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Anxiety and Wonder

200 Convicts. One Boat.

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This exhibition tells the stories of convicts who sailed from the British Isles to Australia. Some could not read or write, some had never seen the ocean before. Most were transported for petty crimes, and all left someone they loved behind – children, husbands, wives, parents.

Using mixed media collage emerging artist Eleanor Leleu tells their dramatic true stories of love and survival, crime and punishment, elation and sadness.

Australia was completely different to the convicts’ homelands.
Most of them made it.

EXHIBITION DATES:
Thursday 2 – Thursday 30 June 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm weekdays / 10:00am – 4:00pm weekends

EXHIBITION OPENING:
Wednesday 1 June 2016 @ 6:30pm
Exhibition to be opened by Jodi Chivers, a Tasmanian visual artist with convict heritage.

ARTIST TALK: Finding Andrew… Making Art from Archives
Saturday 11 June 2016 @ 1:00pm
Eleanor Leleu explores the theme of transforming historical written records and oral history anecdotes into visual images.

Image Credits: Eleanor Leleu

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Anxiety and Wonder

Salamanca Arts Centre
77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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