The pasting up of murals for the SALA exhibition was running smoothly over the weekend.
Yesterday a strong north-westerly came out of nowhere as I was attempting to paste up at Marion and I ended up wearing the mural. We now have six of the fifteen images on the walls, but no hope of getting the remaining nine up before the beginning of the Festival on Friday.
With our beautiful balmy autumn weather in April, it didn’t occur to me that wind and rain are the enemy of wheatpaste. Though the images are moderately weather-proof when up, it’s getting them on the wall that’s the problem.
So if you are visiting the exhibition on Friday and wonder why most of it is missing, it’s the weather.
Locations that are up:
Parkholme Community Hall, Marion Road, Parkholme
Mitchell Park Neighbourhood Centre, Cumbria Court, Mitchell Park
Richard Jolly Racing, Morphett Road, Morphettville
Panorama Crash Repairs (with some community additions), Raglan Avenue, Edwardstown
Bernard and Keryn Brown Furnishers, South Road, Clovelly Park
For the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival this August, Andrew and I are working on noise murals for the streets of Adelaide. Or rather it started out that way.
The original intention was to paste up photo-montage murals on random walls around the Adelaide CBD and suburbs, but an intervention cut the idea short. We were lucky to drift in the direction of the Marion Council district and are now working exclusively on murals of historic and interesting architecture and surrounds in that area.
Subterranean brings European fairy tales into an Adelaide setting. The arrival of the characters through portals in the area, warps and distorts the buildings and landscape. Andrew has composed sound to accompany the murals, with titles inspired by Tolkien’s essay On Fairy Stories
At each mural will be a QR code than can be scanned by the QR App on a smartphone, which will take the view/listener to the ambient sound. We will be listing the locations of the murals when they are all up, hopefully by the beginning of the Festival!