The South Australian Doll Guild.Present their 2019 Convention

Through the Looking Glass

The South Australian Doll Guild Committee cordially invites you to join them as a Delegate for the upcoming Convention to be held in beautiful Hahndorf from 
Tuesday the 23rd to Sunday the 28th of April 2019.
The theme for this year is   “Through the Looking Glass”
We will present the Doll and Bear Show with the usual competitions for all sections, including knitting and miniatures.
Please refer to the competition booklet for further information. Details on trading and workshops will be forwarded to delegates upon receipt of deposit for Delegate registration.
The Delegate fees for this exciting Convention is $430 with an early bird discount of $30 if booked and paid in full by December 1st 2018.
Once again we have an enthusiastic array of guest speakers who will share their experience and passion for all things dolls and bears.
An Awards dinner will be held on the Saturday evening ensuring an abundance of entertainment.
Trading will once again be in the St. Michael’s Lutheran Primary School gymnasium, Balhannah Rd. Hahndorf.
Optional workshops will be conducted from Tuesday 23rd till Thursday 25th, at the Bowling Club at 43a Church St. Hahndorf 
Full details for workshops will be forwarded upon receipt of Delegate registration.

Looking forward to seeing you all at another fun Convention, reflecting on the friendships of old and anticipation of friendships new.
Best Wishes


Guest Lectures

Rachel Hoffman:

With her roots originating in Denver, Colorado, and growing up in a doll shop, Rachel Hoffman has been surrounded by antique & vintage dolls her entire life. She started working professionally in the world of dolls at family owned and operated Turn of the Century Antiques, one of the nation’s largest brick and mortar doll shops.

Rachel Hoffman is the founder of the world’s first-ever Virtual Doll Convention which is hosting three doll conventions in 2019 that are run entirely online.

She resides in Littleton, Colorado, and spends her free time with her dog rescues – a toothless senior toy poodle, Murray, and her English bulldog Dolly Marie.



Tony Tanner

Tony Tanner is a well-known porcelain and colour engineer. Armed with a Fine Arts and Business degree, he opened a ceramic studio with his Mum Joyce in Colorado. Tony soon became aware of products being limited and inferior, so set about developing his own products. With the fortunate meeting of several specialists in this field, and their generosity of shared information, the development of China Silk Porcelain began. The Porcelain Palace opened in 1998, with their own slip, Spanish oils and 40 colours of China paint…today of which there is over 200. Together with business partner, Cheryl, the company has gone to the next level. This includes the introduction of BJD molds, and a new Porcelain slip called Ultra Chic. Tony’s ventures are ever evolving and his visit to us brings a desire to help other artists venture into Porcelain.


Michael Canadas and David Robinson

Michael Canadas and David Robinson are well known in the world of Antique Dolls. With their combined passion for antiques and adventure they opened an antique business in 1985, and a second store front “The Carmel Doll Shop” in 1989. This store has become a destination for collectors of fine dolls, doll houses, toys, clothing and all things related to childhoods past. Recently Michael and David have created a boutique doll museum, where workshops and seminars are hosted…”The Grovian Doll Museum” is within the walls of The Carmel Doll Shop in California. Over the years Michael and David have consulted with museums and private collectors world-wide. Since 2016, they have taken on editorship of the UFDC quarterly publication. They come to us with a combined world-wide knowledge and are recognised for their excellence of contribution to the Doll world.


Click here to download Convention Delegates Form

Click here to download The 2019 Workshop Booklet
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