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‘Trace Elements #20’ by Will
Spectrum in living color
A COUNTRY Arts SA touring
exhibition of photography by SA
artists Gregory Ackland, Joe Felber
and Will Nolan is on display at the
Full Spectrum is an investigation
into representation, perception and
It is designed to challenge the
viewer’s perspective of photography,
with each artist experimenting with
a range of image making processes
in order to engage the still image as
both a conceptual and cultural object.
The exhibition is located in the
upstairs gallery, continuing until
Brill Car 60
STEAMRANGER’S ‘Brill’ railcar is a representative of a large fleet of
distinctive railcars which operated throughout the State from 1926–1970.
At their peak there were some 50 broad gauge power cars (with petrol or
diesel engines) and a dozen unpowered “trailer” cars. Brills were operated
in various combinations, from individual cars to coupled sets with up to
two power cars and two trailers.
They were used extensively on more lightly patronised country lines
throughout the State and on outer suburban metropolitan services. They
were popularly known as “Barwell Bulls” after the then Premier (Sir
Henry Barwell) and the strident air horn note.
The cars operated regularly on the Victor Harbor line. Unable to
obtain an original power car to add to its heritage fleet, SteamRanger
purchased a derelict trailer. Over a decade from 1990 SteamRanger
volunteers installed a diesel power unit in what was originally a luggage
compartment and extensively rebuilt the car to create today’s Car 60.
TRAIN enthusiasts can enjoy a
ride through the Hills and learn
about rail history in a special event
on Sunday, May 24, as part of About
Time, SA’s History Festival.
The Rail Film and History Day
is a joint event being put on by
SteamRanger Heritage Railway
and the Strathalbyn Branch of the
National Trust of SA.
There will be two sessions, the first
starting at 10am with a heritage
railcar journey from Mt Barker to
Once the train arrives at Strathalbyn,
participants will head to the
Strathalbyn and District Heritage
Centre and be seated in the Old
Courtroom to watch SteamRanger’s
50 Miles of Track: the Story of
The documentary was filmed
over several years by a group of
volunteers and staff, and tells the
story of the organisation as well
as the history of the line, from its
opening as the first railway line in
SA to the present day.
Participants will also see an excerpt
of Australia’s oldest feature-length
film The Story of the Kelly Gang,
and a selection of local historic
footage from the Heritage Centre’s
After the screenings there will be
a barbecue lunch featuring local
sausages, and time to explore the
Heritage Centre displays including
local history information, several
rooms set out in the style of the
Victorian era, a blacksmith’s shop,
jail cells and historic agricultural
The second session is from 1–4pm
at the Heritage Centre, including
lunch and the films, but not the train
Bookings essential on eventbrite,
or contact the SteamRanger
booking office 1300 655 991, or
Take a journey
back in time
Viva la singers
THE Mt Lofty Singers’ next concert,
Viva Musica will feature guest
performers Rosemary and Malcolm
The concert is at 7pm on Saturday,
May 23, at the Aldgate Memorial Hall
Rosemary and Malcolm are former
Hills residents who performed at
concerts at the Bridgewater Mill, as
well as the Adelaide Festival Centre
Morning Melodies series.
Malcolm is equally at home as a
singer, pianist and organist, while
Rosemary has sung with major opera
companies, ABC orchestras and the
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Seating for the concert is cabaret-style,
with BYO drinks and supper.
Tickets are $25 and must be purchased
in advance; phone 0475 413 868 or
PAIGE Mahlburg received a
runner-up award for her metal
piece at this year’s SACE Art Show.
The Charleston resident was
selected to showcase her piece
Manufactured Distinction at the
show, which presents work created
by Year 12 students who have
completed their visual arts subjects.
She was runner-up in the Credit
Union SA Community Award,
which allows the public to vote for
their favorite piece of work at the
SACE Art Show. Paige won the
award last month and will receive
$250 in prize money.
Paige shows artistic mettle
By Joan Clayton
THE Gawler Street Art Trail,
Mt Barker, is now accessible at
the touch of a button via the internet.
Co-ordinator Annie Franken said all
the art work would be photographed
each month and listed, along with
its location, on a new website and
Each month two artists will be
In May the artists are Celine Donegan
for Nutflowers in the NAB and Ingrid
Mongan for Gavron & Hagerty in
The Barker Hotel.
New artists this month are Kathleen
Cain, Sally Graham, Ashley Hart, and
Regulars are Susanne Elborough,
Malcolm Reynolds, Peter Gordon,
Vitas Jurevicius, Shannon Watts,
Sally Christopher, Sally Gordon,
Tabitha Eades, Keri Petersen, Jan
Davis, Jen Daddow, Helen Krieg,
Gaye Kiley, Robby Towill, Annie
Franken, Eugene Casey, Mandy
Meyers, Tara Seekamp, Jacki Hill,
John Nicolas and Jim Filmer.
Visitors to the trail can vote for
the People’s Choice artwork each
com or www.facebook.com/
Ingrid Mangan of Uraidla with ‘Gavron and Hegarty’ on display in
The Barker Hotel.
Artist Celine Donegan. Photo:
Street art accessible via Internet
GLENYS Mann will present an artist’s
talk about her exhibition Waiting at the
Hahndorf Academy on Thursday, May
14, at 6.30pm.
A textile artist, Glenys has a life-long
fascination with knitting.
The exhibition is based on collections
of hand-knitted baby clothing and
Her mixed-media work also explores
stories of “foundlings”, children
placed in care in the 1700s.
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