august, 2018

30augAll Day26octCOTA Cornucopia

Event Details

COTA Cornucopia is an ephemeral, public art installation adorning the first-floor balcony of COTA SA headquarters, outwardly expressing the vibrancy and contribution older people make in our community, and the joyful zest they have in their lives.

From Latin cornu copiae (horn of plenty), a cornucopia is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. Renowned Community Artist, Bob Daly’s creative vision realised the concept, his colourful embracing of life inspired the participants and his influences are evident in the finished work.

COTA SA reached out to older people from right across South Australia to make flowers to contribute to this colourful and uplifting work, in the heart of our capital city, Adelaide. Onsite workshops throughout the month of August, led by Bob Daly, brought older people together creating amazing 3D floral expressions for the bold visual display.

Opened on 30 August by The Lord Mayor of Adelaide as part of this year’s SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival, the magnificent swath of flowers heralded the beginning of Spring.

COTA Cornucopia will remain on display until the end of ZestFest, bridging the two festivals. COTA Cornucopia was made possible through the support of City of Adelaide Public Art Grant and valued sponsor Grounded Cru handcrafted wines.


August 30 (Thursday) - October 26 (Friday) ACST



16 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000



Contact Name and Phone Number

More information call COTA SA on 8232 0422.