Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

This biennial arts prize has become a significant contemporary arts award in Australia. The Finalist exhibition is on until December 9 so come in and visit, there are 59 works in the exhibition in 4 galleries and the winner of the Arts Prize is Adelaide painter Daryl Austin who won $15,000. The judges this year are Penny Griggs, Roy Ananda and Rebecca Madden.

You can judge too!

You can cast your vote for the people’s Choice Award by voting for your favourite artwork in this exhibition and the artist who gets the most votes by December 9 wins $1,000.

Daryl Austin with his work  Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park (Light Forms)

Daryl Austin with his work

Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park (Light Forms)

Imagine the Past

SUNDAY MAY 1st Free event for the family 11am to 4pm

Come & see demonstrations of 19thC traditional crafts & trades

In the gardens at the Hahndorf Academy

Weaving, spinning, felting, pottery firing, butter churning, soap making, traditional timber joinery, blacksmithing, rope pattern making, embroidery, illustration, calligraphy, wood turning, washday, SA working draught horses,stationary engines, goat milking, cheese making, period costumes                    




Happy New Year & Welcome 2016!

After nearly four years of passionate and dedicated service to the Hahndorf Academy, Director Kate Wake left us at the end of 2015. A big THANK YOU! to Kate for her passion, ideas and contributions to the Academy during her time with us and we wish her the very best for her future endeavours.

We’re delighted to let you know that Rachel McElwee has taken over the responsibility of driving the Academy forward into 2016 as Acting Director. Rachel isn't a new face  - she was previously Retail Manager and therefore understands the Academy, our customers, our artists and supporters. We wish her every success.   

A big welcome to Naomi Pointon who joins us as the Academy Shop Retail Manager. Naomi's bright and bubbly personality fills the shop with energy and she is a wonderful asset to the team. Check out both Rachel and Naomi's profiles on the staff page

The first exhibition opening of 2016 "Synthetic Biotica" kicked off with a bang, with many members, locals and visitors coming along to see Joanna and Eddie's vibrant laser-cut perspex sculptures and kaleidoscopic pictures. Come along to the first exhibition of the year, which is on display until Sunday, February 7th. 

Courtesy of the Weekender Herald, December 31, 2015 - page 9 

Courtesy of the Weekender Herald, December 31, 2015 - page 9 

Visiting 'Ol Prussia

Talk and Presentation by Sharon Pippos

Thursday 5th November, 7pm –8:30pm.

Hahndorf Academy

68 Main Street Hahndorf

Sharon Pippos from Hahndorf Walking Tours visited Poland in December 2014.

Come and hear about her experiences visiting the Klepsk, formerly Klemzig, (pastor Kavel’s church) and surrounding architecture and landscape sites where the Prussian immigrants escaped from to come to South Australia.

Enjoy a night of information and fun $10 per person.

To book email or phone Sharon: hahndorfwalkingtours@gmail.com or 0477 288 011

Spaces limited

A perfect Spring Night

The warm sun flooded the gardens and the night was calm and balmy for our Spring Night celebrations on Saturday night. Hundreds of people enjoyed circus workshops, face painting, local food and beverage, live music and festive art at the inaugural Frulingsnacht. Local children paraded their illuminated hand made lanterns at dusk which included giant duck, possum and echidna lanterns, and at nightfall the crowd was treated to an amazing fire mural spectacular. Thank you to artists Tony Hannan and Rebecca Prince for the amazing creative ideas and skills brought to this project and for the huge amounts of time dedicated to making it the wonderful event it was. Also Ruth Morris for her flag sewing expertise, those who participated in the workshops, and the many volunteers who helped make the event happen. If you missed out on coming on Saturday check out the beautiful video footage captured by the talented Chair of the Hahndorf Academy board Mike Greenwood.