All Saints Biennial Art Show and Heritage Open Door 2016

Arts and Decorative Arts
Opened by Gavin Merrington, stained glass conservator & artist
Opening Event 6-8pm, Friday 6 May
Exhibition runs Saturday 7 – Saturday 28 May

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Works of art of all kinds from originals by local artists, to prints, posters, photographs and everything in between, are on show and for sale. This eclectic collection is drawn from members of the local community. Come and see a wonderful C19th arts and crafts fireplace and matching mirror, recently donated.

The feature this year is decorative arts including stained glass, ceramics, leather, jewelry, woodcraft and all kinds of ephemera. The show runs Saturday 7 May until Sunday 28 May, open 10-4 on Saturdays and 1-4 on Sundays.

Gavin Merrington, stained glass conservator and artist will open the show. He has completed the work to date on the church’s glorious stained glass windows, now considered a national treasure. Gavin has recently returned from a Churchill Fellowship trip overseas, which we look forward to hearing about.

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Designed by Henry Hunter and begun in 1858, the All Saints site is one of Tasmania’s oldest and most significant properties. Three listed buildings on the property will be open to the public. On display in the church, visitors will be able to view church vestments and books from the collection tracing the history of liturgy.

All funds raised will support the All Saints Restoration Appeal. Completion of the interior of the church is the current priority, to be followed by repairs to the western wall of the Kennerley Aisle. Tax deductable donations to the appeal are always welcome.

Entry to the Exhibition and all the buildings is free. Browse, admire, purchase or peruse, this is a special place to visit and a most worthwhile project to support.
“A building too precious to lose.”

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Further information: Yvonne O’Neill
phone:0438 094 681 email: therectorswife@gmail.com
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All Saints Church, 339 Macquarie Street, South Hobart