'KI Through the Lens' - new display at Kangaroo Island Airport

'Forwarning' by Peter Hastwell is one of the works at the latest KI Airport permanent exhibition.
'Forwarning' by Peter Hastwell is one of the works at the latest KI Airport permanent exhibition.

A new exhibition has opened at the Kangaroo Island Airport called "KI Through the Lens".

A photographic exhibition, it celebrates the work of some of the Island's best known photographers alongside a refreshing number of pieces by less well exhibited local photographers.

In all, the exhibition comprises more than 40 photographs from seven local artists displayed on canvas, metal, paper and in two artist books.

"Pennington Bay Cliff Rock" by Yvonne Merendi is one of the works at the latest KI Airport permanent exhibition.

"Pennington Bay Cliff Rock" by Yvonne Merendi is one of the works at the latest KI Airport permanent exhibition.

"KI is a photographer's paradise. It provides inspiration and endless opportunities to capture nature, culture and heritage subjects across its length and breadth," curator Fleur Peters said.

"As expected the works in the show focus on a diverse range of subject matter from panoramic scenery and pristine wilderness, to detailed flora and abundant wildlife. It is little wonder that the island is considered such an incredibly rich photographic experience.

"It's been an honour to have curated all three of the airport exhibitions held to date. The space provides plenty of potential to display the high quality of works that KI artists are putting forward."

"The Protector" by Quentin Chester is part of "KI Through the Lens" at the KI Airport.

"The Protector" by Quentin Chester is part of "KI Through the Lens" at the KI Airport.

As with previous events, artists were invited to submit an expression of interest. They were invited through the Island's two local incorporated arts groups Artists Collective Kangaroo Island and Kangaroo Island Gallery, and by direct mail to over 100 people on the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island's arts email list.

Kangaroo Island Council acting CEO Greg Georgopoulos said, "Council is delighted to be able to support local artists by offering an ongoing arts presence at the Airport".

The exhibition opened on Monday, April 15 and will run until June 21. Many of the works are for sale.

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