Adelaide’s Festival Theatre Shells Light Up with SA Art | Until 3 Jun 2022

Artist: Cedric Varcoe, Photo credit: Simon Rogers

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Iconic Festival Theatre Shells Light Up with SA Art

Adelaide Festival Centre’s iconic Festival Theatre shells come alive this Autumn.

The brand-new large scale animated projections have been designed by local South Australian artists, in a collaboration with the award-winning creative team Electric Canvas. Artists Jake Yang, Cedric Varcoe, Bridgette Minuzzo and Sue Michael have each created a series of work exploring a theme of personal importance.

Take along the family to this free activity and explore the new Festival Plaza and its many offerings or settle under the Plaza arbors for the best view in the house.


Artist: Jake Yang, Photo credit: Simon Rogers

Adelaide Central School of Art graduate, Jake Yang, explores identity and self with strong links to his Chinese heritage and the influence of contemporary Western culture.

Artist: Cedric Varcoe, Photo credit: Simon Rogers

Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist, Cedric Varcoe, has participated in the OUR MOB exhibition and many community art projects. He works mainly in acrylics on canvas and his subjects are usually lizards, snakes and stylised male figures.

Artist: Bridgette Minuzzo, Photo credit: Simon Rogers

Adelaide-based visual artist, Bridgette Minuzzo, has over 20 years’ experience in creative practice. Her commissions include work for Art Gallery of South Australia, Flinders Medical Centre and several local councils. In 2013 Bridgette documented Adelaide Festival Centre: the theatres, backstage, roof spaces and exterior, to create Phantasmagoria for Adelaide Festival Centre’s 40th anniversary.

Bridgette animated layers of photographs to create a series of kaleidoscopes, a reference to the psychedelic 70s and the use of octagons in the building design.

Artist: Sue Michael, Photo credit: Simon Rogers

Award-winning artist, Sue Michael, explored regional South Australia during her Visual Art PhD and has become known for her artworks that display often overlooked aspects of domestic life in South Australia. Sue has presented an appreciation of those aspects: modest Lucky Bay beach shack interiors, and galahs flying along the World’s End Highway, as well as attenuated local landscapes made through collage processes.

The exhibition will light up the Festival Theatre Shells nightly from 7pm until the 3 June 2022.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Festival Centre website

What: Festival Theatre Shells Light Up with SA Art

When:    22 April – 3 June 2022 | 7pm until late

Where:   Adelaide Festival Theatre | King William St, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Supplied (photos by Simon Rogers)


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