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SALA 2023

In August of this year, we were joined by the talented artistry of three generations: Allyson Parsons, her mother Marie, son Henry Cockington, and their friend, driftwood sculptor Alan Borg, exhibited in our Jubilee Complex for SALA.

We launched this incredible exhibition on Saturday, July 29th, and were joined by like-minded art enthusiasts for the opening. The Parsons family’s work is inspired by the breathtaking landscapes from Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ranges, the West Coast, and beyond. Family friend Alan Borg’s remarkable and majestic sculptures of animals were crafted from driftwood sourced along Australia’s picturesque coastline.

2023 marks a decade since the inaugural SALA in the Park sculpture exhibition. This year, we had visiting sculptures from artists Matt Turley, Lorry Wedding-Marchioro, Daniel Toonen, and James Hamilton.

Alongside this selection are our own cherished permanent sculptures, with the return of some visitor favorites, such as Helen. Previously in our gardens, Helen was removed for care and maintenance; however, she is now permanently positioned inside our Jubilee Complex Foyer, stationed near the entrance.

Created by Marc Spurgin as a tribute to his late friend, Helen is a symbol of the extraordinary fight within, searching for a second chance at life. The butterflies represent ‘rebirth’ as they depict the enduring cycle of life and the process of reawakening.

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