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

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.”

Autotellic Transgressions Bugshroom – Art Exhibition, Paintings by Trip Chester

art exhibition opening, Paintings by Trip Chester
art exhibition opening, Paintings by Trip Chester

Autotellic Transgression Bugshroom – Paintings by Trip Chester

There is a tale of a hopeless American gambler who drank himself into a stupor and found refuge in an empty house undergoing tent-fumigation one summer night in the time following the hiroshima bombing. The effects of the harmful insecticide changed this man’s perception for life. He vomitted blood as the black and white casino chips fell from his shirt pocket into the red puddle before him. He looked up and saw a poster on the refrigerator. With the combined popularity of the a-bombs mushroom cloud and the¬†great fear of bed-bugs at this time, the pest controller had chosen to use a toadstool and a ladybug for his company logo, which happend to be on display on a poster on the refrigerator. The pest controllers logo much resembled the image on the floor of the blood and casino chips that the drunken gambler had just made. Though no longer did this man gamble or drink as he was locked in a psych-ward following the diagnosis of severe philosophical mania. Medication stopped him from speaking his theories, but he painted for the rest of his days- pictures always including toadstools and ladybugs. The files of his philosophies disappeared, though it is believed fragments of his theories were continuously woven into his art. His artwork was bought-out by a group of doctors and specialists who happened to work on his case. Nobody outside of this circle ever saw the art. Nor is there any record of what medication the patient was on- let alone the actual name of the patient. Anyone who worked with this patient is now in hiding. This is the inspiration for my exhibition- “Autotellic Transgressions Bugshroom”, Trip Chester.