James and Diana Ramsay Foundation gives $38million to the AGSA

The announcement that the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation has given $38million to the AGSA has a connection to Nora Heysen. Mrs Ramsay fell under the spell of art while on a visit with her father to the art gallery in 1936, aged 10. James and Diana Ramsay at Government House. Picture: supplied The magic happened in front of a …

MEDIA RELEASE

STAGE ONE OF NEW HEYSEN ART GALLERY AND CULTURAL PRECINCT ANNOUNCED TODAY 20 November 2019: The Hans Heysen Foundation has today announced that the first step in bringing the new Hans Heysen Art Gallery and Cultural Precinct to life will be taken tomorrow with the release of the Architectural Services – Request for Tenders. James Sexton, Chairman of the Hans …

Clothing & personal accessories

A large collection of wonderful clothes, dress accessories and other small personal items have remained in the Heysen collection. Many of these clothes are now quite fragile and by the 1970’s the Heysen great grandchildren were using them as dress up items Many of these dresses were owned and worn by Sallie Heysen. Some of the special Chinese textiles and …

Indoor & outdoor games

Hans and Sallie Heysen’s eight children were well-educated, creative and physically active. A variety of their books, toys and board games plus sporting equipment used for a range of outdoor activities have recently been re-discovered in the old storeroom adjoining the upstairs attic space. Over the next 9-12 months we will be putting a selection of these objects out on …

Sewing for House & Home

Selma ‘Sallie’ Heysen was an accomplished needlewoman and sewer who made most of her children’s clothes and many household furnishings such as curtains, hand embroidered tablecloths, table mats and napkins. Hans Heysen’s tender oil painting ‘Sallie Sewing’ still hangs in the house and her original American made ‘New Home’ treadle sewing machine is on display in the separate Nora Heysen …

Happy Birthday Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen was born in Hamburg Germany on Tuesday 8th October and so this year marks 142 years since his birth Hans Heysen, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1877, migrated to Adelaide in 1884 with his family. Hans bought his first paint set when he was 14, and later began formal art lessons with James Ashton. He began exhibiting regularly in …

Trees Please

Trees Please! Landcare Group since 1998 Andy Sutherland retired from Trees For Life and along with fellow committee member Trevor Curnow, together with their respective partners, Mary Minigall and Helen Lyons, they formed a Landcare group which they called Trees Please! The first official meeting of Trees Please! Inc. was held at the home of Andy and Mary in Mount …

Hans & Nora Heysen at the AGSA

A display of Hans and Nora Heysen works with a William Morris cabinet and rug currently showing at the AGSA Some favourite works of art by Hans and Nora Heysen have returned to Art Gallery of South Australia. See the works on display in the Elder Wing of Australian Art in Gallery 3c. North TerraceAdelaide SA 5000T +61 8 8207 7000E info@artgallery.sa.gov.au AGSA Kaurna yartangka …