Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hill End Open Studio Day

O P E N  S T U D I O  D A Y
F O R  W A N D E R L U S T E R S

A N   E V E N T   N O T   B E   M I S S E D

It's Sunday, 5th October long weekend 2014,  we're giving you plenty of time to organize your friends and family, pack the suitcase and come along.

H I L L   E N D   A R T I S T S
W I L L   O P E N   T H E   D O O R S   O F   T H E I R   V E R Y
 S P E C I A L   C R E A T I V E   S P A C E S
You can see how we sculpt, paint, photograph, create ceramics
or print on our vintage presses.


H O W   M U C H   F O R   E N T R Y?
$ 35.00 day pass
$25.00 concession
Children under 12 free entry.

Sculpture in the beautiful historic Craigmoor House garden.


The artists will celebrate with an exhibition open at the Jean Bellette Gallery at 4.oopm.

Come and meet the artists.

H  O W  D O   I   B U Y   T I C K E T S?
 Tickets are available
9.00am onwards at the Royal Hall, right next to our
one and only  pub The Royal Hotel.
Studio's close at 3.30 pm.

S H O U L D  W E  P A C K  A  P I C N I C ?

and enjoy lunch in our unique beautiful landscape.
Orchard trees in blossom and the birds are singing.
Food available at the General Store and Royal Hotel too.
W H O S E   E X H I B I T I N G  A T  T H E  J E A N  B E L L E T T E ?
A very good lineup!
Danelle Bergstrom
Mark Booth
Michael Ramsden
Luke Sciberras
John Firth Smith
Rosemary Valadon
Rebecca Wilson
Glenn Woodley
Ana Young


W H Y   D O   W E   D O   A L L   T H I S ?

Well... it's because we have a unique Catholic Church on the hill which sits proudly looking out to Bald Hill and it's magic when the sun is setting. here. So the artists thought  
one day how it
would be terrific to raise money through grants and support from 
the Office of Environment and Heritage 
to pitch together and bring her back to her glorious looks and 
set it up as a contemporary art space 
for the community and invited artists.
This is our 3rd time event and in that time we achieved a
 $65,000 grant that we have just about used up with all
our proposed works being completed. Which include a 
new building at the back of the church which will house the kitchen
and toilets. 

H O W  D O   W E  G E T  T H E R E ?
Hill End
Central West Tablelands
in between Bathurst and Mudgee
or google.
just thought I'd get your wanderlust juices going.

big  t h a n k y o u
  Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
 the Office of Environment & Heritage
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
The volunteers
Bathurst Regional Council
Hill End Arts Council members
and you the artistically curious and enthused paying
guests that help support us
on our Open Studio Day.

Proudly supported by

 NSW National Parks and Wildlife
Department of Environment and Heritage

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Conservation work has started.

We are happy to report that the conservation work has started on the Catholic Church on the hill.
The lovely man Rod Burton our heritage builder, assisted by HEAC volunteers couldn't wait to get on with the job with having re-sealed the roof and repaired the rotted sections of the floor beams we are well and truly on our way to the goal.
Enthusiasm with Lino Alvarez (La Paloma Potter) and Hui Selwood (sculptor) pulling out the posts from the old fence to make way for the trucks to unload closer to the back door and let the work  begin. The fence will be re established after work is completed.   

Blue sky unfolded and not a rain cloud in site. All hands on deck as the scaffolding is unloaded and erected, to start the first job being the very steep roof.

Excavation carried out by the Department of Environment and Climate Change.
                               The concrete slab has since been poured for the amenities block.
Sealing up the holes from the wildlife

Rob was like a huntsman spider climbing all over the roof, not for the faint hearted. A huge effort  in not easy circumstances.

Rob Burton heritage builder

Scaffolding was put in place on the north side of the church for working on the roof.

Under the floor boards