Waste 2 Art Exhibition

Waste 2 Art Exhibition

Waste 2 Art Exhibition

Waste2Art Winners 2018

19th May – 10th June 2018

The Waste 2 Art competition returns to Eskbank House Museum for another year of art made from reused and recycled materials, challenging people to think differently about waste. Local artists of all ages responded to the challenge of creating artwork from materials that would otherwise be discarded as rubbish and end up in landfill. The Waste 2 Art competition and exhibition, a Netwaste initiative, seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Judges of the 2018 competition were Sharon Howard, Director of Gang Gang Gallery, and Nigel Campbell, Waste & Recycling Coordinator for Lithgow City Council.  

The following winning entries will go on to represent the Lithgow LGA at the regional exhibition in Narromine from June 23 – July 21 2018.

Primary 2D – Portland Central School, Rainbow Garden

Primary 3D – Dia MacNamara, Plastic in the marine Environment

Primary Functional – Samatha Winks, Bookcase

Secondary 3D – Delaney Reinhardt, Polist – Irene

Community 2D – Clare McAdam, Shadow Snake

Community 3D – Gregory Wheeler, Kangaroo

Community Functional – Clare McAdam, Crate Expectations

Open 2D – Gordon McCloud, Postcards

Open 3D – Helen Munro, Grannies silver and crystal garden

Open Functional – Gordon McCloud, Bottle Openers


Voices of Eskbank – LithGlow

Voices of Eskbank – LithGlow

Voices of Eskbank

Discover the history of the Lithgow region through the Eskbank House Museum collection.

One of the earliest house museums in the country, Eskbank House Museum holds many objects that reflect the important developments of the region, including the role of influential industrials Thomas Brown, James Rutherford, William Sandford and the Hoskins Brothers.

From 6pm Saturday 12th May experience the Voices of Eskbank at night.  Photographs from the archives will be projected on the buildings, giving you a unique insight into the people and moments that shaped the region.

The Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Entry fee applies.

Projections will run from 6pm until 10pm Saturday 12th, and can be viewed from Inch Street. Free.

Dates and Times: Projections from Saturday 12th May from 6pm

Museum opening hours Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Location: Cnr Inch and Bennett Street, Lithgow NSW 2790

Cost: Projections free, Museum entry fee applies, with special rates for LGA residents

Contact details: Summar Hipworth, Ph.: (02) 6354 9999

email: Summar.hipworth@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

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.