Embrace the Willunga District Heritage Art Program

Art helps us engage with the world in new ways. Willunga District Heritage Art program uses the creativity of past and living artists to connect visitors with the physical structures built by the people of the past. The coupling of art and built heritage enables us to perceive built heritage in an aesthetic, even visceral way.

Enjoy our art exhibitions. See noted landmarks in new ways, plot the way that buildings have changed over time, and mourn the loss of the heritage that was. Engage with the artists as we retrace their footsteps in our art heritage walks. Perceive the settings in which the artists painted and work out their perspectives from their paintings.

Embrace the Willunga District Art Heritage Art Program. Become a volunteer! You can be part of the exciting process of curating an art exhibition and assisting at art exhibition openings and viewings. Or you could donate! We seek to improve our art collection and ancillary items. Do you have artworks that feature buildings, built infrastructure or objects at Willunga, Aldinga, McLaren Vale, or surrounds? Are you willing to donate them or lend them for an exhibition?

Our Heritage Art Collection is housed at Waverley Park Homestead, a heritage building that was occupied by some of our pioneers.

If you want to support the Built Art Heritage Program financially, please donate here. Help us develop the Art of Built Heritage Program, which enriches our community.

A painting of Willunga Butterworth Flour Mill, a heritage-listed flour mill located in the South Australian town of Willunga.

Testimonials

It was great to read and see items from the early days, and imagine what it must have been like. Australia is great to learn about.

Rebecca Hilman

Beautiful historic building & friendly volunteers.

Kerry Edwards

Thank you seems inadequate. Our daughters wedding on Saturday 16th December was beautiful. The work, effort and care put in by the museum staff was above and beyond. We could not have asked for better. Everyone had a wonderful time and will remember it for many years to come. The set up was beautiful and efficient, whilst being flexible to the needs and wishes of the bride and groom. The setting was idyllic, peaceful and stunning. Thank you so much.

Renny Goodwin

Educational and good value for history buffs. Beautiful, old local stone buildings as can be seen in much of the Willunga area. Local volunteers are very helpful and can provide much info about the area including the shipwreck history, Star of Greece, at Port Willunga. You might even be lucky to visit when there is a walk and explanation by one of the volunteers. Very pleasant grounds complete the experience.

Grant

Friendly staff and 2 interesting displays (courthouse n slate museum). Lovely setting.

Henry Monshall

My wife and I got married here over the weekend, nothing was ever too difficult for Judith and her team. They bent over backwards to make sure our day was as special as it could be and we had an incredible ceremony on the lawns of the historic courthouse. We would highly recommend this place if you are considering it for a wedding. We would like to give a massive thanks once again to Judith.

Nick Stone

Very historic and well maintained heritage site.

Good for kids and a must see for willunga visitors. Go for a picnic.

Mick M

Interested in Volunteering?

Become a volunteer and engage in a fascinating effort to keep the Willunga District’s incredible history alive for generations to come.

Willunga National Trust Basil Leaf

Search Our Web Pages