The “Fine Art Past & Present” exhibition continues at Fine Art Kangaroo Island gallery throughout April.
The exhibition showcases a limited and rolling selection of early and recent artworks by the gallery’s opening 12 artists, all whose work in one form or another features in the gallery today.
The show provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the journey of these talented artists over the past decade or more.
The special tribute exhibition includes glass, ceramics, paintings and jewellery including some work for sale and other rare works on loan from the artist’s private collections.
Don’t miss Nicholas Burness Pike’s series of bird studies, some as early as 2008 and others from last year’s artist tour to Coward Springs.
Deb Sleeman includes recent work from 2018 alongside ceramic and bronze installation from 2005.
Fred Peters has a few remaining tiffany glass Glossy Black Cockatoo feather sun catchers.
There is a magnificent Neil Sheppard reproduction taken from an original painting exhibited with the gallery in 2009 and a rare original 1999 abstract of the Murray River.
Strong sales have already included several paintings with new work from Jenny Clapson, an old favourite for Sonny Álbert Joseph, and Diana Keir resale.
Feature artists include Mark Capon, Jenny Clapson, Rod Cowin, Sonny Joseph, the late Diana Keir, Anne Morrison, Fred Peters, Nick Pike, the late Neil Sheppard, Deb Sleeman, and Ros Stoldt.
The exhibition coincides with the opening of KI Past & Present next door, which confirms central Kingscote as an emerging cultural precinct, opening the town's heritage buildings to the public as galleries, antiques and collectibles, and a wine bar.
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