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30th September 2021 Latest News

SALA Festival Wrap Up

Lee Walter Looking out, Looking in

Another successful SALA Festival for CCH

The Centre for Creative Health (CCH) was thrilled to once again participate in the SALA Festival throughout August this year and showcase seven extremely talented South Australian artists across our galleries at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH).

As these exhibitions come to a close, we would like to shine a spotlight on each of these amazing creative offerings and say a big thank you to all of the artists involved!

The RAH’s Community Gallery featured new works by Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman, Elizabeth Yanyi Close with the exhibition ‘Grains of Sand’. By incorporating sand into the composition of her highly detailed and colourful works, Elizabeth explores her deep connection to and profound sense of loss over her disconnect from ancestral lands in Central Australia.

Reflecting on the organised frontline chaos and the restrained energy of deserted public spaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonya Unwin’s exhibition ‘Unpopulated Spaces’ at the LMH offered colourful and poignant representations of familiar urban landscapes.

The Emerging Artist Galleries at the RAH delves into and encourages conversation around the role of visual art in healing with the exhibition ‘Mended’ by Georgie Maddox. With her purposely fragmented oil paintings which have been carefully mended using hand stitched linen thread, these artworks are infused with care and act as a metaphor for transformation.

Artist Lee Walter reflects on her own experience during the pandemic with a selection of contemplative photographic works investigating the ‘solace and sublime of the suburban landscape in a time of isolation and social distancing’.

‘Familiar Strangers’ have taken over the three Commercial Galleries at the RAH. With works by artists Patrick Cassar, Andrew Clarke and Jasmine Crisp, this exhibition explores the emotional, humorous, and peculiar aspects of human experience.

Header Image: Lee Walter, ‘Looking out, Looking in’ installation view, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Gallery.

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