Annabel Nowlan

Empty Promise

Investigates an important yet overlooked piece of rural history: The Post World War 1 Soldier Settlement Scheme.

Ex-servicemen and their families were granted what were often uncleared blocks of land in isolated, marginal farming areas. The artist’s family were among them. In her community in Bimbi, in south-west New South Wales, no one ever talked about the failures in these settler sites.

This beautiful, moving body of work illuminates the relationships of place, history and personal experience

In my art practice I seek to illuminate, rather than illustrate, relationships of place, history and personal experience. In this body of work I seek to draw attention to an important yet overlooked piece of rural history; the post WW1 Soldier Settlement Scheme.

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Please join us for the launch on Friday March 1st, 6.30-8pm
Address: RRRTAG – 520 Corangamite lake Road, Cororooke

Exhibition dates: March 1- 31

Image copyrite: “Blackout” Annabel Nowlan. Information supplied by Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Gallery.

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