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Education Partner: Credit Union SA

SALA for Schools

Credit Union SA is proud to be the Education Partner for the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

Credit Union SA supports schools and kindergartens to participate in SALA Festival and this year students are exhibiting right across South Australia.

Exhibitions are in schools, cafes, shop windows and even online - make your own schools art trail to marvel at the creativity of our State’s youngest artists.

What is SALA Festival?

Established in 1998, the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest open access visual arts festival in Australia.

For the entire month of August, audiences are able to explore, engage with and discover the work of South Australian artists in a diverse range of unique spaces across the CBD, suburbs and SA regions. All exhibitions are FREE.

What can your school do to participate this year?

In addition to raising the profile of the SALA Festival, Credit Union SA’s partnership also aims to encourage South Australian schools to participate, with a range of school art prizes on offer.

Credit Union SA will present art prizes for best primary school exhibition, best secondary school exhibition as well as best student artist in both categories:

Credit Union SA School Awards


Best Primary School Exhibition


Best Secondary School Exhibition


Runner up Primary School Exhibition


Runner up Secondary School Exhibition

Awards will be judged during the SALA Festival, with winners to be announced at a ceremony after the Festival concludes.

24 schools entered the 2018 awards, with exhibitions as far north as Pukatja Kungkas, Ernabella Community. Joint winners for the 2018 Primary Schools category were St Brigid’s School and Woodside Primary. The Secondary School Category was won by the South Coast collective of schools including Victor Harbor High School, Encounter Lutheran College and Investigator College. 

Registration is FREE for exhibiting schools, with Credit Union SA covering the registration fees.

Key dates

  • Registrations open 2 March 2020
  • Registrations close 11 May 2020
  • SALA Festival runs 1 – 31 August 2020

Credit Union SA, SALA Festival Education Partner

Credit Union SA encourages all South Australian schools to participate in SALA by exhibiting or attending events. If you don’t think you are ready to stage an exhibition this year, why not take your school or students to visit some other exhibitions around SA?

Check the SALA website when the exhibitions program is launched.

SALA Festival website Media release Download the SALA Festival Education Information Pack

SALA Parlour

SALA Parlour is an interactive pop-up, drop-in artspace for children and young people located on the South Australian Museum Lawns. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and create some art. Take your artwork home or leave it at the parlour and contribute to an expanding gallery of artwork. 

During the week there will be drawing activities or stop by and get some recommendations on what to see from our friendly volunteers. 

On Sundays throughout August SALA presents drop-in art activities with a stellar line-up of young contemporary artists guiding activities for young people and their families. 

Presented by SALA's Education Partner, Credit Union SA.

Find out more

2019 participating schools and groups

  • Accelerated Arts Class of Playford International College
  • Adelaide High School Students yrs 8-12
  • Art Students at Unley High School
  • Bowden Brompton Community School
  • Bridgewater Primary School Students
  • Brighton Secondary School Community
  • Eden Hills Kindergarten
  • Faith Lutheran College Students yr 7- 11
  • Glenunga International High School Collective
  • Glossop High School Students
  • Homeschool Art Collective
  • Mount Barker Waldorf School
  • Nuriootpa
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College
  • Quorn Kindergarten
  • Riverland Special School
  • Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron Student Exhibition
  • Seaton High School Students
  • South Coast Schools Collective
  • St Gabriel's School
  • St John's Grammar School Students
  • St Joseph's Memorial School
  • St Mary's College Junior students and Old Scholars
  • Students of St Joseph's School Kingswood
  • The Children of Clarence Park Community Kindergarten
  • The Heights School Students and staff
  • The Ranges ELC Junior Preschool Class
  • The Urrbrae Agricultural High School Community Artists
  • Torrensville Primary School
  • Trinity College Students
  • Victor Harbor High School
  • Waikerie High School Art Students
  • Walkerville Primary School
  • Westbourne Park Primary School
  • Willunga High School Art Students
  • Wirreanda Secondary School Visual Arts Students
  • Woodend Primary School
  • Woodend Primary School
  • Woodside Primary School
  • Wudinna Area School

We are proud to be the Education Partner for SALA Festival. The partnership builds on our strong relationship with the SACE art show and 60 years of commitment to the education community in SA.