June 22, 2023
What's On

Pichi Richi Marathon and Frida Kahlo on display

This weekend, be inspired by the 21st century muse that is Frida Kahlo at the Art Gallery of South Australia, or head to the Flinders and challenge yourself with the Pichi Richi Marathon.

Love and revolution

Opening at the Art Gallery of South Australia on June 24, Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution is an Australian-exclusive exhibition exploring the works and allure of influential artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. AGSA Director, Rhana Devenport says the exhibition speaks to the influence and ingenuity of art practice in Mexico and aims to recontextualise the foremost presence of Kahlo within our society today. “Each generation brings a new lens through which to view the phenomenon that is Frida Kahlo. A 21st century muse, Kahlo is today revered as a feminist and as a singular political and creative force.” The exhibition runs until September 17 and features more than 150 works from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection including paintings, photographs, videos and period clothing.

Photograph Jeremy Browne

Chug along

Get your running shoes on for the 41st annual Pichi Richi Marathon through the picturesque Pichi Richi Pass along the Flinders Ranges Way between Port Augusta and Quorn on Sunday, June 25. Participants can choose to run, jog or walk at their own pace, with various marathons occurring throughout the day. All legs follow the same route so participants all finish at the Quorn Oval Complex where competitors can enjoy food stalls and mingle, while there will also be a trophy presentation.

Weaving and wine

Weaving and Wine is a new exhibition of work of Adelaide Hills weaver Sue Rosenthal, showing at Lobethal Road Wines from June 25 until the end of August. “The works I have made for this exhibition reflect both my love of strong colour and the various colours of the different wine varieties produced in the Adelaide Hills,” says Sue, whose tapestries are in numerous collections around Australia. The flat woven rugs are made on a Swedish floor loom using commercial rug yarn.

Gathering goodies

Discover an abundance of locally-made market delights at the Gathered Design Market on June 24 and 25 at the Torrens Parade Ground. Enjoy a weekend of shopping as more than 100 South Australian designers and makers showcase their wares alongside pop-up food and wine bars. Learn all about the world of cosmetics at a beauty workshop or build a plant terrarium with Green Leaf Lounge. Enjoy the warmth of the heated venue and undercover dining area with a tantalising range of food and hot drinks to help stay toasty.

The loneliest time

A group exhibition featuring works by Andrew Baines and Stephen Glassborow is currently showing at the BMGART Gallery. Andrew Baines’s painting series The Master of Loneliness features surrealist acrylic on canvas exploring the ideas of life, longing and loneliness. Stephen Glassborow is showing a series of bronze works that seek to bring a fresh perspective to an ancient art form. The exhibition will run until Saturday, July 8 and the artworks on display are available for purchase through BMGART.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the June issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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