Located amongst the cultural treasures of North Terrace, nestled against the Adelaide Botanic Garden and a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in the city, Lot Fourteen is one of the most exciting urban redevelopments in the world.
Eight fabulous South Australian artists are using their creative talents and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to bring trees to life at Lot Fourteen this Christmas.
Based on famous trails such as the Berlin bears, the Easter egg hunt in New York and Gromit Unleashed in Bristol, The Art of Christmas will transform Lot Fourteen into a Christmas wonderland.
Each tree, unique like the artists themselves, will form the trail for you to follow. Get started by downloading the map and follow the trail around this unique and historic site.
Explore Lot Fourteen over the festive season and see the trail for yourself. A Christmas exhibition not to be missed.
The Christmas trees will be available for you to discover from Friday 7 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019.
During the day these stunning trees will sit beautifully in and around Lot Fourteen, corner of North Terrace and Frome Road. After dark, the trees come alive and light up the night. So download the map and explore the whole trail!
Meet the artists bringing Christmas to life at Lot Fourteen.
Tristan Kerr (born Melbourne, 1985) is an artist and typographer whose work reflects on cultural diversity, consumerism and advertising, and the tensions between subjects who exist within these worlds, as he combines fragments of street signage, mark making, graffiti and abstraction through his works.
Through his practice, Kerr interrogates the ever-changing face of the city and its typographic ephemera, portraying the disregarded surfaces of urban life in his paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations. His fixation with fleeting urban street views was fuelled by the several years he spent working and exhibiting in Paris—as he noticed the disregarded shopfronts with fading hand-lettered signage, the sprawling graffiti and the torn metro posters that adorn the cities walls, forming part of its cultural archive.
Kerr’s works encourage people to stop, look and question their surroundings, considering other possibilities for what public space might constitute. Kerr has exhibited locally and throughout Europe.
Sarah is an artist and illustrator based in Adelaide. Since graduating from the University of South Australia in 2013 with a Bachelor of Design, she has been working as a freelance digital illustrator and has also become an emerging street artist with a growing number of vibrant murals scattered around the suburbs of Adelaide and the Riverland. Sarah’s practice also includes creating artwork for children’s literature and she has illustrated two published children’s books. Sarah is an artist who takes pride in the versatility of her skill set and her artwork is often influenced by nature, narrative, fantasy and organic forms.
Laura Wills is an Adelaide-based multidisciplinary artist. She has an expanded practice exploring social and environmental themes through using found materials, collaborative and participatory processes and community-based projects. She regularly exhibits and has received numerous grants, awards and residencies in Australia and overseas. She currently works from Central Studios.
Laura is represented by Hill Smith Gallery Adelaide.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, artist Steven Cybulka works in sculpture and installation, utilising a range of materials including resin, acrylic, paint, timber, concrete and glass. The resulting objects are abstract in form, architectural interventions that strike a balance between chaos and order.
In 2013 he completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide College of the Arts and in 2016 received his Honours degree (First Class) at the South Australia School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and in 2013 he won the Arts Excellence Award (Sculpture) from the Adelaide College of Arts. In 2014 he was the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre/SALA Artist in Residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre. In 2016 Steven was commissioned to create a large scale site responsive sculpture to act as the framework for the prestigious Primavera: Young Australian Artists exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and in December of the same year presented his first interstate solo exhibition, ‘Searching Shadows’, at Interlude Gallery, Sydney.
Working predominantly as a graffiti artist / contemporary muralist, Seb Humphreys’ (order55) works explore natural and geometrical forms synthesising in the urban context. His nature based abstract paintings intuitively harmonise with the architectural structures of the built environment, creating a point of fusion between organic and man-made worlds.
Seb is consistently travelling and studying the natural world, driven by a desire to find new ways to grasp this experience and turn it into large scale paintings. Although predominantly residing in the Adelaide Hills in his hand made house, he has many major public murals within Australia, as well as Europe and America.
Jason Sims works in the realm of perceptual art. Utilising the properties of light and reflection, he creates simple yet captivating illusions of space and form that invite contemplation.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006, Sims has exhibited across Australia as well as in Hong Kong, the USA and Europe. His work is held in major public and private collections, including Artbank, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Gippsland Art Gallery, and he is represented by commercial galleries in Melbourne, California and the Netherlands.
Jason is represented by MARS Gallery, Melbourne.
South Australian contemporary jeweller and mixed media artist Alice Potter finished her Bachelor of Visual Communications in 2004, a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2006, and First Class Honours in Visual Arts at 2012. She works on her practice from her home studio, while also working as Production Manager in the Jewellery and Metal Design Studio at JamFactory. Alice’s work is a mix of precious metals and non-traditional, repurposed materials, with a distinct focus on colour and form. From jewellery pieces to the more elaborate sculpture works, each is carefully considered to reflect design in everyday life as wearable art.
Anna Dowling lives and works in Adelaide. Anna is a descendant of the Badimia people of the Yamatji region in Western Australia. Working in ink on paper, she reflects on her mixed cultural heritage and draws on traditional symbols. Anna works to create art that reflects the beauty, diversity and value of Aboriginal culture. At age 21, Anna was the recipient of the Don Dunstan “Our Mob” Emerging Artist Prize. In 2015, Anna was a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and in 2016 was awarded the Max Indigenous Youth Art Award at Parliament House, Sydney.
Lot Fourteen, the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, corner of North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide.
The Art of Christmas is located in 8 locations in and around Lot Fourteen, the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, corner of North Terrace and Frome Road, Adelaide.
Street parking is available around the East End as well as multiple parking sites around the CBD, including Wilson’s Carpark, Frome Road, Adelaide.
If you’d prefer to catch public transport, The Art of Christmas is easily accessible by bus, tram and train, with multiple stops nearby. You can plan your journey at the Adelaide Metro website.
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