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2016

Rita Hall held her solo exhibition at Murray Bridge Gallery after the disaster of a fire at her studio.

Alison Brown held a solo exhibition at the Yarta Purli Gallery.

2015

Rose Wallington held solo exhibitions at The Hahndorf Academy and Signal Point Galleries.

Nita Clifton and Alison Brown held a joint exhibition at Anderson Hill winery.

Lauryn Arnott told her story through art in her SALA Exhibition, From Conflict to Refuge.

Margie Hooper held a solo exhibition at Burra Regional Gallery.

Penny Choate and Donald Richardson held a joint exhibition at Burra Regional Gallery.

Norma Mansell at Anderson Hill winery for the month of June 2015.

Philip David was featured in The Advertiser Saturday, 27th June, 2015, in Patrick McDonald's article "Archibald Prize: Diverse faces of nation captured in South Australian artists' entries".

Philip David was also a finalist in the RSASA Victor Zhang Portrait Prize 2015.

 

He was invited to give 2 portrait demonstrations with notable SA identities as the sitters.


There were 4 artists painting each sitter at one time - Philip's demonstrations were with Molly Byrne, OAM, former Labor Member of Parliament on the 9th July and with Dr Gregor Ramsey, AM, President Friends SA School of Art on the 19th July.

Ross Hill held a solo exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy.

Penny Choate was guest of honour at the 60th Anniversary Exhibition of the Ruth Tuck Art School in Carclew on Sunday 22nd March 2015.


Penny was Ruth's first student (aged 13), having been introduced by her uncle, Joseph Choate, the art master at

St Peter's College, a friend of Ruth.


The main gallery at the Contemporary Art Centre of SA in Parkside is named for Joseph Choate.

Penny with some of the current students' works and a vase of flowers picked from Ruth's former garden in Fullarton.

Sculpture by

Kym Afford in The Anzac Memorial Garden, Macclesfield.

Creating Remembrance: The Art and Design of Australian War Memorials


By Donald Richardson


Published by The Arts in Society, a book series by Common Ground Publishing



Donald Richardson is an artist, art theorist and art educator.


In 2010 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community and the arts. Research for this book commenced in 1989.

2014

Former President, Monika Morgenstern, on graduating with Honours from Adelaide Central School of Art.

My work addresses the ambiguous realm of the spirit world.


I have researched mystical and spiritual experiences and encounters with the numinous; through my artwork I endeavor to bring to light something that does not exist in an accepted paradigm.


The ambition for the work is to uncover and reveal how the mystical and spiritual exist in contemporary society, and how I - as an artist - can approach these issues through art making.


My work explores how some people might experience the numinous outside the confines of religious institutions. I intend for the viewer to get a glimpse of the physical and psychological manifestation of spiritual experience, and to ponder their own connection to the numinous through encounters with these artworks.

Philip David was a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize 2014.


The Black Swan Prize is the 3rd largest art prize in Australia.

Members who were Heysen Prize finalists 2014

Kym Afford - Shirley's Paddock

Julie Morris - Looking In, Looking Out

Dr Adam Dutkiewicz continues to amaze us all. In 2014 he has, amongst other things :-


Been employed as tutor at SASA in art history and theory, and also at Samstag Museum of Art.


Been selected for the exhibition "Light" presented by Atkins Technicolour for the Shimmer Photography Festival, Fleurieu Peninsula (September) and published in the accompanying book.


Won third prize in Magpie Springs Photography Competition 2014.


Wrote and published "Francis Roy Thompson: Painter of Grace & Rebellion" (Moon Arrow Press, 2014), with the launch of a softcover volume at Carrick Hill in August to accompany the exhibition of the same name (August-October).


Prepared second edition (revised, hardcover) of the above volume; both editions are now available from blurb.com.


Prepared second edition (revised, expanded hardback) of "Lidia Groblicka: Suburban Iconographer") (Moon Arrow Press, 2014), now available from AGSA Bookshop and blurb.com.

2017

Cynthia recently graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Art from the Adelaide Central School of Art. Cynthia was Highly Commended for her work.



Cynthia's work explores "the seductive beauty that humble everyday utilities have to offer" she has focused her camera lens on "the magnificent colours, transparency and light" to create intriguing images.

Cynthia, also, was recently one of 10 artists selected to show her work

Poly Ubiquitous in the City of Sydney creative change to Sydney's Cityscape.

Cynthia Schwertsik was Artist in Residence at the City Library.

Dr Adam Dutkiewicz edited and collated Volume 1 - A Visual History


The RSASA has made a continuous contribution to the Arts In Adelaide since Colonial times, having been established in 1856 by the artist and teacher Charles Hill.


The RSASA is celebrating 160 years anniversary (2016) and have published the book titled "A Visual History: The Royal South Australian Society of Arts 1856 - 2016".


This long waited book summarises the long and rich history of the RSASA. The book is intended in two volumes, with the first funding the second, which will be published in 2017.

 

Volume 1 comprises a vast amount of historical material, with a survey of the Foundational Years, and profiles of its Affiliated Bodies, its Presidents, Significant Officials and Honorary Life members. In all it features nearly 10 artists, including around 40% women. It contains 420 pages.


Available now at the RSASA Gallery: Cost $50 + postage and handling.

Philip David was a

Semi-Finalist in the

Doug Moran Portrait Prize

He had 2 paintings which were successful.


Driller Jet Armstrong

Daubist Artist

Oil on Canvas,

100cm x 100cm


Cheryl Bridgart

Textile Artist

Oil on Board,

120cm x 90cm