Friday, November 14, 2014

OUT OF THE GARDEN - New letterpress stationery from Hill End Press

Our delightful new letterpress range die cut in a lovely oval is all inspired by our wild garden here in Hill End. 
All the little worlds and big worlds of our garden combining to bring inspiration in my drawings.
All printed on 390gsm linen board and come with a kraft envelope with a floral sticker for sealing.
See more from this range at our website

Artist Kim Deacon performing at the Hill End Royal Hall Sunday 16th November 2014


Tickets available at the door of the Royal Hall. 

Kim Deacon's passionate musical and dramatic performance introduces us to the goldmining town of Hill End, where Kim lives and the largest gold nugget in the southern hemisphere was found.
Also to the neighbouring town of Gulgong where young poet Henry Lawson was growing up. Kim takes you on a journey through this fascinating era, examining the life of Lawson and the amazing women who surrounded him.
Kim has set 10 Lawon poems to music and accompanying herself on the harp, banjo, guitar and piano, along with a spirited narrative, archival footage and soundscape.
Taking us through on a journey of encountering the sweet sorrows from this tumultuous time, a fascinating time in Australian history from Goldrush to Federation.

Sponsored by Office of Environment and Heritage
Hill End & Tamboroora Progress Association

Orange Regional Gallery - Natura Morta

Wednesday, October 8, 2014



Hill End artist Rosemary Valadon has a wonderful exhibition not to be missed on at the Orange Regional Art Gallery called Wicked Women and is on display till 16th November 2014.

There will be a floor talk on 11th October 2014 at 11.00 am, please come along.

Also a Life Drawing class - 'Billion Dollar Body: Dangerous Lines'

This class, with award winning artist Rosemary Valadon, will feature a model dressed in the style of pulp fiction era - colourful, sexy and kitsch.

Materials: A2 drawing pad or similar, encased compressed charcoal pencils (Derwent charcoal pencil or peel and sketch  charcoal pencil), 6B drawing pencils or contes/pastels in any colour, eraser, sharpener, and hand towel.

Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: Members $85.00, Non members $95.00
Venue: East Room, Orange Regional Art Gallery
Bookings: 63938136

Orange Regional Art Gallery
149 Byng Street Orange NSW 2800
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sundays 12.00pm - 4.00pm

To see more of Rosemary's artwork go to

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hill End Open Studio Day

O P E N  S T U D I O  D A Y
F O R  W A N D E R L U S T E R S

A N   E V E N T   N O T   B E   M I S S E D

It's Sunday, 5th October long weekend 2014,  we're giving you plenty of time to organize your friends and family, pack the suitcase and come along.

H I L L   E N D   A R T I S T S
W I L L   O P E N   T H E   D O O R S   O F   T H E I R   V E R Y
 S P E C I A L   C R E A T I V E   S P A C E S
You can see how we sculpt, paint, photograph, sing and create ceramics
or print on our vintage presses.


H O W   M U C H   F O R   E N T R Y?
$ 35.00 day pass
$25.00 concession
Children under 12 free entry.

Included in this price will be

Sculpture in the beautiful historic Craigmoor House garden.

A free talk at 11.45 - 12.30 in the Presbyterian Church
 by Dr Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History UTS Sydney.
"The Beauty Of The Everyday, Donald Friend in Hill End"

At lunchtime there will be a string quartet playing in Lyle park next to
the CWA where you buy your tickets.


The artists will celebrate with an exhibition opening at the Jean Bellette Gallery at 4.oopm.
The exhibition will be opened by Arts Out West director Tracey Callinan
with complimentary drinks and nibbles.

Come and meet the artists.

H  O W  D O   I   B U Y   T I C K E T S?
 Tickets are available
9.00am onwards at the Country Womens Association
the Royal Hall.

Studio's close at 3.30 pm.
For any queries please contact us at 

S H O U L D  W E  P A C K  A  P I C N I C ?

and enjoy lunch in our unique beautiful landscape.
Orchard trees in blossom and the birds are singing.
Food available at Royal Hotel too.

W H O S E   E X H I B I T I N G  A T  T H E  J E A N  B E L L E T T E ?
A very good lineup!

Danelle Bergstrom
Mark Booth
Michael Ramsden
Luke Sciberras
John Firth Smith
Rosemary Valadon
Rebecca Wilson
Glenn Woodley
Ana Young

W H Y   D O   W E   D O   A L L   T H I S ?

Hill End for artists in the past and present has been an ongoing inspiration that when you come here you understand very quickly its uniqueness and possibilities for the creative hand and mind.  So we want to share with you this very special place.
We have also have a unique Catholic Church on the hill which sits proudly looking out to Bald Hill and it's magic when the sun is setting. here. So the artists thought  
one day how it
would be terrific to raise money through grants and support from 
the Office of Environment and Heritage 
to pitch together and bring her back to her glorious looks and 
set it up as a contemporary art space 
for the community and invited artists.
This is our 3rd time event and in that time we achieved a
 $65,000 grant that we have just about used up with all
our proposed works being completed. Which include a 
new building at the back of the church which will house the kitchen
and toilets. 

H O W  D O   W E  G E T  T H E R E ?
Hill End
Central West Tablelands
in between Bathurst and Mudgee
or google.
just thought I'd get your wanderlust juices going.

big  t h a n k y o u
  Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
 the Office of Environment & Heritage
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
The volunteers
Bathurst Regional Council
Hill End Arts Council members
and you the artistically curious and enthused paying
guests that help support us
on our Open Studio Day.

Proudly supported by

 NSW National Parks and Wildlife
Department of Environment and Heritage