SALA Festival 2022

Duck n Weave are preparing for our annual SALA exhibition with Parts Within, to be held at Pure Earth Café, 333 King William Street, Adelaide. It will be open from 8th August to 19 September, Monday to Friday 8am-2pm.

We love coming together for SALA – our very first exhibition as a collective was for SALA in 2016.

Cheryl Evans, Donna Gordge & Niccy Pallant – Layers of Us, 2021, Detail. Acrylic on canvas.

A New Year for Creative Exchange!

We are super excited to have welcomed 10 participants to the next round of Creative Exchange. This time, we are joined by Kirsty, Deirdre, Andrea, Cheryl, Annette, Caroline, Betty-ann, Alison, Catherine and Bernadette (for a second round!).

It’s a lot of fun getting to know each other and how we each work – really looking forward to diving deep together.

Over the next few months, we’ll be adding profiles of each participant, so you can learn a bit about them and their work too!

Support for your Creative Goals in 2021…

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We are currently accepting expressions of interest for our third round of the Duck ‘n Weave Creative Exchange program, which will begin in May 2021.

The Creative Exchange is a twelve-month program – we meet for three hours, ten times for the year and discuss a range of topics relating to your artwork, your aspirations and inspirations, and challenges you may be facing. Our main interests are goals, accountability and action!

And by ‘artwork’, we mean any creative pursuits! Among our participants, we have had writers, a pastry chef, a jeweller, textile artists, painters….. If you’d like your own personal cheer squad, we’re here for you!

The program will be run out of Adelaide, South Australia, but as we will be meeting online via Zoom, location shouldn’t stop you from joining in! This year, we have been able to include a few in-person meetups, and a few times, people living near each other have Zoomed from one location, which has been lovely, too. We’ll see what next year brings!

More information can be found here.

Safe Travels & Meet the Maker – SALA 2020

After the upheaval of this year, we weren’t actually planning much for the SALA Festival this year, but things have worked in our favour and now we present TWO wonderful events!!

First up, Duck n Weave + Friends will be exhibiting Safe Travels at Ginger’s Coffee Studio in Goodwood. We had an exhibition here in 2017, so it’s lovely to return! We are excited to be joined by our current and some previous Creative Exchange participants. Our work will be there all through August and beyond…

And then, at the end of SALA, we present Meet the Maker – a virtual gathering of artists we admire and envy!! Throughout the day, we will be speaking online to each of them about their art practice, but also how they’ve dealt with the threat and disruption caused by COVID19. Check out our M+M page for the details… It’s going to be an online adventure!

Balance – Fringe 2020

Our exhibition for the Fringe Festival in 2020 is about trying to find a place somewhere in between chaos and boredom, light and dark…

Cheryl, Donna & Niccy at the opening of Balance.
Work by Donna Gordge.
There’s always hidden treasure at Cru if you look for it! Work by Cheryl Evans.
Work on the right wall is by Cheryl Evans (large blue paintings) and Niccy Pallant (smaller framed pieces).
We are so grateful to Martin and Deb at Cru Tapas Bar & Kitchen for their continuing relationship with Duck n Weave.

3 x Three – SALA 2019

Cheryl’s ceramic dots feature on this poster.
Cheryl, our resident curator, hanging work for 3 x Three. We love this wall at Cru…
Niccy, Cheryl and Donna at the opening of 3 x Three. We are each represented in the work visible behind us.

Looking Beyond – SALA 2017

Looking Beyond was held in the gorgeous cellar door at Chateau Yaldara, in Lyndoch. We had the chance to spend a sunny winter’s day there as ‘Artists in Session’ – visitors to the winery were excited to sit with a glass and watch us at work outside.

Our entry in the SALA Festival guide.
The opening of Looking Beyond – Julianne, Donna, Niccy, Nima and Cheryl.
Our studio for ‘Artist in Session’ at Chateau Yaldara.