National Wine Centre Show so much more than an exhibition
It’s just three weeks ‘til the official opening of our SALA exhibition, “How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways… KI − The Intertidal Zone”.
With every day bringing us closer to this, our 8th annual exhibition of Kangaroo Island art at the National Wine Centre, we’re excited to help the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) celebrate its 20th Anniversary year. There’s creativity in the air, and we’re going all out to make sure the event has even more to offer than usual.
And there’s news…lots and lots of news.
SALA Program launched
It’s official! The long awaited SALA program has been released, and we’re excited to see three of our National Wine Centre exhibition artists featured. Congratulations to Jennifer Woodhouse whose exquisite piece “Delicate Beauty” is included in the 400,000 copies of the program distributed widely to the public. Congrats also to Kenita Williamson and Nick Hannaford who together with Jennifer have artwork featured on SALA’s online platform.
You’ll find “How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways… KI − The Intertidal Zone” listed in your program as SALA venue #108, and if you’re in Adelaide between August 4 and 27, we’d love to see you there.
Whether you’re a die hard art fan, or just love to see the beauty and talent of the island on display, you’ll love what we have on offer next month. Kangaroo Island SeaLink’s Julie Anne Briscoe describes our annual exhibition at the Wine Centre as “the largest showcase of Kangaroo Island outside a tradeshow”. This year will be one of our largest exhibitions, and we’re including masses of opportunities for everyone to experience a super sized hit of Kangaroo Island, right in the centre of Adelaide.
Twenty three of the island’s finest artists are wildly busy, as exhibition entries are prepared and packed, invitations are issued, and final preparations are made to transport more than 100 Kangaroo Island inspired artworks to Adelaide’s National Wine Centre. Artists featured in this year’s exhibition are Audrey Harnett, Caroline Taylor, Cath Cantlon, Cecilia Gunnarsson, Dave Clarke, Dean Fox, Diana Keir, Fred Peters, Glen Ash, Janet Ayliffe, Jennifer Woodhouse, Jenny Clapson, Kenita Williamson, Maggie Welz, Merril Hansen, Michele Lane, Mishka Ammann, Nick Hannaford, Nicholas Burness Pike, Patti Blucher, Peggy Rismiller, Quentin Chester, and first timer Sara Hourez.
But the 2017 installation of How Do We Love Thee?… is so much more than an art exhibition. Chock-full of breathtaking works echoing inspirations from the island’s unique coastline and marine environment, the exhibition includes a slew of local features and attractions.
SALA Executive to open event in festival’s 20th Anniversary year
As SALA celebrates its 20th anniversary we are honoured to have Festival Executive launch the exhibition at the official opening on Sunday August 6th. Penny Griggs, General Manager of SALA will officiate and deliver a message from SALA Chair the Hon John Hill at 2pm. Kangaroo Island wines will be showcased at the opening, and University of Adelaide Professor Bronwyn Gillanders will introduce the exhibition theme KI − The Intertidal Zone.
Win $300 to spend on your favorite exhibition piece
Twenty years is a huge milestone, and an oustanding achievement for SALA. With a record 6,282 artists participating this year , we decided to do something extra special to celebrate… and when we say special, we really mean special.
We’ve created a super-easy competition, with a whopping $300 art credit up for grabs. Click this link to enter the competition and your name will go straight into the draw. You can get even more entries by sharing the competition with your family and friends. Just tell them to submit your name when they enter, and you’ll get an extra entry for every one that does!
You’ll need to be at the official opening of the exhibition to win. So excitement will be high as we draw the winning entry and wait to see if that person is present at the event. We’ll keep drawing entries until we find the winner of the competition, and then we’ll hand that lucky person a $300 art credit to spend at the exhibition.
Kangaroo Island food and wine at ‘Wined’
The Island’s wines won’t just be seen at the exhibition opening. You’ll also find them showcased in the National Wine Centre’s world renowned Wined Bar throughout August. Of course, it wouldn’t be a truly Kangaroo Island show without locally inspired food, so the chef will also feature island produce, adding delectable new dishes to the restaurant menu.
If you’re into an island inspired drop you’ll want to spend a little extra time at Wined. Fine Art Kangaroo Island has negotiated to have three Food & Wine Association members showcase their wines in the enomatics at Wined Bar – discover the best of Islander Estate Vineyards, Bay of Shoals Wines and Kangaroo Island Trading Company, whose 2015 shiraz was outright winner at the recent Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Awards.
Art and Science blend to perfection
“How Do We Love Thee? KI − The Intertidal Zone” has also been recognized as an official Science Week event, and will include two outstanding floor talks by artist Michele Lane, and Kangaroo Island and Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch proponent Tony Bartram.
On Monday 14th August meet Michele Lane at 11:00am for a fascinating Walk and Talk titled “Where Art Meets Science in the Intertidal Zone“. A rare opportunity to hear from one of our artists as Michele highlights the interconnectedness of Art and Science inspired by an extraordinary sense of place. Definitely not to be missed.
Meet KI local Tony Bartram at noon the following day, Tuesday August 15 for a second Walk and Talk on the exhibition floor. You’ll be fascinated and enlightened as Tony talks Dolphin Watch monitoring, climate change, and threats to biodiversity.
Our best Kangaroo Island artists and producers will definitely leave their mark on Adelaide in August, and we really want you to be part of the show. Why don’t you join us?
“How Do We Love Thee? Let Us Count The Ways… KI − The Intertidal Zone”
23 artists, 1 ever changing realm, 90 diverse artworks, a wealth of mediums:
sculpture, painting, printmaking, jewellery, textiles
WE WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL OF OUR 2017 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS