SALA Festival

SALA 2018 has now come to a close. We will publish information about SALA 2019 and our involvement in it as August 2019 approaches.


The Adelaide Hills is strongly represented each year in the SALA Festival as numerous galleries, studios, restaurants and businesses exhibit local artists. To explore all events in the Adelaide Hills Council district, see the 2018 SALA program on the official festival website.

In 2018, Adelaide Hills Council will be supporting the following exhibitions:
Coefficient (old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, Lobethal) - CLOSED
Premier (Stirling Community Theatre) - CLOSED
Adelaide Hills - Four Seasons to be Happy (The Summit Community Centre, Norton Summit) - CLOSED
The Connected Thread (old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, Lobethal) - CLOSED
Local Inspirations (Top of the Torrens Gallery, Birdwood) - CLOSED

Coefficient (CLOSED)
Friday 3 to Friday 31 August
ILK Collective | the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills - Building 21, Lobethal

16 graduates from the UniSA School of Art, Architecture and Design, come together to showcase their ceramic skills and talents in this third exhibition of the ILK Collective.

Friday 3 August | 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Opening night
Open Thursday to Sunday | 11:00am to 4:00pm

Premier (CLOSED)
Saturday 4 August to Sunday 2 September
Stirling Community Theatre Foyer | 9 Avenue Road, Stirling

An exhibition of works from two established artists: portrait painter Liz Hirstle, and surrealist Doug Howells.

Sunday 5 August | 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Opening night
Open Saturdays | 10:30am to 4:30pm
Open Sundays | 10:30am to 4:00pm (5 Aug, 2 Sep), 10:30am to 1:00pm (12 Aug, 19 Aug)

Adelaide Hills - Four Seasons to be Happy (CLOSED)
Friday 17 to Sunday 26 August
SALA @ the Summit | 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit

The Summit Community Centre and Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre present an exhibition reflecting leisure, laughter, love and life; the changing seasons of the Adelaide Hills.

Friday 17 August | 9:00am to 3:00pm - Opening night
Sunday 19 August | 12:00pm to 4:00pm - including Craft Market
Monday 20 through Friday 24 August | 9:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday 26 August | 12:00pm to 4:00pm - Special closing event including People's Choice Award Presentation

The Connected Thread (CLOSED)
Friday 3 to Sunday 26 August
h.Art | the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills - Building 20, Lobethal

An exhibition exploring fibre and textiles in contemporary and experimental art practice. Experience a wide range of pieces exploring themes of connection in the environment, politics, humanitarianism, and domestic life.

Friday 3 August | 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Opening night
Open weekends only | 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 26 August | 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Closing night music event

Local Inspirations (CLOSED)
Sunday 15 July to Sunday 26 August
Top of the Torrens Gallery | 9 Shannon Street, Birdwood

A collection of work by various artists that ranges from textiles to wood-turning, and a great selection of artworks in watercolour, ink and acrylic.

Gallery hours | Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm