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Gallery Lane Cove

164 Longueville Road,

Lane Cove NSW 2066

 

 

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Gallery Lane Cove

PO Box 4083

Lane Cove NSW 1595

 

Contact

61 (2) 9428 4898

info@gallerylanecove.com.au

 

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm

Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm

Closed Public Holidays

 

Gallery Lane Cove is a Lane Cove Council facility managed by Centrehouse Inc.

We acknowledge the Cameraygal people as traditional owners and soverign custodians of the land on which Gallery Lane Cove is situated, and we extend our respects to all First Nations people

 

 

 

© 2013 by Gallery Lane Cove.

What's on: September 2015
 

 

CONVICT MOTHERS OF AUSTRALIA

Megan Jones

 

15 September - 3 October

Opening with artist

Wednesday 16 September from 6pm 

 

Almost 25,000 mostly young working class girls were transported to Australia, sent to become wives and servants of men, to ‘civilize’ and populate the new country.

Once in Australia women were assigned as servants or allocated to men as wives. Until a Female Factory was built in Parramatta in 1821 there was little accommodation for them. Factories served as holding depot, hospital, nursery and gaol, continuing the government’s intrusion into their lives. This included removing their children into Orphan Schools at age three.

 Women were not passive victims, however, and found ways to resist and defy the institutions surrounding them. This series explores their experiences, realistically or symbolically. 

 

artist CV - Megan Jones

online catalgoue

 

Free Public Lecture:

Fractured Families: life on the margins in colonial Australia by

Dr Tanya Evans, writer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern History, Macquarie University

Friday, 2 October from 11am