Woodford Academy Open Day – Talk and Exhibition
A message from Woodford Academy Management Committee:
Woodford Academy is proud to present: The Blue Labyrinth – Since the Dawn of Time. Join author Bruce Cameron, as he discusses the history of the Blue Labyrinth, an area of stunning natural beauty in the Blue Mountains National Park. The Blue Labyrinth is bounded by the main Blue Mountains range from Glenbrook to Wentworth Falls, stretching along Kings Tableland to Warragamba Dam and along the Nepean River to Glenbrook Creek. Bruce grew up in Glenbrook and has been walking the creeks and ridges for over 50 years. With a fascination for Aboriginal and European history, he has recorded the human occupation of the Labyrinth over many years. From Aboriginal art sites to stories from early bushwalkers, the Labyrinth is a place of wonder and intrigue. Bruce is employed with Fire & Rescue NSW and has written three books on the history of the Blue Mountains and has contributed to magazines such as Wild.
Woodford Academy’s open day is also the last opportunity to view Vivienne Dadour’s engaging exhibition, Correspondence: The War Illustrated 1940–50. Commenced in 2015, Correspondence exhibits a collection of hand written correspondence by members of the McManamey family and friends from 1940–50, sourced from the Woodford Academy archives and private collections. The correspondence reveals particular concerns during World War II and in the post-war period, and serves to record and share valuable insights into the texture of daily life and thought from this period. The exhibition features two text-based, site-specific installations and photo/digital artworks referencing aspects of the site and collection by artist Vivienne Dadour.
When: Saturday 21 July,
Where: Woodford Academy, 90-92 Great Western Highway, Woodford NSW 2778
Cost: Adults $6, Concession/Child (4-16 yrs) $4, Family $15 (2 adults, 2 children)
Guided Tours – $2 per person
(on street parking available on Vale Road)