September 15, 2017 0 comments

Celebrating the expression of human spirit

We’re delighted to announce that in 2017 Centennial Park will once again sponsor and participate in the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.
From August 1 to 31, we’ll have an artist in residence—renowned sculptor creating an original work in our beautiful grounds, with all visitors welcome to come and see the piece taking shape.
We will also have a number of other stunning sculptures placed throughout the park to create an inspiring “sculpture walk”.

Communicating through the universal language of emotion

Run throughout August each year, SALA exists to celebrate and promote the diverse talents of South Australian living artists. But although this is a worthy cause in itself, there’s a deeper reason for Centennial Park’s ongoing support of the event.
Art is perhaps the most universal human language, and can be of enormous benefit in communicating the range and complexity of emotions we experience, including grief—feelings that can be difficult, if not impossible to express in words.
So we consider it our privilege to help SALA give that language voice, and provide our community with the opportunity to be touched by it.

About the artists:
Jason Aslin
Known for slick designed metal sculptures Jason was the 2015 winner of the outdoor section of the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures.

Will Hendricks
Will is an award-winning architect and sculptor from Port Elliot.

Marc Spurgin
Marc is an Australian born visionary artist celebrated for his metal sculptures. His inspiration for creating art is to evoke awe and wonder in the hope of awakening the divine within.
Much of Marc’s expertise and desire to work with metal stems from his forbearers through five generations of blacksmithing.
Marc first decided to make metal sculpturing a profession in 2010 after studying welding and blacksmithing.

Simon Farrow
Simon creates bespoke, contemporary, modern and traditional stone sculptures, hand carved to design, ideas and commissions.

Brent Quillium

Brent is a qualified stonemason trained in the UK. He was the recipient of a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship and won the Sir Bannister Fletcher Award (2006) and Worshipful Company of Tylers & Bricklayers Award (2006). He won the best outdoor and people’s choice award at the Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures this year.