Mary Hailstone

Mary Hailstone

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.

Voices of Eskbank – 175th Anniversary

Voices of Eskbank – 175th Anniversary


25th November 2017 – 28th January 2018

“…this building which represents so much in the history of Lithgow.” Lithgow Historical Committee to Australian Iron & Steel, 28 September 1944


Voices of Eskbank captures key moments and individuals associated with the history of Eskbank House including the influential industrialists Thomas Brown, James Rutherford, William Sandford and the Hoskins Brothers.

Eskbank House was built for Thomas and Mary Brown c.1841 – 1842 and has been at the heart of Lithgow’s industrial development ever since. Eric Bracey purchased it from Australian Iron and Steel in 1948, and with the Lithgow District Historical Society, opened it as museum on 21st November 1966.

This exhibition and accompanying publication mark the anniversary of that gift and 175 years since the house was built.

This exhibition was made possible with the support of a Heritage Near Me Grant from the New South Wales Government.

ANZAC Illustrated – Illustrations from contemporary Australian children’s books

ANZAC Illustrated – Illustrations from contemporary Australian children’s books

ANZAC Illustrated – Saturday 17 March – Sunday 29 April 2018

Illustrations from contemporary Australian children’s books

To commemorate ANZAC Day and the centenary of WWI, Eskbank House Museum presents ANZAC Illustrated, a touring exhibition featuring the work of thirteen illustrators, including Shaun Tan, Michael Camilleri, and a focus on author and illustrator Mark Wilson.  Original illustrations, developmental sketches, reference images, and art materials will be on display, revealing the artists process in translating these complex themes and stories for children.

Produced by Books Illustrated. Artwork by Greg Holfeld.