LOCATION: Heysen Road, Hahndorf
Allan Campbell - Curator, The Cedars
Heysen Road, PO Box 301, Hahndorf SA 5245
Phone: 08 8388 7277 Fax: 08 8388 1845
Open: Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays - 10.00am to 4.30pm; The property is closed on Mondays except for public holidays. Both studios can be viewed any time during opening hours as a self-guided tour. Tours are available (approximately 1 hour duration) on Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm (summer-time) and 11.00am and 2.00pm (winter-time). Proceeds of ticket sales for Tours and retail sales contribute towards the maintenance of the house, studios and property.
Further details of events, tours and activities at The Cedars may be obtained from the Hans Heysen web site.
The Cedars at Hahndorf, home of the renowned Australian artist Sir Hans HEYSEN (1877 - 1968), continues to gain acknowledgement as one of the country's most intact and best preserved historic homes. Indeed, it remains one of South Australia's unique heritage treasures. The famous chalet style studio has recently been identified as the Nation’s oldest surviving purpose built artist’s studio (1912) while the homestead has a grace and charm that speaks of the style of a bygone era. The homestead welcomes visitors to enjoy the beautiful sights and history of Sir Hans Heysen.
All visitors are welcome to come and experience the special ambience of this interesting and lovely property. You can visit Hans’ studio, the Heysen home and garden and hear stories of the family, returning to the shop where books, paintings, cards etc are available, viewing Nora Heysen’s studio (out of 8 children, Nora was the only one who became an artist) and perhaps relaxing in a corner of Nora Heysen’s Studio nearby tearoom with a ‘cuppa’. You can take an historic walk through the acres where there are explanatory podiums of Hans’ work, view the replanting of trees, sculptures, special dams and much more ... have a picnic in the garden ... generally “a lovely day”!
Trees Please! Inc. is also involved in The Cedars property and has the aim to protect the native bush and to re-vegetate the area with local native trees and shrubs.
Further Information re The Cedars which includes Sir Hans Heysen's studio is available.