[Free, Exhibitions, Online]
Ballarat Avenue of Honour
23 November 2020 - 14 March 2021
Art Gallery of Ballarat [i]
40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, VIC 3350
Daily, 10am – 5pm
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Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking
In honouring WW1 soldiers from the Ballarat region, photographer Trent Parke explores the tension that exists between an image captured at a moment in time, and the organic, evolving nature of a living memorial.
Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour is one of the earliest-known memorial avenues to have been planted in Victoria during WW1. In 2014, Parke created a series of images of trees in the Avenue for the international exhibition The First World War, presented in Bruges, Belgium. Drawn to the Avenue’s living memorial— where each tree stands for a particular life—Parke developed a work that illuminates the parallels between natural forms and the fates of the individuals they represent.