9 Jul 2012
When Adelaide artist and Director Brigid Noone first won the public tender to develop a creative hub at Bowden, she described her vision as “a dynamic, vibrant, accessible and multi-use art centre for creative individuals and the wider community.”
Brigid’s vision finally came to life with the official opening of the Fontanelle Gallery and Studios on Sunday, 1 April. The former electronics laboratory building at 26 Sixth Street, Bowden incorporates 21 artist studios and two dedicated spaces for installations and workshops, and offers fantastic support to individual local artists by providing studio, gallery space and a dark room at an affordable rate.
The evening of the official opening saw the gallery packed with guests eager to see not just the fabulous art on display, but also the creatively renovated warehouse premises. The inaugural exhibition entitled ‘Sensation Seekers’ featured work by the Fontanelle committee and studio members as well as other Adelaide-based artists.
If you were an ‘April fool’ and missed this opening event, you can see the photos on Fontanelle’s Facebook page and also find details on their latest exhibitions. Currently running is The Quest by Maarten Daudeij and Post Postmodernism by Jack Cross, 5 July until 3 August 2012. Gallery opening hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.