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Then, Now, Tomorrow - After the War Exhibition

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Audrey D'Mello, 'Biscuits and the Brave', 2015, wool and felt

Then, Now, Tomorrow - After the War is a new exhibition currently on show at Auburn's Peacock Gallery.

This group exhibition marks the Centenary of Anzac and features the participation of twelve talented artists including Turkish Australians and Indigenous Australians.

The collective works offer fresh perspectives on war and peace, which was an exciting prospect for exhibition curators, Penny Stannard and Nicole Barakat.

Some of the participating artists served as members of the Australian Defence Forces, while others are custodians of family histories of service, sacrifice and the long-term affects of the 'Great War'.

Simon Alexander Cook, Per Ardua Ad Astra, 2015, variable materials

As the artists attempted to depict stories and true experiences of war in a new light, there was much research, discussion and experimentation. The result is a collection of thoughtful works that acknowledge the perspectives of Indigenous Australians; explore the iconic and powerful symbols of war; and offer an intimate portrait of the universal themes of family, loss and hope.

Tarik Ahlip

The local community can also contribute to the exhibition by participating in a poppy making workshop; the finished poppies will then be added to the large community wreath which is continually being developed.

Then, Now, Tomorrow After the War will run from 21 February to 17 May 2015 at the Peacock Gallery, open 11am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

This exhibition is free to attend and is suitable for all ages.

For more information on the exhibition visit the Peacock Gallery website.

  • All images reproduced with permission, courtesy of participating artists and organisations.
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    When: Until 17 May 2015
    Where: Peacock Gallery & Arts Studio, Auburn
    Cost: Free Entry
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