Garry DOLAN / Villers-Bretonneux 2015 / Watercolour on canvas / 78 Ã-- 62cm
Garry DOLAN / Villers-Bretonneux 2015 / Watercolour on canvas / 78 Ã-- 62cm USQ Photography

War reimagined: WWI photos given new life for exhibition

HISTORIC war photographs have been turned into pieces of art as part of a new exhibition at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

The exhibition, curated by USQ academics Dr Martin Kerby and Associate Professor Janet McDonald, re-imagines photographs by official World War One photographer Captain Frank Hurley.

Dr Kerby, a senior lecturer in USQ's School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood, said the exhibition had provided eight contemporary artists with the opportunity to re-imagine WWI through a contemporary lens.

He said Hurley's photographs of the war-torn landscape of the Western Front and the Middle East were hauntingly beautiful and iconic.

"The photographs provide an appropriate starting point for a re-imagining by the artists in this exhibition because they transcend the context in which they were created," Dr Kerby said.

Read the full story at the Toowoomba Chronicle


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