SALA Festival

FRAN Festival by alison currie

FRAN Festival is happening in Adelaide at the moment. FRAN stands for the Feminism Renewal Art Network and as well as being an exciting female focused festival, marks a significant anniversary -  "Forty years ago Adelaide was host to one of the largest Australia-wide exhibitions of women’s art, The Women’s Show of 1977. The Women’s Show exhibited over 400 works, and included the work of established and emerging artists as well as those who had been overlooked, lacking institutional and commercial support." Read more about the festival here

As part of the festival there was a call out for posters made in response to "What it means to be a woman today, what contemporary issues/parallels with the past effect you?" this was my contribution: 

FRAN Fest Poster by Alison Currie

SALA Festival by alison currie

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is held each year in August. I realised this year that I have performed in SALA Festivals fairly consistently since 2005. Other than realising my age I felt quite proud (?) or amazed or something to realise I have been treading the boards as a dancer and choreographer at this festival for the last 12 years! 

Here is an image from the most recent and the least recent performances: 

'Sisyphean Action'  at 'Soft Spot, Hart Feelings' Holy Rollers Studio - curated by Ray Harris -   SALA Festival 2017

'Sisyphean Action' at 'Soft Spot, Hart Feelings' Holy Rollers Studio - curated by Ray Harris -   SALA Festival 2017

'Calling out around the world' - Avalon Gallery SALA Festival 2005

'Calling out around the world' - Avalon Gallery SALA Festival 2005