By Adelaide Convention Centre, 23 October, 2013

Delegates visiting the Adelaide Convention Centre for conferences and events will be able to enjoy the work of South Australian artists following the launch of a new program – Centre ArtBeat.


The art exhibitions program will showcase the work of local artists within the Centre’s public spaces with quarterly exhibitions by local painters, sculptors, and photographers.


Featured artists, both established and emerging, will be selected by the Centre through applications received directly and partnerships with local arts organisations.


The first Centre ArtBeat exhibition, which commenced on October 10, features the work of Georgie Maddox who has unveiled a new collection of paintings entitled Ubuntu.


South Australian Georgie, who is based in the McLaren Vale, has just returned from living in Europe where she’s been combining her love of painting and travelling.


Ubuntu is a tribal African philosophy which roughly translates into “human kindness”. This exhibition draws on the powerful experiences of Georgie’s solo travel, nature, the self and their relationship to one another.


Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said Centre ArtBeat will provide visitors to the Centre with a taste of the State’s strong arts culture.

“The Centre is committed to showcasing the best of South Australia to visiting guests whether it’s our great produce, world famous wines or local art,” said Mr Gilbert.

“The Centre ArtBeat exhibition program formalises the work we’ve been doing with local artists for a number of years.

“In the past we’ve hosted occasional exhibitions but Centre ArtBeat will ensure a more regular program and provides an opportunity to a greater number of artists.”

Georgie’s Solo Exhibition, Ubuntu, opened on October 10 and runs until mid- December and will be open from 9am – 5pm daily.


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