Anni Luur FoxBorn in Estonia, Anni's early years were spent as a refugee in Europe's Displaced Persons camps.  She emigrated to South Australia with her parents and later married into a family whose ancestors had been amongst the fifty-four founding families of Hahndorf.

Anni's first art exhibition at the Hahndorf Gallery coincided with Walter Wotzke's campaign to save the Hahndorf Academy from demolition and the avenue of trees from removal.  She became the honorary secretary of the newly formed Hahndorf Branch of the National Trust South Australia in 1976 and played a role in the group's success in lobbying for heritage legislation and planning controls that favoured conservation.

After three years research, she published "Hahndorf: A Brief Look at the Town and its History" in 1977.  It was a first tentative step towards understanding this ancient place threatened with annihilation when the South Eastern Freeway shortened the trip to and from Adelaide in 1972.  Anni subsequently worked on several documentaries on Hahndorf including the ABC-TV Peach's Australia and Deutsche Welle films seen around the world.  She curated the historical exhibition marking Hahndorf's 150th Anniversary in 1989, and six years later was project manager and designer for the German Arms Hotel mural set in 1913.

A graduate of the South Australian School of Arts, Anni also holds post-graduate qualifications in education and has worked as a graphic and theatre designer for a number of well-known companies.  In 1986-87, she assisted Elizabeth Dalman and Andrew McNicol establish Dance Excentrix Inc to foster a creative arts culture in the Adelaide Hills.  She became a founding member of Artvan Inc in 1995 aiming to help isolated and disadvantaged people have access to "hands on" arts experiences.  Committed to community cultural development, Anni was appointed to the South Australian Country Arts Trust Board, Central Region from 1993-2000 by the South Australian Minister for the Arts.

(Extract from back cover - "HAHNDORF, A Journey Through the Village and its History" by Anni Luur Fox)