Exhibitions    Lines of Communication

29.10.14 to 16.11.14

Incinerator Art Space

2 Small St Willoughby Sydney NSW

 

Like a worn and discarded garment the traces of human touch evident in a handwritten message can bear some ephemeral memory of a life. Just as a piece of clothing can take on the odour and even shape of a person, the gestures in handwriting reflect a unique individuality.

These elements constitute the starting point for Lines of Communication, a photographic exhibition that examines the combination of these two aspects of memory in another context. Reflecting on written communications during traumatic times between servicemen, their comrades and loved ones, this exhibition journeys from the First World War through to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Photography of original documents and images from the State Library of NSW and the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, together with hand stitching, and vintage textiles converge in Lines of Communication to contemplate expression through hand and typewritten text, memory, life and loss.

Unidentified Australian soldier by Rhonda Pryor

Unidentified Australian soldier  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, vintage textiles, hand stitching

78 x 52 cm (framed)

Installation view, Pitt St, Rabaul by Rhonda Pryor

Installation view, Pitt St, Rabaul  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

Installation view, Greetings, News, Deeper in the mud, Missing, ... Let us sleep now by Rhonda Pryor

Installation view, Greetings, News, Deeper in the mud, Missing, ... Let us sleep now  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, mixed media

One hundred gestures (detail) by Rhonda Pryor

One hundred gestures (detail)  2014

Archival print on cotton rag, vintage textiles, hand stitching

variable

Tracer Bullets by Rhonda Pryor

Tracer Bullets  2014

archival pigment print on cotton rag

49 x 75 cm

One hundred gestures by Rhonda Pryor

One hundred gestures  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, vintage textiles, hand stitching

variable

Perfectly Helpless by Rhonda Pryor

Perfectly Helpless  2014

archival pigment print on cotton rag

75 x 49 cm

The Dream by Rhonda Pryor

The Dream  2014

archival pigment print on cotton rag

75 x 49 cm

Testimonies by Rhonda Pryor

Testimonies  2014

Archival pigment print on polyester georgette

variable

Weep by Rhonda Pryor

Weep  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, polyester georgette, vintage silk thread, hand stitching

49 x 75 cm

Pitt St by Rhonda Pryor

Pitt St  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag

49 x 75 cm

News by Rhonda Pryor

News  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, silk & mohair yarn, hand stitching

75 x 49 cm

Missing by Rhonda Pryor

Missing  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, silk & mohair yarn, hand stitching

65.5 x 45.5 cm (framed)

... Let us sleep now by Rhonda Pryor

... Let us sleep now  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, vintage linen thread, hand stitiching

65.5 x 45.5 cm (framed)

Deeper in the mud by Rhonda Pryor

Deeper in the mud  2014

Archival pigment print on cotton rag, mixed media

65.5 x 45.5 cm (framed)