ABOUT THE KAPUNDA GALLERY
The Kapunda Gallery was established in 1989 by an enthusiastic group who worked tirelessly to transform the uppers story of the Thomson Building above the Library and Visitors Information Centre, into a gallery, meeting and workshop area. For some years the Gallery was a Section 199 Committee, but in 1999 as these committees were being phased out by Local government, it became an incorporated association: Kapunda Community Gallery Inc.
In 2014 with the help of Light Regional Council, the gallery moved to larger street-level premises in the historic Hambour Building on the corner of Main and Brown Streets.
“We KCG, are an inclusive Community Gallery embracing diversity and enriching knowledge of the Arts.”
“KCG brings artists, communities and visitors together to express and experience our artistic culture and diversity.
We do this by providing opportunities through a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING— This is held in February to elect a Management Committee for the coming year. The AGM and Special General Meetings are open to all Friends to attend. Full and Concession Friends are all eligible to vote. The Gallery’s financial year begins on February 1.
FRIENDS OF THE GALLERY— The Gallery is a not-for-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers and relies on Friends of the Gallery for its daily operation. The Gallery is a source of information for what is happening in the art world locally, in South Australia and beyond. Friends of the Gallery have a standing invitation to attend all Gallery Exhibition openings.
EXHIBITIONS— The Gallery has about 9 exhibitions a year including Artists from outside and within the region. These exhibitions provide an excellent opportunity to see work from artists using traditional techniques and from those using new technologies. There are at least two exhibitions each year open to all artists to enter. The Kapunda High School and Primary School have an annual exhibition in the Gallery each November.
GALLERY ATTENDANTS— The Gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm on weekdays, closing at 3.30pm on weekends and public holidays. Volunteer Attendants are rostered on for two shifts daily. The Gallery is fully airconditioned for the comfort of Attendants and visitors.
THE GALLERY GIFT SHOP— A wide range of original items hand-made by local artisans are available for purchase including cards, photographs, paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, pottery, ceramics, wood and natural fibre items, all at very reasonable prices.