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Batavia: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 at 1:58:00 PM

This exhibition follows new discoveries by researchers from the The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum into the 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia and the mutiny, murder and incredible feats of survival it sparked, as reinterpreted by artists Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth, researchers Alistair Paterson, Daniel Franklin, Paul Bourke, Jeremy Green, Corioli Souter, and filmmakers Jan Andriesse and Maarten de Kroon. Together, their work presents a collective understanding of the Batavia wreck through photogrammetry, scanning (X-Ray, MRI), digital prints, virtual tours,the mechanics of the camera obscura, artist books and paintings.

Image: Robert Cleworth, arm and seascape, 2016, oil on canvas, 95 x 84cm. University of Western Australia Art Collection.

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