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Love Notes to the Laundromat

April 19 - 28 | SALT Shaker Love Notes to the Laundromat is a celebration of the shared spaces that bring people together. Part creative response, part placemaking experiment, Love Notes to the Laundromat is a collection of love notes written by local artist Eliza Wuttke to Third Places across Port Lincoln. A Third place is a communal place between home and work or school where people spend time. Eliza has spent the last six months visiting various Third Places in and around Port Lincoln and writing love notes to them. She’s visited traditional Third Places, like the library, jetty pool and parks as well as more obscure spaces where people pass time, like the laundromat on a wet Sunday evening. Attendees are invited to write their own love notes to the places they hold dear and add them to the exhibition.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Groovy Garden Groms

April 19 | Beer Garden Brewing Groovy Garden Groms get ready to sing, dance, and groove to some acoustic renditions of your favourite nursery rhymes and kids tunes. Join Lisa for a fun filled musical morning at Beer Garden Brewing. Coffee, Tea and morning tea snacks will be available for purchase at the Bar. Come for the groovy tunes, and stay for a lunch catch up while the kids enjoy the garden. Gates to the Beer Garden will open at 10am. See you groovers there!

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Yer Old Father

April 19 | 3:30pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room Set in the industrial town of Whyalla, this is an intimate portrait of John Croall, a Glaswegian immigrant to Australia, and the father of long-time Adelaide Fringe director, Heather Croall. John Croall delivered three generations of babies and planted thousands of trees in the town. He was also a great letter writer, and this very personal documentary uses these letters as its point of departure. Heather Croall films with her father as a way of coping with his approaching death and reflecting on the close, and often very funny, relationship between a father and a daughter. This opens up an exploration that transcends individual grief and loss, to encompass the broader issues raised by a man’s life. As John Croall is dying, so the town of Whyalla is slowly dying too. But on the horizon there is hope of a new industry with solar farms and a possible new buyer for the steelworks. The trees John Croall planted in the desert live on and amongst the harsh reality of change, and this film offers hope as the town he invents itself. Reviews “Full of wit and vigour, Heather Croall’s film will charm Australian and Glaswegian audiences alike. It’s a chronicle of a life well lived” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film “The doco is well-made (the editing by Tania Nehme particularly strong), but it is it’s subject matter that makes this documentary so lovely” – Brydie Kosmina, Collage Adelaide “The documentary captures the impact of an astounding character with this story about immigration” – Pat Byrne, Glasgow West End “The way the film is edited creates a lovely story out of the material shot over years by Croall, and is perfectly paced” – Katherine Prentice, Glasgow Guardian

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Feature Exhibition: Impressions

April 19 - 28 | Nautius Arts Centre - Walter Nicholls Gallery SALT Festival 2024 Feature Exhibition, Impressions, where the artistic Journeys of Belle Stanley and Beth Hammond converge, inviting you to explore the boundless wonders of nature and the dynamic interplay of colour and memory. Beth’s work draws inspiration from diverse sources, from a landscape sketch in paint or pencil, the memory of being in the bush on a particular day or a roadtrip through the Australian landscape. Exploring a range of colour combinations and with different sizes and types of surfaces from acrylic perspex, canvas and board. Belle's creative process is inspired by her deep love of wandering around in nature, from the remote endless beaches around the EP to following kangaroo trails through the scrub, this is the beginning of the process for all her work. Belles work explores the different shapes and textures she finds in nature, and drawing from her knowledge of silversmithing techniques, she captures the essence and beauty of the EP in her work.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Beating Up The Beatles

April 19 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Festival 2024 Opens with a bang, beating a new beat for lovers of The Beatles is Charlee Watt, powerhouse vocalist and Fringe Emerging Artist Award winner. With her own Fab Four to bring the vibes, Charlee will be channelling Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall, Nina Simone, and other legends of the jazz world to create a fun escapade with funky Jazz arrangements to get toes tapping and souls singing. It is 60 years this year since Beatlemania exploded in Adelaide in '64 and the sounds of one of the greatest bands of all time took over the airwaves. You are invited to a new fusion of sounds as Charlee Watt and a Fab Band of skilled multi-instrumentalists, "Beat up" The Beatles with grooves to re-discover your ability to Twist and Shout, Shake it up and work it on out with new insights into old hits and memories.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Coastal Connections

April 20 - 21 | Redcliffe Camping Site Please note: Participants book in for two full days. Looking for some adventure and to learn more about coastal environments, flora and fauna and Aboriginal connection to Sea Country? Spend the weekend with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Team, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Barngarla elders for a weekend of family friendly, safe and supervised snorkelling tours, kayaking, rockpool exploration, beachcombing and shorebird spotting. Learn about how to be a citizen scientist. Join First Nations walks ‘n’ talks about Cultural Connection to Sea Country, bushfoods, language, and Aboriginal science. You will become part of an educated and connected coastal community, empowered, and inspired to protect, and create change for your local environment. Proudly funded by Eyre Peninsula Landscapes Board Grassroots Grants Program and National Parks and Wildlife Service SA. See Full Running Sheet Here

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subvenue Redcliffe Camping Site

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Cardboard City

April 20 - 28 | 10am - 3pm | Location TBA Welcome to Cardboard City! Ever made a carboard cubby? Cut out a carboard dinosaur? Enter a world of cardboard creativity and change, add to or simply marvel at it’s awesomeness! Some city scape here, a bit of jungle there and some beige madness in between… It really is only limited by your imagination! Some cardboard creatives will be ready to assist or inspire you or standby until you need an extra pair of scissors.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Light Beats

April 20 - 28 | Cummins Town Hall | 10am - 4pm Sponsored by Community Bank Cummins. From the team that brought you the 2023 SALT Festival smash-hit Sea of Light, Patch Theatre return with Light Beats–a brand-new interactive adventure for the whole family.Begin the experience by joining a performer to build a spectacular sound and light show. After this memorable musical experience, use colour-changing lights to explore a rainbow jungle of exotic animals. Light up the room around you to see the creatures of the past and imagine beings of the future.This visually captivating work will leave the whole family talking (and sharing photos) for weeks to come. “I am always impressed with the quality performances by Patch. Never disappointed.” –Teacher “I didn't like it... I LOVED IT!!!” –Child, Age 5. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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subvenue Cummins Hall

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Sea of Light

April 20 - 28 | 10 - 4 | 10 Adelaide Place Sea of Light returns to SALT Festival in 2024. Embark on a journey of light and imagination in the illuminating interactive installation by Patch Theatre. With a UV torch as your paintbrush, paint and stencil your own voyage and steer ships that leave glowing paths of light in their wake. Sea of Light brings together magical light and a gentle soundscape to create a unique adventure for the whole family. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. Proudly supported by SA Power Networks and Kemp Real Estate

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subvenue The Old Church

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Salt & Light

April 20 - 27 | St. Thomas Anglican Church We are offering a week of meditation experiences. Meditation is about coming to stillness of mind, body and spirit. Despite all the distractions of the modern world, this silence is perfectly possible for people today. Join us for one or all of these events to discover how. Saturday 20: Back to Basics: an introduction to meditation, presented by State Coordinator Rev Dianne Schaefer, 10.30 am morning tea 11.00 Chi Quong gentle movement with Rose 11.30 introduction to meditation 12 30 lunch (allergy free lunch provided) 1.30 Q&A panel of experienced meditators, 2.30 meditation practice. Sunday 21: 2pm - 4pm "What in the World is MU?" display and talks 5 pm Evening prayer and meditation. Tuesday 23: 2pm - 4pm Quiet morning: reflection on "SALT" including a contemplative walk. Wednesday 24: 10 am – 12 pm and 1pm - 4pm individual meditation consultations 6.00pm singing bowls (please bring your singing bowl if you have one), 6.30 pm guided visualisation for peace (led by Nel). Thursday 25: 2pm - 4pm Quiet afternoon: reflection on "LIGHT" including a contemplative walk. Saturday 27: 10 am Introductory yoga, for beginners 1pm - Drumming workshop

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subvenue St. Thomas Anglican Church

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Amazing Drumming Monkeys

April 20 - 21 | Nautilus Arts Centre Australia's favourite kid's puppet show, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys are coming to SALT Festival in 2024! This is a must see for families with toddlers and young children. The whole family will be laughing, dancing and drumming together! Enjoy a unique combination of puppetry, live music, comedy and heart-warming themes. A funn and engaging show for the whole family. Book now for early bird prices! Please note $2 booking fee ★★★★★ Our Favourite Concert” - Rolling Music "Banging good fun!" - WOMADelaide Festival "The next Wiggles!" - NT News

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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ABC My Place

April 20 | 4:00pm | Jumpship Brewing At last year's inaugural event, more than 30 pieces of art were submitted and showcased from creators right around Eyre Peninsula. While last year also incorporated poetry, this year we're focussing on visual arts. This event is open for submissions from the wider Eyre Peninsula community, to give artists from around the region who don't have the time to organise their own show, or perhaps don't have the body of work to host their own event, but still want to be a part of the SALT Festival. Last year's winner Beth Hammond's stunning work ‘Looking Beyond’ was chosen by judge Deane Williams for its dynamic of having both “flat paint” and also “depth”. Emma Fuss was awarded the Commendation for her oil painting ‘Spring Abundance’. Launch event occuring from 4pm-5pm on Saturday 20th April.

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subvenue Jump Ship Brewing

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The Tony Abalone Variety Hour

April 20 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre The Tony Abalone Variety Hour is a stand-up comedy show with a late night talk show couch featuring a diverse field of interesting connections, gifts and talents. The two-hour show celebrates the incredible contribution the guest characters have weaved into the tapestry of the Eyre Peninsula community. The show will rip into the red tape of life and the comical moments along the way. Proceeds heading towards local charities. Tony Abalone is heavily armed with spatulas, whipping cream and knives to carve his way through the culinary calamity of life in the stainless steel offices of the cooking game. Surrounded by the talents of local film makers, artists and creative souls this farewell act of love will be a night not to be missed.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Artin' Around Take 2

April 21 | 11:30am | ArtEryea Port Lincoln Art Group is again presenting a progressive painting experience. Imagine an afternoon painting but with a twist. You will paint on the move, moving between a number of canvases and responding to instructions for that canvas. You may paint with your non dominant hand, you may do some collage, some patterning, use a set number of colours. Help will be on hand to assist and instruct! Paintings will then be exhibited at a nearby venue for the duration of the Festival with the opportunity to purchase a painting. Note: We advise you to bring your own lunch. Please note $2 booking fee

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Drew Cornell's Soul Blues Experience

April 21 | 4:30pm | Beer Garden Brewing A late Sunday afternoon of hard driving electric Blues and Soul music performed by Drew Cornell and friends in Port Lincoln's best music venue. Don't miss this SALT highlight!

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subvenue Beer Garden Brewing

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Fingerprints of the Ocean

April 22 | 9am | ArtEyrea Immerse yourself in the organic and ancient process of casting jewellery or small sculptures in cuttlefish bone with Jasmine of Swales Silver. Learn to prepare and carve a cuttlefish bone to create a mould for casting molten metal, taking advantage of the delicate texture and patterns to create your own unique designs. A wonderfully rustic and organic process that captures patterns from nature. So awesome! We will be test casting using low melting point metal to fine tune your designs, and then choosing one item to cast with sterling silver. Finished items can then be recast in a variety of metals such as silver or gold at an additional cost if desired. Techniques learnt in this session include design, mould preparation, carving, casting, clean up and finishing. All materials are provided, including cuttlefish, casting metal including up to 15g of sterling silver, safety equipment and a take-home worksheet. Please note $2 booking fee

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subvenue ArtEyrea

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Sea lions: Life by a Whisker

April 22 | 4pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Join us for an incredible afternoon of adventure and education as we dive into the world of the Endangered Australian sea lions! Narrated by legendary actor Sam Neill and filmed right here on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast of SA - immerse yourself in the captivating family friendly documentary "Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker". Originally screened at Imax cinemas, get ready to be amazed by these fascinating creatures. You'll witness the remarkable lives of sea lions up close, from their playful antics to their incredible underwater acrobatics. Discover the challenges they face and the extraordinary ways they adapt to survive in their natural habitat. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, be inspired, and connect with nature. Grab your friends and family and get ready for an afternoon with the enchanting sea lions!

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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A Very Magical Garden Party

April 23 and 24 | House of Creative Learning Join us for a intimate and Magical Garden Party, a fully immersive nature play experience accompanied by sweet, magical melodies. Hosted in the beautiful garden at The House of Creative Learning, Heidi and Lisa will guide the session with song and nature craft, wonder and joy. Your creative littles will create a magical wand using elements found in nature and engage in magical potion play while singing and dancing till their little hearts are content.

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subvenue House of Creative Learning

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SALT Talks

April 23 | Nautilus Arts Centre | 3pm SALT Talks returns in 2024 for another fascinating discussion about the environment, science and technology. Join Tiahni to hear the story of CH4 Global and innovation in responding to global issues and wicked problems like Climate Change. Tiahni will also explore how businesses can take a different approach to cultural engagement with Traditional Owners, including business opportunities and long-lasting, meaningful community building. Tiahni Adamson is a Kaurareg woman and a passionate wildlife conservation biologist. She is a proponent for the participation of First Nations people and women in STEM careers and was recognised as one of Science and Technology Australia's Superstars of STEM and an InDaily South Australian 40 Under 40 for 2023. Tiahni has worked with the CSIRO on Indigenous education programs, trained under Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in 2019, works as a lecturer and tutor at the University of South Australia, is on the National Leadership Team for Seed Mob (Australia’s only First Nations led youth climate justice group), was a youth dialogue member for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and is currently improving sustainable aquaculture production in her role as the Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global. Tiahni has received the Dr Kay Price AM Award for demonstrated excellence in and ambassadorship for STEM, and was also one of two students to be awarded the inaugural Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship from CSIRO’s Marine National Facility. Tiahni was also announced as this year’s 2024 South Australian ‘Young Australian of the Year’.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Mike Williams

April 23 | 6:30pm | Nautilus Arts Centre I will be singing several of Don Maclean's songs a few being, Vincent, American Pie and Castles in The Air. I will sing many of his other songs that are not so well known but are so poignant in reflecting his commentary on life, love and America's influence in our world. There will be some discussion about his songs and their intent but mostly there will be singing. The audience will also be invited to participate in singing American Pie and By The Waters Of Babylon. Songs I may perform will include: - Crossroads - Empty Chairs - Bronco Bills Lament - Circus Song - What Can This Be - The Legend Of Andrew Mc Crew I will also share a few of my own songs I have written which demonstrate Don Maclean's influence on my style of singing and writing.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Paper Sun

April 24 & 28 | Nautilus Arts Centre Turning from Fabric to Paper for this exhibtion and workshops, artist Sue Catt is using her usual inate sense of colour to create bright colourful artpieces focusing on sunshine, rainbows and lollipops...Happiness!! Using collected papers from all over...think handmade, painted, recycled, Japanese, Indian, various art and craft supplies, etc. Enjoy the small exhibtion on display. Or join in on the fun and create your own piece of happiness at one of the workshops.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Seahorse Snorkel Tours Port Lincoln Jetty

April 24 | Port Lincoln Jetty | 10am & 12pm Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc., National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is excited to give the Eyre Peninsula Community a chance to learn about our amazing coastal and marine environment. Proudly supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. Join local marine biologist and Marine Parks manager Dr Shelley Paull, and accredited guides for a guided snorkel at Port Lincoln Jetty swimming enclosure. The jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful plant, invertebrate and fish life including the seahorse. The ticket price includes guide, wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children. We have wetsuits from adult 5XL down to size 4 child. Suitable for children 5 years and above who can tread water and swim. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in the water. 5-7-year-olds can participate if supervised one-on-one by a parent. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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subvenue Port Lincoln Jetty

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All Abilities Snorkel Tour at Port Lincoln Jetty

April 24 | 2:00pm | Port Lincoln Jetty Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS), Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) our proudly hosting a fully inclusive guided snorkelling tour of Port Lincoln Jetty swimming enclosure. A complimentary ticket will be provided for one adult carer to accompany each ticket holder. Carers do not need to purchase a ticket. Professional Event Leaders, accredited snorkel guides from EMS and volunteers with experience working with people with disability will help you explore the jetty and seagrass beds, home to a huge diversity of colourful fish and plant life. EMS is a not-for-profit and all funds raised from ticket sales go to overheads such as dive pro event leaders, insurance, equipment storage and volunteer training. Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and NPWS is supporting this event with a subsidy that has allowed us to offer this event for a significantly reduced price. No rush - there will be extra time allowed for participants to don wetsuits and gear

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subvenue Port Lincoln Jetty

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The Secret of Encaustic Wax Art

April 24 - 27 | SALT Shaker - Nautilus Arts Centre Discover the secret and the magical world of vivid colours through Encaustic Wax Art blending vivid colours of Bees Wax on a small hot Iron. Be captivated into a world of your creativity, explore and create unique Art pieces throughout the Workshop with direction from Artist Veronica Skipworth. No art experience needed. Allow Veronica to direct you through this incredible ancient Artform to create paintings with small blocks of vivid Bees Wax colours. The love of colour and discovering what can be created with only a few choices when Veronica encourages the participants to discover the Secrets of Encaustic Wax Art and the basic techniques in how to use the specialised hot Iron and Stylus to discover & learn a new Artform and create paintings to keep forever. Since Veronica was introduced into the unique form of Encaustic Wax Art in 2009, she has created incredible landscapes and abstracts on gloss surfaces on gloss surfaces and want to share with you the designs from your imagination and scanning within the painting seeing the different objects. The Workshop is 2 hours long with sessions throughout SALT Festival and is for all ages from 8 years old.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Science in the Pub

April 24 | 6:30pm | Beer Garden Brewing Join the EMS Team, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Barngarla elders and Scientists for a pub meal and learn more about First Nations connection to Sea Country and how our Marine and National Parks protect mangroves, saltmarshes, shorebirds, sea lions and sharks. Hear presentations from local marine ecologist Janine Baker on seahorses and their relatives as well as from Dr Dominic McAfee (Adelaide University) and Manny Katz (Coffin Bay Scuba) about oyster reef ecology, history and local restoration projects. Sit back and experience a mesmerising dive with giant cuttlefish, rays, Port Jackson sharks, sea lions and other local marine life from the comfort of your chair via VR goggles and learn more about the lifestyle of and how our Marine Parks protect sea lions, sharks, rays and giant cuttlefish. There will be activities for children (and adults can get involved) including a colouring in competition, and a virtual reality marine life experience.

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subvenue Beer Garden Brewing

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Upwelling

April 24 | Boston House SALT Festival favourite Upwelling returns for another incredible night of the regions finest seafood. Relax in the beautiful surrounds of Boston House while enjoying the cullinary talents of renowned chef, Marion Trethewey. Marion is the former owner of the legendary Oyster Beds in Coffin Bay, a winner of multiple restaurant awards, a forager and traveler who has been cooking seasonal produce for 30 years. Capacity is strictly limited, so book early to ensure you have a seat at the table. Menu to be announced soon.

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subvenue Boston House

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Great Southern Reef VR Experience

April 25 | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room | Multiple Times Between 1 - 6pm Join Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries and National Parks, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and Wildlife Service for a totally immersive experience as part of SALT Festival. Put on a pair of VR goggles and immerse yourself in the marine life of the ‘Great Southern Reef’. Experience the colourful giant Australian cuttlefish, friendly sea lions, sea dragons and what it is like to dive under Rapid Bay jetty surrounded by other divers and large schools of reef fish. The session lasts 25 minutes. The experience starts with a VR dive safety briefing before a 15-minute 360 video experience via a 360 VR headset. There will be time at end of experience to ask the EMS team and marine biologist Shelley Paull about the marine life you have experienced and about the cameras and techniques used to capture the 360 video.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Impressions Artist Talk

April 25 | 1pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Join artist Beth Hammond as she discusses her work in the 2024 Feature Exhibition, Impressions. Impressions, where the artistic Journeys of Belle Stanley and Beth Hammond converge, inviting you to explore the boundless wonders of nature and the dynamic interplay of colour and memory.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Safe People Safe Spaces

April 25 - 26 | 3pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room This program aims to provide strategies to support parents to review their patterns of interactions with their children promoting respectful interactions, encouraging children’s positive self-identity while building positive relationships between parents and children. Interactive Workshop designed for: Parents and future parents - developing innovative, practical strategies that support a safe space for children to express themselves and thrive. Early Childhood Educators - who wish to support children’s challenging behaviour and guide families by developing strong, cohesive practices that support children, and the significant adults in the child’s life.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Nick Mount Glass

April 25 | Boston Bay Winery Nick Mount has been blowing glass since a cowboy boot-wearing American introduced him to it in the mid 70s. Looking back, it was a fortuitous time as only months earlier he had married his partner of now more than 50 years, Pauline. Together they went on to establish Victoria’s first hot glass studio, raise three relatively well- adjusted children, and develop an internationally renowned arts practice. Today, they enjoy the chaos of family events with seven grandchildren and Nick is celebrated as one of the most important and influential figures in contemporary Australian studio glass. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Nick works out of a home studio and the Eamonn Vereker Glass access hot shop. In the traditions of the studio glass movement, he is an advocate for communal training and production, and has a reputation for being a generous teacher and mentor. He also travels regularly, both exhibiting and demonstrating around the world. Glass of wine and canapé accompanied.

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subvenue Boston Bay Winery

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Wine, Women & Song

April 25 | Nautilus Arts Centre | 8:30pm Local musician/singer Chrissy K returns to Salt Festival, presenting something unique for women (and men) who have a passion for music, singing ……. And fine wine! Chrissy will again share her joy, emotional connection & love for music, in a comfortable, ambient setting, taking participants down a short journey of vocal discovery, (including vocal prep, song genres & styles, vocal interaction / group singing and wine appreciation!!) Predominantly, Chrissy aspires to provide her ‘sisters (&brothers) of song’ with the rare opportunity to perform ‘on stage’ supported by herself & the talented Chrissy K Band.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Reclaimed

April 26 - 28 | ArtEyrea Discover the art of setting ocean tumbled seaglass in sterling silver as you embark on a transformative jewellery-making journey. In this hands-on workshop you will be guided by artisan jewellery maker Jasmine of Swales Silver in a variety of silversmithing techniques to craft your own unique piece of jewellery. Breathe new life into reclaimed ocean-tumbled sea glass by setting it in sterling silver, and wear your creation with pride. Learn a variety of silversmithing techniques, including shaping, using a jewellers saw, soldering, bezel setting, burnishing, polishing and finishing, as you bring your unique vision to life. With Jasmine's expertise and personalised instruction, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to craft a truly exceptional piece of jewellery. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience in jewellery making, this workshop offers a welcoming and supportive environment for all. All materials, equipment and lunch provided. Please note $2 booking fee

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Rockpool Search and Photography at Crinoline Point

April 26 | 9am | Crinoline Point Coffin Bay Join Marine Janine, Carl Charter and Dr Shelley Paull for a rock pool search and photography session on the intertidal reef at Crinoline Point, Coffin Bay. The area is home to a wide variety of sea slugs, snails, chitons, keyhole limpets, and many other marine invertebrates. The rock pool search provides an opportunity for attendees to put their slug- and snail-finding and photography skills into practice. Please bring a waterproof camera or splashproof phone if you have one. NOTE: This event is for adults, and for children aged 8 years and over who are accompanied by an adult. NOTE: Some rocks at Crinoline Point intertidal Reef can be slippery. For safety reasons, participants in this event should have full mobility and must wear suitable non-slip footwear (e.g. reef shoes or sneakers/sports shoes). For safety NO THONGS OR SANDALS ARE PERMITTED. NOTE: All participants need to attend on time, for the compulsory safety briefing about reef hazards.

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subvenue Crinoline Point

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Explore Mount Dutton Jetty Snorkel Tour

April 26 | 12pm and 2pm | Mount Dutton Jetty Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc., National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is excited to give the Eyre Peninsula Community a chance to learn about our amazing coastal and marine environment. Proudly supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. Join local marine biologist and Marine Parks manager Dr Shelley Paull, and accredited guides for a guided snorkel at Mount Dutton Jetty. The jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful plants, decorator crabs and fish life. The ticket price includes guide, wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children. We have wetsuits from adult 5XL down to size 4 child. Suitable for children 5 years and above who can tread water and swim. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in the water. 5-7-year-olds can participate if supervised one-on-one by a parent. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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subvenue Mount Dutton Bay Jetty

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SALT Stage

April 26 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Stage returns for 2024 and is headlined by hometown legend Nick Cunningham. With a flair for storytelling and maing light of emotional times in life through honest and heartfelt songwriting, Nick will be sure to light up the stage. Nick will be joined on stage by some incredible hometown acts to be announced. Don't miss Nick's return performance Early bird prices available now

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Be Part of Things

April 27 | 2pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Shaker Join regional artists and long distance collaborators, Eliza Wuttke (Port Lincoln), Alysha Herrmann (Mount Gambier) and Kirste Vandergiessen (Barmera) for a casual conversation about art making, what it means to be a regional artist and the value of connection. Once a fortnight, Eliza, Kirste and Alysha meet on Zoom. They chat about the art they’re making, discuss questions and challenges they’re facing and share the things they’re thinking about. This structure of regular check-in’s, supports the artists as they work on a series of creative projects in their own communities — Love Notes to the Laundromat in Port Lincoln, Poetry on My Porch in Mount Gambier and Portal in the Riverland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body and the Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Comfort Food Cabaret

April 27 | Nautilus Arts Centre Supported by Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln, The multi award-winning Comfort Food Cabaret is coming to Port Lincoln for SALT Festival! Australia’s singing cook is back in the kitchen to present her multi-award-winning musical food sensation. Tickets include 3-course Tasting and Show. Audiences will taste each dish cooked before their eyes as they’re taken on a hilarious and heartwarming journey by Michelle and her musicians as they dish up an evening of cooking, comedy, song and storytelling. Enjoy recipes that highlight Michelle's culture featuring standout SA produce with a delectable three-course tasting. With rave reviews across Australia, London, Edinburgh and Copenhagen, it’s the pick of the Fringe for all tastes! 2023 Adelaide Fringe Award Winner - Best Eat & Drink “It’s part cabaret, part cooking lesson, part feast, and all party.” The Sunday Mail ★★★★★ “Magnificent” Edinburgh Deadline News ★★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide ★★★★★ Stage Whispers Proudly supported by Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln

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Jen Lush: Hum Of The Mettle

April 27 | Beer Garden Brewing | 8:30pm First commissioned by the Denmark Festival of Voice, WA, Hum Of The Mettle is nine songs crafted around contemporary poetry. Featuring the words of five of Australia’s leading poets, it crosses through the urban and desert terrain of Australia with poems that speak of love and desolation, loss and memory, the resilience of country and the stories held within it. Created in collaboration with poets (Ali Cobby Eckermann, Maria Zajkowski, Kevin Brophy, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Graham Kershaw) and Jen's stellar band (James Brown, Paul Angas, Sam Cagney, Mark Seddon) they form a dynamic range from epic 70’s rock soundscapes, sudden storms of explosive pop, driving indie folk-rock and whispering, sparse ballads that build to cathartic crescendos with storytelling always at the centre. "There is an intimacy here, a sharing of secrets.. brilliantly executed, thoroughly engaging, and utterly beautiful." Broadway World “An enchanting, otherworldly experience for listeners." Beat Magazine

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Love Notes to the Laundromat

April 19 - 28 | SALT Shaker Love Notes to the Laundromat is a celebration of the shared spaces that bring people together. Part creative response, part placemaking experiment, Love Notes to the Laundromat is a collection of love notes written by local artist Eliza Wuttke to Third Places across Port Lincoln. A Third place is a communal place between home and work or school where people spend time. Eliza has spent the last six months visiting various Third Places in and around Port Lincoln and writing love notes to them. She’s visited traditional Third Places, like the library, jetty pool and parks as well as more obscure spaces where people pass time, like the laundromat on a wet Sunday evening. Attendees are invited to write their own love notes to the places they hold dear and add them to the exhibition.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Groovy Garden Groms

April 19 | Beer Garden Brewing Groovy Garden Groms get ready to sing, dance, and groove to some acoustic renditions of your favourite nursery rhymes and kids tunes. Join Lisa for a fun filled musical morning at Beer Garden Brewing. Coffee, Tea and morning tea snacks will be available for purchase at the Bar. Come for the groovy tunes, and stay for a lunch catch up while the kids enjoy the garden. Gates to the Beer Garden will open at 10am. See you groovers there!

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Yer Old Father

April 19 | 3:30pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room Set in the industrial town of Whyalla, this is an intimate portrait of John Croall, a Glaswegian immigrant to Australia, and the father of long-time Adelaide Fringe director, Heather Croall. John Croall delivered three generations of babies and planted thousands of trees in the town. He was also a great letter writer, and this very personal documentary uses these letters as its point of departure. Heather Croall films with her father as a way of coping with his approaching death and reflecting on the close, and often very funny, relationship between a father and a daughter. This opens up an exploration that transcends individual grief and loss, to encompass the broader issues raised by a man’s life. As John Croall is dying, so the town of Whyalla is slowly dying too. But on the horizon there is hope of a new industry with solar farms and a possible new buyer for the steelworks. The trees John Croall planted in the desert live on and amongst the harsh reality of change, and this film offers hope as the town he invents itself. Reviews “Full of wit and vigour, Heather Croall’s film will charm Australian and Glaswegian audiences alike. It’s a chronicle of a life well lived” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film “The doco is well-made (the editing by Tania Nehme particularly strong), but it is it’s subject matter that makes this documentary so lovely” – Brydie Kosmina, Collage Adelaide “The documentary captures the impact of an astounding character with this story about immigration” – Pat Byrne, Glasgow West End “The way the film is edited creates a lovely story out of the material shot over years by Croall, and is perfectly paced” – Katherine Prentice, Glasgow Guardian

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Feature Exhibition: Impressions

April 19 - 28 | Nautius Arts Centre - Walter Nicholls Gallery SALT Festival 2024 Feature Exhibition, Impressions, where the artistic Journeys of Belle Stanley and Beth Hammond converge, inviting you to explore the boundless wonders of nature and the dynamic interplay of colour and memory. Beth’s work draws inspiration from diverse sources, from a landscape sketch in paint or pencil, the memory of being in the bush on a particular day or a roadtrip through the Australian landscape. Exploring a range of colour combinations and with different sizes and types of surfaces from acrylic perspex, canvas and board. Belle's creative process is inspired by her deep love of wandering around in nature, from the remote endless beaches around the EP to following kangaroo trails through the scrub, this is the beginning of the process for all her work. Belles work explores the different shapes and textures she finds in nature, and drawing from her knowledge of silversmithing techniques, she captures the essence and beauty of the EP in her work.

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Beating Up The Beatles

April 19 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Festival 2024 Opens with a bang, beating a new beat for lovers of The Beatles is Charlee Watt, powerhouse vocalist and Fringe Emerging Artist Award winner. With her own Fab Four to bring the vibes, Charlee will be channelling Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Krall, Nina Simone, and other legends of the jazz world to create a fun escapade with funky Jazz arrangements to get toes tapping and souls singing. It is 60 years this year since Beatlemania exploded in Adelaide in '64 and the sounds of one of the greatest bands of all time took over the airwaves. You are invited to a new fusion of sounds as Charlee Watt and a Fab Band of skilled multi-instrumentalists, "Beat up" The Beatles with grooves to re-discover your ability to Twist and Shout, Shake it up and work it on out with new insights into old hits and memories.

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Coastal Connections

April 20 - 21 | Redcliffe Camping Site Please note: Participants book in for two full days. Looking for some adventure and to learn more about coastal environments, flora and fauna and Aboriginal connection to Sea Country? Spend the weekend with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Team, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Barngarla elders for a weekend of family friendly, safe and supervised snorkelling tours, kayaking, rockpool exploration, beachcombing and shorebird spotting. Learn about how to be a citizen scientist. Join First Nations walks ‘n’ talks about Cultural Connection to Sea Country, bushfoods, language, and Aboriginal science. You will become part of an educated and connected coastal community, empowered, and inspired to protect, and create change for your local environment. Proudly funded by Eyre Peninsula Landscapes Board Grassroots Grants Program and National Parks and Wildlife Service SA. See Full Running Sheet Here

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Cardboard City

April 20 - 28 | 10am - 3pm | Location TBA Welcome to Cardboard City! Ever made a carboard cubby? Cut out a carboard dinosaur? Enter a world of cardboard creativity and change, add to or simply marvel at it’s awesomeness! Some city scape here, a bit of jungle there and some beige madness in between… It really is only limited by your imagination! Some cardboard creatives will be ready to assist or inspire you or standby until you need an extra pair of scissors.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Light Beats

April 20 - 28 | Cummins Town Hall | 10am - 4pm Sponsored by Community Bank Cummins. From the team that brought you the 2023 SALT Festival smash-hit Sea of Light, Patch Theatre return with Light Beats–a brand-new interactive adventure for the whole family.Begin the experience by joining a performer to build a spectacular sound and light show. After this memorable musical experience, use colour-changing lights to explore a rainbow jungle of exotic animals. Light up the room around you to see the creatures of the past and imagine beings of the future.This visually captivating work will leave the whole family talking (and sharing photos) for weeks to come. “I am always impressed with the quality performances by Patch. Never disappointed.” –Teacher “I didn't like it... I LOVED IT!!!” –Child, Age 5. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

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Sea of Light

April 20 - 28 | 10 - 4 | 10 Adelaide Place Sea of Light returns to SALT Festival in 2024. Embark on a journey of light and imagination in the illuminating interactive installation by Patch Theatre. With a UV torch as your paintbrush, paint and stencil your own voyage and steer ships that leave glowing paths of light in their wake. Sea of Light brings together magical light and a gentle soundscape to create a unique adventure for the whole family. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. Proudly supported by SA Power Networks and Kemp Real Estate

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subvenue The Old Church

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Salt & Light

April 20 - 27 | St. Thomas Anglican Church We are offering a week of meditation experiences. Meditation is about coming to stillness of mind, body and spirit. Despite all the distractions of the modern world, this silence is perfectly possible for people today. Join us for one or all of these events to discover how. Saturday 20: Back to Basics: an introduction to meditation, presented by State Coordinator Rev Dianne Schaefer, 10.30 am morning tea 11.00 Chi Quong gentle movement with Rose 11.30 introduction to meditation 12 30 lunch (allergy free lunch provided) 1.30 Q&A panel of experienced meditators, 2.30 meditation practice. Sunday 21: 2pm - 4pm "What in the World is MU?" display and talks 5 pm Evening prayer and meditation. Tuesday 23: 2pm - 4pm Quiet morning: reflection on "SALT" including a contemplative walk. Wednesday 24: 10 am – 12 pm and 1pm - 4pm individual meditation consultations 6.00pm singing bowls (please bring your singing bowl if you have one), 6.30 pm guided visualisation for peace (led by Nel). Thursday 25: 2pm - 4pm Quiet afternoon: reflection on "LIGHT" including a contemplative walk. Saturday 27: 10 am Introductory yoga, for beginners 1pm - Drumming workshop

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Amazing Drumming Monkeys

April 20 - 21 | Nautilus Arts Centre Australia's favourite kid's puppet show, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys are coming to SALT Festival in 2024! This is a must see for families with toddlers and young children. The whole family will be laughing, dancing and drumming together! Enjoy a unique combination of puppetry, live music, comedy and heart-warming themes. A funn and engaging show for the whole family. Book now for early bird prices! Please note $2 booking fee ★★★★★ Our Favourite Concert” - Rolling Music "Banging good fun!" - WOMADelaide Festival "The next Wiggles!" - NT News

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ABC My Place

April 20 | 4:00pm | Jumpship Brewing At last year's inaugural event, more than 30 pieces of art were submitted and showcased from creators right around Eyre Peninsula. While last year also incorporated poetry, this year we're focussing on visual arts. This event is open for submissions from the wider Eyre Peninsula community, to give artists from around the region who don't have the time to organise their own show, or perhaps don't have the body of work to host their own event, but still want to be a part of the SALT Festival. Last year's winner Beth Hammond's stunning work ‘Looking Beyond’ was chosen by judge Deane Williams for its dynamic of having both “flat paint” and also “depth”. Emma Fuss was awarded the Commendation for her oil painting ‘Spring Abundance’. Launch event occuring from 4pm-5pm on Saturday 20th April.

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The Tony Abalone Variety Hour

April 20 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre The Tony Abalone Variety Hour is a stand-up comedy show with a late night talk show couch featuring a diverse field of interesting connections, gifts and talents. The two-hour show celebrates the incredible contribution the guest characters have weaved into the tapestry of the Eyre Peninsula community. The show will rip into the red tape of life and the comical moments along the way. Proceeds heading towards local charities. Tony Abalone is heavily armed with spatulas, whipping cream and knives to carve his way through the culinary calamity of life in the stainless steel offices of the cooking game. Surrounded by the talents of local film makers, artists and creative souls this farewell act of love will be a night not to be missed.

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Artin' Around Take 2

April 21 | 11:30am | ArtEryea Port Lincoln Art Group is again presenting a progressive painting experience. Imagine an afternoon painting but with a twist. You will paint on the move, moving between a number of canvases and responding to instructions for that canvas. You may paint with your non dominant hand, you may do some collage, some patterning, use a set number of colours. Help will be on hand to assist and instruct! Paintings will then be exhibited at a nearby venue for the duration of the Festival with the opportunity to purchase a painting. Note: We advise you to bring your own lunch. Please note $2 booking fee

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Drew Cornell's Soul Blues Experience

April 21 | 4:30pm | Beer Garden Brewing A late Sunday afternoon of hard driving electric Blues and Soul music performed by Drew Cornell and friends in Port Lincoln's best music venue. Don't miss this SALT highlight!

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Fingerprints of the Ocean

April 22 | 9am | ArtEyrea Immerse yourself in the organic and ancient process of casting jewellery or small sculptures in cuttlefish bone with Jasmine of Swales Silver. Learn to prepare and carve a cuttlefish bone to create a mould for casting molten metal, taking advantage of the delicate texture and patterns to create your own unique designs. A wonderfully rustic and organic process that captures patterns from nature. So awesome! We will be test casting using low melting point metal to fine tune your designs, and then choosing one item to cast with sterling silver. Finished items can then be recast in a variety of metals such as silver or gold at an additional cost if desired. Techniques learnt in this session include design, mould preparation, carving, casting, clean up and finishing. All materials are provided, including cuttlefish, casting metal including up to 15g of sterling silver, safety equipment and a take-home worksheet. Please note $2 booking fee

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Sea lions: Life by a Whisker

April 22 | 4pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Join us for an incredible afternoon of adventure and education as we dive into the world of the Endangered Australian sea lions! Narrated by legendary actor Sam Neill and filmed right here on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast of SA - immerse yourself in the captivating family friendly documentary "Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker". Originally screened at Imax cinemas, get ready to be amazed by these fascinating creatures. You'll witness the remarkable lives of sea lions up close, from their playful antics to their incredible underwater acrobatics. Discover the challenges they face and the extraordinary ways they adapt to survive in their natural habitat. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, be inspired, and connect with nature. Grab your friends and family and get ready for an afternoon with the enchanting sea lions!

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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A Very Magical Garden Party

April 23 and 24 | House of Creative Learning Join us for a intimate and Magical Garden Party, a fully immersive nature play experience accompanied by sweet, magical melodies. Hosted in the beautiful garden at The House of Creative Learning, Heidi and Lisa will guide the session with song and nature craft, wonder and joy. Your creative littles will create a magical wand using elements found in nature and engage in magical potion play while singing and dancing till their little hearts are content.

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SALT Talks

April 23 | Nautilus Arts Centre | 3pm SALT Talks returns in 2024 for another fascinating discussion about the environment, science and technology. Join Tiahni to hear the story of CH4 Global and innovation in responding to global issues and wicked problems like Climate Change. Tiahni will also explore how businesses can take a different approach to cultural engagement with Traditional Owners, including business opportunities and long-lasting, meaningful community building. Tiahni Adamson is a Kaurareg woman and a passionate wildlife conservation biologist. She is a proponent for the participation of First Nations people and women in STEM careers and was recognised as one of Science and Technology Australia's Superstars of STEM and an InDaily South Australian 40 Under 40 for 2023. Tiahni has worked with the CSIRO on Indigenous education programs, trained under Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in 2019, works as a lecturer and tutor at the University of South Australia, is on the National Leadership Team for Seed Mob (Australia’s only First Nations led youth climate justice group), was a youth dialogue member for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and is currently improving sustainable aquaculture production in her role as the Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global. Tiahni has received the Dr Kay Price AM Award for demonstrated excellence in and ambassadorship for STEM, and was also one of two students to be awarded the inaugural Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship from CSIRO’s Marine National Facility. Tiahni was also announced as this year’s 2024 South Australian ‘Young Australian of the Year’.

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Mike Williams

April 23 | 6:30pm | Nautilus Arts Centre I will be singing several of Don Maclean's songs a few being, Vincent, American Pie and Castles in The Air. I will sing many of his other songs that are not so well known but are so poignant in reflecting his commentary on life, love and America's influence in our world. There will be some discussion about his songs and their intent but mostly there will be singing. The audience will also be invited to participate in singing American Pie and By The Waters Of Babylon. Songs I may perform will include: - Crossroads - Empty Chairs - Bronco Bills Lament - Circus Song - What Can This Be - The Legend Of Andrew Mc Crew I will also share a few of my own songs I have written which demonstrate Don Maclean's influence on my style of singing and writing.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Paper Sun

April 24 & 28 | Nautilus Arts Centre Turning from Fabric to Paper for this exhibtion and workshops, artist Sue Catt is using her usual inate sense of colour to create bright colourful artpieces focusing on sunshine, rainbows and lollipops...Happiness!! Using collected papers from all over...think handmade, painted, recycled, Japanese, Indian, various art and craft supplies, etc. Enjoy the small exhibtion on display. Or join in on the fun and create your own piece of happiness at one of the workshops.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Seahorse Snorkel Tours Port Lincoln Jetty

April 24 | Port Lincoln Jetty | 10am & 12pm Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc., National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is excited to give the Eyre Peninsula Community a chance to learn about our amazing coastal and marine environment. Proudly supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. Join local marine biologist and Marine Parks manager Dr Shelley Paull, and accredited guides for a guided snorkel at Port Lincoln Jetty swimming enclosure. The jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful plant, invertebrate and fish life including the seahorse. The ticket price includes guide, wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children. We have wetsuits from adult 5XL down to size 4 child. Suitable for children 5 years and above who can tread water and swim. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in the water. 5-7-year-olds can participate if supervised one-on-one by a parent. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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subvenue Port Lincoln Jetty

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All Abilities Snorkel Tour at Port Lincoln Jetty

April 24 | 2:00pm | Port Lincoln Jetty Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS), Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) our proudly hosting a fully inclusive guided snorkelling tour of Port Lincoln Jetty swimming enclosure. A complimentary ticket will be provided for one adult carer to accompany each ticket holder. Carers do not need to purchase a ticket. Professional Event Leaders, accredited snorkel guides from EMS and volunteers with experience working with people with disability will help you explore the jetty and seagrass beds, home to a huge diversity of colourful fish and plant life. EMS is a not-for-profit and all funds raised from ticket sales go to overheads such as dive pro event leaders, insurance, equipment storage and volunteer training. Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and NPWS is supporting this event with a subsidy that has allowed us to offer this event for a significantly reduced price. No rush - there will be extra time allowed for participants to don wetsuits and gear

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subvenue Port Lincoln Jetty

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The Secret of Encaustic Wax Art

April 24 - 27 | SALT Shaker - Nautilus Arts Centre Discover the secret and the magical world of vivid colours through Encaustic Wax Art blending vivid colours of Bees Wax on a small hot Iron. Be captivated into a world of your creativity, explore and create unique Art pieces throughout the Workshop with direction from Artist Veronica Skipworth. No art experience needed. Allow Veronica to direct you through this incredible ancient Artform to create paintings with small blocks of vivid Bees Wax colours. The love of colour and discovering what can be created with only a few choices when Veronica encourages the participants to discover the Secrets of Encaustic Wax Art and the basic techniques in how to use the specialised hot Iron and Stylus to discover & learn a new Artform and create paintings to keep forever. Since Veronica was introduced into the unique form of Encaustic Wax Art in 2009, she has created incredible landscapes and abstracts on gloss surfaces on gloss surfaces and want to share with you the designs from your imagination and scanning within the painting seeing the different objects. The Workshop is 2 hours long with sessions throughout SALT Festival and is for all ages from 8 years old.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Science in the Pub

April 24 | 6:30pm | Beer Garden Brewing Join the EMS Team, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Barngarla elders and Scientists for a pub meal and learn more about First Nations connection to Sea Country and how our Marine and National Parks protect mangroves, saltmarshes, shorebirds, sea lions and sharks. Hear presentations from local marine ecologist Janine Baker on seahorses and their relatives as well as from Dr Dominic McAfee (Adelaide University) and Manny Katz (Coffin Bay Scuba) about oyster reef ecology, history and local restoration projects. Sit back and experience a mesmerising dive with giant cuttlefish, rays, Port Jackson sharks, sea lions and other local marine life from the comfort of your chair via VR goggles and learn more about the lifestyle of and how our Marine Parks protect sea lions, sharks, rays and giant cuttlefish. There will be activities for children (and adults can get involved) including a colouring in competition, and a virtual reality marine life experience.

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Upwelling

April 24 | Boston House SALT Festival favourite Upwelling returns for another incredible night of the regions finest seafood. Relax in the beautiful surrounds of Boston House while enjoying the cullinary talents of renowned chef, Marion Trethewey. Marion is the former owner of the legendary Oyster Beds in Coffin Bay, a winner of multiple restaurant awards, a forager and traveler who has been cooking seasonal produce for 30 years. Capacity is strictly limited, so book early to ensure you have a seat at the table. Menu to be announced soon.

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Great Southern Reef VR Experience

April 25 | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room | Multiple Times Between 1 - 6pm Join Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries and National Parks, Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and Wildlife Service for a totally immersive experience as part of SALT Festival. Put on a pair of VR goggles and immerse yourself in the marine life of the ‘Great Southern Reef’. Experience the colourful giant Australian cuttlefish, friendly sea lions, sea dragons and what it is like to dive under Rapid Bay jetty surrounded by other divers and large schools of reef fish. The session lasts 25 minutes. The experience starts with a VR dive safety briefing before a 15-minute 360 video experience via a 360 VR headset. There will be time at end of experience to ask the EMS team and marine biologist Shelley Paull about the marine life you have experienced and about the cameras and techniques used to capture the 360 video.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Impressions Artist Talk

April 25 | 1pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Join artist Beth Hammond as she discusses her work in the 2024 Feature Exhibition, Impressions. Impressions, where the artistic Journeys of Belle Stanley and Beth Hammond converge, inviting you to explore the boundless wonders of nature and the dynamic interplay of colour and memory.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Safe People Safe Spaces

April 25 - 26 | 3pm | Nautilus Arts Centre Media Room This program aims to provide strategies to support parents to review their patterns of interactions with their children promoting respectful interactions, encouraging children’s positive self-identity while building positive relationships between parents and children. Interactive Workshop designed for: Parents and future parents - developing innovative, practical strategies that support a safe space for children to express themselves and thrive. Early Childhood Educators - who wish to support children’s challenging behaviour and guide families by developing strong, cohesive practices that support children, and the significant adults in the child’s life.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - Media Room

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Nick Mount Glass

April 25 | Boston Bay Winery Nick Mount has been blowing glass since a cowboy boot-wearing American introduced him to it in the mid 70s. Looking back, it was a fortuitous time as only months earlier he had married his partner of now more than 50 years, Pauline. Together they went on to establish Victoria’s first hot glass studio, raise three relatively well- adjusted children, and develop an internationally renowned arts practice. Today, they enjoy the chaos of family events with seven grandchildren and Nick is celebrated as one of the most important and influential figures in contemporary Australian studio glass. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Nick works out of a home studio and the Eamonn Vereker Glass access hot shop. In the traditions of the studio glass movement, he is an advocate for communal training and production, and has a reputation for being a generous teacher and mentor. He also travels regularly, both exhibiting and demonstrating around the world. Glass of wine and canapé accompanied.

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subvenue Boston Bay Winery

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Wine, Women & Song

April 25 | Nautilus Arts Centre | 8:30pm Local musician/singer Chrissy K returns to Salt Festival, presenting something unique for women (and men) who have a passion for music, singing ……. And fine wine! Chrissy will again share her joy, emotional connection & love for music, in a comfortable, ambient setting, taking participants down a short journey of vocal discovery, (including vocal prep, song genres & styles, vocal interaction / group singing and wine appreciation!!) Predominantly, Chrissy aspires to provide her ‘sisters (&brothers) of song’ with the rare opportunity to perform ‘on stage’ supported by herself & the talented Chrissy K Band.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Reclaimed

April 26 - 28 | ArtEyrea Discover the art of setting ocean tumbled seaglass in sterling silver as you embark on a transformative jewellery-making journey. In this hands-on workshop you will be guided by artisan jewellery maker Jasmine of Swales Silver in a variety of silversmithing techniques to craft your own unique piece of jewellery. Breathe new life into reclaimed ocean-tumbled sea glass by setting it in sterling silver, and wear your creation with pride. Learn a variety of silversmithing techniques, including shaping, using a jewellers saw, soldering, bezel setting, burnishing, polishing and finishing, as you bring your unique vision to life. With Jasmine's expertise and personalised instruction, you'll gain the confidence and skills needed to craft a truly exceptional piece of jewellery. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience in jewellery making, this workshop offers a welcoming and supportive environment for all. All materials, equipment and lunch provided. Please note $2 booking fee

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Rockpool Search and Photography at Crinoline Point

April 26 | 9am | Crinoline Point Coffin Bay Join Marine Janine, Carl Charter and Dr Shelley Paull for a rock pool search and photography session on the intertidal reef at Crinoline Point, Coffin Bay. The area is home to a wide variety of sea slugs, snails, chitons, keyhole limpets, and many other marine invertebrates. The rock pool search provides an opportunity for attendees to put their slug- and snail-finding and photography skills into practice. Please bring a waterproof camera or splashproof phone if you have one. NOTE: This event is for adults, and for children aged 8 years and over who are accompanied by an adult. NOTE: Some rocks at Crinoline Point intertidal Reef can be slippery. For safety reasons, participants in this event should have full mobility and must wear suitable non-slip footwear (e.g. reef shoes or sneakers/sports shoes). For safety NO THONGS OR SANDALS ARE PERMITTED. NOTE: All participants need to attend on time, for the compulsory safety briefing about reef hazards.

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subvenue Crinoline Point

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Explore Mount Dutton Jetty Snorkel Tour

April 26 | 12pm and 2pm | Mount Dutton Jetty Please arrive 30 minutes before your snorkel tour. Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Inc., National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is excited to give the Eyre Peninsula Community a chance to learn about our amazing coastal and marine environment. Proudly supported by National Parks and Wildlife Service and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board. Join local marine biologist and Marine Parks manager Dr Shelley Paull, and accredited guides for a guided snorkel at Mount Dutton Jetty. The jetty is home to an amazing variety of colourful plants, decorator crabs and fish life. The ticket price includes guide, wetsuits and snorkel gear for adults and children. We have wetsuits from adult 5XL down to size 4 child. Suitable for children 5 years and above who can tread water and swim. At least one parent to accompany and supervise two children in the water. 5-7-year-olds can participate if supervised one-on-one by a parent. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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subvenue Mount Dutton Bay Jetty

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SALT Stage

April 26 | 7pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Stage returns for 2024 and is headlined by hometown legend Nick Cunningham. With a flair for storytelling and maing light of emotional times in life through honest and heartfelt songwriting, Nick will be sure to light up the stage. Nick will be joined on stage by some incredible hometown acts to be announced. Don't miss Nick's return performance Early bird prices available now

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Be Part of Things

April 27 | 2pm | Nautilus Arts Centre SALT Shaker Join regional artists and long distance collaborators, Eliza Wuttke (Port Lincoln), Alysha Herrmann (Mount Gambier) and Kirste Vandergiessen (Barmera) for a casual conversation about art making, what it means to be a regional artist and the value of connection. Once a fortnight, Eliza, Kirste and Alysha meet on Zoom. They chat about the art they’re making, discuss questions and challenges they’re facing and share the things they’re thinking about. This structure of regular check-in’s, supports the artists as they work on a series of creative projects in their own communities — Love Notes to the Laundromat in Port Lincoln, Poetry on My Porch in Mount Gambier and Portal in the Riverland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body and the Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

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subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre - SALT Shaker

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Comfort Food Cabaret

April 27 | Nautilus Arts Centre Supported by Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln, The multi award-winning Comfort Food Cabaret is coming to Port Lincoln for SALT Festival! Australia’s singing cook is back in the kitchen to present her multi-award-winning musical food sensation. Tickets include 3-course Tasting and Show. Audiences will taste each dish cooked before their eyes as they’re taken on a hilarious and heartwarming journey by Michelle and her musicians as they dish up an evening of cooking, comedy, song and storytelling. Enjoy recipes that highlight Michelle's culture featuring standout SA produce with a delectable three-course tasting. With rave reviews across Australia, London, Edinburgh and Copenhagen, it’s the pick of the Fringe for all tastes! 2023 Adelaide Fringe Award Winner - Best Eat & Drink “It’s part cabaret, part cooking lesson, part feast, and all party.” The Sunday Mail ★★★★★ “Magnificent” Edinburgh Deadline News ★★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★★ Glam Adelaide ★★★★★ Stage Whispers Proudly supported by Bendigo Community Bank Port Lincoln

Location Salt Festival

subvenue Nautilus Arts Centre

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Jen Lush: Hum Of The Mettle

April 27 | Beer Garden Brewing | 8:30pm First commissioned by the Denmark Festival of Voice, WA, Hum Of The Mettle is nine songs crafted around contemporary poetry. Featuring the words of five of Australia’s leading poets, it crosses through the urban and desert terrain of Australia with poems that speak of love and desolation, loss and memory, the resilience of country and the stories held within it. Created in collaboration with poets (Ali Cobby Eckermann, Maria Zajkowski, Kevin Brophy, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Graham Kershaw) and Jen's stellar band (James Brown, Paul Angas, Sam Cagney, Mark Seddon) they form a dynamic range from epic 70’s rock soundscapes, sudden storms of explosive pop, driving indie folk-rock and whispering, sparse ballads that build to cathartic crescendos with storytelling always at the centre. "There is an intimacy here, a sharing of secrets.. brilliantly executed, thoroughly engaging, and utterly beautiful." Broadway World “An enchanting, otherworldly experience for listeners." Beat Magazine

Location Salt Festival

subvenue Beer Garden Brewing

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