‘LIQUID LIGHT’ BY DENIS SMITH

Urban Wellness is excited to take part in the 2019 SALA Festival this August and even more excited to announce that our featuring artist is Denis Smith.

Denis Smith has established himself as a world leader in the art of light painting. Liquid Light artisitcally captures the movement of water with light, creating mesmerising glass like forms. This photographic series was created over two summers in South Australian waters.

Denis believes photography should be inclusive and that we live in an incredible age where everyone, young and old, can create stunning images that spark joy and enthusiasm deep within. Through his light painting workshops, Denis mentors beginner to advanced photographers and leads them into the night to create ethereal and mind blowing images. With an uncompromised openness about his own mental health issues, Denis brings art, nature and people together whilst influencing mental health acceptance and equanimity.

Light painting has always been about escape for me. Getting into the water with my light painting tools and thrashing around, free and alone. This is the ultimate. The Liquid Light series has been a revelation. It adds a level of complexity to my work that makes it even more exciting to see the results. The SALA exhibition at Urban Wellness is my first public showing. The opening night will include a talk on the technique and how I create the images. See you there.
— DENIS SMITH

'After Dark' SA’S BIGGEST Art Trail

After Dark - SALA in the Port is returning for its third year, taking place on Friday the 9th of August as part of the SALA Festival 2019. After Dark brings together Port Adelaide venues hosting SALA exhibitions for a one-night-only event where visitors walk the art trail lit by lanterns, enjoying the exhibitions as well as all the great food, live music and atmosphere the beautiful, historical Port has to offer. For more information visit https://portafterdark.com/

4:00pm - until late
Artist talk 7:00pm
Free event and wheelchair access.

Our official tea partner Brewed By Belinda will also be there with the tea bar set up for tastings!
Kindred Self will also be open with some sneaky specials in store!

AUGUST Exhibition OPEN TIMES

1st - 31st August 2019 / Open Thurs 3pm-6pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm.
Free event and wheelchair access.

ONLINE EXHIBITION

For those of you who cannot physically make it to the exhibition in Port Adelaide, you will be able to view the featured images online and also have the opportunity to purchase from the collection. (shipping anywhere in the world)

 


Image captured by Jenni Wyrsta

Image captured by Jenni Wyrsta

Supporting our local Dolphins

For each ‘Liquid Light’ print purchase we will donate 10% to the Port Adelaide WDC Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

The Port River area has been declared a dolphin sanctuary and is regularly patrolled by government rangers and a number of committed volunteers. The Sanctuary is 118 km² extending from the upper reaches of the Port Adelaide River to North Haven, through North Arm and Barker Inlet, extending into Gulf St Vincent to Pt. Gawler Conservation Park.

Conditions for the dolphins in the estuary are gradually improving, but their environment is still subject to many pressures, including increased tourism and other recreational activities, industrial development and an increase in the number of people living in the area.

Port River DOLPHIN facts

  • These dolphins are the first known permanent metropolitan population in the world

  • These wild dolphins were taught to 'tailwalk' by a dolphin previously held in captivity

  • Human activities, particularly speeding boats, are the main threat, especially to dolphin calves

  • The Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary was created in 2005 to protect their home

Our sponsorship will help to protect these beautiful beings, and their precious habitat in which they depend for survival.