Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

All Talk and Plenty of Action; Stories of Love, Loss and Laughter Shared at Eatonsville Hall to Inspire Art Project

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

All Talk and Plenty of Action; Stories of Love, Loss and Laughter Shared at Eatonsville Hall to Inspire Art Project

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Byline: Lesley Apps lesley.apps@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE Eatonsville Hall was full of conversation on Saturday afternoon when more than 60 people turned up at the century-old hub to share their stories of the hall as part of Arts Northern Rivers' If These Halls Could Talk project.

Eatonsville was one of seven halls from across the Northern Rivers selected for the project that will engage an artist to work with each community to turn their hall's unique story into a work of art.

Residents told stories of flood, fires, love and loss. Some were humorous, with one resident recalling parties at the hall.

"We would always get in trouble because we would spend the whole night running and sliding along the floorboards -- my brother still has a splinter that was pulled out from a particularly good one."

Arts Northern Rivers CEO Peter Wood said, "Eatonsville Hall has a very distinct personality, and therefore part of the project is to make sure the artist suited the halls narrative. …

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