Plans for the 2014 “RSASA Characters of Fleurieu” are well under way using three venues.
Art works will also be displayed at Red Poles Gallery from the 14th June until 20th July 2014.
Entry forms have been distributed and artists throughout the State are preparing their artworks with closing date
12th April 2014 for entries. Entry forms and details of requirements can be downloaded from www.rsasarts.com
A preliminary brochure has also been distributed widely. Three independent judges have been appointed;
Cedar Prest, Trevor Newman, Jim Fenemore. Those selected will be advised by the beginning of May.
The exhibition is open to all artists to enjoy the creative act of interpreting different characters from the
Fleurieu peninsula in a variety of creative ways, using various media and sizes for presentation.
Three galleries will be house the exhibition so there are no size or media restrictions. Prizes over $5000 have been secured with a first prize of $3000 with donations from Scarpantoni Estate Wines & the RSASA.
Other sponsors are STARS, Red Poles, Splashout Studios, Premier Art Supplies, Pack & Send, Atkins Technicolour,
Diamonds Photographics, Pimlott Framing & Art Spectrum. A grant has also been received from the City of
The official opening will be held at The Stump Gallery, McLaren Vale Visitors Centre and will be opened by
Mr Leon Bignell MP, Minister for Tourism 2.00pm on Saturday 24th May. All prize winners will be announced
at this time.
Delivery of artworks
Artists whose works are selected for this exhibition to be displayed at the three venues, are required to deliver their work to The Stump Hill Gallery on Tuesday 20th May, 2014 between 10am and 4pm.
Pack and Send at 29 Unley Road, Parkside can assist with delivery and return of art works. Phone 8272 7222 to make detailed arrangements. 25 works selected will be displayed at Scarpantoni Estate Wines, with easels kindly donated by Premier Art Supplies and transported by Pack and Send of Unley Road, Parkside. Art works selected will also be displayed at Red Poles Gallery, 190 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale www.redpoles.com.au from 14th June until 20th July 2014.
All works will be advertised using all our social media platforms and are for sale, sale price will include a 30%
The Councils of the Fleurieu, local identities, artists and many supporters are assisting in the presentation of this
exhibition. The Stump Hill Gallery exhibition and works at Scarpantoni Estate Wines, will be on display during the Sea
and Vines Festival. The Red Poles Exhibition runs for a period of 5 weeks where Ros Miller has kindly made available her Gallery free of administrative costs thus supporting this venture.
For more information please contact the RSASA office-phone 8232 0450 or phone Jack Condous 0409 414 455, Betty Anderson phone 0404 864 633, Beryl Stutchbury phone 0423 422 749 or Jim Fenemore phone 0403 080 720
Gallery hours of displays- for “RSASA Characters of Fleurieu”
Gallery addresses and opening times are as follows;
The Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale Visitors Centre, 796 Main Road, McLaren Vale is open Monday to Friday 9am –
5pm – weekends Public Holidays 10am – 4pm www.mclarenvale.info
Scarpantoni Estate Wines, Scarpantoni Drive, McLaren Flat is open 9-5pm Mon – Fri 11.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday Sunday & Public Holidays www.scarpantoniwines.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Poles Gallery, 190 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale is open Wed – Sun 9 – 5pm Open Public Holiday. Live Music
Sundays email@example.com www.redpoles.com.au
The Royal SA Society of Arts & the Characters of the Fleurieu Committee wish to thank all our sponsors.