7th – 17th September 2017
Opening : Saturday 9th September, 2pm
Mary Hailstone is a local artist who paints stunning realistic landscapes, beautifully capturing the light and energy of scenes ranging from Hartley, Wolgan Valley, and Capertee Valley.
Join the artist at the opening on Saturday 9th September, from 2pm, museum entry will be free and light refreshments will be served.
What Makes Me Happy is an exhibition conclusion to a four week program with local stage three students in the Greater Lithgow area.
The title What Makes Me Happy was drawn from the simple view point that once you understand the elements of happiness the world becomes clearer.
This exhibition will open on the 25th of March featuring Lithgow Public and Portland Central stage three students.
What Makes Me Happy will launch the festival of Subliminal, festival that will bring awareness as well as raise funds for Mental Health in the Greater Lithgow area.
When: Opening 25th of March and running until Sunday the 9th of April
Eskbank House volunteers have been busy over the summer. While a new kitchen garden is under construction, staff have given the furniture in the Bracey collection a thorough clean (and by ‘cleaning’ we mean ‘dismantling’, ‘fumigating’ and ‘repairing’). This work has enabled us to get the Children’s Room to a high standard and exhibit our treasured Leake-Sutton Crazy Quilt. Mrs Larraine Spice donated the quilt, which was made in Virginia US for her mother Jean, but after more than a decade on display the quilt needed conservation. It has been stored and rested for more than a year and now looks more beautiful than ever. It will be on display until Easter 2017, when it returns to safe storage.
For more information call Eskbank House on 6351 3557 or 63549999.
Close ups of the Leake-Sutton Quilt during significance assessment by esteemed textiles expert Kylie Winkworth at Eskbank House in 2011