Festival of Art Weekend gets better


ONCE again the annual Hunters Hill Art Exhibition is a fantastic event.

It seems to get better and better each year.

If you haven’t been to visit I would urge you to attend before the exhibition closes at the end of this coming weekend.

The Festival of Art Weekend to be staged over this weekend Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 will be a particular highlight.

This year the Festival of Art Weekend includes a street festival with a Hunters Hill Hotel Pop Up Bar, live music, free art classes, art and history tours, food & wine plus more.

Congratulations to the following prize winners and thanks to our generous sponsors:

Stigmata by Mertim Gokalp – Hunters Hill Art Prize (Winner) sponsored by McGrath Real Estate; The Artist’s Sister, Elizabeth by Katherine Edney – Hunters Hill Art Prize (Runner Up) sponsored by Hunters Hill Hotel; Hiraeth by Laura Matthews – Regional Art Prize sponsored by United Resource Management; Unexpected Twist by Pat Anderson – Sculpture Prize sponsored by Garibaldi Village Square; Roofs of Vienna by Gerhard Ullmann – Watercolour Prize sponsored by Hunters Hill Private Hospital; The Tree Line by Fiona Barrett-Clark – Smaller Works Prize sponsored by See the Dentist;

Majestic 2 by Pauline Zufferey – Nora Heysen Prize sponsored by the Swain Family and the Nora Heysen Foundation and Principium by Ludwig Micek – Pop Up Prize sponsored by the Deckhouse.

The Art Exhibition is organised by a committee of volunteers in conjunction with Council’s Community Event’s Co-ordinator Adrian Black and other Council staff.

Judges this year were Brenda Colahan, Rosa Fedele and Mitsu Shoji. The Art Exhibition also relies on a large group of volunteers to set up the exhibition and to staff the Town Hall and other venues.

On behalf of the Council and our community, I gratefully acknowledge all those who have dedicated much time and effort to make this important community event such a success.

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RECENT Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival was also a great success, with a huge crowd gathering in glorious sunshine to sample the delights on offer.

Sponsored by Shopper Media, Access Engineering Systems, URM and Crust Pizza, the Festival supports local community service organisations.

I gratefully acknowledge efforts of the Committee, led by Robert Eskine, and all who contributed to the success of the event.

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NEXT habitat planting will be held on Sunday May 28 at Bland Street Reserve next to 1 Crown Street Henley from 9am to 10am.

This planting site is being funded through a NSW Environmental Trust Grant titled “Habitat restoration along the lower Parramatta River Estuary.”

Gloves and tools, equipment for planting will be provided.

Just come along on the day wearing sunscreen, sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, and a hat.

For further information call 9879 9439.

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HUNTERS Hill Table Tennis for Seniors Group will be holding a ten week introductory class for beginners, supported by Council.

This free class will provide you with the basic skills of table tennis. We encourage you to pick up a paddle and discover the benefits to your physical health and mental sharpness from this low impact activity that is gentle on the joints.

Classes commence on Monday May 29. For further information contact Pat on 9879 3707.