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WestCare artists create stunning exhibition for SALA Festival

WestCare artists create stunning exhibition for SALA Festival

As part of this year’s South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, hundreds of people enjoyed the stunning ‘Drift of the Cloud Gazers’ exhibition at Fly Bird Fly Studios.

The exhibition, which coincided with Baptist Care SA month in August, featured works created by people experiencing poverty and/or homelessness.

The pieces were produced as part of our Art on the Wing workshops, whereby professional artists formally mentor budding artists; nurturing talent and assisting them to sell and promote their work.

The title ‘Drift of the Cloud Gazers’ was named as a tribute to the artists.

Unlike many of us who are too distracted to notice our surroundings, people experiencing homelessness are watching the world around them; the people, the events, and the way the clouds shift and change shape as they scud across the sky.
Exhibition events also included a private function for Baptist Care SA donors, as well as special Meet the Artist talks. Almost half of the exhibition pieces have already been sold, including one striking piece by Boandik artist Michael A’Hang (pictured above).
“We were ecstatic at the quality of the work produced by the WestCare artists and so proud of the level of skill,” said Art on the Wing mentor and professional artist, Andrew McDonough.

Art from the exhibition is still available for sale at Fly Bird Fly Studios (next door to our Inner City site). Prices range from $40-200, so it’s a great opportunity to snap up a fantastic piece for your walls at home!