Kapunda and to the South
Six Kapunda Artists in five atmospheric studio settings invite you to a special behind the scenes look at their artwork and processes. Smell the paint, see their tools of trade and sources of inspiration. Meet the artists on a rich and interesting art trail, unique to this old copper mining town set amongst scenic hills. Studio and Gallery opening hours vary, please visit the website for details.
The Kapunda Mine Trail is an easy walk of one and a half kilometres and takes about one hour to complete. Interpretive signs explain how the ore was once mined and treated. Kapunda Mine was the first successful commercial metal mine in Australia and together with Burra contributed to the colony's recovery from economic crisis in the early 1840s. A group of miners known as a pare would tender for an area of the exposed ore body and were paid according to the value of ore extracted. The company exercised practically no supervision over the operations and the result was