We are now one year old! Thank you to everyone who made it to the garage sale on Saturday - I have never seen so many cupcakes in one place! If you missed out, well you missed out.
Have you donated to our Pozible project yet? There's still time - we're over halfway to our goal but remeber - if we don't reach our goal we don't get any of the $$ raised so far. Check out our fundraising project here: Pozible page
Currently exhibiting at the reading room is a beautiful photographic exhibition by Natasha Lee. Natasha's work focusses on Human Rights, in particular gender equality and the rights of women in Turkey. The exhibition has been extended to the 7th July, so please come down and take a look. There are still some beautiful pieces for sale.
Our exhibition calendar is filling up with shows booked in from July to December. If you are interested in exhibiting or know someone who could be, please get in touch.
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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...
:: Monday 27th June TONIGHT ::
CHESS NIGHT from 6 - 8pm
Fortnightly on Mondays, come and play chess at the reading room.
:: Thursday 2nd June - 7th July :: EXHIBITION EXTENDED
Natasha Lee Exhibition. Photographic work exploring the rights of Women in Turkey, with accompaniment from Al Thumm.
Come and be inspired by this beautiful photographic exhibition.
:: Friday 1st July ::
We host resident poet, Kathryn Hummel
Kathryn will be in the reading roomfrom 4pm - 6pm each Friday. She'll be collaborating with visitors and regulars to the reading room, working to create a perforamnce based on what has been created during her residency. Here's an update of her work so far:
:: Thursday 30th June ::
Epic Crafternoon with the Adelaide Feminists Reading Group.
To celebrate the end of classes and exams for the semester, we figured a crafternoon would be just the thing. Bring along a crafty project and join us at the Reading Room for an afternoon of stitching and bitching. We'd love to see you there.
:: CLOSING Thursday 30th June ::
Have you heard about the Festival of Unpopular Culture? Time is running out to submit your proposals. If you have an idea for an event that fits our guidelines we'd love to hear from you. The reading room is involved, and is open to ideas - readings, launches, talks, etc. Stay tuned for more info. The closing date for proposals is Thursday 30th June.
:: Thursday 14th July ::
PRETTY/UGLY OPENING NIGHT EVENT 6pm - 8pm
Two young emerging artists present ‘PRETTY/UGLY’ a collection of their individual work that explores the beautiful and the grotesque that sometimes plays with a strange crossover between the two.
These works clash and captivate: Smutty hybrid lady creatures, blood, gore and hardcore kids, zombie dogs, wicked grins, sleazy animals and monsters all piled into; watercolour drawings with a street art inspired aesthetic. Grinding against photographs that capture youthful innocence and collide with lust and rich sensuality which challenging notions of safety and youth sexuality.
Daria and Shaylee are two 19 year old emerging artists from regional areas, that have recently moved to Adelaide to start their first year studying Visual art at UniSA. Daria has been a part of White Cube Mildura, Mildura Backlane festival 2011 and Sketchbook project. Shaylee is a 2011 JUMP artist, being mentored by Deborah Paauwe, she has also recently been commissioned to create works for the Rundle Street Lantern by CountryArts SA & SALA moving image project.