Scottish Country Dance on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery

16/01/2019

A Scottish Country Dancing related display will soon feature at Hurstville Museum & Gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the challenging style of dance through artefacts contributed by members of the Mortdale Scottish Country Dance Club.

The display will form part of the gallery’s alternating Spotlight Display case for its permanent St George Stories: people - places - community exhibition, which highlights stories of the diverse local community living in the Georges River area.

Scottish Country Dance shoes, dance costume items, and photographs of the Mortdale Scottish Country Dancing Group in action will feature in the display.

Scottish Country Dance Club member Margaret described the complexity of the dances practiced by the group and explained the health benefits of the dance form.

“You know it is good brain activity. It is like meditation, you can't think of anything else so while it sounds contrary, it is actually very relaxing,” said Margaret.

Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s Spotlight Display is developed in consultation with a particular individual, family or group from the community. The display is a space for local residents to share their stories with the wider community, fostering cultural exchanges and understanding.

Exhibition details

Exhibition timeframe: Saturday 2 February 2019 - Sunday 14 July 2019
Address: Spotlight Display, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

Contact information

Phone: 9330 6444
Email: museumgallery@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm