Populate or Perish!

Anja Loughhead

5 Mar 2015 to 15 Mar 2015

This exhibition presents the culmination of a year long residency with CCAS spent trawling through public archives. Loughhead’s exhibition Populate or Perish! is a visual ‘survey’ of the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre, active in Albury-Wodonga from 1947 - 70.

Anja Loughhead uses newspaper clippings and found photographs to reveal a sinister undercurrent in Australia's migration history. With a dry sense of humour Loughhead’s body of work is a never ending sneer at the way in which Australia continues to record and transmit its history through publication.

The Census , 2015, augmented books, dimensions variable


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