The Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition is back in 2020, but with the island community reeling from the impact of a summer firestorm like nothing in living memory, the event will now launch in late September.
The decision to postpone the traditional Easter weekend exhibition was not lightly made by members of the organizing body, Artists Collective KI. With final entries due for submission by March 1st, feedback from local artists indicated that it was too soon, and simply overwhelming. In a statement, Artists Collective KI explained “Events are too recent and feelings too raw.”
Many artists have been impacted. Some have lost everything. Some have lost artwork. Some have been unable to access their home or studio for an extended period. Some are not yet ready to begin rebuilding their lives.
With the decision made, plans are underway for a September 26 Opening Night, with the exhibition open to the public for two full weeks.
Although the traditional exhibition has been rescheduled to allow local artists time to take a deep breath, to recover, reflect, assess, consider and create, there are still plenty of reasons to visit Kangaroo Island during the 2020 Easter weekend. You can still follow the Kangaroo Island Easter Art Trail, explore local galleries and get up close and personal with local wildlife. Spend time relaxing with family and friends, discover amazing local food, beer, wines and spirits. We have a feeling you’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll want to come back for the October long weekend and catch On The Edge exhibition as well!
September is the beginning of Spring for Kangaroo Island – a time of new beginnings. When suddenly everything looks different in the world around us. We can’t wait to see what the Island’s artists have in store for us as they look to the future.
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