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Welcome everyone to the Gateway for  “Art and Music”. We hope you find the topics interesting and informative. Please add your knowledge and any comments on the articles, and suggest what you may like discussed or researched. Send in your own contributions when the “Art” bug hits! Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

In this Gateways topic, we explore the history of artists and musicians and their works and their relationships with the Mt Lofty Districts.

Our “Art & Music” picture above is the work of James Northcote

ART HISTORY CAMEOS – click the picture to open

Colin Russell Gardiner
Marie Anne
Andrew Douglas Ambrose Murrell
Rosa Catherine Fiveash
Sunset Rock
Pipe Organ

Some “Arty” ideas for isolation

A COVID-19 Special: The “Art” of Isolation

Naomi Shihab Nye
“Enjoy the mystery of poetry. Feel the words in your mouth – say it”

Young People’s Poet Laureate of the USA: not a local or even an Australian, but an inspiring poet in these times of isolation.

Click the image for more information from Wikipedia

Do you have stories or memories of artists or musicians with a relationship to the Adelaide Hills?

Contact us at or drop into the History Centre at the Coventry Library, 63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling.

Further reading:

See some paintings of the iconic Australian Wattle, celebrated on Wattle Day

Learn about an artist who migrated to Australia to live in Stirling