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Art fills the City Library for Fringe

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The city is buzzing with creativity right now, with artists from all corners of the globe appearing across a range of major festivals and smaller community events.

Just off Rundle Mall, the Adelaide City Library is in the thick of the March festival action and if you thought all you’d find there was books (and sure, there are plenty of those!) - think again! There’s also an outdoor reading room, History Hub, innovation areas where you can learn new skills and try out new technologies – plus it’s an ideal space for artists to show their work.

As part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, the City Library is exhibiting a diverse collection of artworks by both local and international artists - exploring themes of human nature through painting, illustration and sculpture.

One of the exhibitors is Kylie Nichols, an Adelaide-based multi-disciplinary artist who is presenting two series of works in the exhibition.

‘Prospection’ is a reflection of living in a commercialised and commodified society and celebrates the everyday world and its relationship with nature. In it, ordinary objects are suspended and floated in plaster, wax and resin - captured for future generations. ‘Morphics’, is a collection of work that speaks of both human and natural form as well as multiplicity, a reading of the human condition.

“The Adelaide City Library is a very dynamic place,” said Kylie. “It was planned extremely well to not only house a collection of resources to facilitate learning, but as an inclusive space that welcomes our diverse community for a raft of programs and events.

“The ability to exhibit work in this space allows for visual arts to be viewed by a more diverse audience, those who would not necessarily visit a formal gallery space.”
Kylie Nichols, multi-disciplinary artist

At a time when the city is truly brimming with activity, Kylie is excited to be contributing to the creative energy!

“Adelaide celebrates its cultural diversity, it allows for opportunity, embraces inclusion and recognises the benefits of how collaboration can create synergy and awareness. Even if this exists within smaller groups, together it contributes as a whole to a friendly, vibrant and welcoming city.”

More information on the artists and their collections

Michelle Eoncheff & Josh Juett – ‘Dispositioned’

These otherworldly illustrations display a playful mix of self reflection, creativity and lifelong learning in a celebration of the human experience.

Chris Webb – ‘Deep Creek’

Made only with elements found on-site applied to canvas, these works document an intimate collaboration between the artist and the landscape.

Kylie Nichols – ‘Prospection’

Through sculptural multimedia forms, explore themes of science, the human condition and our interaction with nature.

Ronnie Ogwang & Charles Wasswa – ‘The African Marangi’

A bright and bold collection of paintings celebrating these Ugandan artists lives and experiences ‘down in Africa’.

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