Project progress

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May 2020
The RDA AdelaideHills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island completed economic modelling for the AMKIEA committee. The committee presented to KI Council and informed the Minister for Environment and Water about its plans on the Captain Morgan Park site. It also received assurance from a helipad consultant recommended by State Helicopter Rescue Service that the building would be unlikely to conflict with flights to and from the helicopter landing pad.

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December 2019
The committee is greeting the end of 2019 with renewed enthusiasm, having identified a preferred site for the Art Museum building, gained the support of Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hill, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, and many island organisations, and advanced our thinking about how our Art Museum might look and operate.

Most members of the committee were fortunate to attend the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Conference in Alice Springs in May 2019. Please have a look at their report: AMKI AMaGA report_May2019conference Alice Springs (1)

November 2018
The Art Museum of Kangaroo Island Establishment Association has now completed drafts for its strategic plan and a preliminary feasibility study for building a regional gallery on Kangaroo Island. If you would like to see these documents and comment on them, please email and we’ll send the documents to you. Comments close on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

May 2018
The association is looking for new volunteer committee members enthusiastic about the prospect of a regional gallery to support the art community on the island.

Between them, the two new members would have expertise in the areas of finance, governance, risk management, entrepreneurship, fundraising and legal matters.

One of them would be expected to become the association’s treasurer, a position that would be supported by a contract bookkeeper.

Do you have some or all of the required skills and would like to join a positive and active committee for this exciting project?

If so, please send a short application explaining why you would like to be on the committee, the skills you would bring to the organisation and a brief CV of relevant experience (2 pages in total).

Applicants need not necessarily live on Kangaroo Island. For the right person, we will organise communications (phone or video) to the mainland for meetings and possibly travel when necessary.

Please send to by Friday 25 May 2018, or phone Kathie Stove on 0417 086 870 for more information.

[T]he Board commends you and your committee for your strategic approach and your early recognition of the importance of good structure and governance. We wish you well in these first stages and hope that, in due course, KIIBA can play its part to help your project to fruition. 
Tony Nolan,  Chairman, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance

Progress is listed here with the latest achievements at the top.

Our Federal member, Rebekha Sharkie, supports our campaign and made a speech in Parliament in the sidebar.

April 2018.
Presented to the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island’s Arts Committee
Finalised the amount raised from crowdfunding after costs as $18,685 thanks to many generous people
Received confirmation from Sealink of sponsorship package of return ferry trips for members visiting the mainland and bringing consultants to Kangaroo Island
Called for new committee members with skills and experience in finance, governance, risk management, entrepreneurship, fundraising and legal matters

March 2018.
Met with Wendy Campana, Commissioner for Kangaroo Island
Strategic planning workshop held with Jeanette Gellard of Innovative Influences
Presented to Board of Tourism Kangaroo Island
Raised $21,835 from generous supporters in a Start Some Good crowdfunding campaign. The final amount will be published once we have accounted for all costs.
February 2018.
Attended fundraising workshop run by Anne Skipper
Established criteria for location of the Art Museum
Met with Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia
Presented our proposal for an Art Museum to Board of Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance
Opened crowdfunding campaign
Held fundraising event at KI Brewery
January 2018.
Won a Kangaroo Island Council Community Partnerships grant to allow us to conduct a comprehensive strategic planning process, run by Jeanette Gellard of Innovative Influences.
Presented our proposal for an Art Museum to Kangaroo Island Council
December 2017.
Presented our proposal for an Art Museum to Kangaroo Island Art Society
November 2017.
Presented our proposal for an Art Museum to Commissioner for Kangaroo Island’s Arts Council, and to Artists Collective Kangaroo Island
October 2017.
Attended initial strategic planning session run by Jeanette Gellard of Innovative Influences and with Melinda Rankin, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, in attendance. Agreed on Values, Vision, Mission, and strategic initiatives.
Vision: Born of a wild island, a living, inspiring, unforgettable art space that enriches, enlightens and intrigues
Values: Excellence, Creativity, Integrity, Enrichment, Of this place
Mission: plan, locate, funding, design, build and open the Art Museum of Kangaroo Island
Strategic initiatives: Stakeholders, Funding, Planning and finance, Communications, Building, Governance, Art collection
August 2017.
Incorporated as Art Museum of Kangaroo Island Establishment Association
July 2017.
Held first committee meeting
June 2017.
Attended Regional Galleries Association of South Australia workshop in Adelaide