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[3 May 2012 | 2 Comments | 6,001 views]
Some of our Friends, an art exhibition

“Some of our Friends”, an art exhibition of contemporary art work at the Regency Medical Clinic, and its new Allied Health Suite, will be opened this Sunday 6th May by The Hon Kate Ellis MP.

The exhibition, presented by the Friends of the South Australian School of Art (SASA), features 48 works by 27 artists, and will be on display to the general public in the waiting rooms and consulting areas from Monday 7th May until the 10th June 2012.

The artists are Hugh Adamson, Bente Andermahr, Bev Bills, Michael Bryant, Brian Budgen, Heather Clegg, Penny Choate, Julie Corfe, Tony Corso, Jack Condous, Irma Denk, Gloria Goddard, Kon Heyer, Tess Leo, Margaret Lillywhite, Uta Mooney, Donald Richardson, Philippa Roberts, Lyn Robins, Peter Schulz, Nicola Semmens, Steve Smart, Avis Smith, Tamra Stefanski, Helen Taylor, Vikki Waller and Liz Wauchope.

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[26 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 5,354 views]
SHORTS Film Festival at the Norwood Concert Hall

This year’s SHORTS Film Festival, Saturday 28th April – Saturday 5th May 2012, presents a showcase of filmmaking talent during a week of intimate lounge-style screenings.

Once again SHORTS will be held at the Norwood Concert Hall, thanks to the support of the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, combining film, fabulous food and a cocktail atmosphere to create a uniquely creative vibe.

The festival gives film lovers the opportunity to rub shoulders with filmmakers, artists, and their corporate supporters in a setting that allows for discussion and celebration of the artform.

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[26 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 7,537 views]
E for Ethel : A treasure under the vines in North Adelaide

Under the vines in the Melbourne Street Gardens Complex, at 116 Melbourne Street North Adelaide, is a shop you need to discover for yourself: E for Ethel.

Owned by operated by Amanda Matulick and Dan Harland, this store is a hidden treasure. They’ve filled the lively space with quality design and craft objects that are more affordable that you’d expect, and have created a homey cafe filled with classic furniture pieces and comfy chairs, perfect for enjoying great coffee and sweet treats.

At E for Ethel you’ll find a range of one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find elsewhere in Adelaide. Amanda seeks out beautiful objects that are handmade, sustainable and (mostly) Australian, with a focus on stocking talented local artists and craftspeople!

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[19 Apr 2012 | 5 Comments | 6,914 views]
Gerry King’s ‘Water’ at the Palmer Sculpture Biennial

We’re fortunate to be able to bring you images of ‘Water’ by renowned Adelaide glass artist and sculptor Gerry King, photographed by Grant Hancock at the Fifth Palmer Sculpture Biennial, held in March 2012.

Here’s how Gerry King described the work:
A key element to existence, water is conspicuously absent from the Palmer landscape for much of the year, for much of the decade, for much of the time that one can imagine has graced this land. There is of course evidence of rain upon this landscape though on a hot windy …

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[12 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 8,631 views]
3D outdoor cinema to light up Adelaide’s northern suburbs

In an Australian first, South Australian company Jumbo Vision, an industry leader in 3D display technology, is ready to unleash its special brand of 3D excitement for movie lovers, with the inaugural season of the Southern Lights Outdoor Cinema at the Mawson Lakes campus of the University of South Australia in Adelaide’s North.

Opening night on Wednesday 11th April begins with Jumbo Vision’s visually stunning digital 3D ‘Colours of Australia’, a 50 minute journey around Australia which showcases the faces and places that make our nation one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations…

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[11 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 4,633 views]
Is Prince coming to #Adelaide on his Australian Tour? No!

Since we posted this story yesterday the official tour announcement has been released and news isn’t good! The dates are for the Eastern States only!
According to Chugg Entertainment: “One of music’s most iconic superstars & true rock’n’roll royalty, Prince, will tour Australia in May 2012. Performing his greatest hits, Prince will take in dates in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. With no pre-sale scheduled, tickets for Prince’s 2012 Australian tour – his first in nearly ten years – go on sale 9am, Monday 16 April through Ticketek.”
To tell Prince you’d like …

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[11 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 6,691 views]
It’s time to Explore Arts at Carclew in North Adelaide

The holidays have come far too swiftly and parents all over Adelaide are hearing the dulcet chimes of the ‘I’m Bored!’ chorus.

Are you looking for something different? Something worthwhile? Something to nurture and showcase your young ones’ artistic talent?

Autumn Explore Arts at Carclew Youth Arts (11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide) gives young people a chance to experience a range of visual art, craft and computer art from African craft techniques to computer graphics and oil pastels.

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[10 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 10,710 views]
School Holiday Activities in Adelaide, April 2012

How will you keep your kids occupied these school holidays? We’ve started a list of activities in Adelaide that you can add to! If you find anything that’s especially for kids in or near Adelaide… add it to the list. You can vote up the events you like or are planning to go to. Don’t forget to share this page with your friends!

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 6,378 views]
The Art of the Brick – at the Adelaide Showgrounds

Listed by US news network CNN as one of their top 12 must-see exhibitions, The Art of the Brick is now in Adelaide, opening on Monday 9th April (Easter Monday). In a world-first, New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya uses LEGO® bricks as the sole art medium for this critically acclaimed exhibition which features primarily 3-dimensional sculptures and oversized portraits.

The creations, constructed from nearly one million pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.

For kids, The Art of the Brick includes Play & Build sessions; a hands on, fun and creative place to visit after experiencing Nathan’s fine art sculptures. The 45 minute sessions are family friendly and for kids from 4 years of age all the way up to “big kids”.

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[4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 32,805 views]
Events near #Adelaide this Easter Long Weekend

What are you doing this Easter Long Weekend? We’ve started a list that you can add to! If you’re going out to see some live music, or there’s a special sporting event on in your local area, a special Easter celebration or service, or anything in or near Adelaide… add it to the list. You can vote up the events you like or are planning to attend. Don’t forget to share this page with your friends!

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[1 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 63,790 views]
Leonard Choice’s WOMADelaide Images

Adelaide’s master of festival photography, Leonard Choice, was at WOMADelaide again this year and has given us a selection of images to showcase the visual spectacle of the world’s greatest world music festival.

As an accredited WOMADelaide photographer he has been chronicling the development of the festival since 2007.

These spectacular images include shots of Baaba Maal, Blue King Brown, Chic, Dirty Three, Ferragutti and Kramer, First Aid Kit, Joe Baatan, Master Drummers of Barundi, Shantala Shivalingappa, The Bearded Gypsy Band and Tinariwen…

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[1 Apr 2012 | One Comment | 10,113 views]
Sci-fi stars Jewel Staite, Corin Nemec and Jonathan Frakes descend on Adelaide

With day one of Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide behind us, we look forward to an even bigger day two!

This week, Mark Gamtcheff got the chance to talk to some of the big stars who are in Adelaide for Oz Comic-Con, including Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity, and Stargate Atlantis), Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1), and Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Read selected snippets from the interviews below and make sure you get along to the Con to meet these stars and attend their panels on Sunday April 1st…

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[31 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 7,413 views]
Stewart McKenny’s drawing on experience

We spoke to Stewart McKenny, one of Australia’s most prolifically published comic book artists, about his work and his visit to Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide.

Stewart currently pencils DC Super Friends – an all ages comic that introduces Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman to a new generation. His other credits include contributions to Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Marvel’s Captain America and Star Wars Tales for Dark Horse.

Mark Gamtcheff: Thanks for coming to Adelaide for Oz Comic-Con! Have you visited Adelaide before?

Stewart McKenny: Thanks for having me! Really excited to be here! Yes. I have been to Adelaide once before…

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[30 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 6,081 views]
Matt Doran’s bringing The Force to Adelaide for Oz Comic-Con

Matt Doran is one of the special guests at this weekend’s Australian debut of Oz Comic-Con in Adelaide. To sci-fi fans he’s best known for his roles as Mouse in The Matrix and Elan Sleazebaggano in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. He spoke to Mark Gamtcheff.

Although Matt Doran doesn’t think of himself as a conventions expert, having done only a few comic and science fiction “con” appearances, when I spoke to him he told me he’s excited about his visit to Adelaide for the first Oz Comic-Con.

“I really enjoy conventions,” he told me. “It’s a great way to meet people who are into the films. I thought I was into films, but some of these people are right into it, and the costumes some make for themselves… you see how much detail and effort’s gone into them.”

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[26 Mar 2012 | 30 Comments | 39,666 views]
Gigi Edgley says “Adelaide, watch out!” Oz Comic-Con’s coming

Mark Gamtcheff spoke to Gigi Edgley last week about her upcoming visit to Adelaide for the inaugural Oz Comic-Con, March 31 and April 1.

WE’VE PICKED TWO COMMENTERS AT RANDOM. THEY’VE BOTH WON A DOUBLE WEEKEND PASS TO OZ COMIC-CON IN ADELAIDE. CONGRATULATIONS @MikeSA1965 & @AlexEatsBooks!

In Adelaide, Gigi will join an impressive list of special guests. Oz Comic-Con’s recently added actors Ben Browder (Farscape) and Matt Doran (The Matrix, Star Wars – Attack of the Clones), illustrator and comic book artist Doug Holgate, and manga graphic novelist Queenie Chan…