What’s on in April: the “if you thought the Fringe was over, think again” edition

What’s on in April: the “if you thought the Fringe was over, think again” edition

As the dust settles on the festival season, the second edition of “What’s On” is here to make sure you don’t miss the artists still busy at work. (Image: Giselle Stanborough, Cinopticon [2021], wall drawing [detail] via ACEOpen)

By Anisha Pillarisetty | @nishkinsilk

Welcome to the other side of the bustling festival season – and to the second edition of On The Record’s “What’s On”. 

As we noted in last month’s edition, long after the jam-packed start of the year, Adelaide artists continue to forge ahead – and our team intends to keep up by bringing you a brief monthly guide of local creative projects.

Talks, performances and workshops

The festoons may have been packed away in the city, but don’t put away those festival hats just yet because the postponed season of Fringe in the Hills is here and will be running until April 24. Not only is the final week of the festival packed with all things Fringe – cabaret, theatre, music, and comedy – there are also plenty of shows you can soak in for free. 

If you are craving some hands-on (albeit COVID-safe) activities – local musician Lazaro Numa will be running two sessions of an Afro-Cuban jazz workshop on April 30 (and, true to On The Record’s penny-pinching style, this is free as well). 

Visual Art

You may have found this piece through On The Record’s Instagram page. Maybe OTR came up as a suggested friend. Maybe you’re a click away from buying that smart kitchen appliance that keeps popping up in your customised ads. 

Technology is bright, shiny and useful, but it’s also vexed and opaque. Group show Metaverse, showing at ACE Open on UniSA’s City West campus until May 14, anticipates dystopian futures “in response to our increasingly inescapable relationship to technology”. Join featured artists Roy Ananda, Britt d’Argaville, Harun Farocki and Giselle Stanborough on an “intentionally immersive” journey that veers towards the “hand-made and the outmoded”. 

Speaking of handmade, Helen Fuller’s latest series of terracotta objects also seems to bend time and space – and can be found at the Samstag Museum of Art, also on UniSA’s City West campus, until May 27. 

Last week, FELTSpace also kicked off their latest exhibition – running until May 7 – featuring work by Jingwei Bu, Louise Meuwissen, and Kylie Nichols. 

And for those of you that aren’t able to wander the streets, Nexus Arts has an online gallery where you can view recent exhibitions like Aisle 8 by Chiranjika Grasby and STAUNCH: An Exploration of Aboriginal Queer Liberation curated by Dominic Guerrera. 

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