Isolation inspires island art

A new exhibition on contemporary art from Kangaroo Island has opened at Flinders University City Gallery in Adelaide and will run until 3 September 2017.

Island to Inland: contemporary art from Kangaroo Island showcases new work by ten contemporary artists living and working in one of South Australia’s most remarkable locations.

Developed over the course of two years, these compelling and challenging works respond to themes of isolation, the island’s unique history and the rugged, natural beauty in which the artists are immersed on a daily basis.

Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island and one of country’s foremost tourist destinations. It is renowned for its profound natural beauty and food and wine production, and it has long been considered a haven for artists since the illustrated discoveries of explorers in the early 19th century, through to the contemporary artists of today.

The exhibition has resulted from a partnership between Country Arts SA and Flinders University Art Museum.

Co-curated by Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Country Arts SA and Celia Dottore, Exhibitions Manager, Flinders University Art Museum, it has supported emerging and established artists, celebrating the dynamic and diverse nature of their practices. These include painting, photography, sculpture, textile and installation.

Artists include Ria Byass, Quentin Chester, Audrey Harnett, Scott Hartshorne, Indiana James, Janine Mackintosh, Deborah Sleeman, Caroline Taylor, Maggie Welz and Kenita Williamson.

The Island to Inland exhibition premieres at Flinders University City Gallery for the 2017 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) festival, before touring regional South Australia until 2019.

The exhibition dates are 1 July – 3 September 2017.

The Flinders University City Gallery is located at the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide.

Read more on the Flinders University Art Museum website.

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