Category Archives: South Australia

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, MILLICENT, WATTLE RANGE ART EXHIBITION 2016

EVENT DATE: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December 2016

The Wattle Range held the inaugural Wattle Range Exhibition in 2015 and the Millicent Gallery was full of colour with this exciting art exhibition. Over 180 entries were received from artists as far afield as Canberra, Western Victoria, and Limestone Coast through to Adelaide. The quality and variety of the work was outstanding with the Exhibition capturing the taste and interest of most people. With portraiture to landscape, industrial to textiles, found objects to ceramics and abstract to traditional there was something to suit all tastes. Over 2000 people including many groups from throughout the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria visited the Gallery.

The exhibition represented an exciting mix of artists, many of whom have successfully exhibited in other exhibitions, artists and craftsperson’s who were mentored by Barbara Wallace through to the emerging artist exhibiting for the first time.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December
Venue: Millicent Gallery, Civic Centre
Address: Ridge Terrace, Millicent, SA
Time: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
Entry: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
The Millicent Gallery is celebrating 25 years and is adjacent to the Civic and Arts Centre

Contact: Janice Nitschke 87330903
0417842875

Visit the Millicent Gallery hall page.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, THE CHAMBERS, TWILIGHT TASTINGS

EVENT DATE:  Friday 18 November 2016

Twilight Tastings is an evening held on the lawns of The Chambers. Live music, wood oven pizza. wine and beer tasting all with a special touch of Coorong Cottage Industries. Twilight Tastings celebrates all that Meningie has to offer – country hospitality and sense of community all overlooking the magnificent sunset as it disappears into Lake Albert.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Venue: The Chambers
Address: 14 Princes Highway, Meningie SA
Time: 4PM – 9PM
Entry: Free

ABOUT THE HALL
For almost 20 years, the Meningie Town Hall has been home to Coorong Cottage Industries, a community cooperative that aims to promote traditional art, crafts and produce.
The building now known as ‘The Chambers’ began its life way back in 1889 as the Town Hall and Meningie Council Chambers. If the walls could talk you would hear stories of town meetings and school concerts, Saturday night dances and picture shows, weddings and court hearings, table tennis competitions and strawberry fetes. It housed library books and honour rolls dedicated to war heroes.
These days you can enjoy the well-kept gardens and beautifully restored building every day except Christmas day. You can be inspired by stunning quilts, delicious locally produced jams, pickles and baked goods, collectables and curios, timberwork and much more.
Meningie, with its population of approximately 900 is situated on the shore of Lake Albert and just a stone throw from the iconic Coorong National Park. Think lazy days fishing, sunsets over the water, bird watching and country hospitality…….

Phone: 85751770

Visit The Chambers hall page.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AVON, DOORS OPEN

EVENT DATE: Tuesday 1, Tuesday 8, Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Avon Doors Open event will provide an opportunity for the community to explore the attributes the Avon Hall Complex can provide for the very young to the very senior members of the community. Follow a discovery tour through the main hall which will show case the versatility of the hall. Let the young ones play with some of the giant floor games or stand on the stage and tell a joke or two. Check out the kitchen facilities for your next event i.e. 40th,50th, maybe 90th birthday . Phase two will include a browse through the Book Nook with its large supply of books suitable for a large variety of taste then on to the craft hall with its unusual wool craft related equipment i.e. spinning wheels, felting equipment, looms plus the opportunities for various crafts. Have a go and express your creative talent. Relax with a cuppa and chat.

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EVENT DETAILS
Date: Tuesday 1, Tuesday 8, Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 November 2016
Venue: Avon Hall Complex
Address: Avon Road, Avon
Time: 11.00am-3.00pm
Entry: Free. 
Bookings only required for large groups: 08 8867 1127

ABOUT THE HALL
Originally the Avon Sunday School hall was built in 1923. Due to religious beliefs some social events were disallowed, so the community built another hall along- side, opening in 1960. At the time regular dances were held. In time a small portable building was annexed for the use of children, i.e. a play group and Friday night’s kids club. Due to the declining farming population, the closing of the school, and shop, use has decrease dramatically and the annex has now been established as Book Nook. The main hall is used for various social events such as Adult Learners Day in September and until recently a wonderful Christmas festival which ran for about 3 weeks bringing in buses of folk from various city locations to view the displays and enjoy a luncheon put on by the aging volunteers. In recent times the Hall has hosted weddings, parties, historic events, reunions. The Sunday School hall has been set up as a craft hall and the group meet every Tuesday focusing on but not always the local products of the area mainly wool and grain. Equipment such as spinning wheels, carder, looms are set up for the enthusiastic to try their hand.

Visit the  Avon Complex page.

Celebrating 5 years of Home is Where the Hall is

 

In 2015, Regional Arts Victoria celebrated its fifth year of the annual Home is Where the Hall is project. Funded by the Regional Arts Fund, Home is Where the Hall is occurs each November and is designed to shine a light on the wonderful activities run in regional community halls across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

To celebrate we gathered together at Bellbrae Hall to throw a Home is Where the Hall is Birthday party. We ate lollies, played party games, sipped on some delicious wines from Bellbrae Estate and listened to the beautiful sounds of home grown artists Miles and Simone and CC Thornley.

Here is a short video of some of the fun we had as part of the celebrations. Thank you again to all the hall committees, volunteers, community groups, performers, artists and audience members who made our 5th Anniversary so special.

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And that’s a wrap! Thank you for Participating in the 2015 program

151028_ Kaarimba Hall submitted by Gail Grinter

Regional Arts Victoria has celebrated its fifth year of the annual Home is Where the Hall is project, designed to shine a light on our regional community halls.

Participants from Victoria and Tasmania were joined by South Australian halls for the first time, with South Australia registering 6 events in the state’s south east.

It was also our biggest year yet, with over 73 events registered and 38 towns participating  in Home is Where the Hall is for the first time.

Home is Where the Hall is reached even further into less travelled places, including towns from remote areas such as Murrayville, Tubbut and Goongerah.

Regional Arts Victoria ran nine events in community halls across the state including 5,000 poppies in Briagolong and across Gippsland, Frame by Frame in Swan Hill and the Regional Cultural Forum on Arts Health and Succession Planning at the Dunkeld Community Centre.

Through our Connecting Places program, Regional Arts Victoria also took Mikelangelo’s ‘Cave Waits Cohen’ on the road to community venues in Cheshunt, Charlton, Stratford and Narbethong.

We discovered some wonderful hall histories and helped shine a light on community events including art exhibitions, dances, markets, film screenings, festivals, yoga classes, bake offs,  performances and fundraisers.

Regional Arts Victoria would like to sincerely thank everyone who participated and supported Home is Where the Hall is in 2015.

Photo: Kaarimba Hall by Gail Grinter

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South Australia, Allendale East, Home Is Where the Hall Is

EVENT DATE: Sunday 15 November 2015151110_Allendale East Public Hall submitted by Richard Ferguson

Allendale East Public Hall Committee invites the community to come along to an open day celebrating the rich history and future of this iconic community building and important meeting place. The Hall holds memories for many local families, it was a place where people gathered to share the most important parts of community life together.

There will be Devonshire Teas, historical displays, CWA memorabilia, a trading table and a ceremony to mark the donation of exterior carriage lights in recognition of the Carlin families long history with the Hall. Everyone is welcome especially new families in the region who would like to get involved, create the new memories needed to ensure the future of our Hall for everyone to enjoy.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Sunday 15 November 2015
Venue: Allendale East Public Hall
Address: Corner of Bay Rd and Kingsley Rd, Allendale East
Time: 10am – 4pm
Entry: Free

ABOUT YOUR HALL:

The Allendale East Public Hall was built in 1910, a handsome structure built of limestone, measuring 50 x 30 feet with 16 foot high ceilings, plenty of light and ventilation. The land and the blocks of stone used to start the building were donated by local families.

The community wished for a hall of their own to hold socials, public meetings and so on. The opening day in December 1910 was a celebration of what a small community can do when they work well together. The Allendale Hall has been a place for dances and romances, music lessons, weddings, parties, public meetings, celebrations, commiserations and even for indoor bowls and bingo nights. Many hardworking and dedicated people have volunteered their time and resources to manage the Hall.

Things are changing; social media, technology and transport have impacted on how much the Hall gets used and current committee members are working hard to stay relevant and involve new families who have moved to the region. Every year a Christmas Tree Celebration is organised and the local children come together as one community to decorate the tree, sing carols, and most importantly create their own connection and memories of a mighty Hall that will stay with them wherever they go.

South Australia, Avon, Come Venture Through With the Avon Crew

EVENT DATE: Tuesday 24 November 2015151110_ Avon Hall school reunion 2013 submitted by Jillian Stewart

The Avon venture will provide an opportunity for the community to explore the attributes the Avon Hall Complex can provide for the very young to the very senior members of the community. Follow a discovery tour through the main hall which will show case the versatility of the hall. Let the young ones play with some of the giant floor games or stand on the stage and tell a joke or two. Checkout the kitchen facilities for your next event i.e. 40th,50th, maybe 90th birthday .

Phase two will include a browse through the Book Nook with its large supply of books suitable for a large variety of taste then on to the craft hall with its unusual wool craft related equipment i.e. spinning wheels, felting equipment, looms plus the opportunities for various crafts. Have a go and express your creative talent. Relax with a cuppa and chat.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015
Venue: Avon Complex
Address: Avon Road, Avon
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Entry: gold coin donation

Bookings are preferred, and be made by calling 08 8867 1127

ABOUT YOUR HALL:

Originally the Avon Sunday School hall was built in 1923. Due to religious beliefs some social events were disallowed, so the community built another hall along- side, opening in 1960. At the time regular dances were held. In time a small portable building was annexed for the use of children, i.e. a play group and Friday night’s kids club. Due to the declining farming population, the closing of the school, and shop, use has decrease dramatically and the annex has now been established as Book Nook.

The main hall is used for various social events such as Adult Learners Day in September and until recently a wonderful Christmas festival which ran for about 3 weeks bringing in buses of folk from various city locations to view the displays and enjoy a luncheon put on by the aging volunteers. In recent times the Hall has hosted weddings, parties, historic events, reunions. The Sunday School hall has been set up as a craft hall and the group meet every Tuesday focusing on but not always the local products of the area mainly wool and grain. Equipment such as spinning wheels, carder, looms are set up for the enthusiastic to try their hand.