ATTACK: Japanese midget submarines in Sydney Harbour
On the night of 31 May 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered the waters of Sydney Harbour - the surprise attack resulted in chaos and panic in the nation's largest and oldest city and left an indelible mark on Australian identity and the course of our history. 2012 is the 70th Anniversary of these events, and mark this important anniversary, Mosman Art Gallery has commissioned artist Ken Done to interpret and respond to this remarkable story.
In a new series of fourteen powerful and evocative paintings, Ken Done explores these historical events and their impact on Australian society. The resulting exhibition ATTACK: Japanese midget submarines in Sydney Harbour is a compelling and culturally sensitive body of work that deals with themes of empire, self-sacrifice, death, destruction and honour.
Opening: Friday 30 November, 6pm
Watch a video with Ken Done in conversation about his current works
Image: Ken Done, caught in the net, 2011
Friday 30 November 2012 to Sunday 27 January 2013
546 Dean Street
Albury NSW 2640
Phone: (02) 6043 5800
This is a free event.