Islands are by nature isolating, and that isolation coupled with majestic natural surroundings can be inspiration galore to the creative soul.

Thus the symmetry of Kangaroo Island: 4500 square kilometres, half of it natural ecosystems and, 4500 residents, half seemingly artists in some form.

Ten of the island’s visual artists are bringing ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life in Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island, which will open at Flinders University City Gallery during SALA Festival 2017 and then be toured by Country Arts SA.

The artists are creating new works on the theme of ‘isolation and inspiration’ for the exhibition, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts South Australia and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery University.

Follow the Island to Inland blog to hear from the artists as they create their new works and explore their community:


  1. Audrey Harnett
  2. Caroline Taylor
  3. Deborah Sleeman
  4. Indiana James
  5. Janine Mackintosh
  6. Kenita Williamson
  7. Maggie Welz
  8. Quentin Chester
  9. Ria Byass
  10. Scott Hartshorne


Image Credit: Deb Sleeman, Flotilla, mixed media, dimensions variable

Island to Inland is supported by

  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Silent Cave

3rd March 2018 — 30th March 2018

An experimental sound project and residency that will explore the audio properties of the Cave Garden.

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  • Visual Arts


10th March 2018 — 22nd April 2018

An exhibition which explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

16th March 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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