Fine Art Kangaroo Island’s third annual “How do we Love Thee” exhibition is already a big success, with more than $20,000 of Kangaroo Island art sold on the opening weekend, including work by 12 of the 26 artists exhibiting, and some selling multiple pieces.
The event is part of the SA Living Artists festival and is held at the National Wine Centre. This year a special preview event was held for artists and sponsors on Friday night before the official opening for 500 people on Sunday, with Kangaroo Island wine and produce a featured highlight.
Channel Ten’s The Project broadcast live from the centre on Friday night for its “what’s on this weekend” segment.
“There are more than 500 venues and 3400 artists involved in SALA so it is a special thing to be chosen for this kind of attention,” exhibition curator Fleur Peters said.
The exhibition was officially opened by Kangaroo Island Futures Authority general manager Kristina Roberts and guest speaker Professor Sean Connell spoke about the connections between art and science.
The Friday night preview coincided with the National Wine Centre’s fortnightly “Uncorked” event and Kangaroo Island wine from Islander Estate Vineyards, Bay of Shoals, Sunset and Chapman River wineries was featured, bringing a further 300 people into the gallery space.
The exhibition runs daily until August 27.