Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition bounces back in 2021

2021 event MC will be Bob Teasdale, pictured at last exhibition with artists Nick Hannnaford and Deborah Sleeman.
2021 event MC will be Bob Teasdale, pictured at last exhibition with artists Nick Hannnaford and Deborah Sleeman.
Jennie Teasdale pictured with Mark Russells sculpture of a yakka or grass tree.

Jennie Teasdale pictured with Mark Russells sculpture of a yakka or grass tree.

News that the 35th Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition is set to return in 2021 has been favourably received by the Island arts and wider community.

Event convenors the Artists Collective KI (ACKI) have announced that the biennial exhibition, delayed during 2020 firstly due to the bushfires and then the COVID-19 shutdown, has been re-scheduled to Easter next year.

The Island's largest and most highly regarded art show is now planned to open on Good Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Penneshaw Town Hall.

It will run for an extended duration of 14 days to include the first week of the SA school holidays. An exciting catalogue of exhibits is expected.

Artist feedback indicates that the events of 2020 have been challenging or distracting. The new schedule allows space and time to produce the quality artworks for which the exhibition is known.

ACKI are pleased to provide a clear road map for exhibiting artists, the many generous sponsors and patrons, and of course our esteemed judges.

The logo for the 35th Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition.

The logo for the 35th Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition.

In breaking news ACKI is delighted to confirm that Rhana Devenport, director of the Art Gallery of SA, and Emma Fey, CEO of Guildhouse, are both available to judge in 2021.



In light of the recent Island events, 'On The Edge' - which is the theme for the major open category - and inaugural Diana Keir Art Award, together provide great scope for works across a range of mediums and formats.

The KI Easter Art Exhibition was Diana's favourite Island art event and it was hoped the brand new prize in her honour would bring the total value of prizes at next year's exhibition to almost $10,000.

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