Artist's Voice 'Wintering'
Jun
28
to Jul 29

Artist's Voice 'Wintering'

June 28 - July 29 2018  

Artist’s Voice Wintering

Winter can be a contemplative time and this group exhibition by artists from the Adelaide Hills capture the essence of the season with mixed media works.

The ‘Artist’s Voice’ was formed in 1997 and is an association of visual artists based at the Hahndorf Academy where it holds regular exhibitions in the upstairs gallery.

Group and solo exhibitions are also held at other venues throughout the state.

The Artist’s Voice was formed so that local artists might share resources, ideas and enthusiasms and to raise awareness of local art and artist’s within our community.

Most members are established artists with many enjoying considerable reputations throughout Australia.

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 Betty Anderson  'Autumn Leaves'

Betty Anderson 'Autumn Leaves'

 Kon Heyer  'Cross Road'

Kon Heyer 'Cross Road'

 Margie Hooper  'Tokuremoar'

Margie Hooper 'Tokuremoar'

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Alison Mitchell 'STILL EVEN - STILL'
Jun
28
to Jul 29

Alison Mitchell 'STILL EVEN - STILL'

Alison Mitchell   STILL EVEN  - STILL

Exhibition Dates June 28 - July 29 2018

Exhibition Opening July 7 at 2pm

Opening Speaker Hugo Shaw

Alison Mitchell is a visual artist based in regional South Australia.

Her work encompasses a broad range of materials – water colour, oils and sculpture but is consistent in always working directly from life.   “ It is often some visual nuance that entices me to paint, a particular combination of colour, of light, or an unusual tonal contrast. It is the roundness and sheen of fruit, the compositional possibilities of a landscape or a particular twist or angle in a model’s body. It is seeing the world anew, with fresh eyes.”

“STILL EVEN – STILL has emerged, in part, from experiencing the exhibition ‘…the Dutch Golden Age, masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’(AGNSW) last year. The unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence of 16th century Dutch society seems echoed in our own current global context. Great power, great wealth, but always at someone or something’s expense. Most resonant were the still life and interior paintings. Their ‘’tranquil scenes of domestic life and careful studies of fruit and flowers” emphasised the particularities of a secular materialism. Objects were important in and of themselves – and not just for the stories they told. 

“My main focus, in the past few years, has been still life painting. I tend to paint objects that I am familiar with, that are embedded with memories and meaning, or are fresh and unfamiliar but have caught my eye.  Often they have lost their original utilitarian functions and yet are ubiquitous, and they occur and reoccur throughout the works – it is their placement within the plane of the painting - the space between and the spaces within – that is beginning to have more resonance.”

Alison graduated from the University of Adelaide with a first class honours in Anthropology and this, along with studies in Asian art and decades of life drawing, informs her practice.

She lives with her husband Robert Hannaford on their property near Riverton SA and it is the fruit and produce of their garden that often becomes the subject of her work as well as regular ‘en plein air’ painting trips.

She has been a finalist in a number of art awards including the Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the EMSLA, the Heysen Landscape Prize, the Whyalla and Tatiara art prizes and in the Fleurieu Art prizes, and exhibits regularly in and around Adelaide.

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 Alison Mitchell  'Evening Meal'  Oil on canvas

Alison Mitchell 'Evening Meal' Oil on canvas

 Alison Mitchell  'Ensemble in Blue White Yellow'  Oil on board

Alison Mitchell 'Ensemble in Blue White Yellow' Oil on board

 

 

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Irina Nazarova 'In the Garden'
Jul
2
to Jul 29

Irina Nazarova 'In the Garden'

Irina Nazarova ‘In the Garden’

July 2 – 29 2018

"My art is a response to the plethora of beauty existent in our gardens and natural environment that many may take for granted.

My floral artworks on wood represent imagined and re-envisaged flowers. There is a breadth of vision and space that hints at middle era tapestry art, two dimensional mythical art, and concoctions of dreamed up plants from another planet, and or, of existing in distant time. There is also the direct observation of the here and now planted and stamped on wood. Painting on wood creates a warm feeling and brings you one step closer to the flora depicted on my paintings." Irina Nazarova 2018

 Irina Nazarova 'Firewheel'

Irina Nazarova 'Firewheel'

 Irina Nazarova 'Hakea'

Irina Nazarova 'Hakea'

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SALA: Hugh Freytag - Places and Spaces 2018
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA: Hugh Freytag - Places and Spaces 2018

Hugh Freytag: Places and Spaces 2018

August 1 - September 16 2018

Hugh Freytag traverses the streets of Adelaide fascinated by the lines and shapes of spaces. With a keen eye for composition and depth of field he focusses on the contrast of light and dark with shadows and linear structures. This exhibition will take you to familiar spaces and some unknown in the city of Adelaide with large format photographs.

From taking photographs to processing them in his own darkroom Hugh enjoys the creative process as much as the technical side and you will see him carrying a camera everywhere he goes documenting what and who he sees along the way.

His top two cameras are a Rolleiflex and a Hasselblad, he prefers analogue cameras to digital however does use both and he has a substantial collection of old cameras dating back to the 1950’s. Hugh studied at art school in Adelaide in the 80’s and has a wealth of experience as a photographer and cinematographer and has worked in various roles in the SA film industry.

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SALA: Hans Kreiner - Isthmus
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA: Hans Kreiner - Isthmus

Hans Kreiner: ‘Isthmus’

 

SALA August 1 - September 16 2018

‘Isthmus’ is a new body of mixed media sculptural installation artwork for SALA 2018.

Kreiner's visual art practice is diverse and interesting and includes a variety of hand crafted materials. His art practice is labour intensive often using intricate detailed cut outs that are finely crafted, he uses a variety of materials, lino, metals, plastics and paper, often working with recycled materials. This adds an interesting element to his cut out works of negative and positive spaces – the left over and off cuts.

Originally trained as a carpenter he followed onto to art school studying printmaking, drawing and sculpture and has since exhibited his work in various galleries and spaces. There is such precision to his work and his training led to highly developed skills which he uses in his art-making today.

Kreiner is interested in his audience, not just the contemporary art viewer but also the general audience and their engagement with his artworks.

 Hans Kreiner '28 Variety's'

Hans Kreiner '28 Variety's'

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SALA Beverley Southcott 'Energy Matters'
Aug
1
to Sep 16

SALA Beverley Southcott 'Energy Matters'

Beverley Southcott:  ‘Energy  Matters’

August 1 - September 16 2018

Beverley Southcott captures images from the world news on television with her iPhone 6 which has a quick shutter exposure. There is a strong body of work with these abstract photographic images which look at the media’s focus on war and devastation in the world and here we are reminded of the positive good news and hope with ‘Energy Matters’.

Beverley saysthe daily world news feeds seemed to me, mainly a 24/7 steady stream of misery of heightened states of war and conflict or; the looming of such, that includes inter-related, interdependent world suffering. It seemed relentless and unchanging. These world events, broadcast daily are mainly over orchestrated by large media corporations and 'others', that seemed designed to keep us in fearful and captive states within their never ending pursuit of propaganda and misery.

Somehow I wanted to take all of this and 're-bundle' this endless data and 're-stream' this into a re-newed meaning of ‘hope’, 'love' and understanding from these daily disasters and scenes of misery that occur throughout the world. Simultaneously goodness, joy, 'resistance' and happiness within daily events continue to occur and are largely unreported.  It reinforces that old adage, if 'there's no news, its good news' and what may be the reasons for this’.

Beverley Southcott 2018

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Beverley Southcott 'Re Looking, Energy Matters Two' 2017

 Beverley Southcott  'Re Looking, Energy Matters one'  2017

Beverley Southcott 'Re Looking, Energy Matters one' 2017

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The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018
Oct
6
to Dec 9

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018 encourages artists to express their deep connection with, or their deep concern for, the Australian landscape and environment. We wish to acknowledge that the word 'landscape' here includes all possible aspects of the natural, rural, and urban landscape.

The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018 Acquisitive - $15,000: This prize will be awarded to the work judged best of the exhibition. This is an acquisitive prize with $15,000 prize money.

People's Choice Prize Non-acquisitive - $1,000: This prize is awarded to the work voted for by popular choice as the most appealing work during the exhibition.

Entries for the Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018 will be open soon.

Exhibition dates the for the finalist exhibition are October 6 - December 9, 2018

Judges for the arts prize will be announced at a later date as will the exhibition opening date when the winner of the arts prize is announced.

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Ngayuku Ngura - My Country
May
30
to Jun 24

Ngayuku Ngura - My Country

Ngayuku Ngura - My Country

May 30 - June 24 2018

Exhibtiion Opening June 1 at 6pm

Opening Guest Speaker Sara White, Curator, writer and lecturer on Indigenous Art History

Curated by Helen Johnson with local Aboriginal artists from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Ngarrindjeri and Ramindjeri peoples and artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia and the Central Desert.

Contemporary Indigenous artists will exhibit new work that is both vibrant and unique and visually breathtaking. A rare chance to learn something of Aboriginal culture through this vital art form. Including original paintings, weaving and ceramics.

  Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels, Warlukurlangu   Lappi Lappi Dreaming

Mary Anne Nampijinpa Michaels, Warlukurlangu Lappi Lappi Dreaming

  Maringka Burton, Iwantja Arts,   Anamaruku Tjuta     (left)   Tjimpayi Presley, Tjala Arts,   Kapi Tjukula Tjuta 9right0

Maringka Burton, Iwantja Arts, Anamaruku Tjuta (left)

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 Amanda Westley, Fleurieu  'Coorong '

Amanda Westley, Fleurieu 'Coorong '

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Make History
May
4
to May 27

Make History

Exhibition Dates May 4 – May 27 2018

Exhibition opening May 6 at 2pm

Exhibition Opening Speaker Lyndell Davidge O.A.M. Local Historian and Museum Manager

A Contemporary group exhibition that engages with our History

Beverley Southcott, Rachel Harris, Dave Archer, Marie Littlewood, Stephanie Radok, Annabelle Collett, Ryan Sims, Debbie Pryor, Sera Waters, Lauren Simeoni, Wendy Dixon-Whiley, Deb Twining,  Andrew Dearman,

The Hahndorf academy has invited artists to explore our museum collection and heritage, to re-interpret our history with a body of work for an exhibition in May 2018 as part of the History Festival.

It is such a good opportunity for us to embrace our historical background with the artists and our audience who visit the galleries and museum.

Hahndorf Academy is rich with heritage, the building itself has had many guises. Originally a school that embraced art and science which was very ‘different’ in the day, 1000 babies were born here when it was a maternity hospital and the dentist used to pop teeth between the floorboards. We have graffiti from the early days and Hahndorf itself has many stories that can be retold.

Our museum collection is hidden away it replenishes our museum with various displays and it stores beautiful laces, photographs, objects, perambulators, pipes, ceramics, paintings, drawings and clothing.

We have invited the artists to explore our collection, heritage or historical background with the help of Lyndell Davidge our local historian who loves sharing her knowledge.

 slide from the Hahndorf Academy Museum Collection that Beverley Southcott reinterprets with her contemporary work

slide from the Hahndorf Academy Museum Collection that Beverley Southcott reinterprets with her contemporary work

 Beverley Southcott 'The Soon Alien Sea - War and Homeland'

Beverley Southcott 'The Soon Alien Sea - War and Homeland'

 Bill Haebich with his Wattle Stripper. Hahndorf

Bill Haebich with his Wattle Stripper. Hahndorf

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Karol Oakley Artist in resident 'Paint - Hahndorf - Heysen'
Apr
9
to May 13

Karol Oakley Artist in resident 'Paint - Hahndorf - Heysen'

Exhibition Dates April 9 – May 13 2018

Artist in Residence at the Hahndorf Academy. To walk, paint and breathe a small part of Australian Master Painter Hans Heysen's home town; to visit and paint in places he painted and made famous a hundred years ago while listening to stories of the people who live and work in Hahndorf now. The colours of autumn, the cool climate and the atmospheric light are intriguing to one who lives in Queensland. This residency gives me the opportunity to study and learn from the master of light.

Karol paints both "en plein-air" and studio work, in pastel, oil and pen and wash in the locality of Hahndorf.

There is a series of workshops covering a range of subjects for artists in oils and pastels, mixed media, pen and wash. The style of work is representational, that is to say it represents the subject. A special highlight is a day painting at The Cedars. These workshops and events are a way for me to give back to the arts community.

Special Events have been planned for artists and friends at different cafés in Hahndorf each Friday morning. This is a social time for locals and visitors alike to get to know each other and have work with Pen and wash drawings.

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CBS Disability Arts Group: "Eye to Eye"
Mar
30
to Apr 29

CBS Disability Arts Group: "Eye to Eye"

CBS Disability Arts Group Eye to Eye 

Exhibition dates March 30 to April 29 2018  

Exhibition opening Wednesday April 4 at 1pm

Community Bridging Services (CBS) provides support to people with a disability in employment, education, recreation and art.

Three time winners of SALA Festival Rip it Up and Adelaide Review Special Artist Award.

The paintings in this exhibition range from narrative pictorial images, through to symbolic representations and broad abstractions. Vibrant colour, surprising forms and distinctive personal styles will be featured in the work of the many talented artists, living with disability, who attend CBS art groups.

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 "Cockatiels" Daniel Tsatsaronis 2017, acrylic paint, paint pens on canvas

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Bryan Tingey 'Travels of an Explorer'
Mar
30
to Apr 29

Bryan Tingey 'Travels of an Explorer'

Exhibition dates March 30 - April 29

Exhibition opening Wednesday April 4 at 1pm

"I was drawn towards DADAism because of the idea that art is an everyday occurrence and an accidental spill of liquid can be “art”.

My disability made me turn to my passion, art, and my love of it, to research Art as a socialistic message.  From Assyrian clay tablets and Egyptian Hieroglyphs to the 20th century Dadaist’s. All so pertinent.

I ventured into abstraction for a few reasons while doing my Masters in 2000. For one I called upon aspects of my disability. That is, I used my disability as my muse, it was the most prevalent part of me. One of the major aspects of my disability, at that time, was speaking.

Letters and words appear in most of my artworks, which is because I look at letters as graphical images rather than pure guttural communication. Also, one of the early symptoms of my disability is slurring words and voice weakness". Bryan Tingey 2018

 Gobble-De-Goop

Gobble-De-Goop

 White by Bryan Tingey

White by Bryan Tingey

 

 

 

 

 

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Joanna Roberts: "Flourish" Fringe 2018
Feb
16
to Mar 25

Joanna Roberts: "Flourish" Fringe 2018

The work of multi-award winning artist and designer Joanna Roberts embraces the colour and sculptural possibilities of contemporary materials and industrial processes. Passionate about Australian flora and fauna, Roberts uses these techniques to explore the garden and its inhabitants. Inspired by colour, form and textures she magnifies micro worlds for her audience to explore and admire.

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Winners of The Royal Adelaide Show Art prize
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Winners of The Royal Adelaide Show Art prize

Winners of the Royal Adelaide Show Art Prize

A group exhibition with the first class winning artists from all the classes 1-11 that were in the Royal Adelaide Show 2017. The Hahndorf Academy has sponsored the artists and Royal Adelaide Show by offering the winners an exhibition.

Artists include: Jutta Prus, Betty Anderson, Robin Hicks, Trevor Hancox , Samantha Tipler, Alan Ramachandran,, Kathryn Brook, Kerryn Hocking, Margaret Thomas, Susan Woenne-Green, Gerard Mignot   

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Painting by Betty Anderson

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Mike Barr: 'Rain and Shine'
Jan
19
to Feb 11

Mike Barr: 'Rain and Shine'

Mike Barr:  'Rain and Shine'

Exhibition dates January 19 - Feb 11 2018

Mike is combining his two painting passions into one unique exhibition. 

For Mike, both subjects represent the excitement and difference to every-day life that rain in the city and life at the beach represent.

 Mike's painting style doesn't concern itself with photographic details, because he believes the camera can do that better. Rather, he records the feelings and atmosphere of the day, sometimes with a limited palette that captures the vision without the distraction of too much colour.

Come and enjoy the bracing sea air at the beach or the exhilaration of sweeping rain on the city streets in this exhibition of large and smalls works - Mike's first solo exhibition in Australian for nearly four years.

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 A Blaze of Light - Waymouth Street  60x60cm oil on canvas

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 Toward Henley from Grange Jetty  65x55cm oil on linen

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Roe Gartelmann: 'Red to Blue'
Jan
11
to Feb 11

Roe Gartelmann: 'Red to Blue'

Roe Gartelmann Red to Blue              

January 11 - February 11 2018

Meet the artists Roe will be painting and drawing in the gallery Saturday January 20 at 11-3

Roe is known for her vibrant use of colour using various mediums from oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, print making, pen and ink and pencil.

Taking her travel kit everywhere she goes and sketching on site all around Australia including beach scenes, Flinders Ranges, Robe, Central Desert, Mid North SA and the Riverland.

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Sir Hans Heysen OBE 2017 Rehang
Dec
14
to Jan 14

Sir Hans Heysen OBE 2017 Rehang

Sir Hans Heysen OBE

Exhibition

Historic Hahndorf

2017 Rehang

To Honour the opening of Sir Hans Heysen’s exhibition at the Hahndorf Academy in 1967 and the 50 year celebration of Hahndorf Academy as a gallery and museum.

Exhibition Dates December 14 2017 – January 14 2018

This exhibition is supported by The Cedars, Hans Heysen Foundation, The Nora Heysen Foundation and works on loan from the Heysen family, Lyn and John Nitschke and the Hahndorf Academy collection

 Sir Hans Heysen OBE 'Hahndorf Cottages in Moonlight' Medium pastels 1910

Sir Hans Heysen OBE 'Hahndorf Cottages in Moonlight' Medium pastels 1910

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The Artist's Voice Xmas Exhibition
Dec
6
to Jan 7

The Artist's Voice Xmas Exhibition

The Artist’s Voice Xmas Exhibition

 Exhibition Dates December 6 – January 7

Opening Sunday December 10 at 2pm

"Xmas Presents/Presence"

Christmas is traditionally the time of giving, and works of art make great presents. It has become something of a tradition for the Hahndorf Academy to host The Artist's Voice during the December-January period, thus giving the group the opportunity to speak of the significance presence of art in the Adelaide Hills.

A group exhibition by artists based in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu. The diversity of their practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography and new media.

 Ron Orchard

Ron Orchard

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Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017
Nov
4
to Dec 10

Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017

Exhibition Opening Saturday 4 November 2.30pm

Exhibition Dates Saturday 4 November - Sunday 10 December

Hahndorf Academy Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017 Finalists Exhibition

Ben Goode, Marek Herbut, Sheila Whittam, Deborah Cantrill, Alan Ramachandran, Jean Kenny, Eugene Casey, Alice Blanch, Anna Durovka, Alison Mitchell, Tim Thomson, Laura Wills, Philip David, Donna Chess, Adrian Headland, Imogen Porteous, Sonya Moyle, Margaret Lillywhite, Bridgitte Williams, Nina Frigault, Susie Riley, Donovan Christie, Ursula Kiessling, Sally Gibson-Dore, Andrea Wyatt

The Hahndorf Academy is proud to present a new arts prize for 2017 to celebrate our region. We invited artists to engage with and to interpret their experience of the Adelaide Hills and the diversity of the landscape, the natural, rural or urban and the ever-changing seasons.

The Adelaide Hills Arts Prize 2017 encourages artists to express their connection with the Hills in ways that highlight and capture their awareness of the dynamic and diverse environment and landscape with works in any medium.

The successful winner of the $2,000 Arts Prize and Highly Commended Prize will be announced at the opening on Saturday 4 November 2.30pm. Judges Naomi Fallon and Hugo Mitchell will be selecting the winners of the prizes prior to November 4.

Arts Prize

$2,000

 

Highly Commended

$500 Gift Prize from The Paint Box art supplies shop


 

Entries close 1 September 2017 Entry fee $22 Exhibition Dates Saturday 4 November – Sunday 10 December

 

The arts prize is open to artists who reside in South Australia. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in any medium are accepted with works created from 2016 to 2017 and with works available for sale. All entries will be presented to a panel of judges and The Hahndorf Academy will host a finalist exhibition from 4 November – 10 December 2017.

More Information and entry forms are on our website www.hahndorfacademy.org.au

Email contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

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India Flint 'refuge'
Nov
4
to Dec 3

India Flint 'refuge'

refuge

new work by India Flint, in cloth and bone; reflecting on the seeking of refuge. I am the daughter of two displaced Europeans who met in Australia in the 1950s. Both arrived in this country by boat.

India Flint lives on a rural property on the eastern flanks of the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia, the driest state on the driest continent. She works with windfallen leaves, cloth and paper, stones and bones, words and drawings. Her practice is centred on the use of colour derived from leaves and minerals applied to various substrates, and has previously embraced occasional costuming for dance & theatre for clients including Leigh Warren & Dancers, the West Australian Ballet Company and Miji Dance; as well as collections of sustainable handmade clothing.

Flint is the author of the highly distinctive ecoprint, an ecologically sustainable botanical contact printing process giving brilliant colour to cloth (first published at the White Nights Textile Symposium in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1999). Her book ‘Eco-colour’ was published in March 2008, followed by ‘Second Skin’ in July 2011 and she is represented in museum collections in Latvia, Germany, Australia, Iceland and the USA.

 

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Celebrating 50 Years
Oct
9
to Oct 29

Celebrating 50 Years

Hahndorf Academy is celebrating 50 years as a museum and art gallery. In 1967 it was opened with an exhibition by Sir Hans Heysen on October 8 (Sir Hans Heysen's birthday).

We have a display of information that tells our story from the 60's when Walter Wotzke bought the building saving it from being demolished and being turned into a service station.

We are celebrating these 50 years and we thank all the people in the community who have supported the Hahndorf Academy, we appreciate everyone's passion for this beautiful iconic heritage building sitting proud on the Main Street of Hahndorf.

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Tjukurpa Stories - TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
Oct
6
to Oct 29

Tjukurpa Stories - TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art

Exhibition dates October 6 - October 29

Exhibition Opening Wednesday October 11 at 6pm

Opening Speaker and artist talk Helen Johnson

Supported by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.

Curated by Helen Johnson with local Aboriginal artists from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Ngarrindjeri and Ramindjeri peoples and artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia and the Central Desert.

The theme of Tjukurpa is fundamental to Aboriginal culture. Stories tie people to land, place and ancestors, they provide a way of passing on knowledge of lore, culture, ancestry, land, totemic sites, hunting and gathering, flora and fauna.

Contemporary Indigenous artists will exhibit new work that is both vibrant and unique and visually breathtaking. A rare chance to learn something of Aboriginal culture through this vital art form. Including original paintings, weaving and ceramics.

Tjukurpa-Story is an exhibition celebrating the Aboriginal culture of story and connection to land. Curated by Helen Johnson the owner of Kiri Kiri Art in Victor Harbor. After studying Fine Art in Brisbane Helen was appointed Art Centre Manager for Iwantja Arts Aboriginal Corporation working with the traditional owners of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of South Australia in the Central Desert.

“I was Art Centre Manager at Iwantja Arts form more than seven years and was privileged to become part of a fantastic, vibrant, energetic and successful Art Centre”.

Kiri Kiri Art sources artwork ethically directly from art centres such as Papunya, Mimili, Kaltjiti, Tjungu Palya, Tjala, Hermannsburg, Warlukurlangu, including of course Iwantja.

The artists on show are some of the most prestigious established and emerging Aboriginal artists of Australia including local Ngarrindjeri and Ramindjeri artists also represented.

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Tjariya Stanley - photogrpah by Alex Craig

Tarnanthi, pronounced tar-nan-dee, is a Kaurna word from the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings.

Building on the popular and critical success of the 2015 Festival, TARNANTHI returns in 2017, presenting the art of Australia’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale. A platform for artists from across the country to share important stories, TARNANTHI sheds new light on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

The Festival’s artistic vision encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work. TARNANTHI works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to extend the practices they have been developing in studios, art centres, institutions and communities.

TARNANTHI is led by Artistic Director Nici Cumpston. Of Afghan, English, Irish and Barkindji Aboriginal heritage, Nici is a descendant of the Darling River people of northern NSW and culturally affiliated with the River Murray people around Berri in the South Australian Riverland. She is also the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, the Gallery’s first Aboriginal curator, and in 2014 she was appointed as Artistic Director of TARNANTHI. Nici’s career has been characterised by working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to bring new work and new ways of seeing to broad audiences.

TARNANTHI includes a series of exhibitions, artist talks, performances and events, presented in partnership with key cultural institutions across South Australia. At its heart is an ambitious exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the TARNANTHI Art Fair.

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Craft Anonymous
Sep
15
to Oct 29

Craft Anonymous

A group exhibition that showcases traditional handicraft techniques in a contemporary art context such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand dying with artists Louise Byrne, Annabelle Collett, Cindy Durant, Robyn Finlay, Wayne Mcara, Deborah Prior, Patricia Rose, Sera Waters,  Meg Wilson. Curated by Polly Dance

 Meg Wilson Sub Rosa

Meg Wilson Sub Rosa

 Sera Waters 'Going Bush Bloatee'

Sera Waters 'Going Bush Bloatee'

Curated by Polly Dance as part of Adelaide City Council’s 2014/15 Emerging Curator Program Craft Anonymousbrought together South Australian regional and metropolitan textile, glass, metal and ceramic artists for an exhibition in the iconic Adelaide Town Hall in 2015 and now a tour of regional South Australia throughout 2016-17.

Five regional South Australian and four Adelaide-based artists whose practices employ traditional handicraft techniques such as weaving, embroidery, knitting, felting, enamelling and hand-dying are showcased within a contemporary art context; where old meets new.These artists have dedicated numerous hours to perfecting and finely crafting handmade works of art in what is often a painstaking but pleasurable process of making and through making with one’s own hands, the artists tell their story. Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

Presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Coordinator, Craft Anonymous aims to extend exhibition and professional development opportunities for artists and to encourage further exchange between metropolitan and regional artists.

Polly Dance is a curator, arts writer and artist currently based in Adelaide. Her practice is concerned with modes of communication, curation and materiality. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Adelaide with Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), specialising in History and Theory at UniSA. In 2014-15 she was employed as the Emerging Curator at the Adelaide City Council and established a number of partnerships and collaborations including working with Country Arts SA to present Craft Anonymous

 

 

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Monika Morgenstern: Rapture
Sep
8
to Oct 1

Monika Morgenstern: Rapture

Monika Morgenstern researches mystical experiences and encounters with the numinous; she endeavours to bring to light something that does not exist in an accepted paradigm.

The ambition for her work is to uncover and reveal how the mystical exists in contemporary society, and how she - as an artist - can approach these issues through art making.

"My work addresses the ambiguous realm of the spirit world".

 

 

 

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SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: ADD-ORIGINAL ART
Aug
4
to Sep 10

SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: ADD-ORIGINAL ART

SALA Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

With guest DJ Driller Jet Armstrong

Opening Speaker Caroll KarpanyNgarrindjeri Elder

Addoriginal Artworks by Driller Jet Armstrong and others.

Driller Jet Armstrong has been painting over paintings by other artists for many years, (Daubism), often reworking Australian landscapes to include indigenous symbols.

Driller continues his investigations into Terra Nullius as unwittingly depicted by artists whose paintings show the Australian landscape painted in the European style, empty of, and devoid of any signs of an existing culture.

Caroll Karpany is a Ngarrindjeri Elder and he is a renowned guitarist who was a founding member of Us Mob who along with No Fixed Address were the first two contemporary indigenous rock bands ever recorded through their appearance in the film “Wrong side of the Road” and in 1981 were nominated for an AFI award for best original music for the film. Most recently he appeared as an actor in Charlie Hill Smith’s film “Motor Kite Dreaming”

Ant Williams is kindly sponsoring the opening event by supplying the sound system for the DJ set with Driller.  Easy AV is a local Adelaide Hills Company that specialise in sound and visual systems.

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Wendy Dixon-Whiley 'Both, and Neither' SALA 2017
Jul
28
to Sep 3

Wendy Dixon-Whiley 'Both, and Neither' SALA 2017

SALA 2017

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

Opening Speaker Greg Donovan

With guest DJ Driller Jet Armstrong

‘Both, and Neither’ is a visual arts exhibition by Adelaide Hills Artist Wendy Dixon-Whiley. In addition to already completed works, there will be multiple new works to be completed during the month of August and progressively installed in the exhibition space. The artist will be located and working onsite on Sundays and Mondays within the Gallery. Creating these works onsite will allow the public to engage with the creative process and as a result understand the act of making, however, the main highlight of this exhibition will be a large scale painting installation to be hung on the western tower of the building.

 The layers of this external work on the building, to be painted on a sheet of vinyl measuring approximately 8m high x 2m wide, will reference but also cover what is underneath. This style of painting hints at form but also retains a lack of recognisability and shape. The act of obscuring an element serves to highlight its partial absence; it strains to break through and be seen. In this way, this is also why the works take on forms somewhat reminiscent of creatures released from the subconscious. This process of responding to the underlying layers and brushwork will result in unexpected forms and pictorial scripts as harsh edges are softened, texture added and forms altered or obscured. What was originally present still exists, albeit in a corrupted form.

 An internal visual universe unconfined by rules or restraints, my imagination is captured by the absurd, the silly and irreverent. Somewhere in the space that exists between contemporary and street art exists my work;  characterised by a bright& bold style with a sense of humour, but which also contains just a hint of menace and cynicism, which hides behind a friendly outward appearance.

                                                                Wendy Dixon Whiley - 2017

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Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams - Singing Country
Jun
23
to Jul 30

Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams - Singing Country

Exhibition Dates June 23 to July 30

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

SINGING COUNTRY prelude

 Ngankiparinga | Women’s River | O­­­nkaparinga

Nganki-paringa (Onkaparinga) The Women's River—its hidden, ancient, gorges once a refuge, sheltered bodies warmed by the sun;  its once-pristine sheen, lit by reflected moonlight, stars, echoes-spirits-singing; rich and brimming with life; its periodic ebb and flow to-the-sea—for thousands of years the custodial responsibility, and reflection, of Aboriginal Women (Nganki) singing songs of the water; for the water; from the water.

  SINGING COUNTRY... bringing together NGANKI (women) on/for ‘country’ 

 … mending, moving: from the mouth of the river at Port Noarlunga (Southern Kaurna/Patpa Yerta); the banks/ranges/cliffs/dunes; the scant stands of remnant vegetation, scrub; the springs; the swamps cleared-drained-over-taken de-spoiled… spirit-places

This project will offer a window into an ancient way of understanding—and caring for—'country'... an Aboriginal understanding in which singer-song-and-country become one, in the place of their creation, where:

. . . the ancestors first sang . . . their journeys across the land . . . the word land “being too spare and meager. We can scarcely use it unless with economic overtones, unless we happen to be poets" (Irene Watson quoting Bill Stanner, 2002, 27)

 Decades of “sorry business” (grief and colonial trauma) are tied to the fact that colonialism, from the earliest pastoralism up to recent mining developments, agriculture, and urbanization, has inhibited Aboriginal people from protecting… country… The incapacity to care for country contributes to the cycles of Aboriginal trauma and loss. (Watson, 2009, 34) 

As my ancestors walked over the land, they walked in the law. Today it is difficult to walk that law in a carpark [playground; sweat-track... cycle-path; over-taken by private housing; highly constructed landscaping; and public amenities] that lie... on your ancestors’ graves or in a derelict and toxic mine site that has replaced ceremonial and gathering places where songs were sung across the land. (Watson, 2009, 44-45)

In the upstairs gallery at Hahndorf Academy June-July 2017 a video and sound installation will be assembled. This exhibition—a prelude—will draw on research currently being undertaken to support SINGING COUNTRY—a long term program-in-development reviving the connection of women and girls to water and song led by Senior Narrunga/Kaurna women, Independent Artist, Performer and Producer, Waiata Telfer—with custodial mentorship from Ngankiburka-mekauwe (Senior Woman-of Water) Georgina Williams, Traditional Owner and Female Elder Clan-to-Country Custodian Narrung’Kaurna Yerta (country). 

 Here: collected objects, contemporary beaded sculpture, video and sound-recordings will come 'into conversation' with archived ‘colonial’ images and citations (from the State Library of South Australia and the National Library's online digital archives) to make a poetic 'timeline'… 

calling for a reservation: of space, silence; calling for re-generation; care, repair; calling for song. 

 

Watson, Irene, 2002. “Kaldowinyeri - In the Beginning.” Looking at You, Looking at Me: Aboriginal History and the Culture of the South East of Australia, Vol. 1. Nairne: Watson.

 Watson, Irene, 2009. “Sovereign Spaces, Caring for Country, and the Homeless Position of Aboriginal Peoples.” South Atlantic Quarterly 108:1, 27-51.

 

 

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Diane Dawson - Angatji (my Fathers country)
Jun
23
to Jul 30

Diane Dawson - Angatji (my Fathers country)

Exhibition Dates June 23 - July 30

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

"First I didn’t know how to paint, but I’ve watched my mother how she paints. When she used to paint here, I came here like every now and then and painted some. But I just didn’t have the patience because I always thought it was boring. Ever since my parents have passed away, I had a long time to get over the sadness that was in me. Now I’ve found a way to make myself happy by painting and having the time to just sit, think and paint. I’ve had the confidence but I didn’t know that I had it. I’m really enjoying what I’m doing right now, because it has helped me a lot. Also, I’ve got all my family and friends around me and the Minyma Kutjara Arts Centre is where I’ll always be.

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Cedric Varcoe - NGARRINDJERI RUWE (Country)
Jun
23
to Jul 23

Cedric Varcoe - NGARRINDJERI RUWE (Country)

Exhibition Dates June 23 to July 23

Exhibition Opening Saturday June 24 2pm

Opening Speaker Mandy Brown

Cedric Varcoe tell stories about his land with dreamtime stories, his paintings are energetic and depict the flow of the landscape. He has been painting since he was very young, inspired by watching his family paint and by the stories from Ngarrindjeri country and culture told to him by his grandfather and other elders of the Ngarrindjeri language group.

Cedric has won multiple local awards and has been exhibiting since 1997.  In 2015 Cedric received a grant from Arts SA for professional development workshops with Better World Arts.  During these workshops Cedric studied colour theory, life drawing and did a lot of research into Ngarrindjeri history and culture at the South Australian Museum. 

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20 YEARS: The Artist's Voice 1997 - 2017
May
26
to Jun 18

20 YEARS: The Artist's Voice 1997 - 2017

The 20th anniversary of the founding of the Artist’s Voice: A Celebration of Diversity

The Artist's Voice are exhibiting in all three galleries at the Hahndorf Academy with works from 1997 to present. They will take the viewer on a retrospective journey from their initial years with stories about artists and exhibitions, news articles, artworks and photographs that celebrate the groups achievements over the years. The Artist's Voice was established in 1997 by Helen Lyons and the members have chosen to honour her vision: 

“Stay an individual but reap the benefits of a collective voice. Our aims are many, but primarily to have a voice in community events, both practically and as an advisory body to get more public exposure for the wealth of talent that exists in the Adelaide Hills area.”  Helen Lyon 1997

 Alison Brown "Storm 2"

Alison Brown "Storm 2"

 Margie Hooper "Shellscapes 1"

Margie Hooper "Shellscapes 1"

 Philip David "Penny Griggs 2"

Philip David "Penny Griggs 2"

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Altitude by The CBS Disability Arts Group
Apr
28
to May 21

Altitude by The CBS Disability Arts Group

Exhibition opening Wednesday May 3 at 1pm

Opening Speaker Jan-Claire Wisdom, Adelaide Hills Councillor

Opening Speaker Marie Barbaliopoulos, artist

 

Community Bridging Services (CBS) provides support to people with a disability in employment, education, recreation and art.

Three time winners of SALA Festival Rip it Up and Adelaide Review Special Artist Award, CBS Art Group’s new exhibition “Altitude” will showcase their paintings in our main gallery.

The paintings in the exhibition will range from narrative pictorial images, through to symbolic representations and broad abstractions. Vibrant colour, surprising forms and distinctive personal styles will be featured in the work of the many talented artists, living with disability, who attend CBS art groups.

For more information go to www.communitybridgingservices.org.au

"Puppies"  Marlene Postacrylic paint, paint pens on canvas2016

"The Bridge"  James Rogersacrylic, paint pens on canvas2017

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Silvia Stansfield: Narratives in Clay
Apr
28
to May 21

Silvia Stansfield: Narratives in Clay

Artist Talk Sunday May 21 at 3pm

Enjoy a discussion with Silvia Stansfield and Nici Cumpston about Silvia's work and her journey. With a wealth of experience Silvia will share some of her stories, ideas and techniques.

With wine and nibbles in the upstairs gallery space with Silvia's beautiful exhibition.

Exhibition Opening Saturday April 29 at 2pm   Opening Speaker Nici Cumpston, Curator of Aboriginal and Torrens Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Silvia Stansfield showcases her work from her early years to the present day, this exhibition is a celebration of her career as a ceramicist where you can experience her stories and incredible talent.

“Clay became a canvas and my hands and mind came together to express my ideas. It is a full life to explore clay and all of its possibilities. I make many objects with different purposes. From the bowl thrown on the wheel, to the enjoyment of exploring hand building to develop larger forms, all incorporating personal experiences of landscapes, villages, streets and people”. Silvia Stansfield

Through the evocative ceramics of Silvia Ines Stansfield, we are taken on an intimate journey through an extraordinary life. Embedded within her lifelong work are memoirs of her travels, encounters with inspirational people, her love of nature and most importantly, the optimism and joy she has for life.

Silvia was born in the south of Chile and came to Australia in 1969and throughout her career Silvia has continually developed her work, exhibiting extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. She has generously shared her skills and knowledge with other artists, schools and community workshops, including teaching ceramics for twelve years at Tauondi Aboriginal Community College in Port Adelaide. Nici Cumpston

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Bravest of the Brave
Apr
25
to May 21

Bravest of the Brave

Bravest of the Brave tells the story of eight South Australian men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during the First World War (1914-1918).

Bravest of the Brave is the story of eight ordinary men - Arthur Blackburn, Phillip Davey, Roy Inwood, Jorgen Jensen, John Leak, Arthur Sullivan, Lawrence Weathers and James Park Woods - who on one day of their lives, under extraordinary circumstances, demonstrated extraordinary heroism for their comrades and country.

The exhibition gives an introduction to the First World War and South Australia's part in the conflict, as well as a brief history of the Victoria Cross, a short profile of each of the eight men and a final concluding section.

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Global Oceans - The Adelaide International Print Exchange
Mar
24
to Apr 23

Global Oceans - The Adelaide International Print Exchange

Opening Saturday March 25, 2017 at 3pm

Opening Speaker Tullio Rossi, marine biologist, graphic designer

Curated by Julia Wakefield

Today our oceans are more important to us than they have ever been, but they are also far more vulnerable. However, we also know more about our oceans than ever before. And when we communicate globally, our messages cross the oceans. This print exchange represents that coast to coast communication, and its subject evokes the watery communication highway that embraces every coast.

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living”. 
David Attenborough from his three part documentary'state of the planet' 2000
 

Exhibiting artists include Jen Conde, Camilo Esparza, Sally Heinrich, Sarah Mitchell, Trudi Rice, Julia Wakefield.

Tullio Rossi, marine biologist, graphic designer and citizen of the world https://www.tulliorossi.com

Follow the shoal at https://www.facebook.com/globaloceansAIPE/ and https://globaloceansblog.wordpress.com/

Image by Trudy Rice 'Two Majestic beauties'

image by Louise Scammell 'Terabyte'

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Outward Bound by Julie Corfe
Mar
24
to Apr 23

Outward Bound by Julie Corfe

Exhibition Opening Sunday March 26 at 2 pm

Opening Speaker Lynn Collins

On Sunday 2nd April, at 2pm, Julie will give an illustrated talk on her unlikely journey from pastoral illustrator to portrait painter with a message.

This exhibition of paintings and mosaics will take you on a wonderful journey with artist Julie Corfe who brings vibrancy and dynamic colour to the canvas. Both a landscape and a portrait artist, critics have argued whether Julie is expressionist or post-expressionist, and her work has been compared with both Hockney and Matisse.  Overwhelmingly her social conscience bursts through, irrepressible expressions of life which cannot be ignored.

Edward Gibbon might well have been thinking of this prize winning artist when he wrote, “Sculpture, and above all, painting, propose themselves the imitation not only of the forms of nature, but of the character and passions of the human soul.  In those sublime arts, the dexterity of the hand is of little avail, unless it is animated by fancy and guided by the most correct taste and observation."

Lynn Collins was a painting lecturer at the SA School of Art during the 1970s, and was Julie’s painting lecturer there in 1978.  He was an art critic for the “Advertiser” during the 1980s. More recently he has been curator of historical buildings in Sydney.   

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