SALA Exhibition artists explore Kangaroo Island’s Cliff Tops and Coastal Dunes
How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways… KI – The Intertidal Zone
Twenty of Kangaroo Island’s finest artists are at the centre of our annual South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) exhibition at Adelaide’s National Wine Centre again from August 3 – 26, 2018.
The job of curating this thought-provoking and at times starkly challenging array of themed art inspired by the constantly changing cliff tops and coastal dunes of Kangaroo Island has led curator Fleur Peters on yet another inspirational journey of island discovery. Fleur has certainly done this before – this being the 9th consecutive How Do We Love Thee?… exhibition she and her team have brought to the Adelaide SALA audience.
It is obvious when viewing the work featured in this highly-anticipated annual exhibition, that this year’s theme has evoked strong, and deeply personal inspiration. With much of the local community sharply focused on the future and protection of a coastline at once fragile and indomitable during the past twelved months, Adelaide audiences now have an opportunity to view the island and her coastline through island eyes.
Works from some of South Australia’s most recognized artists
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Audrey Harnett, Caroline Taylor, Cecilia Gunnarsson, Deborah Sleeman, Diana Keir, Fred Peters, Janet Ayliffe, Jenny Clapson, Kenita Williamson, Llewelyn Ash, Maggie Welz, Michele Lane, Mishka Ammann, Nick Hannaford, Nicholas Burness Pike, Patti Blucher, Peggy Rismiller, Quentin Chester
As in past years, our 2018 SALA Festival exhibition of Kangaroo Island artists offers a breathtaking view of the Island and we can’t wait to share it with the world.
Over the years several of our most sought-after Kangaroo Island artists have been so inspired by the theme chosen for our National Wine Centre event, that they have continued to create original works in multiples. Listings of those works can be found among our artist profiles for Fred Peters, Janet Ayliffe, Jenny Clapson, and Quentin Chester.
Outgoing SALA Festival Chair John Hill to open the event
South Australia’s Living Artists Festival, more commonly referred to as the SALA Festival has become a South Australian Arts institution, this year celebrating its twenty first year. One man who has shared in a huge part of that history (from a range of different perspectives) is former Arts Minister and outgoing Festival Chair John Hill, who will open How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways…KI Cliff Tops and Coastal Dunes in the Vines function room, National Wine Centre, on Sunday 5 August at 2pm.
John shared his thoughts on Kangaroo Island artists contributions to the SALA festival below:
SALA values the partnership with KI – your contribution is unique and gives mainlanders an annual opportunity to survey what is happening on the Island. The pristine coastline (cliffs and dunes) of Kangaroo Island is a wonderful theme.
Plan to visit more than once
There is so much of Kangaroo Island to see and experience at Adelaide’s National Wine Centre this month we think you’ll want to come back for more!
When Kangaroo Island comes to the National Wine Centre each year during August it’s a wholly immersive experience. Executive Chef Steven Clark and his culinary team will feature local produce on charcuterie plates and menu specials. And we are delighted that False Cape Wines – winners at June’s KI Food Wine Awards – will sponsor the preview, showcasing wine at the opening and will also be featured in the renowned Wined Bar.
Discover the exhibition with two of our living artists
Visit again for an insightful Artist led Walk and Talk with artists Nick Hannaford and Cecilia Gunnarsson on Friday August 24th at 12:30pm. Numbers will be limited, so register for a place by calling exhibition curator Fleur Peters on 0417 832 037 or use our contact form.
With all of this and more than 120 incredible Kangaroo Island inspired artworks on show, we think you’ll be drawn back to this year’s exhibition time and time again.
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