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THE 2016 Heysen Prize for
Landscape is worth $15,000
an increase from $10,000 in
However this year, for the first time,
the prize is acquisitive.
Initiated in 1997 to commemorate
the art and life of Sir Hans Heysen
of Hahndorf, the prize has attracted
hundreds of entries each year it has
It was originally for landscape art,
then broadened to “Interpretation of
Over the years, it has been won by
traditional and abstract landscape
works, glass and most recently a
Hahndorf Academy director Rachel
McElwee said the prize encouraged
artists to connect with the Australian
“Landscape can include all possible
aspects, natural, rural and urban,”
“It has become a very prestigious
landscape prize, with entries from
all around Australia; we expect at
least 300 this year.” Entries close
on August 12, and the finalists’
exhibition opens on October 8.
The exhibition continues until
December 4, and there is also a
People’s Choice prize of $1000.
For further information and
entry forms, email contact@
RIGHT: Winner of the 2014
competition was ‘Samudera
Satu’, a dramatic and unique
ocean scene shot at Petrel Cove,
Victor Harbor, by Adelaide
photographer Che Chorley.
Past to the present
STRATHALBYN artist Helen Stacey
is celebrating the Strathalbyn region’s
history, icons and panoramas in her
Past – Present is open at her gallery
on Harriet Street until May 29,
Tuesdays to Sundays.
Reconciliation Sunday is being
celebrated at St Andrew’s Uniting
Church on May 29.
It starts with a worship service at
10am, featuring Aboriginal singing,
music and wisdom.
At 12pm there will be a barbecue
with bush tucker, then from 1pm,
cultural and photographic displays.
LEFT: Kat Stevens of Melbourne,
Lesley Lewis co-director of the
Little Music Room, Littlehampton,
and Amelia Monaghan of Daw
Park. Photo: Gordon Hervey.
THE Musical Repast held at the Little
Music Room, Littlehampton, for
Mother’s Day, was a sell-out for the
second year in a row.
The program featured violinist Kat
Stevens from Melbourne, recorder-
player Amelia Monaghan of Daw
Park and Harpsichordist Lesley
Lewis, co-director of the music room.
Guest travelled from throughout
the Hills, Adelaide and as far as
Naracoorte to attend the concert.
THE Hahndorf Academy is
presenting three exhibitions with a
focus on reconciliation, art by people
with a disability, and whimsical still
For the start of Reconciliation Week,
there are two openings on Friday,
May 27, at 6pm, with a smoking
ceremony and didgeridoo playing.
Ngaunyu Initinu features work by
Diane Dawson, Nyakul and Alkawari
Diane paints every day at the Minyma
Kutjara Arts Project, painting with
passion while she whispers the stories
of her heart.
This exhibition sees Diane, an
established artist in her own right
displaying her work alongside some
rediscovered paintings by the late
Nyakul and Alkawari Dawson.
Also opening on May 27 is Another
World by Nicola Semmens, her
whimsical still-life paintings set in a
Upside by the Community Bridging
Services art group includes vibrant
paintings with pictorial images,
symbolic representations and
The exhibition is open until June 19,
with the official opening at 2pm on
June 1 by Mirna Heruc of University
Collections, Adelaide University.
AWARD-WINNING Hills playwright
Sally Hardy has collaborated with Ink
Pot Arts Youth Ensemble to create
It will be presented at the Waldorf
School’s Living Arts Centre,
Mt Barker, on May 27 and 28 at
The show uses dance, music, physical
theatre and spoken word, with 11
performers aged 12–16 years.
With pathos and humor, Unravelled
explores themes of peer approval,
friendships, relationships, conflicting
inner voices, and dealing with
expectations to succeed.
More information on www.inkpot.
Bookings are essential on eventbrite.
LOCAL authors from across the
Fleurieu will take part in story
writing and poetry workshops this
month, and other budding novelists
are encouraged to attend.
Goolwa-based writing group Sand
Writers, with members from Milang
and Langhorne Creek, will host the
string of events, visited by award-
winning novelist and poet Cate
The Victorian author wrote the
highly acclaimed novel The World
Beneath, which won the People’s
Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s
Milang poet, writer and editor Jude
Aquilina will also share her tips
and tricks at the three-day program,
which begins tomorrow (Thursday)
at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Goolwa.
A writing masterclass will follow on
Friday from 9.30am–3.30pm at the
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club.
Participants will then learn how
to write punchy poetry when Ms
Kennedy and Ms Aquilina host a
half-day workshop at the club.
The program has received support
from the Alexandrina Council and
Country Arts SA. For details email
Rotary photographic competition organiser Dan Edmonds with
Mt Lofty Branch National Trust chair Lyn Radzevicius.
STIRLING Rotary Club’s
attracted a huge range of
entries from experienced and
Best in show and first prize
in the Open section went to
Peter Jackson for The Look,
right. Peter also won first
prize in the People category
Last year’s best in show
winner Marie Bury won first
prize with Love our early
morning walks in the Spirit of
the Hills category.
Other first prize winners
included Bernie Shore,
Jeanette MacDonald and
This year the photographic
display was held at Stangate
House, Aldgate, along with
the sculptural exhibition.
Adelaide Hills Deputy Mayor Jan
Loveday, left, with Marie Bury.
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