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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – PAGE 31
THE history of Lobethal through
art is told in the Community
Collections exhibition at the old
Onkaparinga Woollen Mills.
Organised by the h.ART art
advocacy group, the exhibition is
open on Sundays until the end of
It showcases artworks and
historic items which are owned by
community groups and individuals,
but usually stored away and unable
to be viewed by the public.
“But it’s not just an arts exhibition,”
said h.ART co-ordinator Kim
Jordan, “we wanted to involve the
community as much as possible.”
A series of watercolors of the
woollen mill painted by Flossie
Pietsch just prior to its closure is
on loan from the Lobethal Archives
and Historical Museum.
The Onkaparinga Woollen Mill
Museum committee has made
available a collection of black and
white photographs, and an eco-
dyed artwork Lost by textile artist
Local residents were invited to
lend items for the exhibition and
the result is an eclectic and diverse
display which tells fascinating
stories about their personal
histories and the cultural heritage
of the town.
Some of the unusual items include
a miniature doll house, novelty
teapots, vintage kitchen items and a
wooden chest from 1847.
Local artists who have contributed
works from their personal
collections are Belinda Broughton,
Ervin Janek, Liz Mattock, Kendrea
Rhodes, Ron Woodman, Lea and
Matthew Turner, Audrey Shaylee
Knight and John Marlow.
The exhibition in the third in a
series being held as part of a pop
up gallery project being conducted
The next will be Threads of
Industry, changing place, making
place to be held at the Mill
during SALA in August. Artist
registrations are currently being
sought. For details email h.art.
Community Collections is
showing in Building 20 of the old
Onkaparinga Woollen Mills until
May 29, Sundays only, 11am–4pm.
Artist Kendrea Rhodes, with her drawings of her Grandpa.
Community input for
ALISON Waye of Jupiter Creek is
using her art to share her passion for
Australian native creatures.
Her exhibition at the Hahndorf
Academy, Australian Love Stories, was
opened by John Wamsley, her father-
in-law and a long-time advocate for the
protection of endangered species.
John told the audience that the loss of
biodiversity in Australia was “nothing
less than a disaster”.
“Australia produces about 1% of the
world’s greenhouse gasses, and we are
spending billions of dollars per year
trying to reduce them,” he said.
“I don’t have a problem with that.
“However, we are responsible for 8% of
the world’s loss of biodiversity, and we
spend nearly nothing to change this.”
Alison’s exhibition features finely
painted creatures including quolls,
platypus, wombats, woylies and
bandicoots, often with John’s hands,
face or boots alongside. Among guests
at the opening were Brigitte Stevens and
Clare Jans from the Wombat Awareness
Organisation sanctuary at Flaxley, with
two six-month old wombats in pouches.
The exhibition continues until May 22.
Brigitte Stevens, left, and Clare Jans
with their baby wombats.
Proo Geddes, left, with John Wamsley and Alison Waye.
Some Australian love stories
THE Littlehampton Child Care
Centre planned experiences to
allow the children to learn about
the importance of Anzac Day.
The children were able to look at
and try on elements of a soldier’s
uniform. Darcy, 3, put on the boots
and said, “Oh, it’s heavy” as she
tried to walk.
As they watched footage of soldiers
marching, the children marched
around the room.
When asked what the poppy
was for Piper, 5, said: “We are
remembering who protected our
The children made Anzac biscuits
and learnt why no eggs are in the
Addison’s Mum, Amy, visited and
explained her badges and uniform
to the children.
Piper, aged 5.
Addison and her mother, Amy.
Commodore John Chandler and
his wife Margaret.
PHILLIPPA Norton read a poem
at the Forest Range and Lenswood
Anzac Day service. In the
background are Adrian Probert, Padre
Barry Fox and Commodore John
MORE perfect weather greeted
patrons of the latest Stirling
Autumn Laneways Festival.
Alyssa Leonard of Stirling, left,
with Giselle Stevens of Adelaide
and Ruby Sierp of Stirling.
Nikkita and Shaun Dodds of
Littlehampton with their dog
MEMBERS of the Woodside branch of
the CWA recently held the group’s
70th birthday party at Woodside Lodge.
Adelaide Hills Council Deputy Mayor Jan
Loveday was guest of honor along with
Linda Bertram, CWA State president,
dignitaries and members from other areas.
Councillor Loveday spoke of the history
of the CWA and its relevance with today’s
The honor of cutting the cake and fanning
out the candle was given to Gwen Turner
and May Green who, between them, have
more than 100 years of CWA membership.
Woodside branch president Sharyn Muller
also acknowledged the work over the past
nine years of former president Mo Johnson
in helping to put the branch in the strong
position it was today.
Members who had given exceptional
service to the branch over the years were
presented with certificates of appreciation.
The branch holds a handicraft morning
and an afternoon meeting on the second
Tuesday of each month from 10am
handicraft and 1pm meeting.
An evening branch has recently been
introduced for those not able to attend
during the day. This is held each second
Tuesday at 7.30pm. For further information
contact Sharyn on 0414 825 326 or email
Gwen Turner cuts the
Woodside CWA 70th
birthday cake. Gwen
has been a Woodside
and Mt Torrens CWA
member for more than
presents past president
Mo Johnson with
a certificate of
Woodside CWA turns 70
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