The Hawkesbury Duck is an experimental museum in Spencer which celebrates the stories, people and events that have shaped the character of this small hamlet. It operates as a meeting hub for heritage events, curated exhibitions, workshops, and talks.
The Hawkesbury Duck is located at 4685, Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer and is open from Friday to Sunday and by appointment.
The Hawkesbury Duck is inspired by the first fleet painters who captured their early experience of the flora and fauna of New Holland. This painting of a wood duck or maned goose by a Port Jackson painter (possibly Thomas Watling) was painted in the early days of the colony 1788-1797. The original artwork is in the First Fleet artwork collection held by the Natural History Museum in London.
The Hawkesbury Duck hosts living artists and curators, screenings and projection events. A range of historical documents, books, photographs, maps and documentation covering the Spencer and Hawkesbury River histories are available for browsing.
Teas and coffees will be served along with history - free refreshments in exchange for a story or add to the collection.
Tel: +61 404 418 288
4685, Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, NSW 2775