Sally Smart: The Violet Ballet - Art Collector

Sally Smart, ‘Chout Act_4’, 2018. Melbourne Art Theatre performance, Gossard Theatre, Melbourne. Photo: Jeff Busby. Courtesy: the artist and ACE Open, Adelaide

Encounter the work of one Australia’s most significant contemporary artists, Sally Smart, as she makes a welcome return to Adelaide with her immersive new installation, ‘The Violet Ballet’, presented as part of Adelaide Festival 2019.

Widely known for her large-scale, richly coloured assemblage installations, Smart has carved out a world-renowned career that spans more than three decades. ‘The Violet Ballet’ extends on Smart’s distinctive practice, examining the extraordinary legacy of the Ballet Russes – in particular its macabre dance piece Chout (Tale of the Buffoon) – alongside traditional the Indonesian Wayang character Punokawan.

Exhibition opens: Saturday 2 March 2019
Exhibition closes: Saturday 27 April 2019
Location: ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace(West End), Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide SA
Website: aceopen.art
Phone: +618 8211 7505
Email: admin@aceopen.art


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