A life size horse painted by sixty people in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall shopping precinct stands majestically in the entrance of the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival ‘Horses on the Fringe” exhibition.
Community & corporate art, authors, sculpture, photography, poetry & jewellery feature in the event currently open at Bonnetts Saddlery, Stepney, and through the Horse SA online store.
Recycled wire & metal twisted into equine forms by Ty Manning beckons as a garden sculpture, while “Jungle Horse” calls out to the wild at heart seeking to own a unique collectable creation, a 3D horse like no other.
An Arabesque electric blue horse demands attention, as seen through the eyes of photographer Leanne McCauley.
“Passionate people sharing their love affair with horses through art and words” said Horse SA Executive Officer, Julie Fiedler. “Artists sharing what it means for us to have horses in our lives”
Striking works by regional artist Yvette Frahn are a must see for corporate interior stylists or owners of large homesteads as is a significant work of an Australian Stockman galloping through a creek bed by Liz Hirstle, displayed prominently between the saddles and riding boots in the venue.
Unique coat patterns of the Appaloosa horse captured as a moment in time by photographer Lynette Franz. Ink drawings of playing foals and polo ponies by Fiona Heysen, grand-daughter of Sir Hans Heysen, delight alongside bespoke jewellery by Karen Ryder and Ellyn Steyn’s Arabian horse portraits.
A visit to the venue to view thought provoking works by many further artists and authors is most worthwhile.
Exhibition catalogues can be downloaded from www.horsesa.asn.au. The exhibition runs until 12 March. Online purchases through Horse SA will be available for an extended period.
Horse SA has, as a key goal, to make sure horses are a valued part of our Australian culture, community and business life. The organisation works at all levels of government, business and non-profit organisations through to grass roots horse owners to achieve that goal.