Anne's 'street art' goes on the wall

Helping Hand Aged Care residents exhibit for South Australian Living Arts Festival

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ART & SOUL: Anne Hetzel is one of five residents of Helping Hand Aged Care who is exhibiting artworks this August.

ART & SOUL: Anne Hetzel is one of five residents of Helping Hand Aged Care who is exhibiting artworks this August.

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Confluence showcases the art of five aged care residents.

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AN ELDERLY artist has been creating her own 'street art' and now it's on show in North Adelaide.

Aged care resident Anne Hetzel, 86, was inspired by her regular walks down the street to paint a watercolour titled Buxton Street.

It is one of the artworks in the Confluence exhibition, part of the South Australian Living Arts festival.

Anne - who previously received an Order of Australia Medal for services to arts and crafts, used vibrant colours to reflect a sunny autumn day.

"I remember one particular day, it was very beautiful," she said. "Most of the trees had lost their leaves. The whole street was gold."

PURE GOLD: Anne's artwork captures memories of a golden autumn day on Buxton Street.

PURE GOLD: Anne's artwork captures memories of a golden autumn day on Buxton Street.

Anne is one of five residents from Helping Hand Aged Care whose artwork is on show in the exhibition which runs at the aged care facility until the end of September.

It showcases the work of the organisation's art class, featuring drawings, watercolour and oil paintings.

Art teacher Cassie Thring - who is also exhibiting her photos of residents' hands, had the artworks enlarged and printed on sticker sheets which are frequently used in street art.

Cassie said the exhibition aimed to give viewers a new perspective of the art.

"Generally, we hang the pictures on the walls, but this year Helping Hand has given us a leap of faith and allowed us to paste them directly onto the walls," she said.

Now in its 21st year, SALA is a statewide exhibition which aims to showcase the work of talented artists throughout South Australia.

The exhibition is open to the public at the care home on Buxton Street in North Adelaide from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

For more information phone 1300 653 600 or visit www.salafestival.com

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