2 Responses to Sappers and Shrapnel exhibition

  1. Kerry Neale says:

    I was lucky enough to be the objects curator from the Australian War Memorial that worked with the artists on this exhibition – the artists spent time viewing trench art pieces in the National Collection and hearing the stories behind them before going on to create their pieces in response. I was particularly moved and pleased when I saw that Richard had included facial scars on his returned veteran – my PhD was a study of British and Dominion soldiers who sustained such wounds, and their post-war experiences. We had a wonderful conversation about how not all of their stories are sad, but that many displayed incredible resilience. Well done to Richard for expanding on the usual representation of the ‘wounded veteran’.

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