Snapshot Photography and Migrant Women: A Tasmanian Experience

Opens 18-03-2016,  closes 22-05-2016

Argyle Gallery 4

SnapshotPost-war, thousands of migrant women from Britain and Europe arrived in Tasmania, and along with migrant men and children they were part of the largest number of free migrants to arrive in such a short period of time in the island state.

This exhibition will give Tasmanians the chance to hear the fascinating stories of these migrant women, told through their snapshots and their own voices retelling their experiences.

These stories have been collected by Dr Nicolá Goc, Researcher at the University of Tasmania, by using snapshot photographs to assist the women in recalling their memories of their migrant experience.

Their stories show how they made sense of the experience of migration, and expressed feelings of longing and loss, hope and aspiration through their family photographs.

Image details: Ieva Saulis, who migrated to Australia from Latvia with her family in 1950.

Find out more about the display Everyone is Human: Stories of Recent Migration, which is running in conjunction with this exhibition.

Educators may also be interested in a special Professional Enrichment session with Dr Goc on Wednesday 2 May 2016 titled 'Creating and Preserving Oral Histories'. For more information, download a flyer.