James Dodd to undertake SALA residency at the Adelaide Festival Centre

Congratulations to James Dodd who has been selected to undertake the SALA Festival, Artist in Residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre in 2016! Dodd plans to respond to the iconic Murray River murals of Fred Williams, which were commissioned by the Adelaide Festival Centre for the original opening in 1978.

“I am looking forward to spending time on the Murray developing paintings as one part of my outcome.  During my residency I will also be developing a river-oriented vessel that responds to the Murray, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Torrens site and my ongoing interest in pedal powered vehicles and their potential as art. ” explains Dodd.

Drawing links to the representation of landscape, Dodd’s residency will present a contemporary view of the ever changing Murray, coinciding with the redevelopment of the theatre and surrounding plaza. Dodd has a career rich in using modern and varied materials often with public interactions and outcomes, this residency is sure to be a fascinating development and we look forward to seeing the results!

The work will be on display during this years SALA Festival from the 1st – 31st of August.

You can hear James Dodd speaking about this upcoming residency on Radio Adelaide here.

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Image: James Dodd, Blue Rock Painting, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102 cm