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March 4, 2021

Pictured: Hunters Hill Historical Society Secretary Tony Saunders and volunteer and past president Ian Adair view artworks.

Explore a snapshot in the life and times of Hunters Hill through art on show at the Hunters Hill Community Art Gallery, inside the Hunters Hill Museum.

View the site of Hunters Hill High School as it looked in the 1800s – then known as the ‘Pleasure Grounds’, a sought-after spot for picnics and concerts – or see how Hunters Hill Public School looked on a polling day in the 1950s.

Depictions of Lane Cove River and Gladesville Bridge, as well as waterfronts and streetscapes of Hunters Hill are featured in the gallery.

The exhibition also showcases the work of notable artists including Nora Heysen, a long-time resident of Hunters Hill and the first female artist to win the Archibald Prize.

Another featured artist, Hal Missingham AO, lived most of his life at 14 Alexandra Street, and oversaw the expansion of the Art Gallery of NSW as its Director from 1945 to 1971. He was also responsible for bringing blockbuster international art exhibitions to Sydney.

River views by George Collingridge and William Piguenit (whose studio was in Avenue Road) are in the showcase.

Hunters Hill Historical Society has curated the exhibition, drawing on its own collection and that of Hunter’s Hill Council.

Paintings have been donated, purchased by Council or obtained at the annual Hunters Hill Art Show.

The Society is encouraging members of the public to drop in to the gallery to view the fine art scenes of Hunters Hill.

“They’re all originals, very famous paintings,” Society Secretary Tony Saunders said.

“Instead of storing them away, why not combine them all and form a gallery?”

Future plans for the gallery include rotating artwork to create new exhibitions and hanging famous works from the private collections of Hunters Hill residents.

Art work can be viewed in the Museum, which is part of the Hunters Hill Town Hall complex, Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm.

Gallery – click the links to read more about the artists

Nora Heysen

George Collingridge

William Piguenit

Hal Missingham

 

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