Guarding the Home Front: Exhibition Launch [Sydney]
Guarding the Home Front: Exhibition Launch [Sydney]

Event Information


Friday March 20, 2015
6:00 PM


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, NSW 2170

Auslan Interpreter/s

Dani Fried

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents

Guarding the Home Front is an exhibition that 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 experience of civilians 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.

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

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

Also featuring a selection of quilts from the Australian Families of the Military Research and Support Foundation Ltd and Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags).

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.

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