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: https://thedirtsa.com.au/project/island-to-inland/

Artists:

  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 sponsored by

Shed Wizard
  • Visual Arts

Shed Wizard

1st September 2017 — 21st January 2018

James Dodd's practice has meandered across investigations of urban space, creative interventions in public space and notions of high and low art.

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Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour
  • Visual Arts

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on tour

8th September 2017 — 7th January 2018

Presented by Country Arts SA

Our Stories Our Way: Our Mob 2015 on Tour is a collection of works by South Australian Aboriginal artists who exhibited in Our Mob 2015, presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and TARNANTHI Festival.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

15th September 2017 — 21st January 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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