Exhibition

Historical Remnants

Jo Darbyshire Olga Cironis Kevin Robertson Toni Wilkinson Tony Windberg

Jo Darbyshire, Hugal's Passage (Mariners Farewell) (detail), 2020, oil on canvas, 150 x 120cm
Jo Darbyshire, Hugal's Passage (Mariners Farewell) (detail), 2020, oil on canvas, 150 x 120cm

A group exhibition that reflects on the way landscapes, places, objects and markers can be memorialised in our collective memories. From the symbolism of Gallipoli’s unique escarpment in Tony Windberg’s paintings, instantly recognisable to many Australians and New Zealanders; to Sine MacPherson’s depictions of shrines along the roadside that serve to immortalise other people’s histories; to the way Olga Cironis represents layers of past events through the use of found objects such as military fabrics, hair, medals and weaponry to preserve and manipulate remembrance. The very personal act of commemorating these sites and objects imbues them with a life of their own, inserting them into history.

ARTISTS: Olga Cironis, Jo Darbyshire, Kevin Robertson, Toni Wilkinson, Tony Windberg and guest exhibiting artists Sine MacPherson and Mark Tweedie.