Congratulations to Shaylee Leach and Daria Healy-Kolianin whose exhibition PRETTY/UGLY launched last week. Lots of people came, lots of works were sold, everyone had fun. If you haven't checked it out yet, pop in before the end of July. For an interview with the artists visit here: Beauty with a touch of ugly.
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Here's what's coming up at the reading room...
:: Thursday 14th July - Sunday 31st July ::
PRETTY/UGLY Exhibition :: Shaylee Leach & Daria Healy-Kolianin
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.
:: Friday 22nd 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:
:: Monday 25th July ::
CHESS NIGHT from 6 - 8pm
Fortnightly on Mondays, come and play chess at the reading room.
:: Wednesday 3rd August ::
Monthly meeting of the Adelaide Feminists Reading Group.
This month's discussion: Is it possible for a society to exist without gender? Would our civilisation be radically different without it? That's what we'll be discussing this month as we read Ursula K. LeGuin's 1969 classic 'The Left Hand of Darkness'. As well as being an all-round favourite with sci-fi readers, it's also credited with being the first feminist science fiction novel.
:: Friday 5th August ::
To The Surface :: SALA Exhibition by Meg Cowell
Our SALA show is by the wonderful Meg Cowell - the first artist to exhibit at the reading room 1 year ago!
These portraits feature varyingly ambiguous garments and items of fabric. Light catches a tiny constellation of bubbles. Dark water creatures waft to the surface.