Get out and about around the state this weekend with Illuminating Hahndorf, Garden Walk, The Write Word and more.
What’s on: Illuminating Hahndorf, Garden Walk, The Write Word
Take a trip to the Hills to see the spectacle of the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival, on August 23 to 24. The community art project encourages locals to create paper lanterns, scree prints, banners, fire mural displays and poetry during workshops. The festival features musicians, food, market stalls and a growing list of creatives, kicking off with an opening night concert at the Hahndorf Memorial Institute. The lantern parade will be at Alec Johnson Park the following night.
Go on a walk with Mount Lofty Botanic Garden’s horticultural supervisor Rob Hatcher to learn how to take care of camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. Curator’s Tour: Behind the Blooms, on Sunday, August 25, will take visitors on a tour of the cool-climate flowering plants within the garden.
The Write Word
The City of Salisbury and Writers SA will partner again for the Salisbury Writers’ Festival, from August 23 to 25. The event will offer activities for local writers, including a schools’ writing competition, writers’ conference, workshops and presentation. A highlight of the festival will be a Kaurna language workshop, hosted by Jack Buckskin.
KickStart for Kids and Australian Fashion Labels’ The Fifth Label have teamed up to create Come Together to raise funds for underprivileged children around the state. The program will be launched with a lunch at the Published ArtHouse on Thursday, August 29. To celebrate the launch, The Fifth Label has created a t-shirt line to raise funds and awareness for KSFK, which provides SA school students with 50,000 breakfasts and 10,000 lunches each week.
Celebrating Indigenous Artists
Our Mob is a state-wide exhibition and program of events that highlight the diversity of contemporary art by South Australian Aboriginal artists. The 14th year of Our Mob will be celebrated with an exhibition from August 23 to October 3 at the Adelaide Festival Centre galleries, alongside Our Young Mob for young Aboriginal artists. The exhibition aims to demonstrate the power of art in bringing cultures together in harmony with a common goal.