SALA Regional Weekend Launch

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is an annual, month-long festival that celebrates the work of South Australian visual artists alive today. Every August, artists participate by putting on an exhibition of work (or holding an arts event like an artist talk, workshop, or forum), and venues participate by hosting artists’ work or associated events. SALA Festival is an open access festival, meaning that all artists are welcome to participate regardless of age or level of experience.
Join us for the Launch of SALA Festival across the Port Pirie Regional Council from 1-3pm
Guest speaker Deputy Mayor Alan Zubrinich will join us along with a host of exhibiting artists from across the region.
Check out Georgia Button’s stunning moving image installation Petrichor, examining relationships with place, space and what it means to be ‘home’. It has transformed the Vivian Crisp Gallery.
Survivalist Stories in the Flinders Gallery features a suite of artists responding to project by Dr Sera Waters in which she invited respondents to stitch their own sampler recording experiences, stories, information and more reflecting upon this time in history we are living through together.
The Port Pirie Regional Library is hosting the Spencer Gulf Photography Club with their first SALA exhibition.
The Tourism Centre Cabinet of Curiosities plays host to the Port Pirie Branch Embroiderers Guild SA featuring a range of craft works by local members.
Tiny Houses by Yvonne Kuchel is displayed in our artist of the month spot.
Booking is essential:
Click here to register your attendance for the Launch Party
This event will be followed by the SALA artist slide show event from 5-6pm-
Click here to register for the Slide Show event
In addition we have a range of kids workshop being delivered at the Crystal Brook Institute all day Sunday.
Booking is Essential:
We are so excited to invite audiences from our region and across the State to view the work of South Australian artists and support the venues that host them.

This year we have 17 different exhibitions across Council, including 7 exhibitions across 4 Council sites including our Gallery, Visitors Information Centre, Library at 3 Mary Ellie Street as well as the Admin office 115 Ellen street, and a pop up exhibition on Sunday 15th at the Crystal Brook Institute.


Explore the full program here South Australian Living Artists Festival (

A final reminder to wear your masks, keep physically distanced wherever possible and check-in at all venues while you are out and about exploring the SALA Festival this August.
Feature Image:
Georgia Button, Petrichor, 2021
installation detail. Photo credit Rosina Possingham
This exhibition is part of the SALA Festival exhibition at Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery.
Georgia Button is supported by Carclew Port Pirie Regional Council and Adelaide Central School of Art. This exhibition runs until the end of August.