Hidden Creatures of the Barossa18 Aug. 2021
Discover mythical hidden creatures across local venues during the Barossa instalment of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival), a celebration of South Australian visual art.
In partnership with Barossa Regional Gallery, Nuriootpa High School Visual Art students have spent months creating the sculptures for public display at participating businesses.
Use the location clues listed on the Hidden Creatures website to locate as many Hidden Creatures as you can, and upload a selfie with the creature (hashtag #hiddencreaturesofthebarossa and tag @salafestival and the hosting business).
Gallery Project Officer Rowena Sloane says it’s exciting to be supporting Nuriootpa High School’s Visual Arts Sala Exhibition.
“We know that working towards a public outcome can be exceptionally motivating for students, and adds real-world relevance to their work,” Rowena said.
Nuriootpa High Art Teacher Tegan Simmons added, “With an aim to support students as young artists, promote local businesses and attract tourism in a fun and engaging way with our community, this is a wonderful and creative initiative to be involved with.”
Creatures can be found at these supporting businesses:
Nuriootpa: The Barossa Council – Nuriootpa Library, The Barossa Council – Barossa Bushgardens
Tanunda: The Barossa Council – Barossa Regional Gallery, Elcies Opp Shop, Visitor Information Centre, Barossa Donuts, Z Wines, Keils Fine Food and Coffee, Daisy and Hen
Angaston: Barossa Art Gallery & Gifts, The Hive
Kapunda: Kapunda Community Gallery, Enviro Copper – The Invisible Mine
Lyndoch: Lyndoch Valley Butcher
The official registered SALA exhibition ‘Hidden Creatures Collective’ runs to 31 August. SALA is the largest open-access visual arts festival in Australia. During August, audiences are able to discover, explore and engage with the work of SA artists.
Please note: Please note, all activities will be subject to State Government Restrictions Business restrictions and closures current at the time.
Pictured sculpture 'Vulpes Nix' by Zoe Saegenschnitter, on display at the Barossa Regional Gallery.