I went to a thought provoking Symposium yesterday “Somewhere in France, Somewhere in Australia” at the Queensland Museum http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/. There were interesting papers presented including one on the French Mission to Australia in 1918 and stories relating to Australians who fought in France in World War 1. There were some amazing objects with stories to tell that relate to WW1. Descendants of the owners of the items were also in the audience giving the objects a tangible link to our history.
The relationship between France and Australia cultivated through WW1- a horrendous moment in history – will forever be a relationship of shared memories, lasting friendships and future endeavours.
It is through the ANZAC Centenary that I will be taking inspiration for new clay works. More to come ………..
Happy clay days