York's Art for ANZACs

Past Event


York's Art for ANZACs

Created by local artists in their studios or through CANWA Community Arts workshops, these silhouette figures are a deeply personal interpretation of the lives of the men who went to WW1 from York. Each artist was given background information about the character they have portrayed and the varied treatments reflect their individual approaches to what, at times, were harrowing stories. The hardships and roles of women at home are illustrated through figures depicting women’s lives and the tragic consequences of war.  Many of those who served and died are commemorated on an Honour Board of imposing grandeur, newly conserved thanks to a Lotterywest Anzac Grant in 2018, so holding the exhibition in the Town Hall upstairs gallery is a truly appropriate homecoming for these characters from York’s past. Works by Guy Brewster, Tim Burns, John Feeney and Louise Monte are included in the artworks that represent the tragedy of WW1.    793           

18 April – 18 May 2019

York Town Hall (upstairs)

Free entry

Event Details

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue: York Town Hall, 81 Avon Terrace, York

Enquiries

Contact: Shire of York

Phone: 96412233

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 18th April 2019