Reconnaissance

A Multi Media Exhibition at Watch This Space Gallery.

I was never given a story as a child to explain the absence of a father. It was a taboo subject. In 2010 I investigated this hidden story. I discovered that my father flew Catalina flying boats, out of Darwin, throughout the Pacific region in the final stages of World War II. His RAAF flying log book and cloth escape maps (carried by pilots when flying over enemy territory), along with family photos and archival footage have provided the primary source material for this video/installation work.

categories:
Archival Film Still, courtesy of The Australian War Memorial
When:
Opening: Friday 13 May, 6 - 9pm. Artist Talk: Sat 21 May, 10.30 - 11.30am. Opening Hours: Wed - Friday, 12 - 5pm, Sat 10 - 2pm. Exhibition runs 13 May - 3 June.
13 May3 June 2016
Time:
Until 5pm
Where:
Watch This Space Gallery, 4/9 George Cres