13.01.2018 – Adelaide to Victorian Border

A leisurely start to our morning.  A drive to Port Adelaide and surrounds for some shopping and then on our way to Victoria, detouring to Mount Osmond and then Mount Lofty Lookout which has changed significantly since we were last there, but the view of Adelaide from there still great.

Next stop was to have a tour of Sir Hans Heysen’s home and studio in Hahndorf – The Cedars.  A beautiful property and tour of the house and studio was wonderful, viewing original artwork of Hans Heysen and also his daughter’s, Nora Heysen.

Having tried watercolour painting and failed miserably, I wondered at the magnificent watercolours of Hans Heysen.  Similarly, (my brief experiment with charcoal drawings simply left me with black hands) I marvelled at the amazing charcoal pictures of the master.  And then there were the oil paintings!  He certainly used a wide variety of mediums and subjects.  The experience of being in his studio with art and supplies left like he had just left the studio for a while, was amazing.

There was more art to discover when we stopped at Coonalpyn – painted silos and near conveniences, a massive wall of a mosaic, some of it pictured below.

Just over the border of South Australia and Victoria, we have camped the night at a well appointed, new rest area. Since we left home we have now travelled 3,457kms.

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