Monday, April 22, 2013

Last chance to see Yanos Bouziokos' Seascapes and Landscapes from Greece!

If you haven't already popped along to Hurstville Museum & Gallery to see our amazing Dragon's Lair Gallery display, time is fast running out.

The exhibition Seascapes & Landscapes from Greece will be on show until the 28th of April. It's a great chance to see something different on display, as Yanos has put together an exhibition of stained glass and glass collage artworks. If you have a fascination with stained glass, an interest in Greece or just want to brighten your day by seeing something beautifiul, pop in any day this week to say hello!

All works are framed, backlit and for sale. You might even get to meet the artist, Yanos, who is often available to show and explain his artwork to you in more detail.

Aegean Sea Seascape

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ceremony: An exhibition of artworks by senior Aboriginal men

Regular visitors to Hurstville Museum & Gallery will recall our 2012 show Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture: Indigenous Women's Art of the Central and Western Deserts from the Sims Dickson Collectiona nationally touring exhibition from Cessnock Regional Gallery that explored the roles of desert women as custodians of cultural traditions and family life, community leaders, and artists. It featured works by a range of artists including Ruby Williamson, Tjampawa Kawiny and Yangi Yangi Fox, and was one of the first exhibitions to have brought together works by women artists of the Central and Western desert regions.

Given the success of this show, we are pleased to announce a second partnership with Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson in Ceremony: An exhibition of artworks by senior Aboriginal men. This exhibition of brings together paintings and 3D works, demonstrating the ceremonial knowledge associated with creation stories, body markings used in ceremonies, and the mythic landscapes inhabited by creation beings. Artists include Dickie Minyintiri, Fred Untjima Forbes, Hector Tjupuru Burton and Tiger Palpatja.

This colourful, innovative and profound show includes work from desert artists, from the Kimberley and Darwin areas, and a selection of historic men's Papunya Tula works. The artwork is sourced from Aboriginal-owned and run arts centres, which co-curator Deborah Sims describes as "crucial drivers of cultural renewal … and often the only viable economic enterprise in remote communities."

Don't miss Ceremony: An exhibition of artworks by senior Aboriginal men. On show at Hurstville Museum & Gallery from 20 April - 14 July 2013.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
(02) 9330 6444

"The Stories, the Truth and the Law are in the earth and the heavens…. This land was here from the beginning of time, and we Aboriginal men are its custodians."

- Fred Untjima Forbes

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stone Music Festival 2013

The Stone Music Festival is on this Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st April at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park.  The name of the festival is taken from the 1974 Australian cult biker film Stone which is available to borrow from the library DVD collection.  The cast includes Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Helen Morse, Rebecca Gilling, Bill Hunter and Garry McDonald.  The screen play is by Sandy Harbutt and Michael Robinson.

Below is a selection of the artist's performing at the Stone Music Festival who are also in our CD music collection.  The free downloads are available from our online music collection Freegal.  Just go to the library website and select eLibrary catalogue, select Freegal and type in your borrowers card number and pin number.  You are entitled to three free downloads per week.

Aerosmith - Greatest Hits (coming very soon).  Free downloads are also available from online music collection
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
Billy Joel - free downloads available from our online music collection
Jimmy Barnes - Rage and RuinFree downloads are also available from our online music collection
The Living End - From Here On In; The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating
Icehouse - White Heat 30 Hits
Diesel - Under the Influence
Mark Seymour - Mark Seymour and The Undertow; The Seventh Heaven Club
Noiseworks - Aussie BBQFree downloads are also available from our online music collection
Choirboys - Big Bad AcousticFree downloads  are also available from our online music collection
Buckcherry - free downloads available from our online music collection
Guy Sebastian - free downloads available from our online music collection
Shannon Noll - free downloads available from our online music collection

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April school holiday programs at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

Don't miss out on some fun and creative programs for 5-12 year olds starting next week! Hurstville Museum & Gallery still have spots available in the following programs:

Tuesday 16 April
Sing Dance Drum: Musical workshop delivered by Earthbeats Children's Music.
Session 1: 11.00am-12.00pm
Session 2: 1.00pm-2.00pm

Tuesday 23 April
Symbolism in Art: Discover how different artists have used symbols in their work. Create your own artwork using your meaning symbols.
Session 2: 1.30pm-3.00pm

Friday 26 April
Taronga Zoomobile: Meet, learn about and interact with native animals.
Session 1: 10.30am-11.30am
Session 2: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
$5.00 per child, per activity
5-12 years
Bookings essential for all activities!
Please call (02) 9330 6444 or email
Payment for all activities to be made within 1 week of booking to secure your place.
No refunds for cancellations for missed bookings. Program swapping not permitted.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque (cheques payable to Hurstville City Council) or credit card. Credit card surcharges apply.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Author Talk with Dominic Dunne

Spend an evening with author, journalist and intrepid world traveller Dominic Dunne when he introduces his new book Adventures of a Compulsive Traveller. Find out what gave him the 'travel bug' and share some of the highlights of his adventures to some 60 countries.
From going backstage with Nana Mouskouri, searching for the ghosts of Elvis in Mississippi, encountering North Korean guards, rubbing shoulders with Hillary Clinton or meeting his namesake the famous American author Dominick Dunne this evening is a must for fans of travel writing done with wit, insight and a good dollop of gossip.

Thursday 18 April @7pm
Hurstville Library cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Free Event
Bookings 9330 6142
Copies of Adventures of a Compulsive Traveller available for sale & signing.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Top Ten Free Online Music Collection

Freegal is our free online music collection and has a huge variety of music to choose from.  Below is the top ten downloads for Hurstville City Library at the moment and below the top ten is a selection of Australian artists and songs available to download for free. Also take a look at what is coming soon to Freegal.

Top Ten downloads
  1. Feel This Moment - Pitbull
  2. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
  3. Thank You - MKTO
  4. Impossible - James Arthur
  5. One Way Or Another - One Direction
  6. Change Your Life - Little Mix
  7. Army Of Two - Olly Murs
  8. Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
  9. A Thousand Years - Glee Cast
  10. I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris
Australian songs selection:
  • Something's Got A Hold On Me - Jessica Mauboy
  • What You've Done To Me - Samantha Jade
  • Best Night - Justice Crew
  • Timeless - Reece Mastin
  • Zion - Hillsong United
  • Armageddon - Guy Sebastian
  • The Sapphires - Soundtrack Original Cast
Coming Soon:
  • Fine China - Chris Brown
  • Reincarnated - Snoop Lion
  • Life On A Rock - Kenny Cheney
  • Wheelhouse - Brad Paisley
  • Here's To Never Growing Up - Avril Lavigne
There is an enormous list of genres to select from so why not take a look at the Freegal website?  All you need to do is to go to the library website and click on eLibrary catalogue then click on Freegal.  Type in your Hurstville library card number and pin number.  You can download 3 music tracks for free every week.

If you are not a library member and would like to join the library or need more information please go to the Service Desk and ask for assistance from one of our friendly staff.