Framed and ready for exhibition!

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.

 Framed and awaiting delivery to Gatakers Artspace, the prints for the Australian debut of ‘Recovering The Past’ are pictured at framers Artplus, Bundaberg.

Framed and awaiting delivery to Gatakers Artspace, the prints for the Australian debut of ‘Recovering The Past’ are pictured at framers Artplus, Bundaberg.

Exhibition prints for 'Recovering The Past's Australian debut

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.

 Artist Ian Alderman with the prints destined for the Australian debut of ‘Recovering The Past’

Artist Ian Alderman with the prints destined for the Australian debut of ‘Recovering The Past’

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.

Australia's Queensland state government awards Recovering The Past exhibition funding!

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:

Front cover recognition for 'Recovering The Past'

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.

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Photography inspires poetry

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

'Recovering The Past' opens to the public

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.


Exhibition of 'Recovering The Past' begins in Ypres

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.