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Adelaide Fringe 2016 Ladybeads Exhibition Poster

Adelaide Fringe 2016 Ladybeads Exhibition Poster

Space Junk

This SALA, Ladybeads will be hosting an exhibition of contemporary jewellery by Ashley Playfair and Georgia Walker and art by Lauren Playfair.

The title and theme ‘Space Junk’ is based around the fact that elemental metals, forged during a supernova, arrived on Earth structurally complete. This jewellery pays homage to ‘Space’ – the origin of these metals. Everything on Earth has, at some point, come from the stars.

Looking up and admiring the awe inspiring space we live in has been a favourite past time for many of us, so we invite you to come and celebrate the opening night of ‘Space Junk’ with us. Have a drink and marvel at the beauty and awesomeness of our universe and what it brings us.

Ashley, Lauren and Georgia xx

While Mother Nature Creates So Do I

Juju haifawi

‘While Mother Nature Creates, So Do I’

A collection of beautiful new silver work by contemporary jeweller Juju Haifawi. Come and enjoy drinks, nibbles, two live bands and good times! Thanks to Joy Sparkes and Hana Brenecki for providing the wonderful entertainment! Bring your friends



alli symons exhibition poster

alli symons exhibition poster

Heart Nature

heart nature poster, Wilderness Society Fringe Exhibition

The Wilderness Society of SA presents ‘Heart Nature’, a visual art exhibition will be held during the Fringe Festival. The nature inspired exhibition will tingle your senses and inspire your mind!

Artists amongst others include: Photography from Bill Doyle and Matt Turner, Jewellery by Robyn Holtham, Ceramics from Katie Cook, Brushless paintings by Nigel Liefrink, Surrealism digital art by Peter Owen.

The opening night gala event will be held Tuesday 18th February from 6:30pm to 9:30pm with a special textile flower fashion show, speeches will follow. Drinks and a BBQ dinner can be purchased on the night.

Saturday 22nd there will be a special audio-visual presentation ‘wild SA’ highlighting the amazing photography work of the talented Bill Doyle and Matthew Turner

This free exhibition will run until 4th March and will conclude with a close art auction and celebration.


A Spot Of Art

opalite triple lotus, sterling silver domed jewellery, patina ink

Watercolour paintings and Sterling silver jewellery by Lauren Playfair and Ashley Playfair


Exhibition Application Information

Artist Application

Ladybeads is located on Unley Road, Unley, only 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. It is a multifaceted business combining:

  • a retail shop specialising in beads and findings and also selling work from a variety of local contemporary jewelers;
  • a gallery space which is available for artists of all mediums to hire and showcase their work in a vibrant, busy setting; and
  • a jewellery studio, which is available for rent by local contemporary jewelers.  The studio is also used for workshops in lampworking and Precious Metal Clay.

The intent of the Ladybeads Gallery is to provide an affordable space for local emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. Exhibitions run for 4 weeks and offers guaranteed exposure to a large variety of customers.

To apply for a position in the 2014 calendar please provide Ladybeads with the following:

  • Contact details – full name, phone number, email address.
  • Working title for the proposed exhibition.
  • Exhibition proposal – covering concept, theme, medium and inspiration (max 500 words).
  • Artists CV (if a group show CV for each exhibiting artist).
  • Example of recent/current work or previous exhibitions. At least 3 high quality images. Either as attachments, on USB, disc or hardcopy.
  • Links to any websites, Facebook pages or blogs if applicable.
  • Preferred month of proposed exhibition (Jan – Dec).

Gallery hire fee is $180 for 4 weeks. A deposit is due on acceptance of proposal to secure your place.

Applications can be sent via e-mail to ashley@ladybeads.com.au or via post or in person at 62 Unley Road, Unley, SA 5061

Download the PDF version: Exhibition Application 2014

Candace Blom

Candace Blom, From My Eyes

‘From My Eyes’

I was exposed to drawing and painting at a young age by both Grandmas who were talented in the medium of oil painting, amongst other mediums. They were the main reason I started painting. My Nanna taught me to use oil paints at a young age and I still remember that horrifying moment when I flicked green oil paint onto her white dining chairs and white carpet. 

I studied art all through high school and topped my year 12 Art Practical Class. One of my portfolios was taken by SACE to use as an example for future students. Since school I have continued to paint, landscapes being my main focus but recently experimenting with abstract. I recently started art classes at Noah’s Art and am constantly exploring new techniques, experimenting and improving.”

- Candace Blom


Candace Blom, From My Eyes

Candace Blom, From My Eyes


Adorned, Exhibition Opening

A 2013 SALA exhibition by Toni-Rose Withall, Emilie-Jade Wartemann, Steph Fuller and Elle Dawson-Scott.

Four emerging photographers explore female portraiture in their own unique ways, using a combination of styles and techniques.

Opening night is Friday 16th August from 6pm-9pm.
We would love to see you all there!

However if you can’t make it, our work will be displayed from the day before (15th August) until Saturday 14th September.

Adorned, Exhibition Opening

Adorned, Exhibition Opening

iBe[leaf] – Paul Doherty

iBe[leaf], Paul Doherty

Part 1 of SALA @ Ladybeads features an exhibition of photographic prints by Paul Doherty. These simple and stunning images have been collected by Paul over the last couple of years. The final images selected for this exhibition highlight the beauty of the nature we are surrounded by everyday but may fail to notice or appreciate.

All images are printed on art paper using the Gicleé (pronounced zhee-clay) method.

“iPhoneography enables me to capture nature’s beauty, normally passed by and ignored on life’s journey. I am enticed by textures and shapes of fallen leaves” – Paul Doherty

iBe[leaf] invite email