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Help us solve an historical puzzle!

Untitled.Showa allows its audience to help solve an historic puzzle. Come explore a collection of photographs of Japanese people taken in Japan, mostly from the 1930s to the1960, that were found in Geelong – but no one knows how they got there.

Untitled.Showa has a lofty goal; they aim to find ways to unite or reunite the original prints with the people in the photographs, their family, the copyright holder/s or to an appropriate archive. The reward is that the audience gets to participate in real time with the unfolding of an exciting contemporary/historical story. 

Untitled.Showa Exhibition

Friday 16 July to Sunday 8 August, Ground Floor, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

The Untitled.Showa Exhibition features large scale prints of some images from the historical photographic collection of the same name, accompanied by interactive multimedia elements. Join us at the Dome to see if you can help solve the mystery of these photos!

Online Workshops

Learn about found photography as an art form, creatively respond, and interact with the Untitled.Showa photographic collection to find clues to reunite them with their rightful owners.

  • Tuesday 20 July, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 21 July: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A Geelong Japanese Story                                          
Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 31 August

Inspired by family photographs displayed in the Untitled.Showa exhibition, the Heritage Centre has curated a display offering unique insights into the recorded history of Japanese families in Geelong. Find out more here.

Update about Launch Event - 13 July

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret that the launch event for the Untitled.Showa exhibition, scheduled to take place at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Sunday 18 July, has been cancelled. We are currently investigating the possibility of rescheduling the event and we will be in contact. We thank you for your understanding, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.


You can learn more about Untitled.Showa on their website or you can watch this YouTube video for a short overview:


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