Taste of SALT

FESTIVAL: SALT Festival coordinator Lisa Kuerschner with Weavers Lane artist Jaquie Carmichael who will exhibit her work at SALT next month.

FESTIVAL: SALT Festival coordinator Lisa Kuerschner with Weavers Lane artist Jaquie Carmichael who will exhibit her work at SALT next month.

THE first release of about 30 events and contributors went live on the SALT Festival website last week. 

As well as announcing and promoting some of the more than 60 contributors from Eyre Peninsula and afar, festival organisers have also been finalising the program.

Festival coordinator Lisa Kuerschner said the response to the festival had been overwhelming and though there was still a lot to do, it was an exciting time. 

Miss Kuerschner said contributions for art, innovation and conferencing were all in the pipeline with the music element of the festival yet to be revealed.

She said in the first release of tickets there was a mix of free and paid events by local and visiting contributors. 

“We have had a really good response from local people but I think one of the most exciting things to come out of the festival is all the spaces being activated in the community,” Miss Kuerschner said. 

“This is just the first round of events, there will be many, many more to come.”

Miss Kuerschner said festival organisers were working on getting the program out a week before the festival.

She said it was really encouraging to see a lot of venues from around the Eyre Peninsula embrace the ethos of the festival and open their doors.

One of those spaces will be the one Jaquie Carmichael from Weavers Lane will use to display her hand loomed works of art. 

Ms Carmichael said Mike Pearson from Sound City had offered her space to exhibit her weavings for the festival. 

“I wanted to do the SALT festival because I thought it would be fun to help celebrate local art and want to help exposure for the SALT festival,” she said. 

The first release of events and contributors can be found on the SALT website www.saltfestival.com.au.

Tickets are available to purchase online at SA Tickets http://saltfestival.localtickets.net.au or over the counter at Beyond Bank Port Lincoln, 60 Tasman Terrace, using cash or card.

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