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


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

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

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Touching Light

'Touching Light'

Opening night: Monday June 3rd 7-9pm, light refreshments and drinks provided

Touching Light features the work of Alice Blanch, Audrey Emery and Lizzy Emery through photography, printmaking and textiles. The artists’ work explores our human relationships with light and light in nature by drawing upon their own personal experiences of the transcendental effects of light. The exhibition aims to uplift and inspire through a playful representation of how we come to ‘touch light’.

'Touching Light'

‘Touching Light’

-LINZ-, James Phillips

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Opening Night – Tuesday May 14th 6pm

James Phillips is a local Adelaide artist, currently studying at the Centre for Creative Photography. His passion for art comes through in many forms including painting and photography. This exhibition explores formalism through photography. Focusing on the the way objects are made and their purely visual aspects, James has created images that capture both the simple aesthetic beauty of everyday objects and your imagination.

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Tetratologists Inc – Art Exhibition, Curated by Katherine Coppock

Tetratologists Inc.

Tetratologists Inc Exhibition Opening

“‘Like a letter on the page the Monster signifies something other than itself; it is always a displacement, always inhabits the gap between the time of upheaval that created it and the moment into which it is received, to be born again…’
–J.J. Cohen

Manifestations of the unknown. Fears, secrets, threats. The OTHER.
What we have limited conceptions of scares us. To associate with this fear, we solidify it. Turn it to a physical (or metaphysical) object we can see, influence, or battle. We demonize our insecurities in the hopes of driving them back into the cupboard, or bury them in the earth. We give them shape, form, and colour. We give them power so we may gain our own power back.

This exhibition features multidimensional works by 22 local emerging artists as they bring their deepest fears and secrets to life.”