12 July - 4 August

TWO  EXHIBITIONS

Baile Del Cuervo:
Dance of the Raven

photographic works by
David Xiberras

Baile del Cuervo (Dance of the Raven) is a culmination of many facets of David's life – his 20 years’ study and performance of the passionate and expressive art of Flamenco dance, his life-long interest in the gothic and macabre, a fascination with how much more a camera can do, and how uniquely an individual can be framed. “But above all,” David says, “it is always about capturing the beauty and depth in everything I behold,” the combining of which is this photographic work studying the dance of the raven.”

Born to Maltese migrants, David Joseph Xiberras is an Adelaide-based photographer with a background in Flamenco and Classical dance. A grant from Arts SA allowed David to travel to Spain to further his Flamenco dance studies. He has danced in ‘Carmen’ with Opera SA and Opera QLD, as well as in local Flamenco productions.

“My aunt introduced me to photography at a young age and it became a passion, which then merged with my knowledge of dance,” David says. This has culminated in David being engaged by high-profile Flamenco professionals in both Spain and Australia to photograph their performances, rehearsals and classes. His images have been published on social media pages, websites and promotional advertising to much acclaim.

Inspired by movement in the human and natural worlds and the fleeting of time, David’s photography aims to be precise and unique, and evokes a sense of history and story in each frame.

MEET THE ARTIST: 2pm SATURDAY 20 JULY

Your chance to meet and talk to David about his work
in a relaxed and informal atmosphere

Two Generations

watercolours by Father/Daughter artists
Fucheng Zhang & Juan Zhang

This “Two Generations” exhibition expresses the close relationship and art connections between father Fucheng and daughter Juan. Fucheng’s works are more traditional, without losing the romantic feel; Juan’s are fresh and lively with lots of detail.

The works are mainly watercolour still-life paintings on paper, with a few acrylic paintings on canvas, these artworks “express our feelings towards the beautiful nature found in Australia. Dad loves landscapes, while I focus more on flowers and watercolours.”

From working in a publishing house, Fucheng, as an artist, specialises in oil and watercolour paintings. This has led to numerous, successful exhibitions in China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as here in Adelaide.

From childhood, Juan learned from her father, “sitting next to him, watching, while he encouraged me to draw pictures from my imagination.” After graduating from Henan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Design, followed by a Master’s degree in Art Education, Juan worked as a school art teacher for many years. She now lives in Adelaide, where, she says, “painting in my little studio every day, I forget everything stressful in my life. I love flowers as my natural style of painting and find a passionate and ever-increasing love of recreating the beautiful, mostly from nature, but also from photographs.”

MEET THE ARTIST: 2pm SATURDAY 27 JULY

Your chance to meet and talk to Juan about her work
in a relaxed and informal atmosphere