1. Give us the who, what, when, where, why of your SALA show.
2. How does this SALA show fit in with the rest of your practice?
Both of my works included in this exhibition are a reflection of my studio practice from the last couple of years. Last year I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA). I am back there this year completing my BVA Honours.
3. Tell us about how you came to be at your venue.
I was asked by Leah Craig, the show’s curator. In selecting artists, Leah began looking at ideas of fragility and the overlooked. She aimed to bring together artists whose work would complement each other.
4. Have you been involved in SALA before?
Only a few years ago as part of the Loreto Spring Art show, where they exhibit a variety of works from a large number of artists.
5. How do you think SALA is unique?
SALA is unique in that it provides many opportunities and venues for SA artists to exhibit in an event that receives wide community support, and provides a more accessible platform to experience the visual arts for those who would not ordinarily attend many shows.
6. What are you most looking forward to in SALA?
I tend to go out and see the shows that current and past students and staff from ACSA are involved in. Being a smaller institution, we tend to be really supportive of each other.
7. Do you have a studio? If so, tell us about it.
I have a studio at ACSA, where I am currently studying. It’s a great space with excellent lighting and a good amount of hanging space, which I share with a fellow honours student Ryan Waters.
8. What tips would you share with other artists thinking about being involved in SALA for 2018?
I would definitely encourage other SA artists to be involved next year. The experience and exposure is well worth the effort.
9. Have you entered any of the SALA awards? Would you consider entering any of them in the future?
I haven’t entered any of the SALA awards as my primary focus this year has been on my honours year, which has been demanding yet enjoyable and rewarding. I would consider entering in the future.
10. What’s next for you after SALA?
After SALA, all my efforts will be focused on completing my honours year, and beyond that, my ongoing studio practice and career in the visual arts.