Gallery receives CHART Grant

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is proud to announce it has received a grant from the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) grant scheme.

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA).

The grant, valued at just under $3,000, will assist the Gallery in a variety of ways. The grant comes at a time when the Gallery is recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and recent water damage.

The Gallery will be able to purchase a number of scanners with different capabilities, as well as a LED Lighting Box which will enable the Gallery to begin documenting and digitising the collection to make it more accessible. It is our aim to digitise our entire photographic collection, to ensure these valuable insights into our past can continue telling stories into the future.

Another item that the Gallery will now be able to acquire is a Zoom Handy Recorder, which will enable the recording of oral histories. It has been commented repeatedly that too many oral stories, not recorded elsewhere, are being lost. The Gallery will finally have the means to preserve valuable oral stories.

Another major component of the grant allows for the acquisition of archival-quality storage boxes in a number of sizes. The boxes prevent the deterioration of historic objects and artefacts – from irreplaceable photos and handwritten German minute books, to commemorative glasses and empty chemist bottles.

The CHART grant will allow us to continue to safeguard our collection. The Gallery sustained serious water damage in September 2021 and March 2022, with water infiltrating every part of the premises in the March flood. This has forced us to reconsider how we display and store our large collection. Artefacts situated close to the floor or near areas of the ceiling that have been compromised can now be shifted to safer storage. We cannot risk losing artefacts from our collection.

The Gallery would like to sincerely thank The Australian Museums and Galleries Association and the Australian Government for their generous support; their assistance allows us to continue the important work of preserving, sharing, and recording stories from Eudunda and surrounding districts. 

We look forward to sharing more news about the outcome of the grant in the coming weeks.

 

 

Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage

Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage
Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage

Many Thanks to Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Volunteers Peter & Paul Bonner who sprung into action to repair the flood damaged floor in the front window area in early April.

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Committee say;
“Well done and a big ‘thank you’ to both of you for your prompt and valuable work.”

Read about the flooding here

Gallery Partly Flooded During Freak Storm

Flooding in Main Street of Eudunda - 16th March 2022
Flooding in Main Street of Eudunda (photo is in front of Heritage Gallery)- 16th March 2022

This is part of the media release put out by the Regional Council of Goyder,

“A storm that passed through Eudunda last week lashed the area with up to 50mm in less than an hour. The storm caused minor flooding in the township and damaged numerous roads. While the clean-up will take some weeks it has highlighted that there is still further work required in Eudunda to help address the ageing and outdated stormwater infrastructure. This is the second event of a similar magnitude in the last 6 months and the fifth time in the last 10 years.”

Please access the full media release online here or the PDF version here

Carpet Tiles Drying out after March 16th 2022 flood
Carpet Tiles Drying out after March 16th 2022 flood

Fortunately there was no damage to any of the items in the gallery.

The Gallery is closed for a short time while floors dry out and repairs to some are done.

 

Successful ‘Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea’ 2022

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee held thier annual ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea Meeting on Wednesday, 9th Feb, 2022, at the Eudunda Hall.

The ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea marks the birthday of the founding of the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery, and as has been tradition, the current Eudunda Citizen of the Year, Helen Schiller was asked to cut the cake to mark the occasion.

Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

To a smaller gathering than the previous year, due to a spike in COVID warnings causing some last minute cancellations, Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee Chairperson Dot Bonner spoke of challenges and triumphs during the year, and of the exciting things planned for the year ahead by its Volunteers and Committee.

Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

The Morning Tea is also traditionally where friends annual membership is paid, and Dot explained that Membership has remained the same for the last 25 years at $10, but in that time everything has risen in cost the Committee we will be increasing membership slightly next year.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO STILL SUPPORT THE GALLERY
One year Friends of the Gallery this year remains at $10
or the 3 year membership for $30
or consider becoming a ‘Gold’ Friend of the Gallery for $100


Come Celebrate Heritage Gallery Birthday at Morning Tea – 9th Feb 2022

Friends of the Gallery – Morning Tea on Wed. 9th Feb 2022 at 10:30am
At the Eudunda Town Hall

VISITORS WELCOME

RSVP REQUIRED
DOT 0407 004 469
COVID SAFE & CONTRACT TRACING

 

You are asked to wear your name tags and also to bring your money for the annual $10 membership fee (if joining).

Consider becoming a ‘Gold’ Friends of the Gallery for $100 or the 3 year membership for $30.

For those who are not ‘Friends of the Gallery’ please come along and join
Its a great chance to chat with everyone!