Adelaide Fringe season is creeping up on us, fast, and there’s plenty of weird, whacky, entrancing, magical (so on and so forth) things to do and see in and around Adelaide during the months of February and March.
And in a new Adelaide Fringe happening, South Australian painter and muralist, Hari Koutlakis will be revealing Move Like This, an immersive exhibition at Good Bank Gallery in McLaren Vale from 24 February until 25 March.
Specialising in monochrome paintings, illustrations, and installations, Hari’s work weaves together a collage of shape, line and movement creating his signature flowing pattern, distinctly recognisable, while still evolving and changing in response to the space and time they inhabit.
Hari’s clean lines allow a fusion of uniform and abstract shapes to meld and meander with purpose. You might’ve even gazed at one of his works before without even knowing it at the time. But his signature style really does pop, making for a memorable sight.
The exhibition at Good Bank Gallery is under wraps at this time – making it all the more exciting if you like surprises. And although known for his black and white asymmetrical patterns, Hari is by no means opposed to experimentation – the anticipation is a killer.
Move Like This is especially special, in the sense that this is the first time the general public are invited to experience one of Hari’s installations, as all of his previous works have been created for ticketed festivals and events across the country. This time ’round, it’s totally free to witness.
The Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the southern hemisphere and hosts over 6,000 independent artists in over 300 venues for shows that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops, and heaps more.
The streets of Adelaide also turn into magical socialising spaces with plenty of dancing in the streets, free entertainment and circus-y displays which exudes a truly mesmerising energy to all those head out.
With beginnings in 1960, the Adelaide Fringe has grown exponentially with 632,667 tickets having sold during the 2021 Fringe season, even in a state of Covid.
Check out the exact days and times you can suss out Hari Koutlakis’ Move Like This exhibition here.