of each subject. This attempts to show that we are able to create an idea with our minds and subsequently complete the creation with our hands”, artist Jonathan VDK says. But in our minds about about respectfully NOT peeking at you while you’re putting on your pajamas. Which we appreciate.
There the simple elegant lines of pieces like ‘Mother of Creation’ by Peta Alannah Chigwidden in room 12 or the more bright, crazy and abstract walls like that of local screenprinter and illustrator Jake Holmes with his piece ‘The Shapes of Our Mutual Dreams.’
And then of course you have the intricate works of big name local artists like in room 8 and Vans The Omega (director of Wonderwalls Festival) in room 107. Their work is scattered in extremely large scale across the walls of Adelaide are truly something to be marveled at, but it’s nice to be able to get really up close to their magic.
So if you’re looking for a bit of a staycation with some flair OR you’re visiting SA to see all the SALA delights, this is the hotel for you.
Make sure you check out all the rooms here: http://www.minimahotel.com.au/art-rooms/ and pick your fave first.