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Crazy for Cats

BY Alex Thorpe | 02-Feb-2013
An Adelaide Fringe Festival exhibition of mixed media with a feline theme by 30 artists

Community Launch Event: Sunday 17 February 2013 2 pm - 4 pm Launch Guest: David Parkin, Mayor of Burnside Live Music by Tin Can Alley Free Face Painting by Fiona Jeffree Painting Demonstration by Luna Galvanised Metal Cat Sculpture Demonstration by Paul Hester Printmaking Demonstration by Margie Goodchild Crazy for Cats is a quirky, fun and entertaining mixed media exhibition of artworks by almost 30 South Australian artists, inspired by the theme of the feline.

This exhibition will appeal to the cat lover in all of us and will include depictions of both big cats, such as tigers, cheetahs and lions as well as many domestic cats. Visitors can expect to see a wide variety of artworks including paintings, jewellery, printmaking, paper mâché sculptures, textiles, ceramics, pastels, photography and more! Works range from the beautiful and delicate pastels by Carol Coventry to the fun, light hearted and vivid paintings by Elise Leslie-Allen. Margaret Slape-Phillips’ well known oils will be making another appearance and Lisa Pastars quirky yet endearing paper mâché cat sculptures are a sight to see. New artist, Luna, will have some striking portrayal of lions and cheetahs represented, while Paul Hester has some amazing galvanised iron sculptures to behold.

Contemporary Jewellery will be on show by Georgia Gabrielle, Melanie Steadman and Carol Argent which is also bound to be a hit. There are also wonderful ceramic pieces on show by popular potters, Marilyn Saccardo and Jane Alyce Humphreys which are a must see! Entry is free and the artworks are for sale, all are welcome. There is sure to be something in this enjoyable and fun exhibition that brings out the cat enthusiasts in all of us, don’t miss out on this one! Get in first at the Sunday launch.

Free Artist Talks Saturday 23 February 2013 Jorji Gardener - Printmaking 2 pm - 3 pm Christine Pyman - Jewllery Making 3 pm - 4 pm Saturday 2 March 2013 Carolanne Wasley - Jewellery and Painting 2 pm - 3 pm Jane Alyce Humphreys - Ceramics 3 pm - 4 pm Saturday 9 March 2013 Lorry Wedding-Marchioro - Jewellery and Painting 2 pm - 3 pm