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Exhibition: ‘Capturing the Homefront’

Fri 3 November 2023, - Sat 10 February 2024,

Forty-nine stunning framed photographs reproduced from national and international collections reveal the remarkable parallels between Australia and the USA during the Pacific war including in industry, family life, the role of women and Japanese internment.

These images range from candid records that capture the intimacy of unplanned encounters between photographer and subject, to modernist techniques used to portray industry, to the deliberately composed scenes of soft propaganda.

The exhibition will be opened by exhibition curator Richard Wood on 3 November. Free, all welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by booking a free ticket Exhibition Opening: Capturing the Home Front Tickets, Fri 03/11/2023 at 6:00 pm | Eventbrite

There will also be a free floor talk to hear more about the stunning images on 4 November at 10 am. Reserve a spot here Curator Conversations – ‘Capturing the Home Front’ Tickets, Sat 04/11/2023 at 10:00 am | Eventbrite

On 16 January 2024 there will be a facilitated family tour that pulls back the curtain and shines a light on life at home in WWII. Reserve your spot here Family Tour – Capturing the Home Front Tickets, Tue 16/01/2024 at 11:00 am | Eventbrite


Fri 3 November 2023,
Sat 10 February
Event Category:


Local government area
Visual arts, Photography
Presenter's website
EVENT IMAGE credits (artist and/or photographer).
Dorothea Lange


Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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