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Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018 | Program
14 September - 14 October
Shimmer Photographic Biennale continues across McLaren Vale until 14 October.
There are exhibitions at 13 venues across the region, including Dancing Boys of Afghanistan by Barat Ali Batoor on display at the Arts Centre, and Still Point , a retrospective of work by Robert McFarlane, on exhibition at the Fleurieu Art House.  

Download the program  or pick one up from your nearest arts venue, library, cafe or participating venue, and take a drive to the various events. It's a fantastic way to explore our region.

Shimmer program cover image: Artifact #6, Jeff Moorfoot, 2017, 100% cotton rag paper, 42cm x 59.4cm


Barat Ali Batoor
 | The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

14 September - 29 October
Barat Ali Batoor is a multi award winning photographer based in Melbourne. His works have been published in magazines, newspapers and catalogues including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.  

Shukur Dances in a party in Kabul, 2010, Image courtesy artist.
Surf 2018 | Entries now open
Exhibition dates: Friday 14 December 2018- Monday 28 January 2019
Closing date for entries: Friday 9 November 2018

The Surf Art exhibition marks the beginning of summer and has become one of the pivotal features of the annual program at the Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga.

Click here to download the entry forms and terms and conditions of entry.


It's a Man's World...or is it?

Featuring Trish Hart

Saturday 13 October 2018,
Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start
Licenced bar.  BYO supper

This vibrant and exciting show features Trish Hart, along with her two gorgeous female back up vocalists.  Trish is backed by the Jus-Fa-Fun band, which includes Greg Hart on guitar and vocals.  The show features big hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s guaranteed to satisfy young and old alike. Songs from artists such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, ABBA, Madonna, Donna Summer and many more.



Land's Edge | Alice Blanch 

Until 27 October
Lands Edge
is a consideration of the meeting point between earth and water, examining the fine balance that needs to occur for these two elements to both survive and function. Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018.
Instagram @alice_blanch

Land's Edge | artist talk with Alice Blanch

Saturday 13 October, 2-3pm

Land’s edge #3, 2018, fine art photographic print, 70 x 70 cm. Image courtesy artist.

Filter - Neville Cichon

Until 27 October
Diverse photographic methods combine to reflect the past, present and future of our changing coastal environment. Supported by ArtsSA, Helpmann Academy. Shimmer Photographic Biennale 2018.
Instagram @neville.cichon

Science in the Picture | artist talks with Neville Cichon and Nina Keath

Wednesday 26 September, 11am-12noon
Saturday 6 October, 2-3pm
Circa 2030, 2018, pigment ink on cotton paper, 50cm x 50cm  Image courtesy artist.

Introducing New Artists in Residence

October - December
Andrew Smith 
Smith’s paintings are essentially about colour. The Welsh heritage at Sauerbier House and the newly experienced landscapes of Port Noarlunga are linked with research undertaken at his home territory in Wales, to provide Smith with exciting contexts for visual responses to the biographical notion of Place, defined as ‘scapes’. Smith is supported by Wales Arts International.
Instagram @andrewharlech

Wal Pawb study 1, 2018, Acrylic, 15cm x 15cm. Image courtesy artist. 
Tristan Louth-Robins
The Sauerbier House residency provides a platform to survey and express characteristics of the Onkaparinga region through workshops and an exhibition of new work incorporating field recording, sound installation and sculpture.
Instagram @tristanlouthrobins

Tristan Louth-Robins, Open Fissure (work in progress), 2018, sound, Bluetooth interface, loudspeakers, twigs, magnetic tape, wire, sand, dimensions variable.  
Image courtesy artist.

Love Aldinga is a public art project for Old Coach Road Aldinga that supports local artists and encourages people to explore the Aldinga township. The team of artists, curators and advisors had an objective for high quality public art that would strengthen the village feel and be unique to Aldinga Township. Artworks reference the heritage of the township, Kaurna heritage of the area, the geography of the region, surfing culture, the local reef and are designed to be interacted with.
For more information on this project, click here.
LOVE Aldinga - Public Art Project Managers/Curators Toff and Cara West, supported by Jason Balmer and artist Andrew Stock
Artists - Rachel Cearns, Brian O’Malley, Anna Small, Allan Sumner, Henry Jock Walker

Image: Work in progress by Allan Sumner. 

Buskers Wanted for Ramsay Place

Spring is finally upon us and it’s time to kick-start busking in Ramsay Place, again.
The busking initiative which entails a waiver on busking fees and insurance cover for uninsured buskers, which means that buskers can get out there and do what they love, at no additional expense to them. The only thing they need to do to get the ball rolling is to complete a couple of forms.

Please note:
  • Council will waive/ sponsor permit fees and has purchased additional public liability insurance cover for buskers endorsed by the Activate Ramsay Place program.
  • Once their details are processed, they will be issued with a permit valid for 6 months
  • Their permit will allow them to busk any day Monday to Sunday between 9am and 6pm. However, to avoid clashing with other buskers and to ensure a smooth transition between acts and a good experience for all, we recommend they talk to each other. Currently there is a facebook page utilised by some of the buskers on the program: Buskers of Onkaparinga.
  Please contact for more information and the forms.
Charcoal Drawing
Various times

Children's Chior
Wednesdays, 4.15-5.30pm
Contact Libby Creedon 0451 422 820

Gotta Dance 
Monday – Wednesday, various times
Saturday, 9.30–10.30am
Bookings: Phone 0401 906 289

Life drawing and portraits
Mondays, 7–8.30pm
last Sunday of each month, 1.30–4.30pm
Bookings: Phone 0433 975 590 or email

Noarlunga and Southern District Camera Club
2nd and 4th Monday of each month,
More info:

Noarlunga Theatre Company Inc
For performance times or to volunteer
Contact Linda Lawson 0417 826 968
More info:
Riverside Art Classes
Fridays 9.30am–1pm
Bookings: Phone 1300 224 477

Sunset Twirlers Square Dancing
Tuesdays 6–10pm
Thursdays 8–10pm

Starlets SA
Performing Arts Classes for ages 2–17

Therapeutic Soundbath Experience
1st Friday of each month

Yoga with Annie Bargery
Strength Yoga, Tuesdays, 6.30–8pm
Gentle Yoga, Wednesdays 10–11.30am
Strength/Vinyasa, Thursdays 7.30–9pm
Saturday morning class, 7–8.30am
Bookings: Phone 8186 6829 or 0412 071 915
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