EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS                                                                     ABOUT US
The S.H. Ervin Gallery runs a dynamic series of education and public programs                     LOCATION: Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
designed for all ages.                                                                            OPENING HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm last admission 30 minutes before closing
                                                                                                                   (closed Monday & Public Holidays)
CHILDREN’S SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS                                                               ADMISSION: $7, $5 seniors & concessions, $4 National Trust members
During school holidays the Gallery conducts creative art workshops for infants,                   INFORMATION: www.nationaltrust.com.au
primary & secondary students (2-3 per week) across a variety of media.                            TELEPHONE: National Trust reception (02) 9258 0123
                                                                                                             Gallery front desk (02) 9258 0173 (closed July - September)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           JULY - DECEMBER 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EXHIBITION CALENDAR
                                                                                                  FREE PARKING
Interpretive tours provide information about the works in the exhibition and explore
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some of the underlying themes and concepts within the Visual Arts Syllabus
framework. Students are encouraged to engage in discussion about the works and to                 Visit the Trust Café & Gallery shop, while at the Gallery.
explore their personal responses to works of art.

•	 Group tours are available during the exhibitions available to adult or student
   groups with 10 people or more.
•	 Floor talks for adult educational groups $8 per person including exhibition tour.
•	 Floortalks are held every Tuesday at 12 noon in the Gallery.
•	 Guest speakers related to the current exhibition every second Sunday at 3pm
   All talks are subject to speaker availability

                                                                                                  HOW TO GET HERE
                                                                                                  ON FOOT
                                                                                                  From Circular Quay: walk to George Street, The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street
                                                                                                  and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison
                                                                                                  Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney
                                                                                                  Observatory to the National Trust Centre.
                                                                                                  From Kent Street: follow the historic Agar Steps next to the tennis court
                                                                                                  (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.
                                                                                                  From Wynyard and the city: from No 1 York Street walk through the expressway
                                                                                                  underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street.
                                                                                                  Either walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps (as above), or follow the approach
                                                                                                  to the Bridge, which will take you to the National Trust Centre on the left.
                                                                             PHOTO: Colin Lucas
                                                                                                  BY CAR
VENUE HIRE                                                                                        Drive down Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street and right again into Watson
                                                                                                  Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is the ideal venue to hire for cocktail parties, dinners,                  Parking at door.
book launches, seminars and a wide range of functions.                                            BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Contact us to discuss your requirements.                                                          Bus routes: 308, 339, 343, 431, 432, 433 all terminate at Argyle Street.
                                                                                                  Walk up Watson Road to Observatory Hill and follow the signs.
                                                                                                  Train: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as above
VOLUNTEERS                                                                                        Ferry: to Circular Quay and proceed as above                                                                              1978-2009 : CELEBRATING 30 YEARs Of AusTRALIAN ART
Volunteers are a vital part of the Gallery and contribute in a number of areas.                   COVER IMAGE: Nora Heysen Self portrait, 1932, oil on canvas (detail), Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales,   s.h. ERVIN GALLERY · OBsERVATORY hILL · ThE ROCKs, sYDNEY
Contact us to get involved.                                                                                    Sydney; Gift of Howard Hinton, 1932 (Photograph by Jenni Carter)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  S.H. Ervin Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm (closed Monday & Public Holidays)

                                                                                   25 September – 8 november
                                                                                   portia Geach memorial award

                                                                                   The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian
                                                                                   women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the
                                                                                   artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation
                                                                                   representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The Award is recognised
                                                                                   as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of
                                                                                   Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing
                                                                                   the profile of the nation’s women artists.
                                                                                   Trustee of the Award is trust company and it is administered by the Cauz
                                                                                   Artist talks every Sunday at 3pm.

                                                                                   Jennifer Caldwell
                                                                                   Michael Keighery 2008
                                                                                   oil on canvas (detail)
                                                                                   2008 Portia Geach Award entrant

W. Blamire Young                                                                                                                                                   Nora Heysen
Sydney Harbour Bridge 1933                                                                                                                                         Still life, 1933
watercolour on paper                                                                                                                                               oil on canvas
Purchased with funds donated by Mr John Brackenberg                                                                                                                Collection of the New England Regional Art Museum,
National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery collection (detail)                                                                                                              Armidale, New South Wales; Gift of Howard Hinton (detail)

29 June- 24 September                                                                                                                                              14 november – 20 december
Gallery cloSure                                                                                                                                                    nora heySen: liGht and life
Many people are not aware that the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery has a                                                                                         Nora Heysen: Light and life explores a notable career spanning seven
collection of over 400 artworks. Comprising works received from the S.H. Ervin                                                                                     decades, during which the artist painted some of Australia’s most
Bequest, the Alan Renshaw Bequest and donations, the collection includes                                                                                           outstanding self-portraits, became the country’s first female war artist, and
important Australian artists such as Conrad Martens, Margaret Preston,                                                                                             was the first woman to win the prestigious Archibald Prize. The daughter
Justin O’Brien and Jeffrey Smart. From the end of June 2009 the S.H. Ervin                                                                                         of artist Hans Heysen, Nora was the only one of the Heysen children to
Gallery will close for three months for a period of change and refurbishment,                                                                                      become an artist.
and important work on its collection. The Galley was fortunate to receive
                                                                                                                                                                   In this first exhibition of since her death in 2003, Nora Heysen’s key
funding from Arts NSW to assist with refurbishing its collection store and
                                                                                                                                                                   subjects – the figure, portraiture and still-life – are shown in depth,
will take the opportunity to also make some long overdue improvements to
                                                                                                                                                                   allowing for re-assessment of this important artist’s career.
its exhibition space. The closure will allow staff time to document and survey                                                                                             Note: These two logos below are typed into text boxes only, no
the collection.                                                                                                                                                    A Carrick Hill travelling exhibition.
                                                                                                                                                                        borders, font size to be adjusted to match other logos.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Gallery but as part of a not for profit                                                                                                                                                Note: These two logos bel
charity we rely upon sponsors and donors to assist us. If you would like to make                                                                                                                                               borders, font size to be ad
a donation to the Gallery to help us with this project please contact
the Gallery Director on (02) 9258 0135.                                                                                                                                      THE	CARRICK	HILL	
                                                                                                                                                                             DEVELOPMENT	FOUNDATION	

SPECIAL EVENT: Spring Book Fair, 12 - 13 September
                            10am - 4pm Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust Centre                                                                                               The Nora Heysen                                    THE	CARRICK	HILL	
                                                                                                                                                                             Foundation Incorporated                            DEVELOPMENT	FOUNDATION	

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