First Stop Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition!
Whether you’re visiting KI for the Easter long-weekend, or just another island ‘local’ lamenting the fact that you and your family “don’t get out much”, there’s no better way to spend Easter 2018 than following the Kangaroo Island Art Trail!
UPDATE: The island’s biggest Arts event, the Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition, opens tonight (Friday April 2, 2021) with a sold out Opening Night event. The exhibition continues through April 18!
The bi-annual Easter Art Exhibition is definitely just the first in a long list of places and events where you can immerse yourself in the beauty, diversity and creativity of the local arts community every Easter.
Catch the official Meet the Judges event at 10:30am on Easter Saturday for a fascinating look inside the business of judging one of Australia’s richest art prizes.
Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition 2018
Open Late Wed 7th and 14th April ’til 9:00pm
SOLD OUT – COVID restricted
Children under 16 and Opening Night attendees attend for free
Planning to be in Penneshaw on Easter Sunday? Maybe you’re planning to catch the “Market Day Special” ferry to and from the mainland for the day? Call in on the Penneshaw Community Market. While you’ll find all sorts of local produce and great entertainment, it’s a sure bet some of the island’s artists will be there too. Pottery and ceramics, hand-woven bags, paper craft – all of these and more can often be found there.
Drop in at the Town Hall for a look at the Easter Art Exhibition and your day will be perfectly filled with Kangaroo Island creativity.
10:00am – 2:00pm
Explore Kangaroo Island’s best Easter Art experiences
As you continue your exploration of the Island you’ll find the work of Kangaroo Island artists all around you – often in completely unexpected places! Keep your eyes open for eye-catching examples of public sculpture in local towns. You’ll see some very special ones in township “entry statements” at American River, Parndana, and Kingscote.
In the mood for another inspirational exhibition?
Make the drive to Kingscote and be sure to allow plenty of time for visiting the town’s two most major galleries.
Kangaroo Island Art Society presents Reimagined – Trash to Treasure at their Murray Street gallery in Kingscote. You’ll find creations in a range of mediums with one central theme – every art piece is made from discarded and unloved detritus, garbage, and flotsam and jetsam. If you find yourself despairing over the massive impact plastics and other non-biodegradables are having on the world environment, you have to spend some time soaking in the beauty and positivity of this Kingscote exhibition! You’ll walk away with an entirely new perspective on the problem – and likely some incredibly inspirational art pieces you just can’t bear to leave behind!
You’ll be intrigued and delighted by the way other people’s rejects can be transformed and re-imagined into objects you’ll desire. Featuring the work of 16 local artists, the uplifting theme for this gallery’s annual Easter exhibition is irresistable.
Exhibits include the stunning “Falling Leaves” an exquisite guitar crafted from precious, recycled blackwood by talented Island luthier, Mike Foyle. And don’t mistake this one as purely a static art piece – this unique guitar is absolutely made to play!
Exhibition runs through April 26. Chat with artists and members while you visit.
1 Murray Street
Fine Art Kangaroo Island – where every day is an exhibition!
Finally you’re headed to Fine Art Kangaroo Island! We’re proud to be the Island’s largest and longest-established privately owned gallery and we love being a part of this vibrant, always-inspiring local Arts community.
It couldn’t be easier to find us once you’re in the heart of Kingscote – we’re located on the corner of Dauncey and Commercial streets, right across the street from two more easily recognizable public sculpture installations. If the breathtaking piece by Deborah Sleeman has you wanting more, you’re headed in the right direction. You’ll find more of her incredible work in both our indoor and outdoor gallery spaces. If it’s the bronze seal opposite our front door that has you interested, you’ll find several more pieces by Silvio Apponyi inside too.
New work constantly arriving
Despite frenzied preparations for two major exhibitions, many Fine Art Kangaroo Island exhibiting artists have gone out of their way to ensure we have amazing new work (and good stock of all the perennial favourites) on exhibit for the Easter long-weekend. Spare a thought for our hard working curator Fleur Peters who continues to blow our minds with her efforts – curating both the Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition and also the impressive catalogue in her own gallery!
Be sure to get a glimpse of the amazing Kangaroo Island Wool range while you’re here. You’ll find the softest, most comforting merino wool fabric in a range that includes everything you need to warm body and soul this winter. Choose hats, jackets, jumpers, gloves, mittens and wraps to name just a few.
Kingscote SA 5223
Closed Easter Mon
Still so much more Kangaroo Island art to see – it’s all around you!
If you’re here for the entire weekend you’ll have plenty of time to explore some of the island’s cellar door gallery spaces, and maybe a few local artists’ studios that are open to the public during easter.
Artworks Gallery – Artists Collective Kangaroo Island
Call for information 8553 1381
Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door
Lunch sittings fully booked each
day over Easter,but you are
welcome to come for a wine tasting
and stay for a platter and a drink
without a booking.
Indiana James and LD Jenkins at Boomerbank
Turn in at the Big Yellow Sunflower!
Shep’s Studio Gallery
Turn off North Coast Road, 8km from Kingscote
So wherever you are on Kangaroo Island this Easter, it’s oh so easy to find amazing art. There are even opportunities to mingle with local artists and learn what inspires them first-hand.
Just follow the Kangaroo Island Easter Art Trail and you’ll be well on the way to making it an Easter you never forget!