Love May Gibbs?

Visit Heritage House Cultural Centre on the corner of Mends Street and Mill Point Road, (across from the Windsor Hotel) for an exhibition on all things May Gibbs.

Lots of Gibbs goodies on sale too!

The exhibition will be on for the next 2 months so if you live in the area or are passing through, the gallery’s opening hours are:

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 1 pm – 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

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WA Heritage Festival – Community Milestones

The WA Heritage Festival, Community Milestones starts next week and is on for a full month from 18 April to 18 May 2013.

Brochures listing all the events that are part of the festival can be found at both the South Perth and Manning Libraries. Stop by and pick one up at one of our libraries, or click on the image below to browse through the digital version:

WAHeritageFestivalProgram

If you’re looking for a local event to attend, the Historical Society of South Perth are hosting an exhibition titled “In a Nutshell” (click for details) which will be featuring some of May and Herbert Gibbs’ original artwork from the City of South Perth’s collection.

  • Where: Heritage House Cultural Centre, 111 Mill Point Road, South Perth
  • When: Sat 20 April – Sun 21 April, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

So join them next weekend in celebrating the area’s cultural heritage.

May Gibbs: More than a fairytale

Head on down to Heritage House Cultural Centre to check out our 2012 May & Herbert Gibbs Collection exhibition. Not only are we showing off our collection, we are also celebrating the release of the publication May Gibbs: More than a fairytale, a tribute to the life and artistic endeavours of May Gibbs.

The Gibbs family connection to South Perth, May’s adventures and travels around the world and the birth of the ‘Gumnut Babies’ in Harvey, Western Australia, are themes explored in this exhibition – through humorous postcards, portraits, landscapes and materials printed during World War I.

Stayed tuned for details of an author talk at South Perth Library by Robert Holden, co-author of the new publication! You can also buy your very own copy by popping into the exhibition, visiting South Perth Library, or if you don’t get a chance to do either of those fun things, head on over to MillPoint Caffe Bookshop!

South Perth Library event ‘May Gibbs – the artist’

Despite the popular success of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May stated her occupation not as author or illustrator, but as artist.

Taught initially by her father, Herbert, May started to draw and paint at an early age. She exhibited in Perth at a number of exhibitions including some where her work was awarded prizes.

This talk looks at May as an artist, including her earliest works, her works in oil as a teenager, her watercolours, her student works in London and the portraits she executed in the 1920s. It also touches on her attitudes to other artists and their works.

Join Stewart Reed at the South Perth Library for what is sure to be an insightful presentation.

Venue: South Perth Library, Corner Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011

Time: 10:30 – 11.30 am

For bookings contact the library on 9474 0800

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