Fontanelle Port Adelaide Grand Opening / Group exhibition- Mothership

Opening Saturday the 25th of February at 5.30pm
25/2/17 – 9/4/17

Fontanelle launches its new gallery, studio & workshop space in the heart of Port Adelaide with the group exhibition, Mothership, featuring the work of Fontanelle members Amy Joy Watson, Anna Horne, Ben Leslie, Brigid Noone, Christian Lock, Kate Power, Mary-Jean Richardson and Sam Songailo.

Fontanelle is pleased to officially announce the establishment of a new site in St Vincent St, Port Adelaide. This second facility will feature a new gallery, studios, an open community workshop and a laneway performance space.

Over the last two months we have been working closely with The City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council to negotiate how we can transform the existing heritage listed building. The facade of the building will feature architectural painting by our good friend, artist and official Fonty designer Sam Songailo. The facility will house fourteen artists in the studios who will be moving in early November.

Our gallery program begins with an official opening event during the Fringe Festival in 2017, and will feature a group exhibition of Fontanelle associated artists, music performance in the laneway precinct and some excellent food truck action. Stay tuned for further details. We will also announce a more casual pre-christmas drinks launch where you are invited to come and tour the new facility.

We are also very proud to be presenting a new ARI called Sister, directed by Ashleigh D’Antonio and Mia Van den Bos, in our current gallery space at Bowden. This will feature a full program of exhibitions beginning early in 2017 and Sister will be accepting exhibition proposals very soon. Ash and Mia, they have been a crucial part of the Fontanelle volunteer team over the last two years and we are looking forward to supporting them in this exciting new phase at the Bowden site. Bowden will still feature Fontanelle studios, but the official Fontanelle exhibition program will commence at our Port Adelaide site next year. We really hope we can contribute to Port Adelaide’s burgeoning cultural hub.

Directors Brigid Noone & Ben Leslie

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