An impressive 3567 visitors viewed ‘Recovering The Past’ at the Gladstone Regional Gallery. Comments on the exhibition forwarded from the venue have been very positive; with ‘evocative’ and ‘very moving’ being amongst them.
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Having relocated from Gladston to Bundaberg, ‘Recovering The Past, has once again opened its doors to the Australian public.
The ‘Hinkler Hall of Aviation’ will host the exhibition till Sunday 28th April 2019, this unique project will once again raise the profile of the consequences of the Great War suffered by Australian society.
The second of the eight scheduled Queensland venues to exhibit ‘Recovering The Past’, the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery has hung the artworks in the beautiful heritage listed rooms of this magnificent 1930’s building.
The gallery’s staff have created an impressive display of this project, the venue’s period surroundings perfectly compliment the important heritage aspect of this exhibitions narrative.
Hanging proudly at this venue for a period of ten weeks, this unique project will continue to raise the awareness of ‘consequences of war’ to all who visit this exhibition.
The end of Recovering The Past's Australian debut and a fantastic first step on the project's tour of Queensland
Artist Ian Alderman pictured amongst the artworks of ‘Recovering The Past’ at its all-important and overwhelmingly successful first display to the Australian public.
This crucially important Australian debut would not have been possible without the essential support of the Queensland government’s Anzac100 Lasting Legacies scheme, the members of RSL Maryborough sub-branch, and Gatakers artspace. The artist would like to convey his sincere thanks to each of these organisations for making this event a reality.
The more than seven years of painstaking effort was involved with bringing this project to Australia and has been rewarded with fantastic critique from its visitors. The final word on this first display is reserved for the generous review left on this website’s comments section by ‘Michael’, a visitor to this exhibition:
I was transfixed by the powerful message conveyed by this exhibition. It is not only a testament to the suffering subjected to the men and women who were immersed in this saw-toothed savagery, but, also the families who were bereaved and those who suffered well after their loved ones returned home.
The exhibition is so poignant that it goes beyond the Great War, it's message is just as potent in our time.
The exhibition’s debut here in Australia has been exceptionally well received. Below, some of the many visitors with who the artist has had the pleasure to meet in the past few days.
After more than seven years of production, ‘Recovering The Past’ finally goes on display to the Australian public!
On show at Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough till 25th November, this is the first venue on a eight stop tour of Queensland. This beautiful display is proudly funded by the Queensland government’s Anzac100 Lasting Legacies scheme - www.qld.gov.au/anzac100
After a terrific effort by the staff of Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, the 25 artworks of ‘Recovering The Past’ are installed. This is the first exhibition featuring all 25 images, needless to say it looks terrific!
Gatakers artspace will shortly take delivery of the 25 framed prints of ‘Recovering The Past’.
This exciting development brings the Australian debut of this unique project ever nearer. The fine art prints were produced specifically by Genesis Imaging and were funded by The Queensland Governments Anzac100 Lasting Legacies scheme - click here for details
A full set of 25 large format prints for the Australian debut of ‘Recovering The Past’ have been produced and safely delivered to Australia.
Destined for the upcoming exhibition at Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, on Australia’s Fraser Coast, details of additional venues for the exhibition of this project will be announced soon.
Venue and exhibition dates for November's exciting launch of 'Recovering The Past' to the Australian public
'Recovering The Past' will formerly open its doors to the Australian public at Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough on Queensland's Fraser Coast commencing Monday 29th October 2018.
This exciting development has been made possible through significant support from Queensland Anzac Centenary large grants program, Gatakers Artspace and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.
All 25 compelling images of this ground breaking project will feature at this exhibition running from Monday 29th October to Sunday 25th November 2018.
Artist Ian Alderman will be present throughout the duration of the exhibition to further explain the project and conduct group tours.
Recovering The Past has proudly been awarded highly significant funding by Australia's Queensland state government for an exhibition of the project beginning in November 2018.
The result of a collaboration between the artist and Returned & Services League's Maryborough sub-branch, the successful funding application will provide 'Recovering The Past' with its first and crucial step onto Australian soil.
Details of the exhibition's venue and timings will be announced here shortly.
All inquiries regarding this exhibition should be forwarded to the artist on:
Issue 21.3 of The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction is now in print.
This leading industry journal has chosen to feature 'Recovering The Past' on its cover. This is a significant and welcome recognition of the project and it's universal message.
Leading industry publication 'The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction' has given 'Recovering The Past' the privilege of featuring on the front cover of its latest edition.
This journal is the longest continuous source of information on humanitarian mine action, Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and conventional weapons destruction (CWD) in the world, its recognition of 'Recovering The Past's artistic contribution to 'post conflict reconciliation' is therefore of great significance.
My thanks to Professor Kenneth Rutherford, Director of Centre for International Stabilisation and Recovery, and Managing Editor Jennifer Risser for creating this opportunity to share the project to its unique global community.
Click here to view or download the journal
A very rewarding development for me as the artist to receive an email with a difference, courtesy of Daniel Packham, a recent visitor to the current exhibition of 'Recovering The Past'.
In his email, Daniel explained how the exhibition had prompted him to put pen to paper; the result, this very fine poem entitled 'Iron Harvest'.
Raining from a steel sky,
The iron reaper seeks it's Mark,
What horror, descending in a breath,
To harvest fear and flesh.
Entombed in subterranean slumber,
The reaper ascends,
Through season on season,
Through time and earth,
A century passed by,
Unshackled ,re emerged,
To seek its crop of tears,
Beneath an Autumn sky.
My sincere thanks to Daniel, and his able demonstration of how one artistic medium can inspire another
British Prime Minister Theresa May views the exhibition of 'Recovering The Past' on her official visit to Ypres to mark the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele. Picture (left to right) Ian Alderman, Dominiek Dendooven, Theresa May
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Several examples of the fantastic response the project is generating from the visitors to the current exhibition of 'Recovering The Past' in Ypres.
The exhibition of 'Recovering The Past' has finally begun at the 'In Flanders Fields' museum with fantastic levels of enthusiastic feedback from its visitors. Seventeen of the project's images are on display, at this most extraordinary of venues.
Another positive review of 'Recovering The Past' this time from Belgian national newspaper De Standard.
Recovering The Past takes the stage at the Eminent 'In Flanders Fields Museum' Ypres for a period of 6 months. Featuring in the temporary exhibition entitled 'Total War in Flanders', the project will be exhibited to the many national and international visitors to Ypres during the significant centenary commemorations to the Third Battle of Ypres, or as it commonly referred to, 'Passchendaele'. Many thanks to curator Piet Chielens for this extraordinary opportunity to display this unique project to the public at such a poignant moment in the commemorations of the Great War.