A new permanent exhibition Unley: 200 Years of Change was launched at Unley Museum yesterday,Thursday 17 February. Part funded by a History SA CMP grant and the City of Unley, it showcases a history of Unley, tracing two centuries of change from the life of its original inhabitants, the Kaurna people, through to Unley today. It was officially opened by Michael Rabbitt, Deputy Mayor of Unley.
Museum curator Karen Paris also spoke at the launch, saying: “The exhibition tells a very personal story of Unley through the eyes of its people. By telling their stories through objects and photographs, we can better understand how Unley has become the city it is today.”
The exhibition was designed by Richard Browning of Synthetic Creative Services and includes interactive components, games, videos and audio to help explore and discover the stories that have shaped the heritage and character of the City of Unley.
The same evening saw the opening of a new temporary exhibition as part of the Adelaide Fringe. Entitled Rendering of Conception, it is a contemporary art intervention with an archival collection featuring artists Joe Felber, Thom Buchanan and Ray Harris plus fashion designer Millicent Elizabeth who use video, performance, painting, fashion and installation to create a new dialogue with the Unley museum, transforming it over the Fringe period.
Unley: 200 Years of Change is an ongoing exhibition. Rendering of Conception will run until 10 April 2016. The museum is open Sunday 1.30pm - 4.30pm, and Monday to Wednesday 10am - 4pm. Closed Public Holidays.