Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is asking residents for assistance with a free exhibition due to open in April 2016 called ‘Wait, weep & be worthy: women, the home front & war’.
According to Gallery Director Diana Robson, while the first year of the ANZAC commemorations inevitably focused on the men who fought and died in the trenches, the second year of the centenary offers a chance to turn people’s attention to the untold stories and contribution of women on the home front.
“We want to make a meaningful contribution to the anniversary by providing a different perspective on the conflict,” Diana said.
“We are asking contemporary artists to respond to the theme, and we will also display original historical items that tell of women’s experiences.
“If you would like to share your female relatives’ stories through letters, photographs, postcards and so on –even clothes or items made at the time because of shortages of resources – we want to hear from you.”
Exhibition curator, Elissa Blair believes this will be an important exhibition.
“This is an acknowledgment and celebration of women and their experiences of war,” she said. Hawkesbury Mayor, Councillor Kim Ford encourages anyone with items of interest to contact the Gallery so they may be included.
“The Hawkesbury community being what it is, I have no doubt that the women of the day did their bit, both in supporting the troops abroad and in keeping the home fires burning,” the Mayor said.
If you have any items of interest, please contact exhibition curator, Elissa Blair on 4560 4586 or [email protected]
Wait, weep and be worthy: women, the home front & war
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
1 April 2016 – 22 May 2016
Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Closed Tuesdays and public holidays
Weekends 10am – 3pm. FREE ENTRY