Throw the Dice

Throw the Dice

Throw the Dice

Friday 13 July - Wednesday 1 August 2018


Kerry Packer Civic Gallery Exhibition

Exhibition dates: FRIDAY 13 JULY - WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Thursdays until 7pm
Open Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, 9am and 5pm for Adelaide Festival of Ideas

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Adelaide Festival of Ideas and are proud to present Throw the Dice , curated by Elyas Alavi with the support of Neami National.

No one really knows what’s going to happen, when you throw the dice you can sometimes get lucky, it's your choice if you want to take a chance.

‘Throw the Dice’ is an exhibition featuring a diverse range of artworks by local emerging artists experiencing mental health issues.  Each of the artists have their own perspectives of the world, Joe Amuso, Leon Kassel, D.Line, Catherine Pallin, Ingrid De Ruyter, Philip Miller, Pamela Smith and Stevan Hewison attend weekly workshops run by Neami National, a not for profit/non-government organisation supporting individuals to improve their mental and physical wellbeing and live independently in the community. 


The public are invited to hear from the artists when they participate in an artist talk from 10:30am on Saturday 14 July in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.


Web: Elyas Alavi
Instagram: @elyasalavi

Elyas Alavi is an artist and poet based in Adelaide, South Australia. He regularly runs art and poetry workshops in community centres and schools in Adelaide.

"Elyas Alvi is an artist without borders" - The Advertiser
"United by blood: Afghan artists come together for an Iran exhibition"- The Guardian


Images clockwise L-R:

  1. Big Yellow Taxi
    Leon Kassel
  2. Story About the Turtle
    Phillip Miller
  3. Coming Into Light
    Catherine Pallin
  4. Blooming Burst of Colour
    Ingrid De Ruyter
  5. Abstract #69
  6. Untitled 1542
    Stevan Howisen



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