Drawn from Life: An insight into Sir Hans Heysen’s early life

7:30 pm Monday 18 February 2019

Drawn from Life: An insight into Sir Hans Heysen’s early life

Presented by Denise Schumann OAM

Heysen’s art and his life remain subjects of great interest and reflection, but few realise that in his early years he lived in Hackney and Stepney where he attended Mathilde Piper’s School. He later went to East Adelaide Model School with Peter Dawson, then worked at Cowell’s Timber Yard on The Parade where he commenced art lessons with James Ashton at the Norwood Town Hall. Denise Schumann will reflect on how these early years impacted on Heysen’s artistic talents and played a part in shaping his extraordinary life.

Denise has worked as a historical and cultural heritage consultant designing and implementing creative history projects across South Australia. For many years she has worked in the field of cultural heritage policy and infrastructure development and is known for her innovative and radical approach to cultural planning. She has achieved national recognition for devising sensitive and practical solutions in the area of cultural heritage interpretation and strategic development of heritage precincts in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.


Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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