I am currently working on an interactive installation which will be included in this exhibition. The piece will explore the role of Australian women sending care packages to loved ones serving overseas during the First World War.
This exhibition brings the perspectives of contemporary artists to the role of women fighting on ‘the home front’ in World War I, reflecting on their role in society at the time, and the nature of that particular war. Though some women were involved as nurses and in other active service duties, the expected role of most was to manage the home and raise children, while dealing with shortages, their fears for the future, and the grief and trauma of losing loved ones. This exhibition will also include historical artwork and objects, and a look at the role of organisations like the Red Cross and the Country Women's Association.
Curated by: Elissa Blair
Exhibiting artists: Penny Byrne, Lada Dedic, Freya Jobbins, Katy Mutton, Susan O'Doherty, Catherine O'Donnell
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