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THE Stirling Coventry Library
celebrated 10 years late last
The occasion was marked by a
celebration attended by dozens
of people including Adelaide
Hills councillors, volunteers and
members of the Friends of the
The library was completed in 2007
and received a Commendation for
Public Architecture and an Award
of Merit for Interior Architecture
from the Royal Australian Institute
It has since become one of SA’s
busiest public libraries with more
than 900 visitors per day.
Library volunteer Andrew Sands, left,
with Dee O’Loughlin.
The Stirling Coventry Library’s tenth anniversary was celebrated by
president of the Mt Lofty Historical Society Ann Herraman, left, Adelaide
Hills Council manager of library and customer services Dee O’Loughlin,
Friends of the Library Stirling president Robyn Page and former president
THE Mt Lofty Branch of the National Trust of SA
held its end-of-year gathering at Stangate House,
Aldgate to thank the many volunteers who maintain
the house and garden.
Long-time volunteer and committee member Alan
Miller was presented with an NTSA Honor Award
for his many years of service to Stangate House and
The event was attended by many volunteers, Trust
members and Stirling Rotary representatives.
Stangate House was the venue for the sculpture
exhibition in 2017, curated by Rotarian Tim Boon,
featuring artists from the Hills and surrounding areas.
It will be held again this year, from April 26 to
Alan Miller with his award presented by Mt
Lofty Branch president Lyn Radzevicius.
National Trust thanks volunteers
Guests Peggy Louch, left, Stangate volunteer; Carlsa Carter, long time member and former NTSA
Councillor; and Rotarian Tim Boon.
Hahndorf artist Sheila Whittam is offering
a course of classes for anyone interested in
developing their creativity.
New meaning in
SHEILA Whittam of Hahndorf is running a new
Finding Meaning in Making course for anyone
with an interest in developing their creativity.
The course will be held in the Aldgate Baptist Church
for eight weeks on Saturday mornings, starting
It follows the success of last year’s course, which was
so much in demand that some applicants had to be
Participants can experiment with various mediums,
including jewellery, stitching, clay, painting drawing,
journaling and poetry.
A Fellow of the Royal SA Society of Arts, Sheila is
also a leader and art motivator, and believes everyone
can be creative.
“I am inspired by how absolute beginners, with a bit
of encouragement, can discover what they really can
do,” she said.
After running the course at Aldgate last year,
Sheila was invited to run a condensed version at a
theological college in Tasmania.
“It’s a good new year’s resolution to get in touch with
your own creativity,” she said.
“This course shows you how.”
Bookings and details on firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 0437 327 489.
ABOUT 40 people celebrated the launch of
Gumeracha’s new frog mural earlier this month at
a community event inspired by the amphibians.
Participants had the chance to learn more about the
jumping four legged creatures, as well as how to care
for their environment.
Children also had the chance to learn the basics of
frog drawing, with lessons from mural artist Rebecca
Prince, while local Peramangk elder Ivan Tiwu Copley
presented the Welcome to Country before the mural
was officially launched by Adelaide Hills Mayor Bill
The mural, which was commissioned as a part of a plan
to revitalise the main street of Gumeracha, was inspired
by the history and community values of the tight-knit
town – including a focus on nature, Peramangk history,
agriculture, the past and the future.
Forreston sisters Louise and Beth Isitt took in
some frog-drawing tips during the frog drawing
workshop run by Rebecca Prince.
Adelaide Hills Mayor Bill Spragg, left, Deputy Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom,
Peramangk Elder Ivan Tiwu Copley, with his granddaughter Isabella
Copley, mural artist Rebecca Prince, Gumeracha Main Street Project
chairperson Chelsea Lewis, Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie and
Adelaide Hills Councillors Linda Green and Malcolm Herrmann at the
recent Gumeracha frog mural launch.
Frog mural launch celebrated
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value of trees and the broader landscape.
amenity in our communities.
The forum will also seek answers to
questions on water use with an aim to:
use water sustainably.
different levels of maintenance based on their
intended purpose and use.
Also in the spotlight will be sustainable
approaches to landscaping by developers,
municipal engineers and other key
economic and environmental benefits of our
urban horticultural amenity.
The chairperson of the Horticultural
Media Association (SA branch), Karen
Montgomery, said the overarching aim of the
event was to lift the profile of SA, Adelaide
and country towns as places where urban
horticultural amenity, appropriate landscapes,
gardens and plants are valued, cherished and
sustainably maintained to a high standard in
/ landscapes and their economic benefit to the
State and SA communities.
landscapes to the State’s visitors.
The event is scheduled to be held on the
mezzanine level of Ridley Building at
the Adelaide Showgrounds on Thursday,
February 1 from 5pm.
For more, visit the Horticultural Media
Association (SA Branch) Facebook page at
Summit event to explore parties’ views on greening SA
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