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 supported by

Future-Future?
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Future-Future?

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

Future-Future? considers how ‘change agents’ from other cultures such as these are working to construct a ‘future for their future’.

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The Patient
  • Visual Arts

The Patient

17th November 2017 — 28th January 2018

The Patient examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as a living subject in contemporary art.

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James Dodd: Shed Wizard
  • Visual Arts

James Dodd: Shed Wizard

8th December 2017 — 29th April 2018

James Dodd applies radical curiosity and invention to the presentation of vivid paintings, unusual bicycles, and strange painting machines.

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