"Close to Nature: May Gibbs and Australian Botanical Art"

Carrick Hill Curator, Anna Jug
Thursday 20 September 2018
10.15am at Carrick Hill
Members: $15pp     Non-Members: $20pp
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Come and hear this fascinating talk by Curator Anna Jug and after, at your leisure, view the exhibition, then wander to the new May Gibbs Garden in the Storybook Trail.

In recent years there has been a resurgence in the popularity of May Gibbs. 2016 marked the centenary of The Gumnut Babies and 2018 marks the centenary of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. May Gibbs (1877-1969) is one of Australian's most treasured illustrators, artists, and children's authors. Her bush fantasy world has captured the imaginations of Australians for over a century. May Gibbs excelled at botanical drawings and in 1892, aged fifteen, won her first art prize at the Perth Wildflower Show, the first of many prizes throughout the 1890s.

In 1955 May Gibbs was appointed a Member of the British Empire (M.B.E) in acknowledgement of her contribution to Australian children's literature. She dies in Sydnet in 1969, aged 92.

This exhibition focuses on Australian Botanical Art with May Gibbs' work at the centre.

"From Books to Ideas to History: What's Next?"

Greg Mackie OAM
Thursday 4 October 2018
7.00pm at Carrick Hill
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Once owner of Imprints Book Shop for many years, to starting The Festival of Ideas and then the Chair of History Month, he is the Chief Executive Officer, History Trust of South Australia with events held in May. Greg has a wealth of knowledge about South Australian and it's history. 

The Friends of Carrick Hill AGM

Thursday 1 November 2018
6.30pm at Carrick Hill
Free to attend
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"Passion of Gardening at Carrick Hill"

Trevor Nottle
Thursday 1 November 2018
7.00pm at Carrick Hill
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Following The Friends of Carrick Hill AGM, well known personality Trevor Nottle will speak about gardening. Following this there will be an end of year celebration and a Christmas Party. There will be a wonderful supper, a fun quiz (Quiz Master, Jill Argent, will instruct all preset the art of cheating) and great raffle prizes. Come along and help celebrate with the Friends.