SALA Festival hijinks

The 2010 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival starts tonight with art exhibitions of every description sprouting up all around fair Adelaide (and out in the ‘burbs and countryside too!). I am in two BIG and exciting group exhibitions:

1.The SALA Moving Image Project 2010 at Queen’s Theatre

I have written and animated a short story about where donuts come from. That’s right, they’re not some simple man-made baked treat but a mysterious flying jellyfish-like creature requiring cunning, co-operation and careful aim to hunt and prepare for your family to eat! The two-minute animation is called ‘Donut Holes #1: The Donut Hunters’ and it darn-near killed me, but taught me a lot about Adobe After Effects! You can see it here in Adelaide from tomorrow night at the  Moving Image Showcase at Queen’s Theatre, or online soon (here and through Adelaide Now I believe!)
There may be two sequels coming for this cartoon, too. So stay tuned!

And if you’re in Adelaide come down to Queen’s Theatre tomorrow night from 6 for a veritable smorgasbord of non-static artwork!

2. Schaffas 2 at Black Sheep

This is the spectacular second chapter of a unique kind of character design / sculpture project started in 2008 by two intrepid Adelaide fellas, Chris Edser and Sam Barratt. Basically a whole pile of creative folks from across the country and beyond are given a small blank wooden ‘schaffa’ (the doorknob-with-legs shown above) and free reign to craft it into whatever kind of beast or beauty they wish. Last time around I invented ‘Stacka T Warp-Speed’ (below) and this year I’ve made someone from an alternate Hogwarts universe infected by the Zombie plague… but you’ll have to wait or come to the launch to see it!

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