The Heysen Trail Art Exhibition

A multi-gallery art project celebrating the Heysen Trail will be celebrated in the inaugural Heysen Trail Exhibition from February 2010 â a fascinating new type of art exhibition held in multiple venues across South Australia, drawing international attention to the landscape, local artists and their dynamic artworks in
equal measure.

Locations that will exhibit works (in order of opening dates) are:
1. Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, on Thursday February 18 at 6pm, opened by Dr Jane Lomax-Smith, South Australiaâs Minister for Tourism. This exhibition will run until June 15;
2. The Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, on Friday February 19 at 6pm, opened by Russell Starke, director of Greenhill Galleries. This exhibition will run until March 22;
3. Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, 3 Mary Elie St, Port Pirie on Saturday February 20 at 2pm, opened by Brenton Vanstone, Mayor of Port Pirie. This exhibition will run until March 14;
4. Penny’s Hill Winery, Main Rd, McLaren Vale[/b:7c12d22845″, Saturday February 20 at 2pm, opened by Simon Cameron, Chairman of The Friends of The Heysen Trail. This exhibition will run until May 19;
5. Greenhill Galleries Adelaide, 140 Barton Tce West, North Adelaide on Sunday, February 21 at 11am, opened by Dr Peter Heysen, the grandson of Sir Hans Heysen. This exhibition will run until March 16;
6. The new Fleurieu Cultural Centre (formerly Signal Point), Liverpool St, Goolwa on Sunday, February 21 at 3pm, opened by Alex Reid, Executive Director of Arts SA. This exhibition will run until April 6.

View further details of the art exhibition.

Aust Day BBQ – Heysen went to Paradise

A lovely day in Paradise â with the temp. keeping well below that of the earlier forecasts. John led 20 walkers up the Torrens, and back to Thornton Park for the BBQ and catch-up. With around 50 Friendsâ and their friends chatting under the pines till late in the afternoon, we were but one of many groups enjoying Aust Day at Thornton. A popular place with plenty of room. Another enjoyable social occasion.

Aust Day BBQ – Heysen in Paradise

The annual Aust Day BBQ for the Friendsâ will be held at the
Thornton Park Reserve, Paradise â (the former Reservoir)
Address: Just off Gorge Road on Hamilton Tce, Paradise, 5075
Gregory’s Map: 167 Reference: C3
9.40am â walkers arrive at the Hamilton Tce car park
10am – Walk departs (lead by John Potter)
12 noon onwards – BBQ lunch under the trees.

â¢BYO meat, salads/nibbles to share, drinks, plates & chairs. (yes alcohol is allowed)
â¢BBQ plate (cook your own) and tables provided.
â¢Large shady picnic areas
â¢There are electric BBQs and we will bring a gas BBQ and our marquee.
â¢Park is open until 8pm.
â¢Kiosk is open and Reservoir Hotel is across the road.
â¢Toilets provided.
â¢No cost to attend.
â¢No booking is required to attend walk or the BBQ â if you are there you will be there.
â¢No dogs allowed due to numerous ducks and birdlife.

Thorndon Park Reserve
The park is in a lovely aquatic parkland setting with shade and numerous paths to explore, especially for older kids. Interactive Maps link