Get out and about this weekend with the SA Country Music Festival at Barmera, the Ramsay Art Prize exhibition, End of the Rainbow at the Royalty Theatre and SA Museum's Great Barrier Reef VR Experience.
What’s On: SA Country Music Festival, Ramsay Art Prize and more
MUSIC TO THE EARS
Mosey on up to Barmera and surrounding towns this weekend for the South Australian Country Music Festival, from May 31 to June 10. A host of artists will perform, and a square dance will be held at the Bonney Theatre on June 1.
RAMSAY ART PRIZE
The work of the 23 finalists in the 2019 Ramsay Art Prize is on show in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of SA until August 25. The $100,000 acquisitive prize is open to contemporary Australian artists under the age of 40, with this year’s finalists working across a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installation art and even taxidermy. The 2019 winner was South Australian artist Vincent Namatjira, with a double-sided painting on plywood featuring a self-portrait on one side and Captain James Cook on the other.
Details: Art Gallery of SA
END OF THE RAINBOW
May 31 to June 22
Presented by State Theatre Company and directed by Elena Carapetis, End of the Rainbow tells the story of Judy Garland’s fabled last days. Musical theatre icon Helen Dallimore plays the Hollywood legend in all of her fragile and manic glory.
Details: State Theatre Company
GREAT BARRIER REEF VR EXPERIENCE
Take a dive through the Great Barrier Reef with globally beloved natural historian Sir David Attenborough as part of this virtual-reality experience at the South Australian Museum. The 25-minute, 360-degree VR tour takes place in a bright yellow Triton submersible with Attenborough at the helm explaining the curiosities of the world’s largest coral reef. To complement the experience, the museum will display scleractinian coral specimens, which have until now remained behind the scenes. The exhibition runs until July 14. Read CityMag’s interview with SA Museum director Brian Oldman here.
Details: South Australian Museum