Stay Positive

27 August-25 September 2020 | SALA EXHIBITION

Dan Withey 

Stay positive in an ever increasing world of darkness and negativity. Dan’s mantra is to stay positive, never give up, do the best you can… and TRY NOT TO BE A DICK (emphasis on try!)

This show is a step into the strange mind of Dan Withey, a 34 year-old straight-white-guy. Who would think he's interesting? Bear with us, it will be fun.Together, we will delve into the twisting labyrinth of the artist’s brain, through a maze of bold colours and eccentric characters.

We take a look at work from Dan’s past and the present in this retrospective of thought. Traversing a range of contemporary issues, Withey parodies our current situation in an increasingly confusing world.

IMAGE: Dan Withey, Flowers in blue vase, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 122x122cm. Photo by Brent Liederitz


1 October - 30 October 2020

Rosina Possingham and Brianna Speight

During a three-month residency at Sauerbier House Rosina Possingham and Brianna Speight collaboratively developed ZINC. Responding to the surroundings of the residency, the work developed through Jan - Feb 2020 explores feelings associated with extreme heat, beach safety and recreation. Photographs in the series were taken at the Port Noarlunga Jetty and at Sauerbier House with assistance from friends and community members. ZINC re-imagines throwaway beach paraphernalia, warning labels and extreme heat within a playful scene of hi-visibility materials. Don’t forget your ZINC!

Image: Rosina Possingham and Brianna Speight, Above (zinc), 2020, archival pigment print, 26 x 21cm. Courtesy the artists.