ABOUT THE GALLERY
Riverton Light Gallery acknowledges the Ngadjuri Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the gallery stands. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Open on the last Sunday of every month
11 - 3 pm or by appointment.
We are just a 75 minute drive from Adelaide, South Australia, in the heart of the Gilbert Valley. Set among rolling hills and a short drive from the wine region of Clare Valley, take a day trip and drop in.
Riverton Light Gallery was converted from a garage to gallery in 2007 and reflects both Robert Hannaford and his wife, Alison Mitchell Hannaford's resolve to make a dynamic contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the mid north of South Australia and its community. The gallery showcases a selection of artworks, whilst part of the space serves as a sculpture studio. Exhibitions are held in the three front rooms and an outside courtyard showcases Robert Hannaford sculptures.
Just down the street outside the Riverton Community Hall is Robert Hannaford's sculpture of the Ngadjuri Woman and Child, which he donated to the town. Iconic sculptures, such as ‘Mo’ - Roy Rene, which resides on Hindley Street, ‘Simpson and his Donkey’ situated in Adelaide's Memorial Gardens, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial on Torrens Parade Grounds, have been created in the rear of the building. The latest sculpture to be created here was that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which stands within the grounds of Government House in South Australia.
Whilst the Gallery exhibitions are diverse, the main emphasis is on art created from 'life' - depictions in tone and light. Both artists work directly from life and whilst Hannaford is best known for his portraits and Mitchell for her still life paintings, the gallery reveals a wide range of their subject matter.