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New pop up display set to focus on cultural groups

Posted 22 August 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Living on the Water’s Edge: Stories of St George is a permanent exhibition at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said a special ‘Spotlight On’ display has been introduced to the exhibition to highlight different cultural groups in the St George region.

“To kick off the new ‘Spotlight On’ display, the focus will be on the Spanish-speaking community living locally,” he said.

“The pop up display will include personal possessions and stories of migrants from Spanish-speaking people from South America and the significance of family as part of their cultural heritage.

Living on the Water’s Edge traces the history of the St George region from its earliest people, through to the 21st Century.

“The photographs, oral histories and artifacts featured in the exhibition reflect our region’s distinctive and multifaceted character and identity.

“I invite everyone in the community to come and explore this unique exhibition along with the ‘Spotlight On’ display.”

Afternoon Tea details:
Date: Sunday, 31 August 2014
Location: Hurstville Museum & Gallery, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Time: 3.00pm
Cost: Free

Mayor Jacovou said Council is committed to promoting arts in the Hurstville community.

“The Hurstville Museum and Gallery regularly presents art by individuals and groups from a diverse cross-section of the community,” he said.

Applications are now open for 2015 exhibitions. For more information about how community groups can host their own exhibition, simply contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or visit www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/lmg

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