ALCOA MANDURAH ART GALLERY

Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210

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THE WHIMSICAL MENAGERIE

JILL FRYER AND JOHN PANNELL

FOYER GALLERY

FRIDAY 6 APRIL - SUNDAY 29 APRIL.

 

An exhibition of illustrations by artist Jill Fryer and “The Whimsical Menagerie” book launch by author John Pannell

 

Jill’s drawings and paintings have been an important part her life. Jill’s love of life and art stems from her parents encouragement to observe the world around us and this she has translated into her present series of artworks for the book “The Whimsical Menagerie” by author John Pannell.

 

John Pannell’s book “The Whimsical Menagerie” is a result of jotting down what John calls Silly Verses about Australian animals, which his parents read to their children. Day by day and week by week the collection grew until it became obvious that we had a book.

CAMERA ON GALLIPOLI

MAIN GALLERY

FRIDAY 6 APRIL - SUNDAY 29 APRIL.

 

The exhibition consists of a series of 39 historic photographs taken at Gallipoli printed on large aluminum panels, plus 6 didactic panels.

 

In 1915 soldier and surgeon Sir Charles Ryan captured the Australians’ experience on Gallipoli via a series of candid photographs. Ryan’s sensitivity, his empathy with those on both sides, and his eye for the remarkable – and the remarkable in the everyday – are apparent in his photographic work. These images take us behind the stirring accounts of battle being reported at home to reveal the dry, forbidding landscape, tired troops in the trenches, squalid dug-outs, and the horrendous task of burying the dead. Here, in Ryan’s display of mate-ship, stoicism and dogged endurance, is the spirit of Anzac.

 

Beyond the photographs in the exhibition is the story of Charles Ryan’s remarkable life, encompassing his service as a doctor with the Turkish army in 1877–78, his close encounter with Ned Kelly, whom he treated at Glenrowan, his time as a leading Melbourne surgeon, his long service as a senior military officer, and the high civil and military recognition extended to him by his peers

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