Arts & Culture

The Adelaide Hills Council values the vibrant arts culture of our region, working with local artists and the wider community to facilitate and promote activities that enhance culture and strengthen the sense of place.

ARTS AND HERITAGE HUB
We are currently developing an Arts and Heritage Hub at the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill site in Lobethal. Whilst it's early days yet for the Hub, things are already happening on the site, with exhibitions, art classes, and community connections. Click here to view the Arts and Heritage Hub Business Development Framework.

Upcoming projects and activities:
Hills Art collective SALA exhibition, The Connected Thread | 3-26 August 2018
Ilk Collective ceramics SALA exhibition, Coefficient | 3-31 August 2018
The Big Draw | 14 Sept - 14 Oct 2018

Exciting developments in 2019:
Gardens of the Heart (Adelaide Fringe 2019) with India Flint, Hills Art, and artists, poets, and stitchers from around the world
Raining Poetry (winter 2019)

ADELAIDE HILLS INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
This bi-annual event created a lasting public art legacy across the Adelaide Hills. The first symposium in 2012 resulted in three of the original eight sculptures being placed at Balhannah, Lobethal and Stirling.  A further eight were created and placed in sites across the Hills in 2014, and a final eight during 2016. Click here to discover the completed sculpture trail.

COMMUNITY MOSAIC COUCH TRAIL
The Community Mosaic Couch project brought together residents affected by the 2015 Sampson Flat Bushfire to produce a legacy celebrating their resilience and community spirit. Click here to learn more about this project and the couch locations.

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIVING ARTISTS FESTIVAL (SALA)
The Adelaide Hills is strongly represented each year in the SALA Festival as numerous galleries, studios, restaurants and businesses liaise with and exhibit local artists. There were over 40 exhibitions in the Adelaide Hills as part of SALA 2017, and we are very excited to see our representation grow in 2018. Adelaide Hills Council is supporting exhibitions in Norton Summit and Lobethal again this year: click here for for more information.

COMMUNITY ARTS GROUPS
For further information about community theatre, dance, singing, music, arts or other such groups please click here.

Click here for more information about arts and culture in the Adelaide Hills region.