To commemorate Anzac Day 2017, Canberra based artist and winner of the 2006 Gallipoli Art Prize Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager will be exhibiting The Gallipoli Series ‘Standing Room Only for Heroes’ at the Corowa Art Space.
This powerful and provocative collection of paintings and drawings captures the raw emotion of war.
Federation Council Social, Community and Cultural Planning Officer Wendy Thompson said it was a great honour to have the series showcased in Corowa.
“Margaret Hadfield-Zorgdrager’s artwork is just breathtaking and we are really thrilled to see that it will be brought here to showcase in Corowa,” she said.
“Her work tells details great depth and the more you look at her paintings the more they reveal about the story she has excelled at capturing.”
The Gallipoli themed collection, which began from a six-day visit to the Gallipoli peninsula in 2004, commemorates the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel.
The works are the result of Margaret’s visual exploration of the present and past history of wars.
Hadfield-Zorgdrager paints in all mediums and her landscapes and portraits have received numerous art awards including finalist of Gallipoli Art Prize 13 times.
Six of her paintings were exhibited by the Australian Government between 2010 and 2012 in the Netherlands, Turkey and France.
The Gallipoli Series is a joint inspiration and collaboration with writer and military historian Dr Kathryn Spurling.
Dr Spurling, a research Associate at Flinders University, will accompany Margaret Hadfiled-Zorgdrager at Corowa Art Space for the opening of the exhibition on Thursday, April 20 at 6pm.
The exhibition will run from April 20 till May 18.
Corowa Art Space is located at the Civic Centre, Corowa.
This special exhibition to commemorate Anzac Day 2017 is proudly supported by Federation Council.