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2018 SALA Exhibition: ‘Farm to Market Town’

It’s SALA Exhibition time!! There’s nothing like an art exhibition to get one inspired and working towards putting together some unique pieces for sale. I’ve not exhibited before, well not where I’ve had work for sale so this SALA exhibition is an exciting opportunity.

Where and when will the 2018 SALA Exhibition be held?

The ‘Farm to Market Town’ exhibition is being held at the Mt Pleasant Farmer’s Market, in their Atrium over three weekends, starting with the opening on Friday August 10th. It finishes on Sunday 26th August. The opening times are:

  • Saturdays 8-1pm and
  • Sundays 2-4pm.

Fourteen artists from various different disciplines are exhibiting, including my artist blacksmith husband, Andrew Hood. All artists are local to the Barossa Valley and the Northern Adelaide Hills.

How am I going to approach the theme to the Exhibition?

Initially I found the exhibition theme a little problematic as my existing works were floral in nature. After some thought, it occurred to me that flowers are part of the agriculture of the region. There are a number of stall holders at the Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market who sell cut flowers, potted plants and seedlings. Thus I decided to enter some of my existing works (on display only, not for sale).

From the research I did online, it seems farm animals are all the rage. Personally I feel that the trend is reaching saturation so I don’t want to repeat a subject which is getting so much attention already. So many print and decorator stores seem to have images of pigs, sheep, cows, ponies and chooks. I guess they’re popular, but why reinvent the wheel?

I’ve created three unique paintings specifically for this SALA exhibition which I’ll write about separately. Two of my metal art pieces were also entered for sale (the apple and pear topiary wall art pieces in corten steel).

The exhibition is part of the Torrens Valley Art Trail so please come along. For more information, you’ll find details on Facebook ( ).

For information about the 2018 Art Trail visit