Emma Grace – Bunting Making Workshop in November

New Picture (2)There are a few spots left to join in on Emma Grace’s Bunting-Making workshop at Heritage Hill, Thursday 27 November 10am-1pm. This workshop costs $10.

Emma Grace is a very talented jeweller and maker from Melbourne, who is represented by eg.etal and also is very interested in passing on her knowledge and skills in sustainable design practice. Her blog can be found here.

For those who do join in on the bunting-making workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn techniques in bunting-making and gain tips on how to be a bit more resourceful with scrap materials. Plus, you’ll get to have your very own bunting to hang around your home as we get ready for the approaching festive season!
For more information about the workshop at Heritage Hill, click here.

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Exhibition Opening this Saturday 15 November

Please join us for the official opening of the Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic Welfare Association Inc. exhibition, Art From The Heart, this Saturday 15 November from 5pm-7pm.
Art from the Heart showcases the work of Slavic artists supported by The Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic Welfare Association and runs from Friday November 14 to Sunday December 14.

This exhibition is an opportunity for the presenting artists to have their work celebrated within the community and for the local community to experience Slavic culture through art.
RSVP your attendance to Heritage Hill via email to heritagehill@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 9793 4511.
Heritage Hill is open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and on Sunday from 12-4pm.
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New Artists-in-Residence at Heritage Hill

RIOT Stage

Riot Stage Youth Theatre will be Heritage Hill’s latest and final 2014 Artists-in-Residence from November 2014 to January 2015.

Riot Stage is committed to providing professional quality, process-driven youth-arts experiences to young people across Australia. The company brings together the work of director and physical theatre artist Katrina Cornwell and writer Morgan Rose.

Using a process of inclusive collaboration and training, Riot Stage takes stories and ideas from young people and moulds them into exciting and innovative performances that speak directly to contemporary audiences.

The Heritage Hill residency provides Riot Stage with the opportunity to unite its unique training and creation processes with young people from the Dandenong area, while creating the new theatre work Frankly, my dear.

Riot Stage is currently searching for young, local people between the ages of 14 and 20 years to be involved. This will be promoted locally and interested young people are urged to contact Katrina at info@riotstage.com.

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Last week for our October exhibition and new exhibition coming up!

Come along to Heritage Hill Museum and Historical Gardens to see the three exhibitions running until Sunday 9 November – Jo Odessa’s “Beauty from the Mud”, Mireille Beaufremez and Michael Mavracic’s “Traveller’s Guide Beyond Geometric Portals” and the African Communities Foundation’s “Your Voice Through Photography”.

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From Friday 14 November until Sunday 14 December Heritage Hill will be presenting a new exhibition featuring artists from the Victorian Multi Ethnic Slavic Welfare Association Inc. titled “Art from the Heart.”

This exhibition is an opportunity for the presenting artists to have their work celebrated within the community and for the local community to experience Slavic culture through art.

All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening event to celebrate the work of the artists on Saturday 15 November, 5pm-7pm.

Bookings essential for opening event – Phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511, or for further information email heritagehill@cgd.vic.gov.au

Heritage Hill opening hours to the public: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 12pm-4pm

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Heritage Hill Garage Sale Trail this Saturday and Botanical Photo printing workshop: last chance to book!

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Heritage Hill will be participating this Saturday 25 October in the one day nation-wide garage sale, Garage Sale Trail.

Heritage Hill is hosting a garage sale in Dandenong’s historical Benga House rose gardens. The garage sale event will feature a curated selection of community members and local businesses.

Come along and listen to Mark from Radical Records spin his vinyl while you pick up a second hand record!

In addition, discover that reclaimed scarf, commit to those vintage swap cards you’ve always wanted, pick up some upcycled handmade wares, handmade jewellery and accessories, second hand jars and bric-a-brac.

Explore the historic rose gardens at Heritage Hill while you find your garage sale treasure!

Garage Sale Trail is a national program that’s about sustainability, community, commerce and fun! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day we aim to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity and stimulate local economies.”

Heritage Hill will be hosting our own garage sale this Saturday 25 October from 11am – 3pm, with local businesses and creatives as well as local community members setting up their stalls!

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Botanical Photo printing workshop: last chance to book!

Algae Cyanotype by artist Anna Atkins, 1843

Algae Cyanotype by artist Anna Atkins, 1843

It’s your last chance to book for this incredible workshop!

On 28 October from 10am-1pm, artist and curator (and previous Heritage Hill Artist-in-Residence), Kitty Owens will return to Heritage Hill to conduct a community workshop.
This botanical photo printing workshop will reflect on the Heritage Hill gardens and encourage participants to explore the historic Benga Gardens, planted originally by Dorothy Hart, former owner of Benga House.
Participants will have the opportunity to use botanicals to create silhouettes onto active photosensitive paper to create a cyanotype print. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

Bookings for this workshop are essential as places are limited. Phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511. This workshop is $10 and all materials are provided.

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Cultural Threads film

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Cultural Threads was our wonderful textile festival held across the City of Greater Dandenong over the month of August this year.
A film was created to celebrate the variety of activities occurring throughout the month and to capture the visual and textural delights of the program, including the work produced by both artists and community.

Below is a link to the video produced for Cultural Threads, by film maker, Joe Betros.

There is also a link to a second video work, produced by Michelle Hamer and Cat Wilson for Cultural Threads.

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What’s on at Heritage Hill: October and November.

Heritage Hill October workshop: Botanical photo printing workshop with artist and curator Kitty Owens

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Algae Cyanotype by artist Anna Atkins, 1843


On 28 October from 10am-1 pm
, artist and curator (and previous Heritage Hill Artist-in-Residence), Kitty Owens will return to Heritage Hill to conduct a community workshop.
This botanical photo printing workshop will reflect on the Heritage Hill gardens and encourage participants to explore the historic Benga Gardens, planted originally by Dorothy Hart, former owner of Benga House.
Participants will have the opportunity to use botanicals to create silhouettes onto active photosensitive paper to create a cyanotype print. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

Bookings for this workshop are essential as places are limited. Those interested in participating are encouraged to phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511. This workshop is $10 and all materials are provided.

Health and well-being program
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Meditation retreats
Yang Yin yoga retreats
Retreat: A place affording peace, quiet, privacy or security or a period of seclusion, retirement or solitude.
Heritage Hill Yoga instructor, Jo Odessa is coordinating a series of retreats over Saturdays in November.
November 2014 meditation Retreats: For beginners or a refresher for the more practiced
The first proposed ½ day retreat Simplicity and letting go
The second proposed 1 day retreat Giving and receiving

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Yang and Yin Yoga retreats
Yang hot yoga and yin cool yoga utilizes active (yang) and passive (yin) asana with pranayama and meditation to promote a deep integrated and satisfying practice
Yang and yin yoga retreats
The first proposed ½ day retreat: Yang yoga
Yogis utilize a number of breath or pranayama techniques with Bandha or locks as well as asana (poses) which tend to generate heat in the body these will be covered in this retreat
The second proposed ½ day retreat: Yin yoga
Yin yoga is slow-paced with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time – five minutes or longer per pose is typical. Emphasis is on connective tissue and freeing energy in the body.
Retreats include a simple vegetarian lunch with gluten free options provided

The dates:
Saturday 8th 9.30am till 12.30pm Simplicity and letting go meditation
Saturday 15th 9.30am till 12.30pm Yang yoga
Saturday 22th 9.30am till 12.30pm Yin Yoga
Saturday 29th 9.30am till 12.30pm Giving and receiving meditation

The cost:
$55 per retreat Saturday including lunch
2 or more Saturdays $50 per retreat

(For yoga term pass holders the discount price applies).
A 50% deposit is required to secure your place.
Book early to secure your place.
To book, please contact Jo on 0405 427 183 or email jo@odessagallery.com
Retreats will only go ahead if there are sufficient numbers, otherwise refund will apply.

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Seniors Music Program

1.30pm-3pm Monday 20 October and Monday 17 November
Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.
Phone Heritage Hill on 9793 4511.

Heritage Hill is hosting a senior’s music program in the gardens at Heritage Hill on the third Monday of the month in October, November, March and April from 1.30-3pm.
For October and November, guests to the music program are also invited to participate in self-guided tours through the Benga House Maids Quarters.
Following the tour, visitors are invited to stay and listen to the entertainers perform in the historic Heritage Hill rose garden.

The Benga garden was originally conceived and planted by Dorothy Hart, former owner of Benga House and has been maintained to Mrs Hart’s original plan.
Bring along a picnic and set up a comfortable position in the gardens to enjoy the afternoon.

There are limited places still available for Monday 20 October and Monday 17 November. Bookings are open for March and April 2015.

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