ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Pro Hart Movie needs more money, time running out to give

Pro Hart's painted Rolls Royce
Art and Film
The Pozible movie campaign for 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' still needs over $4,000 of sponsorship via a donation and the money is needed within 48 hours.  The fund-raising deadline is 10.28am Friday 21 June 2013.

I've written two articles about the Pozible campaign, see links here - 14 June 2013 and 17 June 2013 or just scroll down the page of www.ilovebrokenhill.com.

More information you can also go to the Pozible website - www.pozible.com or click on the link to the 'Pro Hart - Chasing Dragonflies' campaign here.  Or paste the following link into your browzer -


In short a smal group of people are attempting to raise $25,000 via crowd-funding organisation Pozible to assist in making a biographical movie about famed Broken Hill artist Kevin Charles 'Pro' Hart (1928-2006).

Apart from being a member of the famous 'Brushmen of the Bush' art group, he was a prolific artist.  A common theme in many of his artworks which were primarily oils or acrylics, was an image of a dragonfly, hence the proposed title of the film.

One of the interesting things about the Pro Hart story is that whilst he was internationally recognised and admired by royalty (he received an OBE in 1976), politicians and movie stars, he was never welcomed and was even mocked within Australian art circles.  It's quite widely known that Pro Hart was considered an outsider and was never embraced by the art establishment.

There is a Pro Hart Gallery in Broken and the website is www.prohart.com.au.

There was another call for help in the local paper 'Barrier Daily Truth' today on page 5. I really hope this campaign reaches it's target by the deadline, it would be a real shame if the project didn't proceed.

(As I added a few links to this post, in the last hour or so to 11.45am today I've noticed a few more donations have been received.  Nearly $4,000 is still needed).

Good luck to the project team, cheers, Jane D

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