Emerging Arts and Culture publication Collage Adelaide has just launched its second exhibition as part of the 2018 SALA Festival.

Titled Small Worldsthe exhibition explores private spaces, the world inside our heads or the earth from above.

Featuring the work of seven up and coming artists, Small Worlds will showcase multiple formats, oil painting, photography, drawing, and glass work.

Maria Kharitonova
Artwork by Maria Kharitonova

Curated by the Collage Adelaide editorial team, the exhibition will shine a light on the works of Raphael Eisenhofer​, Lochlan Harrison & Nicholas Carfora​, Maria Kharitonova​, Elise Pomery​, Meherzad Shroff​, Caitlin Williams​, and Sorcha Yelland​

One of the curators, Natalie Carfora, says the theme has opened up the exhibition to a myriad of ideas and offerings, which is what makes it so special.

“What I love most about Small Worlds is how you can interpret it in so many ways. To me, Small Worlds is equal part my private world or my inner thoughts as it is my local community. We have tried to work with artists all of whom interpret it differently, which I love,” she says.

“SALA is another Small World: the Adelaide arts community. I love so much about SALA! I love that it brings living artists to the forefront, I love that it gives businesses who wouldn’t usually display art an excuse to get involved with artists and showcase their work. Plus, it gives me an excuse to visit as many exhibitions as I can get to.”

Held at Mâché​, the co-working space that is home to EcoCaddy, Small Worlds ffits in well with the space currently used by local creatives and small businesses.

“We first worked with Mâché and Eco Caddy in 2016. At that stage, Daniels Langeberg hosted us, as Mâché had just opened up as a co-working space and the building was due to be demolished within 12 months,” Natalie says.

“Fast forward two years, and it still stands! The construction has been postponed, and Dans was excited to have us back again. Dans has been so kind to provide us the space. It’s important to him to support local artists and creatives, and as we are a not-for-profit organisation we are lucky that he has also chosen to continue supporting our work.”

Nicholas Carfora & Lochlan Harrison
Artwork by Nicholas Carfora and Lachlan Harrison

Collage Adelaide will also partner with  Adelaide produce grower, P’Petual Holdings​ for the SALA month.

Under the Ausfresh​ brand, P’Petual ​grows a selection of tomatoes, eggplants, and mini-cucumbers and their produce will feature at the exhibition opening​, life drawing workshop​, and will be available as prizes during the quiz night​.

Alongside the exhibition, Collage i​s holding several events over the SALA Festival m​onth:

Through these events, Collage ​hopes to continue forging relationships, actively creating opportunities outside of the normal white square of the gallery space to enjoy art in different formats, so get involved with this innovative new publication/arts collective.

Words: Libby Parker
Feature photo: Artwork by Sorcha Yelland