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SALA lights up the night

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SALA lights up the night
Published 1 August 2018
Hundreds of families and the arts community gathered for the official opening of the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) in Playford.

Hundreds of families and the arts community gathered for the official opening of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival in Playford.

Square Eyed
The interactive and audio-visual Square-eyed exhibition will feature in the Playford Civic Centre precinct throughout August.

Crowds locked their eyes on a large-scale interactive audio-visual installation, Square-Eyed, created by Elizabeth Grove Primary School students.

The 'turning on of the lights' ceremony saw the community cubed in a sensory trance of sight and sound in the Playford Civic Centre precinct.

Square Eyed 2
Students from Elizabeth Grove Primary School created the Square-Eyed exhibition that will be on display throughout August.

Students who hosted the event spoke about their journey of design concept through to final masterpiece about what they love about their community.

“We have been busily trying our hand at art and if I do say so myself, I think we have done an amazing job and one day some of us may choose to become professional artists,” student Jake Sawyer said.

Square-Eyed was complemented by the official opening of former resident and photographer, Eric Algra’s exhibition This is Our Town: A snapshot of Elizabeth, a city in transition.

Algra’s work has captured the essence of the community as it passes through a period of transition.

“Photographing all these wonderful people, hearing their stories and becoming aware of their resilience, their pride and their humility, that pride I feel has become greater,” Algra said.

Eric Algra
Eric Algra's photographic exhibition looks into the soul of the Playford community.

Immerse yourself as part of SALA in Playford at the Playford Civic Centre precinct in Elizabeth for all of August, but be warned excessive viewing may lead you to become Square-Eyed.