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20th Anniversary Exhibition

Opening on Sunday 28th May @ 3pm

Followed by a Special Celebration on Sunday 11th June @ 3pm with Barry Wilkins

Exhibition Dates: 26th May - 18th June, 2017

Hahndorf Academy: 68 Main St, Hahndorf. Phone 08 8388 7250

Philip David - Penny Griggs,

Oil on Board, 1.2m x 1.2m $3,000

The Artist’s Voice was established in 1997 when Hahndorf artist Helen Lyons sought the assistance of Mt Barker District Council’s Tourism Officer, Barry Wilkins, to inaugurate an art prize to honour the memory the iconic Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen, who had lived at The Cedars, a property which adjoined her own just out of Hahndorf.

Helen wanted “a week where artists came together to study Heysen’s techniques and to paint.” Barry was an unusual tourism officer because he had a strong interest in “cultural tourism.” He met with local artists who had staged exhibitions in businesses in Hahndorf as part of the Heysen Festival. These exhibitions later became known as “The Artists’ Trail.” Barry wanted to understand these artists’visions for art in the Hills.

Both Past and Current Members are Exhibiting in this Exhibition -

Below are some of the works that will be exhibited

Margie Hooper

Shellscape 1 & 2, Oil on Canvas, 30cm x 90cm each

$850 each or $1,500 for the pair

Jane Mant - Twilight Dream (Detail),

Acrylic, $770

Jane Mant - As It Is, Acrylic, $770

Jane embarked on an epic road trip around Australia with her family in 2015.

With sketchbook & paints in hand she recorded the journey & she shares her intuitive response to that adventure with paintings that she feels connects the soul to nature.

Six Months, 22,000kms, 52 destinations,

169 days of travel.

Kit Neave - Seventh Sign,

Oil on Board, $1,200

Kon Heyer - Dancing Squares,

Mixed Media, $1,900

Adam Dutkiewicz - Birth,

Acrylic & Oil on Canvas, 90cm x 90cm,


Pam Illert - Kiriwini Islanders

Mixed Media, $2,600

 Pam Illert - Storm at Rabul

Mixed Media, $2,600

Suzie Fagan - A Season for Figs,

Coloured Slips & Scrafitto, $350

Suzie Fagan - Jeffo,

Terracotta with Coloured Slips & Scrafitto, $500

Suzie Fagan - Murphy's Law

Dark Stoneware Oxide Sketch on Porcelain Slip, $450

Suzie Fagan - The Fiddler

Stoneware Sketched with Oxide, $500


Betty Anderson - Heart of a Rose

Oil, $950

Cynthia Schwertsik - Poly Ubiquitous,

Archival Pigment Ink on

Hahnemuehle Paper,

44cm x 64cm, Edition 2/12, $290

Kon Heyer - The Source,

Cypress Pine, $3,000

Helen Lyons,

Founder of The Artist's Voice

Helen Lyons is remembered as a generous, energetic and innovative artist-environmentalist.

Helen's intelligence and enormous love for life was cut short in her 53rd year, but her influential legacies are ongoing. Twenty years for the Artist's Voice bears testament to her perceptive vision.

She is so very sadly missed.

Helen's sense of fun is evident in this self-portrait that was her entry for the Fleurieu Landscape Prize.

Titled: "The Artist's View - Murphy's Haystacks", it is one of her last art works.

NFS on loan from Margie Hooper

Alison Brown

Storm III, Storm I, Storm II,

Acrylic on Canvas, $550 each

Kym Afford - Water Works

Found Objects, NFS

Monika Morgenstern

Act 4 Movement # 3

Watercolour, $750

Penny Choate

The Agony, $1,400


George Hackett

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Mixed Media Assembly on Wall, $300

Donna Brink Reid - Carnival Time

Woodpattern Sculpture, $480

Ron Orchard - Massage

Carbon Pencil & Ink on Arches paper


Cameron Doyle - The Spill

Aerosol, Acrylic & MDF, $750

Dave Smith

Urban X

Acrylic on Canvas, $650

Colin Rogers - Portrait of George Hackett, Acrylic, $750

George Hackett -

Favourite Things, NFS

George Hackett - Just a Thing

Wood & Screws, $300

Colin Rogers - Bower Bird

Ceramic & Cane, $375

Kathleen Munn - Ash Fall

Acrylic on Canvas, $1,000

Kathleen Munn - Urban Fragment

Charcoal Pencil on Paper, $800

Ross Hill

Harbingers (Diptych)

Acrylic on Paper


David Braun

Lost Amongst the Branches

Pen & Ink, $2,300

David Braun

Rockytop Mount Loftly Ranges

Pen & Ink, $2,300

Ron Orchard - Embrace

Carbon Pencil & Ink, $1,200

Donald Richardson - Turn Off

Oil on Panel, $2,100

Penny Choate

Cross for the Virgin Saints

Oil, $1,400

Donald Richardson - Spiral

Painted Wood, $400

Pam Kouwenhoven - Malthoid I & Malthoid II, NFS

Inspired by Pam's upbringing on Eyre Peninsula and discarded rainwater tanks, fencing wire, malthoid and burnt paper spools.

Julie Morris - Sponge

Charcoal Pencil, $680

Peter McLachlan - Red Path

Oil on Canvas, $450

Lauryn Arnott - Chiaroscuro Head

Ink & Watercolour, $300

Donna Brink Reid - Fiesta

Woodpattern Sculpture, $600

Monika Morgenstern

Act 4 Movement No 1

Watercolour, $750

Cameron Doyle


Acrylic & Aerosol on Board


Andrea Num Glover

Dragon Somersault, $900

Archival Pigment Print on Canvas, Ed 1/3

Lauren Arnott - Head in Light

Charcoal & Shellac Varnish, $5,800

Peter Surguy - Book of the Living

Wood, Wire, Rock & Colour, $1,475

Valerie Grapentin

Eucalyptus Stand

Mixed Media, $400

Colin Rogers - Heidelberg Happy Snaps, Mixed Media, $750

Peter Surguy - Blues Reflection

Wood, Colour & Resin, $500

Peter Surguy

2 Door

Wood & Colour


Peter Surguy

12 Petal

Wood, Colour & Resin


Past and Current Members

Adam Dutkiewicz

Alison Brown

Allen Campbell

Andrea Num Glover

Anna Herburt

Anni Luur-Fox

Annika Robertson

Ashleigh Lower

Audrey Kooyman

Barbra Leslie

Bernadette Van Eyke

Betty Anderson

Billy Clelland

Bluey Byrne

Bob Landt

Cameron Doyle

Cindy Hrvatin

Clair Hamdorf

Colin Rogers

Cynthia Schwertsik

Daniel Cazzolato

David Braun

Dave Smith

Dianne Carver Carter

Donald Richardson

Donna Brink-Reid

Felicity Martin

Floortje Costain

Frances Eaden

George Hackett

Gordon Thurmer

Harvey Schiller

Hayley Ledgard

Helen Lyons

Inta Alander

Ivan Pederson

Jane Mant

Janice Argent

Jeffrey Missen

Joanne Freebairn

John Wiggins

Julie Morris

Justin Pearson

Karen Windle

Kathleen Munn

Kathryn Schneider

Kay Bridge

Kit Neave

Kon Heyer

Kym Afford

Liana Vargus

Mardi Martin

Marg Talbi

Margaret Verjal

Margie Hooper

Mark Herburt

Mark Wilson

Melanie Fulton

Michael Bryant

Mikyla Thompson

Monika Morgenstern

Nita Clifton

Norma Brimson

Norma Mansell

Pam Illert

Pam Kouwenhoven

Pat Mepham

Penny Choate

Peter McLachlan

Peter Surguy

Philip David

Ria Willering

Richard Crookes

Rita Hall

Robyn Haworth

Ron Orchard

Ros Branson

Rose Hannaford

Ross Hill

Mikyla Thompson

Monika Morgenstern

Nita Clifton

Norma Brimson

Norma Mansell

Pam Illert

Pam Kouwenhoven

Pat Mepham

Penny Choate

Peter McLachlan

Peter Surguy

Philip David

Ria Willering

Richard Crookes

Rita Hall

Robyn Haworth

Ron Orchard

Ros Branson

Rose Hannaford

Ross Hill

Sally March

Sara Stanley

Stephen Skillitzi

Susan Sherrah

Suz Robin-Gadd

Suzie Fagan

Tess Magor

Valerie Grapentin

Vit Jurevicius

Wendy Sheppard