20 YEARS: The Artist's Voice 1997 - 2017
May
26
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"

Singing Country by Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams
Jun
19
Jul 29

Singing Country by Lisa Harms and Georgina Williams

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.

 

 

Cedric Varcoe
Jun
23
Jul 23

Cedric Varcoe

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. 

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

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

SALA 2017

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

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

SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: Addoriginal Art
Aug
4
Sep 10

SALA Driller Jet Armstrong: Addoriginal Art

SALA Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Friday August 4 6pm-8pm

With guest DJ Driller Jet Armstrong

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.

Monika Morgenstern: Rapture
Sep
8
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".

 

 

 

Caption: Rapture 5          

Digital Image on Photographic paper 2017

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Altitude by The CBS Disability Arts Group
Apr
28
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

Silvia Stansfield: Narratives in Clay
Apr
28
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

Bravest of the Brave
Apr
25
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.

Global Oceans - The Adelaide International Print Exchange
Mar
24
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'

Outward Bound by Julie Corfe
Mar
24
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.   

Natural Elements by Tim Thomson, David Kerr & Deborah Cantrill
Feb
17
Mar 19

Natural Elements by Tim Thomson, David Kerr & Deborah Cantrill

Fringe 2017 Exhibitions

Exhibition Opening Sunday 19 February at 2pm
Opening Speaker Sculptor Silvio Apponyi

3 artists bring the environment to the Fringe with sculptures & installations in 3 galleries & outdoor spaces

Tim Thomson Bronze Sculptures

I am fascinated by minutiae, things under my feet.    
Moss growing on the weeplines of the water tank. Lichen, diverse forms and colours, on the bark of trees.
Fungus on rotting logs.
The skeletal grey beauty of weathered wood shards, indicators of bushfires past.
A cicada casing attached to a leaf. A well rounded rock. 
Form and texture.
My workshop companion’s despair as yet more detritus is laid on the table for further inspection. Add to this the background interior hum that colours my day. Family, friends, work, joy, grief,  impending doom, compulsion, song, the evening meal, laughter.
Stir then let rest.
Some work arrives quickly, some takes an age.
I am pleased that it continues to arrive.

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David Kerr Installation

Stick Structures musing.                                           

Sticks are a ubiquitous element in our environment. We all pick up sticks, they are a raw material to be used for all manner of purpose… sometimes as a tool, sometimes for defence, sometimes for building structures, sometimes to create some order in our environment, sometimes to contemplate their unique shape, sometimes to be processed as aids to our creative nature. This exhibit is a musing on sticks.
See David work on site as he explores our building from the inside to the outside.

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Deborah Cantrill

Function evolving from the archetypal garden forms.

The woven forms create a new status and function to garden materials that are largely discarded. The materials have a rhythm and a season which isreflected in the four elements earth (roots) water (leaves) air (flowers) and fire (fruit and seeds) then add the human element (Quinta essentisa). The ordering principle to collect the materials and to create woven magic either practical or whimsical from the beauty that is nature.

See Deborah weave sculptural forms in the upstairs gallery.

Wind Me Up by David Archer
Jan
20
Feb 14

Wind Me Up by David Archer

A conversation with David at the Opening on Friday January 20 at 6pm

An engaging chat with David who will tell you about his art practice & show you his art works & contraptions, he will open up some of them so you can see how they work

Workshops for children are available see below for more details

Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, all the fun of the fair is here as artist, and now impresario,  David presents us with the results of his latest foray into the world of the automata. His glitzy fabrications see art and mechanics combine to animate the inanimate.

In his endeavours artist Archer is seldom found in the typical well-lit studio in cap and smock, but rather, boiler-suited, tinkering deep in the bowels of discarded gadgetry and domestic junk. In a veritable sea of scrapped machinery he searches for that elusive part which he knows will drive his latest imaginings.

David Archer is a contemporary Automata maker from South Australia, influenced by scenes from carnivals & seaside’s of the Victorian & Edwardian era.

David Archer - Archers Arcadia 

 “Wacky Wire Critterbug” Workshop

The workshop involves each participant creating their own personalized interactive sculpture that they can take home; using some recycled materials, integrating ideas of environment, science (kinetics/physics) and design…. but mostly it’s fun!

There are limited spaces available for this popular workshop. Suits participants aged from 8 to 14yrs old

“Critterbug”: A morphed insect animal that wobbles and flaps.

Multicolored and bright. No two are the same in the entire Universe.

   Workshop outline                                                                                          

- Welcome and introductions from the artist and pupils

- Outline of the day’s activities and possible results

- Short video on the artists practice

- Explanation of what automata is

- Look at several art works and the mechanisms used

- The use of recycledmaterials                                                                                                                 - Examination of working mechanisms                                                                                        

- Tour of David’s exhibition in the gallery space

- Selected books on the subject on view for ideas                              

-  Each participant will have a kit to use

 

Workshop process

- Selection of materials for individual bugs, involving a lucky dip!

- As a group, guided step by step construction of the Wacky Wire Critterbug

- The drawing and designing of individual elements; template making

- Assembly of parts, fitting of mechanism and decoration of bug

 

10am-3pm on Wednesday January 25 $60 pp

Bookings are essential, 8388 7250 rachel@hahndorfacademy.org.au

Wild Landscapes - an Exploration by Peter Barrien
Jan
20
Feb 14

Wild Landscapes - an Exploration by Peter Barrien

Although there is great diversity in wilderness areas throughout the world, it is the similarity in their emotional impact that captures Peter is seeking to develop a deeper relationship with the natural environment. He aims to freeze the essence of a wild place in time and mood, to find and reflect its wisdom, and perhaps proclaim our responsibility for ensuring that wild places will remain forever.

These images, captured in the arid northern Flinders in South Australia, the harsh tundra of Iceland, the wild coast of South Australia and the remoteness of New Zealand will hopefully demonstrate that, despite the their obvious differences, wild places all evoke a similar response deep within us.

Ex Libris by Gabi Lane
Jan
17
Feb 14

Ex Libris by Gabi Lane

A Collaboration of book art & illustration

The meanings of the book are explored as a symbol of knowledge, with a shift in our access to information with the internet.

Gabi embraces the pages of books with intricate illustrations.  Pages tumble from the wall in her installation piece in our wing gallery which is a small and intimate space, a place where Gabi can create her installation as a work in progress. The book has become liberated, able to celebrate the tactility, functionality, and authority which only a real-live book can.

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AVXmas by the Artist's Voice
Dec
10
Jan 15

AVXmas by the Artist's Voice

The Artist's Voice is an Association of professional visual artists. Based in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu, the group provides support and inspiration to each other, whilst still maintaining and further developing their individual practice. The diversity of their practice includes painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, and new media.

Opening December 10 at 3pm

Opening Speaker Joan Clayton

image by Margie Hooper

Projected Surface
Dec
9
Jan 15

Projected Surface

Kath Inglis

Exhibition opening Friday December 9 at 6.30pm

Projected Surface                                                                                               

When it comes to our own identity, we are all makers.           

cutting away                                                                              

adding                                                                                      

layering                                                                                   

blending                                                                                

concealing and revealing

A new body of colourful sculptural and wearable pieces in PVC that explore the notion of constructed identity and the projected surface.

Biography

I am an established contemporary jeweller working from a studio at ʻThe Barnʼ located in the Adelaide Hills. Through my craft practice I have developed a distinctive range of jewellery by working with my signature material, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The PVC is sourced as a clear flexible sheet and is prosaic in itʼs ʻnatural stateʼ. Simple hand worked processes such as colouring, cutting, carving and more recently, heat fusing layers, elevates this material into the precious.

The relationship between the material, maker and tool is significant element to my practice. This approach continues to push the material in creative ways and forms a self portrait of observations, concerns and issues.

Adding, removing, staying in motion, instinctive and flexible                                   

Thinking of the past - looking toward the future                                                     

Reflective - responding

Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016
Oct
8
Dec 4

Heysen Prize for Landscape 2016

Finalist Exhibition October 8 - December 4

Exhibition opening October 8 at 2.30pm

The winner of the $15,000 Arts Prize will be announced on October 8 at our opening event

Finalist exhibition artists

Lucky Kngwarreye, Helen Sherriff, Elizabeth Doidge, Annette Vincent, Dana Kinter, Robyn Finlay, Hailey Lane, Georgina Agius, Anna Glynn, David Lawruk, Alison Mitchell, India Flint, Susan Bruce, Fleur Brett, Jeff Mincham, Matthew Symons, Mark Kimber, Liz Butler, Ed Douglas, Mike Barr, Paul Sloan, Rebecca Hartman-Kearns, James Walker, Alice Blanch, Louise Feneley, Thom Buchanan, Jenn Brazier, Sera Waters, Bradley Lay, Ken Orchard, James Dodd, Tim Thomson, Lee Salomone, Robyn Kinsela, Janet Ayliffe, Ursula Kiessling, Jarrad Martyn, Janine Mackintosh, Michael Hocking, Ron Rowe, Glen Ash, Peter Barrien, Christopher Boha, Peter Walker, Martin Rek, Sophie Calgari, Ron Gibbings-Johns, Llewelyn Ash, Cristina Metelli

 

One Direction - 280 Drawings in 280 Days of Travel
Sep
2
Sep 25

One Direction - 280 Drawings in 280 Days of Travel

By Paul Perry

Exhibition Opening Friday 2 September 2016 6.30pm

Opening Speaker Rob Gutteridge

Artist Talk with Sheila Whitham

By Paul Perry

In early 2014 my wife and I set off on a nine month "around the world" journey of adventure, research and discovery.  But to continue the discipline of Art School I chose to complement the travel with another challenge... to complete a drawing each day for the whole time we were away.

The resulting body of work, some 284 A4 drawings, forms the basis of this exhibition.  These drawings reflect my own artistic journey over that period as well as the physical journey... places visited, trails trekked, experiences had, people met... lessons learnt, skills honed.

As we were travelling for an extended period of time we had to keep our luggage light.  The art supplies were limited to an A4 sketch book and whatever drawing implements would fit into a small pencil case.  The drawings at the beginning of the journey were simple sketches made with a felt tipped pen, usually done in-situ.  Occasionally they would include a splash of colour... using watercolour pencils or the few tubes of watercolour paint I managed to squeeze into the case.   While I had brought a small bottle of black ink with me which I used for ink washes, one stallholder in a Paris market convinced me to buy a pen, some nibs and a bottle of sepia ink to experiment with.  This led me in to a new direction and also required better quality paper... and more drawing time! 

As each sketch book filled up it was posted home and replaced.  And so the journey continued until we returned to Australia to await the arrival of our first grandchild... the start of another journey.

Since coming home I became increasingly convinced of the exhibition potential of this body of work.  The interest is in the journeying... the challenge of travel for more than nine months and the discipline of completing a daily drawing... especially as we packed a lot into most days.

Hopefully you will relate to the subject matter of the drawings... travel destinations, familiar landscapes, challenging weather conditions, and that exhausted feeling at the end of a busy day when all you can do is stare out the hotel window.  And all this intermingled with glimpses of well known art treasures and faces of people that somehow seem familiar from your own travels.  Each drawing has its unique story but they stand together to tell a much bigger story... of multiple journeys... and all in one direction.

Bon voyage!

Handheld
Aug
5
Sep 18

Handheld

August 5 - September 18

by Nic Brown, Lilly Buttrose, Brad Lay, Cathy Sarles

Handheld is a group exhibition built to travel, commissioned by Country Arts SA this exhibition has travelled to various regional galleries in SA. The four pieces have been designed to fit inside a suitcase to enable easy transportation & each artist was asked to respond to & explore ideas of home, travel & place. Curated by Eleanor Scicchitano.

Artist's Voice SALA exhibition
Aug
2
Aug 28

Artist's Voice SALA exhibition

August 2 - August 28

The Artist's Voice is a group of artists from the Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula who get together for regular exhibitions at the Hahndorf Academy & other galleries. This exhibition will also have an open studio where you can meet the artists & see them at work. These artists are established in their careers & there is a diverse mix of works, paintings, drawings, ceramics, photography & mixed media.

artaroundoz
Jul
1
Jul 31

artaroundoz

Jane Mant

Jane embarked on an epic road trip around Australia with her family in 2015. With sketchbook & paints in hand she recorded the journey & this exhibition shares her intuitive response to that adventure with paintings that she feels connects the soul to nature.

Jane describes herself as a painter for people who appreciate the beauty of the natural world. She creates landscapes for people who love creation & who have a need bring natural beauty into the built environment. Her work celebrates the joy, solace & rejuvenation that come from spending time in nature & these paintings which are so rich in colour entice the viewer to explore our landscape & share her experience. 

Opening Friday 1 July 6.30pm

Opening Speaker Kate Wake

Artist Talk Sunday 3 July 2pm                                                         

Workshop Sunday 10 July 2pm 

keeping a sketchbook / freeing up in nature / making art while traveling.                Bookings are essential please contact us on 8388 7250 or contact@hahndorfacademy.org.au

 

 

Watercolour
Jun
24
Jul 31

Watercolour

A watercolour workshop runs weekly in a beautiful intimate space, paintings adorn the walls, some finished, some samples and some still a work in progress. Strong relationships have been formed over many years with a group who sit around a large table, with paint brushes poised they talk, laugh and solve the world’s problems.

This exhibition is about their process and learning techniques, an exhibition that has blossomed over time.

Andrea Wyatt runs these workshops, she has recently taken over from Janet Ayliffe who ran them for many years and Janet is now concentrating on her own art practice.

Andrea says ‘Tuesday is a day when two watercolour classes come together for half a day each of talking, sharing, learning new painting techniques and practicing old ones. Painting can be great therapy for anybody, and in doing so within a group, it can forge strong friendships.

Classes generally start with a background talk and demonstration of the particular topic for the day, then discussions are encouraged as to what others know and have learnt on the subjects. It is a great achievement to finish a painting - knowing when to stop is often the hardest thing’.

Opening on Sunday 3 July at 2pm

Opening Speaker Janet Ayliffe

Ngaunyu Initinu
May
27
Jun 21

Ngaunyu Initinu

By Diane Dawson                                                                       Daughter of renowned artists Nyakul & Alkawari Dawson

The passing on of tjukurpa (dreaming stories) from one generation to the next.

Diane Dawson paints everyday at The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project, She paints with passion while she whispers the stories of her heart quietly under her breathe as if she’s telling them just to you and only you.

This exhibition sees Diane, an established artist in her own right exhibiting along side of some rediscovered works by the late Nyakul and Alkawari Dawson.

Another World
May
27
Jun 26

Another World

By Nicola Semmens

Exploring the ambiguous relationship between the past, present & future. Lounge room Interiors & exteriors referenced from paintings from the past are collaged to create a new sense of order, new perspectives & a space for the eye & the mind to walk through.

Nicola is interested in how we will often consider the past order to recreate a new position in the future. The past is always a reference point for the future & yet we can only ever exist in the present.

Whimsical still life paintings explore the serendipity & chance meetings of objects in a stage like setting, encouraging the viewer to view the world Alice like ‘through the looking glass' in order to surprise & transport the viewer to imagine another world.

Opening Night Friday 27th May 6pm

UPSIDE by CBS Art Groups
May
21
Jun 19

UPSIDE by CBS Art Groups

UPSIDE is By Community Bridging Services art groups

 

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 & Adelaide Review Special Artist Award.

Vibrant colour, surprising forms & distinctive personal styles will be featured in these paintings which range from narrative pictorial images through to symbolic representations & broad abstractions.              Curated by Hans Kreiner, CBS Art Facilitator for the art groups. 

Images by Rosslyn Hobby “Dogs and Cats” and Jennifer Kirk “Farmhouse”

Opening Wednesday June 1 at 2pm

 Opening Speaker Mirna Heruc - Director, University Collections,  The University of Adelaide

Australian Love Stories
Apr
22
May 22

Australian Love Stories

By Alison Waye

Alison Waye’s paintings contemplate our native species & the people in the community who love our environment & work tirelessly to save them. With her rich colours & techniques Alison captures the sensitivities of nature, animals & the human form.

Looking towards the future Alison connects her work with John Wamsley, Proo Geddes & conservation groups The Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park, The Foundation of Australia’s Most Endangered (FAME) & the Wombat Awareness Organisation.

To be opened on Saturday 23rd April at 2pm by John Wamsley

Artists Voice Drawing Exhibition
Apr
16
May 22

Artists Voice Drawing Exhibition

 

Perhaps we can say drawing is a fundamental relationship of marks that conveys meaning to the viewer - visual symbols that reveal the makers thoughts and intentions. Drawings are made as records of things seen or imagined. They are an attempt to intensify reality, through thinking, seeing and interpreting. Or sometimes they can just be doodles from which an idea might grow. Drawings can be narrative, illustrative, didactic or expressive or any or all of these elements combined.

The Artist's Voice Drawing exhibition will reflect the diversity of the group's techniques and practices. The Artists Voice are from the Adelaide Hills who exhibit together on a regular basis, they are a group of established artists with diverse skills & a wealth of experience.

On Saturday 30 April at 2pm at the Academy, there will be a panel discussion about their work and what drawing means with four members of the group, Rita Hall, Lauryn Arnott, Peter McLachlan and Margie Hooper.

Drawings by Margie Hooper
The Honesty Box
Mar
18
Apr 17

The Honesty Box

Presented by the Beerenberg Family Farm in Hahndorf, this photographic exhibition captures honest to goodness stories of rural food provenance in Australia.

With their strong Australian made and owned principles, The Beerenberg Family Farm is particularly proud of their own family recipes, made with ingredients sourced from locally grown food and believe the story of food provenance is an important one to tell.

These photographs form a tribute to the wonderful farmers across the country, the diverse Australian landscape that continues to support and surprise them and most importantly, the love and labour that goes into producing the food we eat every day.

 

The Bountiful Garden
Feb
12
Mar 13

The Bountiful Garden

By Anna Small & Warren Pickering

Anna and Warren take their inspiration from the intricacies and bounties of their garden interpreting the animal and insect inhabitants, the resplendent plants, the food it produces and the human activity it fosters

Working together, their sketching designs are transformed into digital format then laser cut and hand finished in their garden and workshop into their trademark steel sculptures and wall pieces


3 illustrators
Feb
12
Apr 10

3 illustrators

By Linda Catchlove, Zinia King & Sally Heinrich

Linda, Sally and Zinia have come together to show the process of illustrating from the start of the project to the finished work. This is about the journey and each artist has their own style

Linda paints botanic themed works with insects and whimsical faery folk

Sally is inspired by environmental themes as an illustrator, print maker and author

Zinia uses Australian Animals in Victorian Costume to comment on the livelihood of native animals in colonisation

Synthetic Biota
Jan
8
Feb 7

Synthetic Biota

Joanna Roberts & Eddie Ptak

The natural world is full of wonder and surprise and continues to be an endless source of inspiration for people everywhere.  For those who live in an urbanised environment their exposure to these wonders is likely to be limited, and one major category of living creatures which are often overlooked or underappreciated are the insects, not least because of their small scale.

Joanna and Eddie seek to highlight the fascinating beauty of insects, exploring their structures, patterns and colours. By enlarging the scale of their subjects, their vibrant laser-cut perspex sculptures and kaleidoscopic pictures interpret the amazing range of colours and textures.



The Senator's World
Nov
21
Jan 3

The Senator's World

Retrospective exhibition of the late Kym Afford

The man, the character and his art

This is more than just an exhibition. It is a collection of art and objects which tell the story of a bloke who was equally comfortable when holding a paintbrush, a pen, a hammer or an egg whisk.

Inspired by the world immediately around him, Kym Afford took considerable pride in being a self-taught artist, particularly in the fields of sculpture and caricature. During the 1990’s he enrolled for several practical art courses, carefully chosen to develop those hands-on skills that he needed to bring his ideas to the canvas. Art history and theory were of passing interest to him. His art usually came straight from the head to the hand.


Seeking Solace - Rose Hannaford
Oct
23
Nov 29

Seeking Solace - Rose Hannaford

Rose Hannaford’s travels to Lake Eyre, the Kimberley Region and Central Australia have exposed her to an inspiring world of red dust, spinifex, sand hills and vast vistas.

The huge skies, broad bodies of water and endless horizons grasp her imagination in ways that demand recording; an urge that she also experiences when taking in the vegetation and native birds surrounding her Adelaide Hills home. Her recent paintings are formed when she is overcome with a need to translate the natural world she is experiencing when the colours are intense, the vegetation and inhabitants surprising and personal response rejuvenating.

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Official Opening Sunday October 25 at 11am



Connections 2: Images & Objects - Ed Douglas
Oct
10
Nov 15

Connections 2: Images & Objects - Ed Douglas

A few years ago Ed Douglas had an epiphany while holding a piece of firewood.  In that branch he saw the abstract form of a human torso.  From that moment on natural objects, mostly found on his Adelaide Hills property, have become the muse for his art. Ed brings several decades of experience as an artist and art academic to this vision.  Like everyone he has a head full of images, experiences, knowledge and intuitions which also influence his vision. 

'Ironically the things that I currently find of deep interest are lifeless but they are not without energy and, at times, they convey something like spirit.' Ed Douglas

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Rusty Dusty Teabags - Robyn Finlay
Sep
4
Oct 4

Rusty Dusty Teabags - Robyn Finlay

An exhibition that brings together rust, dust (natural pigments) and the humble teabag to give expression to her time living in Irrunytju on the tri-state border (SA, NT and WA). Incorporating textiles and printmaking, seemingly unrelated materials come together to create a rich and unique look at life in a remote community.

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