Monday, September 30th, 2013
In its tenth year, the Kangaroo Island Art Feast is a 10-day festival with 33 venues and events across Kangaroo Island, from Chapman River Cellar Door in the east to The Chase Café in the west.

There is something for everyone including art, local wine, gourmet produce and entertainment.

The festival, which began as a weekend event in 2003 brings together artists and venues with each venue exhibiting some form of art. Each venue is also encouraged to offer food and local wine, spirits or cider as well.

Opening night is a gala event and will be held at the historic Penneshaw Hotel (The Penny), on Friday 4 October with renowned artist, Silvio Apponyi officially opening the festival. Starts 6pm and entry is just $25pp including food. Bookings are essential

The program for the next ten days is then packed with exhibitions, events and workshops with many of them being free of charge. For further information visit

On Sunday 6th October the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Market and Busking Festival together with the Penneshaw Community Markets will be held in Penneshaw celebrating local artisan food, wine, handicrafts, music and performance.

The Kangaroo Island Famer’s Markets occur on the first Sunday of each month and SeaLink offer special KI Farmer’s Market Ferry Fares for $36pp return. Jump on the ferry in Cape Jervis and jump off in Penneshaw and everything is within walking distance. Advance bookings are recommended because it is school holidays at this time as well. Visit

For those who want a really special experience on Sunday 6th October, why not join well known chef Kate Sumner on a KI Source Farmer’s Market Tour and Cooking Class.
The cost is $135pp including day return ferry fares from Cape Jervis, guided walking tour of the KI Farmer’s Markets with tastings, cooking class, lunch and wine. The SeaLink ferry departs at 10.00am from Cape Jervis and departs Penneshaw at 5.30pm.

For those people who may already be on Kangaroo Island, the cost is $99 per person from Penneshaw. Advance bookings are essential and minimum numbers apply.
SeaLink also offer Self-drive packages where you can take your own car on the ferry and they will arrange accommodation to suit your taste and budget. There are also Food & Wine Lover’s and Romantic Hideaway Packages that can be booked and you can enjoy all the offerings of the KI Art Feast while you are there.

Bookings are essential and minimum numbers apply. Call SeaLink on 13 13 01 or visit

Artwork credits: Audrey Harnett - "Crimson Rosella", Ros Stoldt - "Chook" and Janine Mackintosh - "Preserved".

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