The 2017 Hahndorf Winter Lantern festival will involve working with the local community and schools in order to create artful lantern sculptures that will be paraded down the main straight of Hahndorf and displayed in the Hahndorf Academy grounds. The Hahndorf Academy grounds will be transformed into a colourful and dynamic space, decorated with a large array of lanterns and dotted with local vendor food stalls as well as craft and activities including shadow puppetry, fire ...puppetry and mural workshops. The theme for this year is ‘Literary Arts’ and will include the use of poetry, either incorporated with lantern designs, or performed publicly. We will have a reading from local poet Gareth Roi Jones. Just before Sundown a candlelit lantern parade, accompanied by the town band, will make its way down the main street of Hahndorf and make an entrance back at the festival. Following this live bands will play leading up to a fire mural display at 8pm. People involved in making this event possible include local artists Tony Hannan, Rebecca Prince, Zinia King and Gabi Lane, The Hahndorf Academy staff and volunteers
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.
Silvia Stansfield: Narrative in Clay
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
Imagine The Past in the gardens at The Hahndorf Academy Sunday 21 May 11am-4pm
See 19th century traditional crafts and skills: Basket weaving . Wood turning . Pottery . Work horses . Period costumes . And more...
Enjoy a fun family event where you can see demonstrations, pat the horse or chat to the lovely Hills Ladies in period costumes.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Organised by Lyndell Davidge
Saturday 13th 3-8pm
Come & join us for a beautiful magical festival where we celebrate children, the community, art & winter. This is a free event & everyone is welcome. The children make lanterns in workshops here at the Hahndorf academy & at local schools prior to the event & we have a lantern parade on the Saturday at dusk where the children walk through Hahndorf village with their lanterns accompanied by the Hahndorf Town Youth band. They finish their parade at the Hahndorf Academy which hosts the festival with shadow puppetry, lanterns & fire murals along with live bands, food stalls, drinks & activities. Please come & join us