SALA exhibition opens in Naracoorte

NARACOORTE Regional Art Gallery welcomed guests to the official opening of "Compartments" by Denise Wray on Friday evening.

Part of the SA Living Artists Festival, the event attracted a large crowd who were intrigued by the interactive and tactile pieces.

Denise's sister Dr Jennifer Wray travelled from Narooma, New South Wales to lead the formalities.

She thanked the gallery, in particular David Beauchamp who installed all of the art, as well as sponsors MiniJumbuk and Henry's Drive.

"Denise is a very, very talented artist," she said.

"I think it just goes to show that it is never too late to find a talent and develop it and come up with something so wonderful.

"What I love about art is that it shows us a different way to look at something...Denise I thank you, as I thank all artists, for helping me look at things from a different point of view. I'm so proud."

Denise is a visual artist specialising in installations.

In her practice, she is currently exploring the intersections of the corridors of the subconscious.

The duality of order and chaos, sublime and grotesque, peaceful and menacing expose her deconstructive style.

"Compartments" will remain on display until the end of August.

SALA Festival runs from August 1-31 and offers 547 art exhibitions and events all across the State.