The blog and weekly journal of South Australian artist, Elaine Cheng, as she travels through Adelaide, interviewing the local cafes and restaurants. Art, inspirations, and beloved products will be inserted here and there.

SENTIMENTS: Anticipation


2 more nights and it begins.

These last few months of preparation, stress, and uncertainty are all leading up to Sunday. I may have hung artworks at By Blackbird this time last year, but a gallery space and an opening event is a totally new experience.


I can say with certainty now, whatever may happen from here on, this has been one of the most valuable learning experiences for me. From choosing a venue to budgeting and promotions, I've learned things the hard way but it will stick with me forever.

Heck, I'm going to write up exhibition tips for new artists as a note to myself and anyone else who doesn't know where to start.


Anyway, to those of you who are coming to the exhibition, thank you so much for taking the time to venture out into the hills in this bone-freezing weather.

I have left one of my sketchbooks in the corner for you to write a message if you have the time, it would be such a lovely edition to my sketchbook.


To those of you who can't make it, I'll be back to blogging in another two weeks. New projects and major changes are underway. I have put off so many things to get this exhibition done, and now that it is up and waiting to be unveiled, I can't wait to show you what I have in store next.



Artists: Elaine Cheng, Avril Thomas, Erika Walters


Magpie Springs - 1870 Brookman Rd, Hope Forest SA 5172


August 2nd - September 20th, 2015 

Opening Hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 11am to 5pm

Opening show on August 2nd at 2:00pm

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