Tuesday, December 4, 2012

History transforms itself into art

Michelle Mitolo, from Playford Council, with one of the posters at
Davoren Park shops, showing the centre on a busy day half a century ago.

I love when history transforms itself into art on public display.  Earlier this year History SA commissioned artist, Peter Drew to paste up some of their images from the glass negative collection around the streets of Adelaide. People looked at giant historic photographs pasted on the outside of buildings.  People stared at history in the face.

Recently the Playford Council celebrated Peachey Belts 50th year.  Part of this celebration is a Photographic Paste Up Art Exhibition.  A selection of photographs depicting life in the Peachey Belt in the 1950’s and 60’s are being displayed around Davoren Park as part of the Peachey Belt 50th Birthday celebrations.

To view some of the images, click on the Facebook link.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.395476287199684.95226.322406691173311&type=1

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