KI Arts – December

Golden Peaches From The Orchard, Jenny Clapson at Fine Art KI, hand coloured etching, limited edition, 2017.
Golden Peaches From The Orchard, Jenny Clapson at Fine Art KI, hand coloured etching, limited edition, 2017.

Christmas is getting close

Glossy Black-Cockatoo paperweight, Llewelyn Ash Glass at Fine Art KI.

Glossy Black-Cockatoo paperweight, Llewelyn Ash Glass at Fine Art KI.

There are two and a half weeks until Christmas and Fine Art Kangaroo Island has had a complete makeover with new artisan, bespoke and handmade art items arriving daily.

Jan Pengilly magnets and jewellery from KI Gallery. Photo: Peter Hastwell.

Jan Pengilly magnets and jewellery from KI Gallery. Photo: Peter Hastwell.

Kicking off the festive season,  ‘Let There Be Bling’ launched new ranges of wearable art jewellery from Lilly Griffith – Fabric Finds Grace, Cecilia Gunnarsson – Squink, Patti Blucher – Maker of Things and Random Gathering necklaces, with dozens of gemstone, silver and gold filled earrings by Peggy Rismiller created to coordinate with her versatile stylish necklaces.

Fred Peters has 15 new sterling silver creations and there are works by many of the island’s art jewellers. There are plenty of beautiful, affordable ‘Secret Santa’ and other gift ideas and options to dress up your festive look throughout the season.

Wearable art from Artworks Gallery.

Wearable art from Artworks Gallery.

In the main gallery, new bowls, platters and lucky drops from awarded young glass blower Llewelyn Ash are spectacular, especially the new vessels created in collaboration with his island-born mum Janet Ayliffe.

Look out for the etched pedestal plates in translucent amber and violet shades. Another ex-resident Chris Guthleben has fired a kiln-load of her popular blue ceramic birds and her white crackle raku which arrives in the next few days.

Local artist Maggie Welz has re-created her installation from this year’s National Wine Centre show, a billowing four metres of painted silk chiffon and Japanese paper to augment her beautiful island-inspired silk chiffon wraps and scarves.

Kingscote’s Ann Lashmar’s evocative torn photographic Christmas and landscape cards are back and the new, first release book of poems ‘A Slide Into The Invisible’ by Annie Ebzery is available.

The Gallery is eagerly anticipating the launch of a new range of island textiles with the 2017/18 selected fashion and garment range from Kangaroo Island Wool. Samples on display over the weekend were much admired and orders placed for shrugs, jackets, and jumpers in luxury knitwear made from the island’s finest fleece.

If you are time poor, visit our exciting online store currently offering a 10 per cent Christmas discount – see ad below. We will mail ordered art product to your door, or you can pick up from the Gallery in Kingscote.

The team at Fine Art Kangaroo Island wish you a safe and festive season.

Artworks Gallery news

Christmas is almost here, so if you are looking for some well-priced gifts, come and browse in our gallery at Baudin Beach.

There is a variety of beautiful art and craft made by KI artists. Come and see the elegant jewellery, made by Peggy Rismiller, silver and semi-precious stone necklaces and earrings.  

Also, some fun rings and bracelets made from grandma’s silver-plated teaspoons. There is some pottery, wooden toys and ornaments, a beautiful range of silk scarfs, also knitted and felt wearables.

There is a huge selection of cards, paintings and prints in all sizes. Some items are discounted.

Phone first, as we are volunteers and can not always open as advertised.

The gallery opens five days a week, 10-4pm. Closed Wednesday and Thursday. We will try to open the doors daily during the school holidays.

Artworks Gallery (Artists Collective Inc. KI), Baudin Beach. Call: 8553 1381 or Glenda 8553 7238 after hours.

Xmas Cheer!

Kangaroo Island Gallery members have been busily creating new work for Christmas and our summer visitors.

We are having a monster December sale to clear room for the new items. Many artists have reduced the prices of their works so this is a great time to purchase artwork from the gallery.

We have many Christmas present ideas from handmade glass decorations to Angels and Fairies to magnets and jewellrey.

Handmade cards are a specialty of our Gallery, some below the price of commercial cards and high in quality.

Maggie Welz's silk scarves could be used to wrap a special present, or be a sumptuous present on their own. Maggie's birthday books and individually painted cards are hard to resist, light to mail, and make excellent gifts.

Do drop in to the Gallery on Murray Street, Kingscote – the person behind the desk will be one of our artist members.