Bringing those Byron Bay feels to Adelaide 1-3 July, Boho Luxe Market will be showcasing local creatives with a focus on sustainability!
This is your chance to shop Adelaide’s unique, artisanal, new and handmade brands in one incredible location, Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds.
So much more than a market the event boasts psychic readers and sound healings along with creative workshops, live music and styled chill out zones.
Start with a coffee and end with a cocktail or delicious snack or meal from one of the many fresh food trucks.
Glamping? Head along and chat to industry experts about your next glamping adventure!
A paradise for those planning a wedding or special event. Boho Luxe Bride runs alongside Boho Luxe Market, designed for couples who dare to be different. This is where you will meet a hand selected tribe of dreamy suppliers for your wedding or event.
Event: Boho Luxe Market, Boho Bride, Psychic and Wellbeing Venue: Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds Dates: Friday 1 July 5-9pm, Saturday 2 July 10-5pm, Sunday 3 July 10-4pm Cost: $5 entry, $10 full weekend pass
An anticipated 500 teenagers will take to the Art Gallery of South Australia on Saturday 21 May in celebration of SA Youth Week for Neo Teen Takeover: Free/State, as part of AGSA’s popular Neo program for teens aged 13-17.
Inspired by this year’s 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State, teens can join an all-inclusive workshop with drag show icons Haus of Kong alongside dancers from First Nations Dance Collective, get creative with Adelaide Central School of Art for a collaborative 11m-long drawing experience, create music with Carclew in the Gig Rig – an all-terrain mobile recording studio, or catch a screening of Windmill Theatre’s animated video series Honey I’m Home. Plus enjoy live music, karaoke, badge-making, a photobooth and more!
AGSA Director Rhana Devenport ONZM says,
‘AGSA and Adelaide’s arts and youth sectors have come together to deliver this completely free event, thanks to the generosity of The Balnaves Foundation. Led by teens and for teens only, AGSA’s Neo Teen Takeover aims to inspire young South Australians through the sharing of creative ideas, discussions around issues that matter to young people and a supportive social sphere.’
As one of the first state galleries in Australia to offer a teen-exclusive program, AGSA’s free Neo events invite teens aged 13 to 17 into the Gallery with after-hours access, artist-led workshops, live music and entertainment, six times a year. Made possible through the visionary support of The Balnaves Foundation, Neo has welcomed more than 7,000 teens to AGSA since its inception in 2016, with the programming developed by a dedicated Neo Ambassador Committee to foster teen engagement and involvement with the arts.
Neo Teen Takeover: Free/State is a FREE event for teens aged 13–17 on Saturday 21 May, 6-8.30pm.
Bookings required, for further details or to register:
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. So she Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD the documentary was born.
MOTHERLOAD captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
Since its world premiere in May 2019, MOTHERLOAD has been on a Global Screening Tour featuring over 500 live and virtual venues.
Adelaide Mum and Founder of the Babes on Bikes campagin—advocating for safe and accessible cycling for women and children in Adelaide—Sarah Cleggett, is bringing the film to SA families!
Olive and her Mum Gemma at a Babes on Bikes event
Inherently relating to the overarching message of the film, Sarah says it’s been a game changer for her family to be able to combine the daily commute with exercise and being able to spend quality time with the kids.
“For busy mothers, it’s often not practical to walk especially given the “cargo” we haul around. Think snacks, school bags, the list goes on. And given the rates of COVID still swirling around the community, public transport is not an enticing option for many families, weary from the cycle of sickness and isolation the last 2 years has brought.”
“I purchased my e-bike just before Easter and already it’s transformed our family life. I was commuting regularly on my bike but was finding as my youngest son grew and my eldest started carrying more for school, it was too much for me to ride with a child seat, a 2-year-old and my 6-year-old sons backpack and library bag, plus my own luggage including a work laptop, handbag and lunch bag.”
Sarah Cleggett on her bike
Sarah’s e-bike is compact yet has two large panniers equivalent to a small boot. When going uphill, or at the end of the day, being able to switch up the assistance on the bike is a dream.
“Cycling is social with kids, my youngest talks to passers-by from his chariot. My eldest points out the different trees and shrubs he sees. It’s a vastly different experience from trying to strap them into the car. We arrive home refreshed and invigorated from our ride. Rather than strung out from sitting in traffic.”
Cargo bikes and e-bikes may indeed be an alternative for busy families like Sarah’s, but also play a role in contributing practically to climate action, with switching out some or all car trips to bike rides a great option.
The Climate Council reports that transport is Australia’s third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, and cars are responsible for roughly half of Australia’s transport emissions. Walking, cycling and public transport are the most accessible alternatives.
For this reason, e-bikes have taken off around the world.
To meet other mums and find out more about cycling with kids you can support Sarah and the Babes on Bikes initiative in their campaign to screen the award-winning documentary MOTHERLOAD in Adelaide.
Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival returns with two family friendly celebrations
Attracting over 10,000 attendees in previous years, the Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival will consist of two festivals at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the first of which is taking place on 14-15 May in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr; the first Islamic holiday which celebrates the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
This self-funding festival, executed by volunteers, is a not-for-profit community event is one of the top five events at the Adelaide Showgrounds in 2022 and aims to bind people of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds together during this time of celebration.
“In hosting these festivals, we hope to continue to provide Muslims with an opportunity to feel a sense of identity and enable thousands of children to experience the enjoyment of these celebrations as part of their Australian culture,” says Mohammed Hassan, Eid Festivals Creative Director.
Attendees can expect a weekend filled with family-friendly entertainment with a variety of rides, clothing stalls, stage shows, sports activities, public speakers, international cuisines, a fireworks show on the Sunday night and the chance to experience the cultures of many different countries.
The second festival will take place on the 9 -10 of July in celebration of Eid-ul-Adha; the latter of the two Islamic holidays which honors the willingness of sacrifice and giving to those in need.
“Our aim is to expose Muslim culture to the wider Australian community, food and family fun, and gather a diverse attendance that directly reflects the cultural mosaic of South Australia”, says Mr Hassan.
Patrons can purchase tickets at the venue for $10 per person, or pre-purchase tickets online for $7 per person with children under five receiving free entry. An additional $35 ticket will permit unlimited rides per day.
Visit the Adelaide Showgrounds from 12-8pm on 14-15 May to experience South Australia’s premier Muslim festival and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at one of the biggest multicultural festivals in the state.
Children’s Artspace reveals new legendary exhibition
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Children’s Artspace is back with a brand-new exhibition, Legendary Textile Tales, that explores myths, folktales and cultural ancestry with artwork from Salisbury East and Craigmore High School students on display to the public now.
Students were led by emerging Adelaide artist Caitlin Bowe to create demons, gods, heroes and mythical creatures that featured in tales from their cultural backgrounds.
Caitlin Bowe is a sculptor and textile artist who tailored workshops to help students fabricate collage tapestries, sculpt 3-dimentional felt talismans, paint inky mythical creatures, and layer symbols to tell visual stories.
Caitlin Bowe with Salisbury East High School Students
Caitlin Bowe says as an artist often working independently, having the opportunity to work with students has been an amazing experience.
“Students delved into mythologies of their own ancestry, drawing connections between themselves and these cultural narratives. With each workshop I saw the students grow in confidence of their own stories and skills and I am so grateful to have been a part of the journey to Legendary Textile Tales.”
From Denmark’s The Little Mermaid to Pakistan’s The Elephant Army and Italy’s Lariosauro, cultures from around the world are represented in this exhibition that explores the dark and the light alike in storytelling.
Rhianna, 13 years old, Criagmore High School – The Boar with Golden Bristles, The Netherlands
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Children’s Artspace head curator Alice Dilger says,
“It has been a pleasure working with Caitlin Bowe and the students of Salisbury East and Craigmore High Schools to present our second Children’s Artspace exhibition. These tales and resulting art ignited class discussion, appreciation and insight into different cultures. We know that Legendary Textile Tales will spark all visitors to learn more about the stories from their own family.”
Created by South Australian students with the help of an Adelaide Central School of Art graduate artist, each exhibition encourages students to engage in new practices and experiences, and creates a space for children to come together, be creative, and conceptualise current events and big ideas.
Hosting a new exhibition each school term, the gallery will present interactive workshops, performances and offer creative experiences to inspire children. It is collaborating with an international network of similar institutions including the Hamada Children’s Museumof Art in Japan, the Children’s Museum of Art in New York, the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway and the National Gallery Singapore.
Children’s Artspace is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Enter via Festival Plaza or Dunstan Playhouse Foyer.
Professional party prep guru and queen of craft Alexis Teasdale from The Festive Co. has given us her top tips for turning the dial up on your DIY for a party at home! Sometimes a big vibe can be created by the small details, and of course the occasional outsource to a professional for the WOW pieces.
Party favour flavour
Little decorated cookies are such a sweet (pun intended) take home gift or addition to a party bag. The birthday kid might even help you make them in the lead up! Simple letter cookie cutters are easy to find and if you stick to basic icing and sprinkles, little hands can help without too much fuss or mess.
Crepe paper streamer walls are easy as pie to whip up and look so gorgeous behind a cake table. Look for sets that include everything you need, from the streamers to tape, string and maybe even balloons, which will save you money.
If you can’t find a kit, head to your local party shop and select your streamer colours, some double-sided tape and twine or rope. Then layer the streamers over the rope, holding each piece in place by adding the double sided tape to the inside of the streamer as it touches the rope.
Don’t underestimate the basics when it comes to party decor. It’s so easy to find these small letter balloons now, they’re even at the supermarket. Instead of battling to hang them on string or stick to the wall, just add them to balloon or baking sticks and sit them in jars of sprinkles, glitter or even rice!
Why not have a party hat decorating game at your kids next party? Buy plain party hats and have tubs of all sorts of crafty bits like old lego pieces, lollies, cotton wool, feathers, shells.. anything really! Just make sure the children are big enough to know not to put anything in their mouth as they create!
If you have older children, a low-temp glue gun makes it super easy to keep pieces adhered to a party hat.
I love finding unique party plates to suit whatever theme the kids are having. They can get expensive though, so my trick is to stock up on plain paper plates as a base and have one fancy, themed one sitting at the top when I style a kids table.
Lolly themed cupboard
Work with what you have! I have a couple of glass cabinets in our dining area, so I utilise them and swap out our everyday glassware for themed party bits and pieces when the big days come around. This was my daughters ‘candy’ themed first birthday party, and I used a mixture of real lollies and printed ones, to avoid having a really epic amount of sugar in the house.
This glorious creation was whipped up by Sweet Mama Cakes for my baby shower but would work just as well for a kids birthday bash. I had never seen a piñata cake before then, and they are SO much fun for kids! Simply cut out the middle of your assembled cake layers and fill with lollies before you finish icing and decorating. Then enjoy their reaction!
I made these for my daughters christening. They were basic cardboard creations with overlapping petals and frayed cardboard centres. I added some wire to the back of them to make it easy to hook onto a screen. To save some money (because big sheets of cardboard are exxy!) you could use a big roll of white craft paper as the base.