I love the things we have here in South Australia – the fabulous food, wine, people and places – beauty everywhere. And, for more beauty in my life, I own and operate a gorgeous little gallery called Mrs Harris’ Shop: www.mrsharrisshop.com.au
Published October 2nd 2015
Promoting Adelaide's favourite feature
What's your favourite impression of Adelaide's parklands?
Kids playing? Families frolicking? Sports teams at play? Mother ducks leading their waddling train of ducklings to safety? Raucous cockatoos announcing their presence? Majestic living tree sculptures?
The breathing space that surrounds the city of Adelaide is the source of much delight and, over the years, has been the source of much debate.
Where commercial interests might see the vast green belt as an untapped resource, there are those who passionately defend the parklands and staunchly fight off any attempt to encroach or change their state.
And, the APPA has come up with a novel way to draw attention to our magical parklands.
It recently announced the opening of 2016 Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize. It's a biennial event that attracted hundreds of entries when it was first held 2014. Inaugural winner was Adelaide artist CJ Taylor, with his entry Denim (Pasha of the Parklands).
APPA was founded in 1987 as a non-profit community based 'watch-dog' to keep watch over what it saw as Adelaide's greatest treasure – the special open spaces of its park lands, which include the city squares. Despite advances including legislation and National Heritage listing, the group still must maintain a firm commitment to defending and preserving Colonel Light's visionary gift.
It works hard to raise awareness of the park lands and through that awareness, comes appreciation, interest and support. New members are always welcome.