SALA-style day out

​If you are a lover of all things art and creativity then August is the month for you, with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival now underway.

We are supporting a number of exhibitions and have looked into a great day out to take in the sights and atmosphere of this great festival.

  • Head up Old Norton Summit Road to the Summit Community Centre for Adelaide Hills - Four seasons to be happy (17-26 August).
  • Move on towards Lobethal and stop at The Manor, Basket Range (Mortality Salience) and the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Lenswood (Where the forest meets the farm).
  • Once in Lobethal head straight to the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, buildings 20 and 21, for The Connected Thread and Coefficient, plus get a closer look at sculpture 7 from the Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail.
  • Moving through to Gumeracha we recommend you stop to admire the detail of the Mosaic Couch in Federation Park, one of the Mosaic Couch Trail series developed by communities affected by the 2015 Sampson Flat Bushfire.
  • In Birdwood you can admire the art of the motor vehicle at the National Motor Museum, or local artwork at the Top of the Torrens Gallery.
  • Be sure to take a break at Mt Torrens for sculpture 16 of the Trail (pictured) and to admire the heritage-listed facades of this historical township.
  • Continue on to seven SALA exhibitions around Woodside, Oakbank and Balhannah, or straight through to Bridgewater and Aldgate where another seven SALA venues are located.
  • Finish up in Stirling with two SALA exhibitions, three permanent trail sculptures and a delicious meal by an open fire.

Of course there are scores more exhibitions and arts venues around the district this month. Check out the full program online now and make your own day out!

Hills arts trail