Wild at Hart is drawing more and more people to the Port on a Sunday morning, the fresh food, music (this weekend we had the pleasure of being entertained by the Port's own Born on Monday Choir), good coffee and cakes and great company.
Fantastic to see the revitalisation of the land surrounding Harts Mill, firstly with the newly opened playground and the landscaped area between the Mill and the river and also with the wonderful weekly food market, Wild at Hart. A must do on a Sunday morning, plenty of fresh veg, good coffee, amazing apple juice with the crunchiest of apples, too good :)
Illuminart have just made a dedicated page for Harts Mill Inhabited, a projection on the Adelaide Milling Co building that took place over 3 nights during the 2009 Port Festival
St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide. Images ©Tony Kearney
Here's another well considered article about Laneway and the Port, this one by Liam Mannix from the InDaily
Laneway Points to Future for Port Adelaide
Today's Advertiser article on the Festival held at its new site at Hart's Mill.
This year's Adelaide leg of the St Jeromes Laneway Festival had a new venue, the Hart's Mill Precinct, Port Adelaide. Spread over five stages (two on the southern side of Hart's Mill, two on McLaren Wharf and one at Vitals in the Waterside Workers Hall) the venue offered much more room to move than its former location in the city and with a backdrop of the historic Mills, we get the feeling that this was a very popular move and the fans loved it. It was fantastic to see the area brought to life. Thank you Laneway.
Passing the Mills this morning we were shocked to see that someone has decided that the lighting/navigation tower at the rear of the Mills had to go (the one to the right in this image) and that no-one saw the need to consult with the community about its potential removal. It has been the incremental removal of the Port's character and texture that has most upset the community and we thought we had got to a point where the plight of what little that was left (after the destruction caused by the previous developers) was at least discussed. Wasn't that what the Port Steering Committee was set up for? Two steps forward, one step back, extremely disappointing. The tower was still featured in the site plans which went out as part of the earlier consultations so this has come as quite a shock.
The inaugural issue of Aspire South Australia magazine has an article on Hart's Mill that features interviews with two passionate members of our alliance, it's a great read. Aspire South Australia is an independent, glossy magazine distributed free throughout metro-SA. "We celebrate all-things South Australian. We care about culture, community and a damn good yarn. We embrace the weird and are more interested in what goes on in local communities, laneways and over the back fence than celebrity." Thanks to Sky Harrison from Aspire.
We were saddened to see the historic Albion Flour Mill in Brisbane recently destroyed by fire, a result of a senseless arson attack. We can't let that happen to the Hart's Mill Precinct so the sooner it can be given a new life the better. Maybe it's time for the Premier to follow through on his promise and instigate an international design competition that will lead to a future for the Mills. How about it Mr Premier?