Artists, models shine at 10th annual KI bling party on at Fine Art Kangaroo Island | PHOTOS

The artists and models shone at Fine Art Kangaroo Island's 10th annual pre-Christmas bling and cocktail party on Friday, November 29.

"Models" of all ages and backgrounds teamed up with KI jewellers to showcase the artists' new creations while sipping cocktails curated for the festivities by Kangaroo Island Spirits in the back garden.

Sarah Kemp of Smart Future Creative opened the event, announcing that legendary Indigenous musician Archie Roach AM and Paul Grabowsky AO will be the special guests at the "2020 Wildlife Carnival: Flight of the Glossy Black" at Cygnet River on January 11.

Lucy McNaught from Kangaroo Island Wool unveiled the design of the new merino wool throw rug.

The show was also a chance to launch the new By Blu range by Patti Blucher of Vivonne Bay, who now works as a full-time dedicated jeweller.

Fred Peters jewellery prize, awarded by a silent judge for the best matched outfit and jewellery, went to Jan Baker, who was wearing Mark Capon's work.

The 'Some-Bling to Cherish' exhibition continues at Fine Art Kangaroo Island in Kingscote and features the work of 12 art jewellers across mediums including precious metal, glass, clay, gemstones, found and organic materials.

Joining regulars Fred Peters, Audrey Harnett, Anne Morrison, Mark Capon and Cecilia Gunnarsson were first time exhibitors Connie Foyle and Clare Angrave.

The Wabi-Sabi garden is in all its summer glory and was much admired on Friday evening. It was built for and by the community so after a period of closure due to some vandalism Fine Art KI will open it again for community use during gallery hours.

If the gate is closed the public are welcome to for lunch, bring a coffee, informal meetings and make use of the seating and shaded areas via the main gallery.