Art Exhibition a huge success

HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor MARK BENNETT

THE 64th Hunters Hill Art Exhibition drew 450 art enthusiasts to visit on Opening Night Friday May 11.

This Exhibition was displayed in three historic buildings namely: the Hunters Hill Town Hall, the Congregational Church and Vienna Cottage with the 20 Pop Up galleries connecting artists and local business.

A feature of the Pop Up program this year was the outdoor sculptures exhibition in two locations.

Over 380 finalists were selected from more than 900 entries with a record number of sales and record numbers of visitors from all over Sydney visiting during the 10 day period.

This Exhibition was another great success due to the high standard of works received and the wonderful work by volunteers who gave so generously of their time and expertise.

For the second year running, painter Mertim Gokalp won the Hunters Hill Art Prize with his amazing photo realistic painting which captured the playful and charming essences of celebrity chef Manu Feildel.

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IN CASE you missed the Salvos knocking on your door over the weekend, you are still able to contribute to the Red Shield Appeal by sending a donation to The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Reply Paid 229, Sydney South NSW 1234 or donate online at salvos.org.au/Missed You – ABN 46 891 896 885.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch is being reinvigorated in our area.

Neighbourhood Watch is, the local community and the police working together to establish a safer environment, to build a safer community, prevent crime and enhance effective communication. They meet regularly and distribute a newsletter with crime information and tips on keeping safe in our community.

If you are interested in helping re-establish the Hunters Hill and Gladesville Neighbourhood Watch groups, phone Phil Browne on 0414 203 341.

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TO celebrate the Gai-mariagal Festival and local indigenous heritage, Council has organised a Walk and Talk in Kelly’s Bush.

It will be held on two days: Saturday June 9 from 2pm-3.30pm and Sunday June 17 from 10.30am to 12noon.

It is a free event and people can meet at Weil Park Hall, Weil Park, Woolwich Road, Woolwich to take part.

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LOCAL indigenous resident Dave Bird will lead two walks around Kelly’s Bush.

He has an outstanding knowledge of the area, which has a proud indigenous history as well as being the site of the World’s first “Green Ban”.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the bushland plant and animals as well as the fascinating history of the area. Bookings are not required. Further information is available from Jane Tamasauskas on 9879 9449 or email [email protected]