Lest you go away thinking it's all shows and flyering here in Adelaide, Hev & I have taken the opportunity to take in art and culture, of which there's a healthy amount here in town. For a start there's the Adelaide Biennal and the International Art Series, about which more below. But more noticeable than that is the public sculpture which abounds everywhere. From the statue of Roy 'Mo' Rene who we featured a couple of days ago, to fountains, celebrated dignatories of the past, and more modern pieces, there is permanent sculpture all over Adelaide, as a delightful addition to some truly impressive and diverse architecture. Short of showing you every picture we've taken here (don't worry, we won't bore you) it's impossible to communicate just how different the place looks from places back home (not that the walk to work everyday isn't boring and frustrating, the city being a grid and the road crossings being something we've gone into already). Here, for your pleasure, are just two sculptures that have caught my fancy...
A pig in Rundle Mall
A war memorial where the little guys seem to be marvelling at an angel who's gone to all the effort of putting wings on, and a wee shawl for his shoulders, then totally forgotten to bring any other clothes, so he has to do an Austin Powers with his sword to cover up Little Gabriel.
International Art Series inc Jake & Dinos Chapman and a fabulous video by AES+F (crazy name, crazy guys) called Allegoria Sacra.
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide every night at 7.45 until March 18th. Tickets here.
Four & a half thumbs-up review from The Punch
"Roll up roll up" - Adelaide Advertiser review
"Side-splitting laughs" - FIVEaa review
"Head-slappingly funny" - Festival Freak review
Adelaide Waiting - Socks video