Guan Wei, Paper War (still), 2014, animation, 5:00mins. Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

Grant/funding information:

Australian War Memorial, Australian Families of the Military Research Foundation United, Aussie Hero Quilts and the NSW Government

Guarding the Home Front

Guarding the Home Front is an exhibition which engages with the ideas, themes and concerns of military conflicts around the world. The exhibition will explore the many notions of the 'home front': of those who remain at home, awaiting the return of loved ones and/ or contributing to the war effort; the heroism of those in conflict zones; the ways that wars and conflicts are portrayed in the media and how these shape our own perspectives; and the idea of the home front as war front - a grave reality for many people around the world. Featured in the exhibition will be Australian artists past and present who have harnessed their personal journeys to shed light on the myriad experiences of war and conflict.


ARTISTS

Tony Albert : Penny Byrne : Sam Cranstoun : Jodi Daley : eX de Medici : Bonita Ely : Phillip George : George Gittoes : Lucy Griggs : Fiona Hall : Freya Jobbins : Baden Pailthorpe : Michael Peck : Benjamin Tankard : Guan Wei

From the Australian War Memorial: George Benson : Stella Bowen : Penleigh Boyd : Sybil Craig : Will Dyson : John Goodchild : George Lambert : Horace Moore-Jones : Katy Mutton : Sidney Nolan


In the Kids Gallery
Measured Response: Thoughts on what it's like to be part of an Australian military family. Anzac: 100 Years/ 100 Thoughts/ 100 Words: A collection of reflections on the Anzac Centenary.

In the Marsden Gallery
The Guarding the Home Front exhibition will feature handmade quilts from the Australian Families of the Military Research and Support Foundation Ltd and Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags).


WHERE: Casula Powerhouse, 1 Powerhouse Road Casula
WHEN: 20 March -17 May 2015. Exhibitions are open Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (Closed public holidays)


Exhibition | Home Front | art | Liverpool | Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

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