Honouring our World War II Veterans.
On Anzac Day 2015, the Australian Institute of Professional Photography embarked on a nationwide project for the Anzac Centenary to photograph Australia’s surviving World War II veterans – many now in their late nineties.
In South Australia alone 1050 portraits were taken over a seven month period. Presenting a selection of these works, this exhibition provides a snapshot of our remaining South Australian men and women who served in World War II, honouring their service and the service of those who are no longer with us.
Country Arts SA is proud to host the first regional showing of Wish Me Luck: Honouring our World War II Veterans in the Riverland’s Chaffey Theatre. Country Arts SA is dedicated to telling regional stories and this extraordinary exhibition is important in bringing together our community to hear the stories of our WWII veterans, and acknowledging the wisdom that they offer us as our elders. We are working with our local RSL to ensure that all of our community, particularly our young people have access to this exhibition. Schools and community groups are invited to book in for guided tours of the exhibition.
Please call the Chaffey Theatre on 8586 1800 for enquiries. Country Arts SA also invites Riverland residents to submit a creative piece in any medium responding to Wish Me Luck. The winning piece will be displayed in the Chaffey Theatre from 1 – 5 May as part of History Month. Wish Me Luck: Honouring our World War II Veterans is on at the Chaffey Theatre from Tuesday 14 March until Friday 5 May. The exhibition will be open on ANZAC Day from 11:30am to 12:30pm.” FREE entry during normal office hours.
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