Still Tied to a Tree

Still Tied to a Tree

Still Tied to a Tree

Mark Valenzuela solo exhibition

SALA Feature Artist 2022

This unmissable new solo exhibition by Mark Valenzuela, the 2022 SALA feature artist, is timed to coincide with the launch of a new monograph dedicated to Valenzuela’s rich and varied practice. Still Tied to a Tree is a sprawling, multifaceted work, combining ceramics and painting to generate an effect that is spectacular, dizzying and disturbing in equal measures. A sense of chaos gives way to an intriguingly layered, maximalist installation that intertwines Valenzuela’s disparate ideas and experiences, influenced by a life lived between two homes: Australia and the Philippines. This new work explores ideas of territoriality, boundaries, and space-making using fantastical sculptures and images.

Free opening event | Tuesday 26 July, 6-8pm

Adelaide Central Gallery is generously sponsored by Hentley Farm Wines.

Images courtesy Sam Roberts.


Adelaide Central Gallery

Exhibition dates

26 July 2022 – 16 September 2022

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.