Illuminate Adelaide Announces Extended Times

Illuminate Adelaide’s magical light installations will reopen around Adelaide yesterday, after its short closure due to the state-wide lockdown, and have decided to continue shinning all the way into August. 

Illuminate Adelaide Co-Founders and Creative Directors, Lee Cumberlidge and Rachael Azzopardi said, “we are thrilled to be able to welcome audiences back to Illuminate Adelaide this week, turning the lights back on for Light Cycles, Light Creatures, City Lights and Van Gogh Alive, all of which brought so much joy before being paused. Although it won’t be the full program we had planned, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to light up our wonderful city once again.”

Luckily, the centrepiece installation, Light Cycles at Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens, which showcases the immersive work by Canadian multimedia studio, Moment Factory, will be open again until Sunday 8 August. Having created mesmerising light shows for artists like Madonna, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish, this Australian first installation is not one to be missed. Using lights, sound, video and special effects, this show will amplify the voice of the natural world and captivate the audience. 

Capturing the captivating characters of the Zoos favourite residents, the enchanting Light Creatures installation at Adelaide Zoo has also recommenced and extended its time until Sunday 8 August. 

You will want to grab a ticket to the impressive Van Gogh Alive exhibition, which has extended its season until Sunday 22 August. This world-first display showcases the work of the iconic Vincent Van Gogh through audio-visual technology and includes a variety of Instagram-worthy moments throughout. 

City Lights, the free outdoor program of large-scale installations, projections and immersive works throughout Adelaide’s CBDyes will continue until Sunday 1 August, from 6pm till 11pm.

Due to the current restrictions in South Australia and interstate, The Avalanches: Since I Left You, Live with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre has been rescheduled to Wednesday 13 October and The Avalanches in Discussion has been rescheduled to Thursday 14 October.

Unfortunately, all ticketed MAAD (Music and Art After Dark) events have been cancelled this weekend due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Beachside Burgers

Flavour-packed burgers are the crowd favourite at this newly renovated beachside eatery.

Located along one of Adelaide’s favourite beaches, Barry’s Burgers will have everyone craving tasty decadent, flavour-packed burgers. Whether it’s the crowd favourite, The Baz Deluxe, filled with beef, American cheese, double smoked bacon and Baz mayo, or the V.I.P Veggie Burger with sweet potato, black beans, spring onion, brown rice and Baz sauce, there is something for everyone. Pair this with some of SA’s best craft beer, gin and cider, and a team who focus on using locally sourced produce, for a meal that’s even more delicious. What are you waiting for? Head to the Westside to check out their new fit-out or grab takeaway by the sea. 

Barry’s Burgers 
1/13 Semaphore Road, Semaphore
08 7226 3241

A Considered Approach

If you’ve been considering building a new home, ensuring you have the right team to achieve your desired results is the most crucial step. But we all know managing multiple contractors can fast become a headache. Perhaps a better solution is an end-to-end integrated design and build approach, something offered by South Australian business Urban Habitats.    

“The Urban Habitats process is all about communication and collaboration across the entire life of your project,” says architect Sarah Stephen. “Designing and building a home can sometimes be unpredictable, so we feel that by having a holistic and integrated approach we create a constant, which is the team you work with.” 

These sentiments are echoed by DIrector, Jock Merrigan, who works closely with Sarah and the building team from a project’s inception through to completion alongside the clients. Jock points out the cohesive approach means there are no nasty surprises, with every little detail planned by the team. 

“By integrating all facets of the process, we are able to produce carefully considered product to meet our clients’ desires and stay within budgets,” says Jock. “From the beginning, we are presenting designs and talking about costs that we know will provide the best outcome, with all aspects of architecture, interiors and landscape considered as one.” 

Recently, the Urban Habitats team were presented with the opportunity to design and build an off-grid retreat in the Adelaide Hills. 

Nestled atop a Scott Creek cliff, this cabin was inspired by slow living. It features a number of spaces throughout to relax and bask in natural surroundings, creating a sense of floating in nature. While the external materials resemble a shed, when you open the doors a softer, natural palette that reflects the property’s location welcomes you. 

“With a keen eye for design, we were able to round table efficient design and constructibility outcomes, which not only met our clients’ brief but exceeded their expectations. And by carefully considering materiality and form, there was an element of efficiency from both a design and construction point of view,” says Sarah. 

“The final product reflects not only its surroundings, but also our clients’ desired lifestyle within the space.”

Special mention, of course, must go to the stunning colour palette, inspired by the local eucalypts and the Dulux Bay Leaf colour, loved by the client’s son.

So, what can you learn from the experts before kickstarting your design and build? 

“Talk to a professional as it is easy to get swept away in social media and reality renovation shows. There is a process that needs to be undertaken to ensure you get a premium outcome that suits your lifestyle,” says Sarah. 

“While it is important not to rush the process, working with a team that is integrated provides the benefit of not having to outsource work and coordinate other elements.” 

Find out more about South Australian company Urban Habitats

What is Skin Needling?

We explore the pros and cons of skin needling and explain the benefits of an in-salon treatment with Lifestyle Medical’s Dr Katina Koukourou.

What is skin needling?

It’s a minimally invasive medical grade procedure that uses fine needles to puncture your skin for a wide variety of skin benefits.

What happens during the treatment?

Topical anaesthesia is applied to the skin for 20-30mins. The skin is then sterilised to prevent infection and several tiny sterile stainless steel micro needles on a disposable tip of a pen device are injected into the skin. These micro needles are injected at high speed, penetrating perpendicularly to the skin surface. Topical serums are used during the procedure, containing hyaluronic acid for hydration, peptides, growth factors and antioxidants. 

Does it hurt?

At doctor supervised clinics a prescription-only topical anaesthetic cream is applied, which numbs the skin, so the procedure is very well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Use of anaesthesia in-clinic allows a deeper needle depth with minimal discomfort enabling the needles to reach the dermis. This obtains optimal, fast results. The numbing effect lasts up to two hours. The actual skin needling procedure itself takes around 30 minutes. The face appears red from one to three days following the procedure and you need to apply sunscreen afterwards and to avoid direct sun exposure for up to four days. 

What are the benefits?

The overall effect of skin needling is skin rejuvenation – improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation and overall skin texture. It also helps to tighten the skin and can improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. 

How many treatments are needed to see results?

You can see visible results two to four weeks post treatment. Although you will see results with one treatment, best results are achieved when a series of three treatments spaced four weeks apart are performed. Maintenance treatments can be performed throughout the year.

What’s the difference between at-home micro needling and a professional treatment?

To reach the level of the dermis where collagen production is stimulated the needles need to be a certain depth in each specific area. In-clinic skin needling can safely use an increased needle depth, often of up to 2.5mm, due to the topical local anaesthetic cream applied under doctor supervision.

The fact that the needles used in-clinic are entering perpendicularly at high speed is theoretically less traumatic to the skin compared to some home roller devices, which enter the skin at an angle. Some in-clinic devices also insert product into the skin under vacuum pressure, enhancing their delivery to the dermis.

Lifestyle Medical
5/155 King William Road, Unley
08 9757 2212

SA Artists Take Over Bremerton Wines This Winter

Photo: John Krüger

The picturesque Bremerton Wines will be hosting two art exhibitions from May to August, Views by Adelaide artist Hugh Adamson and South Australia in Watercolour by Denis Noble, as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA).

The Views exhibition will showcase a collection of smaller land and seascape pieces and tour Hugh’s relationship with First Nations People. Through the exploration of techniques and topics, Hugh has won prizes at the City of Marion Community Art Exhibition, winning first place and People’s Choice for Chess Set and the Yorke Peninsula Art Exhibition, winning People’s Choice for Maintenance Crew

Participating in his seventh SALA exhibition and his third time at Bremerton Wines, Denis Noble will showcase his extensive painting and exhibiting experience. SALA is a statewide festival, running since 1998, to endorse and commend visual artists. Denis’ adoration for drawing developed into a preferred watercolour style today, which will be on show during August. 

Make a day out of your trip to Bremerton Wines. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the cellar door and sample some of Bremerton’s premium wines and small-batch gin.

Hugh Adamson – Views

When: 1 May – 30 June

Hours: Daily 10am to 5pm

SALA, Denis Noble – South Australia in Watercolour

When: 1 August – 31 August

Hours: Daily 10am to 5pm

Where: Bremerton Wines, 14 Kent Town Road, Langhorne Creek 
908 8537 3093

Recipes: Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Ricotta Pasta

Accredited practising dietitian Emily Hartley shares one of her favourite recipes using fresh produce from Norwood Place.

Image: Matthew Kroker

Serves 6


400g spelt shells or farfelle pasta

1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1 medium sweet potato, diced

¼ butternut pumpkin, diced and deseeded

3 tbsp tomato paste

3 tbsp ricotta

1.5 cup vegetable stock

Pinch ground nutmeg

3 cups baby spinach

Parmesan cheese 

Cracked black pepper and salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place the diced sweet potato and pumpkin on a lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Roast for 45 minutes or until golden. Once cooled, place half the vegetables into a high powered blender and mix until a puree consistency is achieved. Set aside.
  3. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside but keep warm.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, bring a large frypan to medium heat and add the olive oil and minced garlic. Cook until fragrant. Whisk in the tomato paste, roast veggie puree and ricotta until smooth. Add the reserved roast vegetables, vegetable stock, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Cook on low about five minutes.
  5. Add spinach and cook until it lightly wilts.
  6. Stir in pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with freshly shaved parmesan. 

Ingredients are available from the following food retailers at Norwood Place:

Metro Fresh Norwood
Norwood Foodland

Go Behind The Scenes at Penfolds

Delve into the history of one of Australia’s most respected and prevalent winemakers at the Penfolds 1844 to Evermore event, which is part of the month-long South Australian History Festival.

History isn’t all about dates, it’s also about people and, in this case, wine! Step back in time as you wander through the historic Grange Cottage, the original home of Penfolds’ founders, physician Christopher Penfold and his wife Mary, which still sits proudly at the entrance of Magill Estate.

You’ll also walk through the original working winery, explore the vineyards and hear historic tales during a tour of the underground tunnels.

It wouldn’t seem right to leave without a taste test, so a complimentary glass of wine is included and can be enjoyed at the cellar door at the end of the tour.

The South Australian History Festival will host over 600 events from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday, May 30, located in both local and regional areas across the state. 

The Festival details events, ideas, stories and people that have shaped South Australia into what it is today, from political and social change to big and small scale moments. All events are open-access, and the public is encouraged to get involved and learn about the state’s past. 

Find the full program on the South Australian History Festival website and create your own adventure into the past.

Recipes: Roast Eye Fillet with Chimichurri, BBQ Prawns and Fig & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Accredited practising dietitian Emily Hartley shares some of her favourite recipes using fresh produce from Norwood Place.

roast eye fillet with chimichurri

Serves 6

1 whole eye fillet (roughly 800g)
Extra virgin olive oil
Cracked black pepper and salt to taste

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
2 small red chilies or 1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped 
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1 level tsp coarse salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Season the eye fillet generously with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Heat a large heavy based fry pan on high heat. When hot, add the fillet and sear until brown on all sides.
  2. Place eye fillet onto a large heavy based roasting tray and place into the oven for 15 minutes for medium rare (or longer depending on your cooking preference). 
  3. Prepare chimichurri by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to release all of the flavours before using. Ideally, let it sit for more than 2 hours, if time allows. Chimichurri can be prepared earlier and refrigerated for 24 hours. 
  4. Remove eye fillet from the oven, allow to rest before slicing into thick slices. 
  5. Generously drizzle chimichurri over the sliced eye fillet. Serve hot.
fig & goat’s cheese salad

Serves 6

6 large fresh figs 
6 cups rocket 
60g marinated goat’s cheese
1/2 cup walnut halves

2 tsp shallots, finely diced
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp walnut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. On a lined baking tray spread walnuts evenly. Roast for 5-10 minutes until fragrant and toasted, stirring halfway through. Leave to cool while preparing the dressing.
  2. In a jar, mix together shallots, vinegar, honey, oil, salt and pepper. Gently shake until mixed together.
  3. Remove the stems from figs and slice into quarters. 
  4. Mix the rocket with the toasted walnuts and half of the vinaigrette. Arrange figs on the top of the salad and lightly drizzle each with a little of the remaining vinaigrette. Sprinkle the salad with crumbled goat’s cheese.
  5. Finish with a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  6. Serve immediately.
chimichurri bbq prawns

The chimichurri sauce can be used with other meat and seafood. Why not switch out the eye fillet for some delicious BBQ prawns?

Serves 4

400g raw King prawns
Rind and juice from 1 lemon
1 long chilli, finely sliced & deseeded
2 tsp of garlic, minced
Salt & freshly ground black pepper 

Ingredients above


  1. Prepare chimichurri as per recipe above.
  2. Combine half of the chimichurri mixture with the prawns in a large bowl and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. 
  3. Heat a barbecue grill plate to high. Remove prawns from marinade and thread onto metal or bamboo skewers. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in cold water for at least 30 minutes before threading prawns to prevent burning while cooking.
  4. Grill prawn skewers for 2 minutes on each side or until prawns are cooked through and golden. Drizzle remaining chimichurri over cooked skewers and serve with lemon wedges.
shop the ingredients

All ingredients are available from the following food retailers at Norwood Place:

Bos Taurus Butchery
Metro Fresh Norwood
Norwood Foodland
Seafood on Parade

The Winter Village: Adelaide’s First Magical Winter Wonderland

As the weather gets colder, it’s time to rug up and plan a visit to The Winter Village at Torrens Parade Ground. In an Adelaide first, the village will open on May 14 and run until September 5. 

For almost four months, the Alpine-inspired Winter wonderland will house activities including an ice skating rink, an igloo village, snow showers and lots of delicious food and beverages to keep you warm and toasty. 

The event could not come to Adelaide at a more perfect time, bringing people a sense of fun and adventure without travelling outside the state. 

Enter the village for free, treat yourself to some comfort food and drinks, or book an ice skating pass, where you can hit the rink and spend the day skating with family and friends. 

Take your Winter Village experience to the next level with a Brunch and Skate package available on weekends, which will include a 45-minute skate session followed by lunch in a private igloo. Packages include a mouth-watering selection of savoury and sweets to keep you warm and your stomach full. Book a mega private party igloo for your next function or a private igloo or cabin for yourself and friends to simply sit back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening of drinks and nibbles. 

Be sure not to miss the snow showers that occur daily at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9 pm. 

The Winter Village 

Torrens Parade Ground