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‘Correspondence : The Woodford Files 1940-50’ an exhibition by Vivienne Dadour

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When:
Selected Dates until Sat 21 Jul 2018
Also on: Sat 21 Jul
Time:
10am-4pm
Cost:
11153
Details:
The Woodford Academy Management Committee will launch a new exhibition ‘Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940-50’ by Vivienne Dadour, on Saturday 19 May, 2018 from 1– 2pm.

The Exhibition will be open 19 May, 16 June & 21 July 2018 from 10am-4pm.

‘Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940-50’ is a research based art project by Vivienne Dadour. Commenced in 2015 ‘Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940-50’ examines, documents and exhibits a collection of hand written correspondence by members of the McManamey family and friends from 1940-1950 sourced from the Woodford Academy archives and private collections. The correspondence reveals particular concerns during World War 2 and in the post-war period and serves to record and share valuable insights into the texture of daily life and thought from this period-to create a sense of their place and belonging. The exhibition features two text based site specific installations and photo/digital artworks referencing aspects of the site and collection by artist Vivienne Dadour.

‘Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940-50’ project is a further development of Dadour’s art practice and aligns with the political sub-texts often found in her other projects where she incorporates photographic references and archival material to reveal issues that are today understood as important, and which may have been obliterated, ignored, hidden or obscured by the passage of time. Dadour operates as an historic agent of memory by using archival material as the basis of her art practice. Dadour’s art practice as acts as a suture between the past and present. By giving the Woodford Academy collection aesthetic value and historical significance she ensures that such resources are ‘re-valued’.

‘Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940-50’ is a 2018 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival Event. More information can be found online - just click on the Visit Website link below.

On Street Parking is available on Vale Road.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults $6
Concession/Child (4-16 years) $4
Family (2 Adults, 2 children) $15
National Trust Members Free
Guided Tours (Subject to Availability) $2/person (4+years)

Location:
Woodford Academy
90-92 Great Western Highway
Woodford
Contact:
Enquiries to Woodford Academy on
  (02) 4758 8743

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