February 13, 2020
What's On

What’s On: Golf, Port Lincoln Art Prize, Helpmann exhibition

There's plenty to do around the state this weekend with golf, art in Port Lincoln, Fringe in the Barossa and the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.

Take a swing

The world’s top female golfers are at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club this weekend for the 2020 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open. One of the greatest players in the sport’s history, South Korea’s Inbee Park, is back to play in Australia for the first time in six years. There will also be plenty of entertainment, with live music daily from 2pm in the Village.

Eyes on the prize

Don’t miss out on the Port Lincoln Art Prize, showing at the Nautilus Arts Centre until Saturday, February 15. There are 74 entries in this year’s exhibition, judged by Guildhouse South Australia CEO Emma Fey. Pictured is last year’s major prize winner, Sally by Emma Fuss.

Get in first

Discover the talents of the latest crop of art graduates at Helpmann Academy’s Graduate Exhibition,  at Torrens Parade Ground’s Drill Hall, until March 8. Work from 27 of the state’s top graduating visual artists from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA)/Flinders University is on show from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily. Kate Little from Aldgate received $10,000 for winning the Hill Smith Gallery/University of South Australia Postgraduate Award.

Arty party

A group of Barossa artists will throw a roving visual art street party to mark the launch of Barossa Fringe 2020. Wanderlust Greenock, on Friday, February 14, will feature food, wine and entertainment from artists, including contemporary artist, Arlon Hall and Lise Temple (pictured is her work Light Valley). The installations will be paired with seven venues around the town, and local artists will show their work in an outdoor space.

Pet Stock Pet Adoption Day. Photograph: Eugene Hyland

Welcome home

If you’ve been thinking about adopting a pet, make your way to PETstock on Saturday, February 15 for their annual National Pet Adoption Day. The initiative urges would-be pet owners to think about responsible pet ownership to help break the cycle of pet homelessness. Pet adoption experts from rescue groups will be there to answer any questions about the process.

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