June 2, 2022
What's On

What’s On: Cabaret, film and cuttlefish

This weekend, warm up with the Cabaret Fringe Festival, or head down the coast as cuttlefish season begins in the Spencer Gulf.

Curious creatures

The Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park in Whyalla is the only known place in the world where mass giant cuttlefish congregations occur – making it the perfect place to engage in cuttlefish diving this June with Pure SA. Swimming just metres from the shoreline, be guided by a marine expert and witness the amazing natural wonder as cuttlefish turn on their colourful tricks and antics. Wetsuits and snorkel gear are provided in addition to fresh, local meals to keep you fuelled during your underwater adventure.

Fringes and frills

The Cabaret Fringe Festival will return to Adelaide from June 3 to 13, with a dazzling line-up of local talent. Highlights include The Burlesque Blues at Nineteen Ten’s rooftop bar and Club Flight which features an all-female cast of aerial performers and acrobats at Pirate Life Brewery. The Cabaret Fringe Festival is the perfect prologue to get you in the mood for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, which begins on Friday, June 10.

Something fishy

On Friday, June 3, a new art installation, Pondi, will be revealed at the South Australian Maritime Museum as part of the Reconciliation Week celebrations. Created by Senior Cultural Weaver, Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Pondi is a four-metre-long, woven sculpture that will be a permanent display in the gallery. Pondi originates from the Ngarrindjeri creation story of the River Murray, where the Spiritual Ancestor is chased by a giant Murray Cod whose thrashing tail carves out the River Murray channel.

Standout selection

The German Film Festival will present a standout selection of 26 films at Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect from June 2 to 22. The festival will open with A Stasi Comedy, a fresh release from Germany starring festival favourites David Kross and Tom Schilling set in Communist East Berlin in the early 1980s. Other highlights include Dear Thomas, a historical monochrome biopic of East German writer and filmmaker Thomas Brasch and The Last Execution, a historical drama based on the real-life case of Werner Teske, an ambitious scientist accused of espionage.

Worlds collide

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The biennial prize provides an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science. Winners of the 20th Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize will be announced at the South Australian Museum on Thursday, June 2 and the works will be on display for the public from June 4 to August, 7.

Astounding art

Expressions of interest are now open for South Australian Aboriginal artists wishing to present their work in the OUR MOB: Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists exhibition and its youth equivalent, OUR YOUNG MOB. The exhibition is a platform for contemporary First Nations artists to share their stories, ideas and art with audiences. This year’s awards include the $2000 Trevor Nickolls Art Prize and the $5000 Don Dunstan Foundation OUR MOB Emerging Artist Prize. OUR MOB: Art by South Australian Aboriginal Artists will be shown from August 18 to October 7 at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre galleries.


Yin and gin

Spend a morning embracing crisp morning air and your inner peace at Prohibition Liquor Co on Sunday, June 5. Arrive for a 10am yoga class in the heart of the city and then reward yourself with a refreshing gin flight infused with juniper, citrus, lemon myrtle and pepper.

Art in the regions

The exhibition Across Country #2 is currently on show at the Burra Regional Art Gallery. Initiated and curated by Burra Arts Administrator and Artist, Denise Officer, the exhibition displays artworks by Australian artists that have been inspired by time spent in 2021 on Ngadjuri Country at Pitcairn Station in Mid North South Australia. The works have been produced under the guidance of landscape artist and mentor John R Walker and will be on sale during the exhibition. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm and the exhibition will run until Sunday, June 12.

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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