Adelaide 2019: Top 4 Visual Art Events To See at the Festivals

Fest's recommended exhibitions and installations, from tattoos to cardboard cities

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Published 05 Feb 2019

Deck Heads

Black Diamond Tattoo studio in Port Adelaide has invited over 70 tattoo artists to paint skateboard decks in their own unique style. The resulting exhibition will be on display and auctioned off online. All proceeds going to Beyondblue to support mental health services in Australia.

Black Diamond Tatoo Studio, times vary, 11 Feb-16 Mar (not 17, 24 Feb, 10 Mar), Free

Wine and Wallabies

Fringe poster design competition winner Matthew Clarke’s vibrant style is on show in a free exhibition celebrating the creation of art without barriers. Clarke identifies as having a mental disability and his art is a potent display of expression and reflections of daily life, without feeling held back. (@ADLFringe).

Fisher Jefferies, times vary, 28 Feb-15 Mar (weekdays only), 9am-5pm


Define confronting and then combine it with disgusting and you may get close to the emotions Schuldfabrik will conjure up. This installation takes the brave audience on a behind-the-scenes look at live liposuction. Human fat tissue is then used to create bars of soap on location. If seeing the surgery side isn’t your thing, you can purchase a bar of the soap. Proceeds go to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mystery CBD Location, Adelaide Festival, times vary, 8-17 Mar, not 5, 6, 11, 12

Ephemeral City

Come together to assist in building the spectacular installations of Ephemeral City. Made with cardboard and tape, the structures rely on people power to come together, becoming a physical manifestation of the greatness unity can achieve.

WOMADelaide, Botanic Park, 8-11 Mar