Social Photos: Art Expression @123 Fisher Official Opening

The Official Opening of the SALA Festival exhibition, Art Expression @123 Fisher, at Living Choice Fullarton lived up to its reputation as the pinnacle event of the year at the award-winning village.

An impressive array of artwork, delectable food, and beverages including wine and beer from renowned South Australian producers, all set against the backdrop of an extraordinary venue, the Official Opening of the SALA Festival exhibition at Living Choice Fullarton lived up to expectations as the standout event of the year within the award-winning village.

Art Expression @123 Fisher exhibition boasts a collection of 109 artworks contributed by 56 artists ranging from established professionals to emerging talents, also featuring 14 artists from Living Choice Fullarton, Flagstaff Hill, and Woodcroft. The exhibition is the culmination of dedicated efforts by a group of committed volunteers from the Living Choice community who share a passion for both art and music.

Guiding this dedicated team is Joan Ogden, who described the August 3rd opening as “simply amazing”. “Special mention must also go to the team at Castello’s Cucina for their incredible display of food. Together with the piano playing by Joseph Cheek, it really was a fantastic showcase of art, music and food creativity,” says Joan.

The opening saw an attendance of over 200 artists, residents, and distinguished guests, including Living Choice Directors Graham Hobbs OAM and Ian Tregoning, Deputy Mayor of Unley Monica Broniecki, Jenna Pickett from the SALA Festival Board, art judge Joseph Felber, and Helen Hammond, the Patron of the SALA Exhibition at Living Choice.

The esteemed Keith Conlon OAM, also an Ambassador for Living Choice, presided as the Master of Ceremonies, extending his warm welcome and gratitude to sponsors Refined Real Estate, Yates Physiotherapy, Savant Energy, myhomefone, Padthaway Grapegrowers, and Coopers Brewery.

Keith introduced Graham Hobbs, who acknowledged the foundational work of Helen Hammond and her subsequent organizing committee. Reflecting on the acquisition of Living Choice in 2003, Hobbs emphasized its aptness as a name that encapsulates the diverse range of activities available to residents across Living Choice villages.

Numerous art accolades were also bestowed: Janet Bridgland’s “The Quiet Girl” secured both the Community Choice award and the Best Watercolour award. Additional honors were granted to Anne Harvey for “China Plate” and Sarah Jane for “We are One.”

The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 8pm until 27th August and a full program of music recitals, concerts and demonstrations has been arranged.

Photo credit: Brad Griffin

Art Expression @123 Fisher

Living Choice Fullarton Retirement Village, 123 Fisher St, Fullarton


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