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Kangaroo Island Events

Kangaroo Island doesn't hold events. It embraces them, with festivals celebrating the Island's unique blend of arts, food and wine: the KI Art Feast, the Cup Carnival and the Easter Art Exhibition.



Kangaroo Island FEASTival
is a five day gastronomic celebration that features a degustation of over 15 extraordinary dining events that have been created to capture the true ‘spirit’ & character of our island. Our wilderness locations, history, local produce, beverages & island character are featured in every event ensuring visitors & guests take home a dining experience that is unique to Kangaroo Island.


Download Kangaroo Island Event Calendar (PDF)

Kangaroo Island FEASTival

Kangaroo Island FEASTival is a five day gastronomic celebration that features a degustation of over 15 extraordinary dining events that have been created to capture the true ‘spirit’ & character of our island. Our wilderness locations, history, local produce, beverages & island character are featured in every event ensuring visitors & guests take home a dining experience that is unique to Kangaroo Island.


FEAST KI - BIG DAY OUT ON KANGAROO ISLAND Saturday 26th April: Immerse yourself in Kangaroo Island culture, food, wine, art & entertainment with FEAST KI - the FEASTival’s main Big Day Out. The day features the hotly contested Tourism Kangaroo Island Signature Dish Competition judged by cooking legend Margaret Fulton & the islands star Chef Kate Sumner & includes the Kangaroo Island Farmers Market alongside the island’s best chefs, wine & spirit makers. This is your chance to sample everything Kangaroo Island.

 full program for KI Feastival (Download Pdf)

Easter Art Exhibition

Come and ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ at this year’s Easter Art Exhibition, and see the Island’s artists bring out their best.
Prizes are keenly contested, and all works are for sale.
It’s your chance to take home a special memento of
your Island holiday.

It’s no exaggeration to say that in the arts Kangaroo Island punches above its weight.
In the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, for example, Kangaroo Island artists have been
People’s Choice winners six times and Finalists 17 times.
Come along and be captivated!

Opening Night: Good Friday, 18 April, 7.30pm, Penneshaw Hall.
Awarding of prizes by judges Lisa Slade and Annelise Rees.
Admission: $15 includes live music and refreshments.

Open daily: Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th April, 9.30am–4.30pm
Sponsored by the KI Artists Collective

Farmer's Markets

The monthly Kangaroo Island Farmers’ Market in Penneshaw is a popular event with locals and visitors alike, bringing local farmers, growers, bakers, home gardeners and a range of artisan producers together with the Island’s community and visitors, who come to taste and learn about the ever-growing range of local produce from the producers themselves.


Kangaroo Island Farmers Market: Sunday Mornings. 1st Sunday of each month Penneshaw Oval Ph: (08) 8553 1237
Join a selection of Kangaroo Island's top food producers at the Farmers market. Purchase a range of fresh local produce from the very people who grow, farm or make it. Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer...so be sure to make a morning out of it.

Community Markets

A wide variety of stalls from homemade soap and candles, wooden toys, driftwood and wooden wares, gifts, photography, clothing new and used, pre loved goods and a whole lot more.

 Kangaroo Island Community Markets: Sunday Mornings. 1st Sunday of each month Penneshaw Oval Ph: 0417 806 758 The Kangaroo Island Community Market is held on Penneshaw oval the first Sunday of every month. Stallholders travel from all corners of the Island.  Hot and cold food and beverages complete the market experience. All of this with the lovely back drop of sea and coastline.

Unique Art

  Nature makes a fine muse. Little wonder Kangaroo Island inspires so many fine artists. From painters to potters, writers to woodworkers and spinners to silk painters, the art and crafts of local artists reflect life on the Island.

A real opportunity to take an original piece of the Island home with you.  Along with providing information to visitors on touring Kangaroo Island, the Gateway Visitor Information Centre displays and sells a wide range of Kangaroo Island art and individually made souvenirs.

View more Unique Art

 

Emu Ridge Craft Gallery

 

Gateway Visitor Information Centre

 

Kangaroo Island Artworks

M.B. Stonor Art Glass

Roo Lagoon Gallery

 

Some-Bling New Jewellery 

 

Emu Ridge Craft Gallery 

In addition to eucalyptus distilling, Emu Ridge has an extensive range of local art and craft.

Fine Art Kangaroo Island 

Fleur and Fred Peters present an outstanding and welcoming art space. A selection of fine local artwork is superbly displayed in a renovated 1885 heritage building in the central retail precinct. With works from 80% of the Island's professional artists as well as a showcase of emerging new talent, the emphasis is on quality. Featuring a diverse range of media and styles including original and handmade jewellery, sculpture and ceramics. Professional packaging and freighting available to anywhere in the world.

Gateway Visitor Information Centre 

Along with providing information to visitors on touring Kangaroo Island, the Gateway Visitor Information Centre displays and sells a wide range of Kangaroo Island art and individually made souvenirs.

Kangaroo Island Gallery 

For 21 years this centrally located gallery has displayed beautiful artworks produced entirely by local artists. Choose from a variety of mediums including jewellery, ceramics, glasswork, photography, woodcrafts, painting and sculpture. The gallery has something for every taste and is the perfect place to find that special gift from your visit to Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Artworks 

Location: Bessell Drive, Baudin Beach Telephone: (08) 8553 1381 This exciting gallery, only 10 minutes from Penneshaw, and home to the ‘Octopus's Garden' limestone sculpture, features a diversity of media by Kangaroo Island's talented artists. Original works of art as well as many small gift items are for sale, displayed in a relaxed and welcoming exhibition space where you can often see artists at work. 

M.B. Stonor Art Glass 

Location: Hog Bay Road, Pelican Lagoon Telephone: (08) 8553 7383 Bernard Stonor specialises in Millefiori and mosaic glass, a technique developed 5,000 years ago. One-off, original glass pieces include functional and decorative vessels, beads and jewellery. Meet Bernard and see why people from all over the world buy his work. 

Roo Lagoon Gallery 

Location: Playford Highway, Gosse Telephone: (08) 8559 3267 Join Jonny in his working gallery and see why his distinctive woodwork - both beautful and functional - is so sought after around the world. Jonny makes a range of items from the rich red gums that thrive in the west end of Kangaroo Island, including clocks, barometers, platters, lazy susans and his most popular item, pepper and salt mills. 

Rustic Blue Gallery 

Location: South Coast Rd, 8km West of Vivonne Bay Telephone: (08) 8559 7371 or 0408 685 901 Immerse yourself in Rustic Blue, a serene gallery showcasing a collection of artwork and photography by the owners in a renovated shearing shed. Their work is supported by a unique range of Australian designed and created jewellery, art and sculpture. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee or herbal teas and cake on the deck, be sure to experience the ‘gong' in the spiritual room and set up your own picnic in the grounds. Sunset Wildlife Safaris are also available on request. 

Some-Bling New Jewellery 

Studio Location: 102 Dauncey Street, Kingscote Telephone: (08) 8553 0448 Located in the Dauncey Street art precinct – and operated by Fine Art Kangaroo Island- this newest art attraction features daily jewellery making demonstrations. Visit to view owner Fred Peters cast sterling silver in cuttlefish bone or observe one of the many local art jewellers at work on the bench. Amongst a constantly changing exhibition of paintings, etchings and other large artworks you can purchase locally made precious metal and gemstone, glass, ceramic, Swarovski crystal and gold beaded unique jewellery pieces. 

Shep's Studio 

Location: Bellmore Road, Bay of Shoals, off North Coast Rd (8km from Kingscote) Telephone: (08) 8553 2116 Neil Sheppard's studio and straw bale home overlooks beautiful Bay of Shoals, 10 minutes from Kingscote. Sheps' work is dynamic, bright and popular with both tourists and locals. His preferred medium is oils, but you never know what you might find. This talented artist has a knack for reinvention and surprising even his biggest fans.

ARTISTS COLLECTIVE 2014 EASTER ART EXHIBITION (Download PDF)

Kangaroo Island
Cup Carnival

There's nothing like coasting to the finish line. 

 The Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one!  Join a crowd of around 5,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup. Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the Fashion at The Races competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.


Visit The KI Cup Carnival website

Kangaroo Island Art Feast

2-6 October 2014

The Island celebrates its very own art, food and wine in events, exhibitions and performances at around 30 venues – galleries, cafes, shearing sheds, artists’ studios and more.  



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Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
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