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When German settlers embarked across the seas to make the Barossa their home, they carried with them in their trunks more than items alone. Woven into each object is a story of love, culture, heritage, and craftsmanship which has unfolded and endured to this day. 

As part of the Barossa Regional Gallery’s new exhibition Stability, Grace, Endurance: Hand Crafted in Early Barossa and SA History Festival 2024, join Dr Noris Ioannou to discover the cultural histories embedded in the pottery, furniture, textiles, crafts and more from early ninteenth-century Barossa.

Dr Noris Ioannou is an Adelaide-based cultural historian among Australia’s foremost published writers on material folk culture and the decorative arts. He is the author of popular Australian cultural history publications such as:
– Vernacular Visions: A folklife history of Australia: art, diversity, storytelling (2021)
– Barossa Journeys, Into a Valley of Tradition (1997) and
– The Barossa Folk: Germanic Furniture and Craft Traditions in Australia (1995)

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