Remember Me – The lost diggers of Vignacourt

Friday 02 March - Sunday 29 April, 2018
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm Closed: Mondays and public holidays
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
27 Sixth St, Murray Bridge
08 8539 1420

Come and visit this extremely moving Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition in it’s last South Australian stop at Murray Bridge Gallery.

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt  tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, the photographs made by the Thuillier family enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia. The Thuillier collection covers many of the significant aspects of Australian involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians.

The exhibition showcases a selection of the photographs as handmade traditional darkroom prints and draws on the Memorial’s own collections to tell the story of these men in their own voices.

Presented courtesy  of the Kerry Stokes collection, the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection. Please contact the Murray Bridge Gallery on 08 8539 1420 if you have any further questions relating to this exhibition.

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