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Hal MIssingham Exhibition

‘A Wild Party’ Hal Missingham,1949

Hal Missingham (1906-1994) was an artist, photographer and author and from 1945 to 1971 was Director of the Art Gallery of NSW.  He lived in Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill. Hal was the first permanent director of the Art Gallery of NSW to fully embrace modernism, although he faced much resistance from the conservative members of the board of trustees. His collection policy at the Gallery  made an outstanding contribution to Australian contemporary art.

When:  Sat 21 April 1-4pm, Sun 22 April 2-4pm, Sun 29 April 2-4pm.

Where:  Vienna Cottage, 38 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill

Free entry

Heritage Festival Dinner and Talk on Hal Missingham

Lou Klepac, author of recent monograph on Missingham and Peter Missingham, Hal’s son will speak about his work and life.

When: Tuesday 8 May from 6.30pm

Where:  Hunters Hill Club, 12 Madeline Street, Hunters Hill

$10 donation to Vienna Cottage. Food and drinks can be ordered from the Club.

Enquiries:  contact@huntershillmuseum.org.au  or  9879.9443


Looking at architecture:  Hunters Hill day

Waiwera (image Wiki commons)

The National Trust is conducting a guided tour of heritage buildings in Hunters Hill focusing on Wybalena 1895, Waiwera 1878 and Wyralla that were all built by CE Jeanneret.

10:30am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm, Tuesday 10th April.

Visit the National Trust website for tickets and further details.


George Hedgeland’s Stained Glass

Norwich Cathedral, stained glass by George Hedgeland, Image: Wikimedia

Angela Phippen, Local Studies Librarian and Historian will provide a presentation on George Hedgeland, acclaimed designer of stained glass windows in the 19th century.

Hedgeland was also a Sydney surveyor and lived at Passy in Hunters Hill with his wife  Annie Henning.  Hedgeland is featured in the ‘Letters of Rachel Henning’.

When: 10:30-11:30 Tuesday February 20th

Where:  Gladesville Library, 6 Pittwater Road Gladesville

Cost:  Gold coin donation

Refreshments will be provided.

Bookings essential:   george-headland-stained-glass-artist-tickets or phone 9952.8352