SALA 2016 at the Wine Centre

SALA 2016 logo

As part of this year’s SALA South Australia’s Living Artists Festival, the National Wine Centre of Australia is hosting an exhibition featuring art inspired by the nature of Kangaroo Island.

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways…
KI grass tree & green carpenter bee

Cath Canlon, Burrowing. Photo: Fine Art KI

Fine Art Kangaroo Island presents exciting new work by exceptionally talented, celebrated and emerging artists, interconnected by an extraordinary sense of place. 21 artists combine fascinating art with pristine natural environment to depict the vulnerable native bee and its reliance on the enigmatic, slow growing Xanthorrhoea. Remarkable for large areas of remnant vegetation, the island hosts a diversity of unique ecosystems, which provide refuge for this beautiful endangered buzz pollinator and rare tufted grass tree.

A wide variety of media are exhibited, ranging from jewelry and sculpture, to prints, painting and photographs.

The exhibition runs until 28 August 2016. Opening hours are: Mon–Fri 8am–9pm, Sat & Sun 9am–9pm.

On Tuesday, 23 August, 11:30am, Fleur Peters from Fine Art Kangaroo Island will give a brief exhibition talk for staff, Hon. Associates, volunteers and friends of the State Herbarium of South Australia (meeting point is at the café).