This weekend, shop 'til you drop as the Gathered Design Market takes over Rundle Mall, or head to the Clare Valley and discover all things French.
Auburn Frenchfest, JamFactory Gold and markets in the mall
Markets in the mall
The Gathered Design Market will pop up in Rundle Mall on Sunday, September 10 for Market in the Mall. From 9am to 5pm, local artisans will show off their wares under the Gawler Place Canopy. Grab friends and family to browse stalls selling homewares, gifts, beauty products, fashions, accessories and decorations before enjoying lunch from one of the pop-up food vendors.
Aboriginal, queer and proud
Melbourne-based Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe celebrates being Aboriginal and queer in his first major artistic presentation in South Australia, PRIDE. “I see my Aboriginalness and queerness all wrapped in my spirit,” Peter says. Featured in the exhibition are the works Ngarigo queen – Cloak of queer visibility (2018) and Ngaya (I Am) (2022), which represent the loss of queer Aboriginal roles and interrogate the way non-Indigenous people construct images of Aboriginal land and people. The exhibition is supplemented with works consisting of language, ceramics and digital illustration from Peter’s mentees, the emerging Aboriginal artists Alfred Lowe, Tyberius Larking and Jayda Wilson. Curated by Dominic Guerrera and Patrice Sharkey, PRIDE will be showing at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental until October 28.
Embark on a weekend of music, art, culture, food, wine and joie de vivre at the Auburn Frenchfest from September 8 to 10. Nestled in the heart of the Clare Valley, the festival is a celebration of French culture, featuring music and theatre, food and beverages and everything in between. Peruse the French markets while the kids enjoy a puppet show, or give the family some hands-on experience with workshops on wine, language and singing. The world premiere of the film Dream will be shown on Friday night, telling the story of one girl’s dream to perform at the Moulin Rouge.
Beside the seaside
The Sea to Shore Glenelg Seafood Festival kicks off from 11am on Saturday, October 28, transforming the foreshore into a vibrant hub for the senses. Guests can indulge in a range of fresh seafood dishes curated by South Australian chefs and paired with local wines and gins while overlooking one of the state’s favourite beaches. As the sun goes down, the fun will continue on Jetty Road with a vibrant street party.
Established in 1973 as a government initiative to promote contemporary art and design, JamFactory is celebrating its 50th year in 2023. JamFactory began as a craft training workshop in an old jam factory on Payneham Road, St Peters and was home to a gallery, shop and artist studios for glass, ceramics, leather, textiles and jewellery design. JamFactory moved to its current West End location in 1992 and opened a second location at Seppeltsfield Winery in 2013. To recognise a selection of the most influential achievements of the organisation’s Associate Program, the exhibition Gold: 50 years 50 JamFactory Alumni will be on display at JamFactory until September 17.
Marvel of the Mid-North
Explore the historic homestead of Martindale Hall in Mintaro on Sunday, September 10 with a guided tour by art historian Georgina Downey. The tour delves into the lives of the Bowman and Mortlock families from the Mid-North region and explores the “instant palace” Edmund Bowman built in 1879 to cement his social standing as a pastoralist of the time. After the 90-minute tour, guests can explore the surrounding Clare Valley and indulge in local culture, produce and wines.
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