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Make History


May 4 – May 27 2018

A Contemporary group exhibition that engages with our History

Beverely Southcott, Rachel Harris, Dave Archer, Marie Littlewood, Stephanie Radok, Annabelle Collette, Ryan Simms, Debbie Pryor, Sera Waters, Lauren Simeoni, Wendy Dixon-Whiley, Deb Twining, Melinda Rankin, 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'

Objects from our museum collection

Objects from our museum collection