Recovering The Past

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This powerful and timely photographic exhibition documents the physical and psychological consequences of the Great War. The exhibition is comprised of 25 thought-provoking montage images accompanied with poignant quotes sourced from Australia’s archives.

Through thousands of dedicated cemeteries and memorials, we rightly remember the men who died in the battles of the Great War. With few commemorative sites dedicated to the war-widows, grieving mothers and traumatised returning soldiers who endured great personal suffering from the war in the years after the Armistice, their plight has been largely forgotten. Through its focus on Australia’s own post-war experience, Recovering The Past raises the profile of these people, and in doing so, has given them a long overdue and much deserved voice.

Likewise, the ongoing lethal legacy of the Great War in modern day Flanders is also often overlooked. Hundreds of tonnes of unexploded ammunition from the war is unearthed every single year in the fields, construction sites and backyards of the region. Produced over a six-year period, artist Ian Alderman was given unprecedented access to the operations and facilities of DOVO-SEDEE the Belgian bomb disposal team tasked with the removal of this dangerous legacy.

Artistically inspired by the work of Australian icons photographer Frank Hurley and artist Will Longstaff, each of the exhibition’s images are a montage of two groups of men; the personnel of the Belgian army’s bomb disposal team and archival images of men of the Australian Imperial Force.

An unrivalled project, six years in the making, Recovering The Past has a narrative that is not just applicable to the Great War, but to all wars since, and likely those to come. Recovering The Past caries a universal human message of timeless relevance.

Saturday 19 November 2022 – Sunday 12 February 2023

Open Friday – Sunday 10am-2pm

Gold Coin Entry 

Image: #Flanders 6950, Digital photographic print on archival paper, 594 x 841mm, 2018. By Ian Alderman. 

 

When

  • Saturday, 19 November 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 20 November 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 25 November 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 26 November 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 27 November 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 02 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 03 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 04 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 09 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 10 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 11 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 16 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 17 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 18 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 23 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 24 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 30 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 31 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 01 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 06 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 07 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 08 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 13 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 14 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 15 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 27 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 28 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 29 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 03 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 04 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 05 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Friday, 10 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 11 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12 February 2023 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Location

Rathmines Theatre, Stilling St., Rathmines 2283  View in Google Maps

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