A fresh new look for KI Artworks

Just in time for spring, KI Artworks Gallery has opened up with a fresh new look and ready for its official opening on Saturday, 5 October at 4pm.

South Australian shadow arts minister Jayne Stinson MP will do the honours and officially open both the gallery and members new exhibition ‘Spring in Action’.

Please join the artists and other art lovers at the gallery for the opening, refreshments and entertainment by local musicians. Can’t wait to see the place full and jumping!






Gallery reopening soon

After a short closing for renovations, the revamped KI Artworks Gallery will reopen on Friday 5 July with an official launch of the revamped gallery and sculpture garden on Saturday 6 July at 3pm. Bring along a soup cup and try the soup and bread on offer.

October exhibition

‘Spring in action’ is the theme for the Artworks October exhibition. The opening will be held on Saturday 5 October at 5pm with drinks, nibbles and music.

Favourite Things

Artists’ Collective Kangaroo Island members are putting out their Favourite Things in the Artworks Gallery’s latest exhibition.

Come along at 4pm on Sunday 30 September for the exhibition opening by The Islander journalist, Stan Gorton, musical accompaniment (including My Favourite Things)  by The Coat-hangers, local musicians Doug Gray and Les Montanjees, and drinks and nibbles.

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The exhibition features Peggy Rismiller’s jewellery, Branks Gregor’s colourful paintings, Antien Furstner’s pottery, and beading and photography from new members and first-time exhibitors.

Other members’ favourite things are beaches, wood, native flora, textiles, the joy of applying paint, time and wine.

The exhibition continues for the month of October, 10am to 4pm every day during the school holidays, then Friday to Monday from 10am to 4pm after that.

Winter opening hours, Artworks gallery

Artworks Gallery at Baudin Beach is open for business during winter, 10 am to 4 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We can also open by appointment – please contact Pauline on 8553 1483 or Patsy on 8553 1415.

The next exhibition for members begins on the long weekend in October with the theme Favourite Things. What’s your favourite thing in art or craft?  Entry to the exhibition is for members only so (re)join now for 2018-19 online or by emailing artworksgalleryki@gmail.com for a membership form.

Easter Art Exhibition now on

Kangaroo Island’s premier art event, the Easter Art Exhibition, is now open at Penneshaw Town Hall.

The exhibition is open every day, 9.30am to 5.30pm, until Sunday 8 April, when it closes at 3pm. Admission $4.

Come along to the evening meet the artists on Wednesday 4 April, after 5.30pm until 8.30pm with the bar open.

Vote for art

You can help promote the artists and art of Kangaroo Island by voting for the ‘Welcome to Kangaroo Island’ art fence at the ferry entrance to Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw. Please vote before 5pm on Monday 20 November.

Artist concept of ‘Welcome to Kangaroo Island’ fence

Please vote at https://fundmyneighbourhood.yoursay.sa.gov.au/ It’s a little bit complicated but not too difficult.

  • At the website, you need to register, so click on Register in top RH corner and follow the prompts including verifying.
  • Once that’s done, set your location which gives you an area you can vote in. Set Penneshaw South Australia and save the location (doesn’t matter where you actually are). You’ll then see the projects in the area (under Ideas on LH side). You have to vote for at least 3 and up to 5 projects (to even out voting so projects in low population areas (like ours) and with a small support base have a chance).
  • Please vote for ‘Welcome to Kangaroo Island’ and, if I may suggest, other worthwhile projects are Our Kitchen Sux for Kangaroo Island Gallery (our sister gallery in Kingscote), Enviroshed (the local school – so we can recycle soft plastic), and Revitalising Community Radio.
  • You’ll have to verify who you are with a code they send as a text (so you can vote only once).
  • Vote before 5pm, Monday 20 November.
  • And please pass on to friends who you think would also support this art initiative.

Colourful new look for gallery


The opening of the  ‘All that glitters …’ exhibition at Artworks Gallery was the first chance to show off the new bright-coloured gallery exterior at Baudin Beach.

Artworks Gallery Baudin Beach

Members of the Artists Collective tested their imaginations to glitter in jewellery, photography, ceramics, fabrics, paintings and much more. The exhibition continues throughout October.

Artists Branka Gregor and Antien Furstner at the opening of ‘All that glitters …’