Kangaroo Island Artists’ SALA Exhibition at Home This Year
Art lovers will be treated to two stunning Fine Art Kangaroo Island exhibitions as part of the 2023 SA Living Artists Festival (SALA). Exhibition curator Fleur Peters and the Fine Art Kangaroo Island team are pulling out all the stops to showcase a stunning array of work – and the big news is that the traditional “HOW DO WE LOVE THEE?…” show is coming home to Kangaroo Island!
While this means a longer trek to see HOW DO WE LOVE THEE? LET US COUNT THE WAYS… KANGAROO ISLAND: INSECTIVORES (and the Island that inspires it), there’s no reason for the traditional Adelaide audience to feel left out.
Fine Art Kangaroo Island will mount a second exhibition, in the traditional National Wine Centre space Art connoisseurs are familiar with. SISTERS IN PRINT will feature the 2D printmaking genius of two of Kangaroo Island’s most celebrated artists – Janet Ayliffe and Jenny Clapson. Reprising popular works created for SALA exhibitions at the National Wine Centre since 2010, this retrospective will be unmanned and open for SALA on August 1st.
How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways…
Kangaroo Island: Insectivores
91 Dauncey Street, Kingscote
16 August, 2023
Fine Art Kangaroo Island presents new island-inspired work by 22 award-winning, celebrated and emerging artists interconnected by an extraordinary sense of place. The island’s remnant natural landscapes sustain myriad ancient, common, and rare insects. Many are unrecorded and unprotected but are an essential food source for countless insectivores that inhabit the island’s terrestrial, aerial, and aquatic ecosystems.
Visit our Kingscote gallery during this year’s SA Living Artists Festival to delve into this remarkable world and explore over 100 purposeful artworks realized in a range of exciting mediums. Presented as a physical and online exhibition, works include landscape, paleo and still life painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and art jewellery.
Sisters In Print
National Wine Centre, Adelaide
August 1st, 2023
Studio printmakers and sisters-in-law Jenny Clapson and Janet Ayliffe have created art together since graduating from the South Australia School of Art in 1972. Now retired, Jenny is a highly respected artist whose paintings, linocuts and etching has been deeply inspired by her own 40-year experience of living a rural lifestyle on Kangaroo Island. Janet, who was born on the island, where she lived for 18 years, is an award-winning printmaker and painter. Janet looks into the natural world with wonder and reverence, as she does with her inner life, combining and layering each in a unique visual expression.
Janet Ayliffe and Jenny Clapson are both represented in public and private collections in Australia and internationally. Both have regularly exhibited Kangaroo Island conservation-themed etchings for the very popular “How Do We Love Thee?” exhibitions for the SA Livings Artists Festival at the National Wine Centre.
Sisters in Print reprises the very best of both artists from showings since 2010. All of these original works in multiple are available to purchase – Contact Fleur Peters 0417 832 037.