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Drawings ;Paintings: St George Area and Sydney Basin exhibition

Posted 24 April 2009 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor Badalati said Drawings & Paintings: St George Area and Sydney Basin is a collection of works by local artist Daphne Kingston which documents architectural styles in historical areas of the Sydney Basin, including Hurstville City and the wider St George region.

“Among the subjects chosen for exhibition are heritage buildings in MacMahon Street, Hurstville, including the exhibition venue, Hurstville City Museum & Gallery, and the Old Fire Station,” he said.

“Refurbishments have transformed these sites to be used for contemporary purposes, saving them from demolition in the process.

“Daphne’s fascination with architecture and history has inspired her to record a range of buildings, including early slab houses, barns and early colonial homes.”

Mayor Badalati said Daphne trained as an artist at the Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks, and University of Sydney.

“This esteemed Penshurst artist has many achievements to her name, including six books, numerous exhibitions and a successful art teaching career,” he said.

“She also helped form the St George Creative Art and Craft Centre at Pole Depot Community Centre, Penshurst, in the 1970s.”

Mayor Badalati will officially open Drawings & Paintings: St George Area and Sydney Basin on Saturday, 2 May 2009 at 1.00pm . All welcome.

This free exhibition will run until Saturday, 23 May 2009. A number of the art works will be for sale.

For more information, telephone Hurstville City Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit


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