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Portraits of Memory

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council warmly invites you to attend the launch of a special public arts project, Portraits of Memory, commencing at 5.30pm on Monday 18 April at the Glasshouse Cnr Clarence & Hay Streets, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Portraits of Memory has been funded through the Australian Government from the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program and has resulted in two large scale outdoor digital projected works that acknowledge the impact that the ANZAC spirit has had within the local community today.

Stories and footage of community members hold­ing objects of personal significance, have  been captured in large scale portraits providing us with an exhibition of memory-pieces that connect us today to the experiences of Australians at war.

The films have been curated by Esem Projects, a public arts and heritage group who work with digital storytelling platforms to create multi-platform artworks across digital projection, sound, archives and digital media.  The project has worked closely in collaboration with the Port Macquarie Hastings community, including the local RSL, Port Macquarie Museum and Family History Society.

These digital artworks will be projected onto the building walls of Port Macquarie Historic Courthouse and the Ritz building during the evenings from 18 April – 3 May.

If you would like to attend the launch please RSVP to Port Macquarie-Hasting Council by calling Jody Hillier on (02) 6581 8055 or jody.hillier@pmhc.nsw.gov.au by Friday 15 April. Non alcoholic drinks and nibbles will be provided.