Monday, July 19th, 2021 - Kick It To Me

While Adelaide is in the grips of winter, artist Nella De Pizzol and photographer Sue McKay are immersed in sunshine creating works for their inaugural exhibition as part of the 2021 SALA Festival.

Here Comes The Sun is a visual art show depicting the pair’s unique interpretations of The Beatles’ 1969 classic. 

Their collaboration came to be after Nella – Sue’s lifelong friend since they attended Our Lady of The Manger school at age 9 – snapped up a limited edition framed print of Sue’s when she saw it on Facebook.

Sue, a professional sports, birth and lifestyle photographer had produced a commemorative piece of the night sky on Saturday 28 March 2020, the date originally scheduled for Showdown 48, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Showdown That Never Was" is one of eleven large pieces to be displayed at Martini On The Parade during August. The exhibition includes one signature, collaborative piece. Those unable to attend in person can view the pieces online via the exhibition website.

Nella and Sue’s connection extends beyond schooling and their penchant for visual expression. Both of Italian parents and with a love of Beatles music, their home studios with views of the ocean draw in the afternoon sunshine and inspire their work, as expressed in the accompanying ‘teaser’ video. The full video will premiere at the invitation only opening night of their SALA exhibition on 30 July.

Nikon Australia and notable Adelaide businesses including Serafino Wines and Class A Jewellers are exhibition sponsors. Sue’s works will be featured in Nikon’s Behind The Lens series on 3 August. 

A Press Kit for the exhibition is available via website

For more information contact artist (photographer) Sue McKay: Phone 0438 204 074. Email [email protected]

For more information contact artist (painter) Nella De Pizzol: Phone 0419 842 490. Email [email protected]


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The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a statewide festival of visual art. Childhood mates Nella De Pizzol and Sue McKay's exhibit 'Here Comes The Sun' will be on show at Martini On The Parade.



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