COVID-chaos disrupts July, hopes for August

SA’s snap lockdown halts Illuminate Adelaide; Australian Festival of Chamber Music cancels 30th anniversary; Winter Jazz Fest hopes for August.

South Australia joined Melbourne and Sydney in lockdown as of Tuesday (20 July), forcing arts festivals and organisations to adapt their programming as Australia faces an ongoing wave of the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19. 

The escalated restrictions mean that the inaugural Illuminate Adelaide has been paused from Monday (19 July) until 27 July inclusive, with future programs subject to SA Health directives.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She recently acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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