Projectdocument: Enquiries/Inquiries – Perspectives on War

2014 - 2019
Blue Mountains Region, NSW
Images- AIF march through Katoomba 1940, (L-R) Elsa Mayo, WW2 Ambulance driver 1943; Anna and Mat Tonkin, Red Cross Hostel Mt Victoria 1945; Lily Walter and family, Migrants Katoomba 1950 / Community archival contributions projection  

Call to Blue Mountains Communities to contribute photographic and written documents from WW2 and post WW2 for inclusion in a significant exhibition Projectdocument: Enquiries/Inquiries –Perspectives on War, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba. August-September 2019.

Projectdocument: Enquiries/Inquiries –Perspectives on War was developed in 2014 by Artist Vivienne Dadour to investigate public and private archives concerning the complexities of identity and place in the Blue Mountains Region, NSW during WW2 and Post WW2.

In 2016 the project was further developed to invite Blue Mountains communities, artists, writers and historians to participate in an exhibition August-September 2019 at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba-to coincide with the 80th year anniversary of the commencement WW2.

Intrinsic to the artistic vision of the project is the facilitation of a deep engagement with the historical and political landscape of the Blue Mountains during WW2 and post WW2. Blue Mountains community members are invited to contribute personal WW2 and post WW2 photographic and written documents for inclusion in the exhibition. Contributions will be copied to form a pictorial display as part of the exhibition within the gallery.

For further information please contact Vivienne Dadour email