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.
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!
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.
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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The Barwon Heads Library will be reopening on Friday 30 July, from the usual opening time,
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival in 2021, to allow us time to undertake a thorough review of the festival format. We hope that the festival will be back in 2022, and will continue to share updates on our website and social media channels.
All Geelong Regional Libraries branches and mobile libraries are open!
All libraries and mobile library services will remain closed until Wednesday 28 July (at the usual branch opening time), pending any further instructions from the government.
Due to the recent announcement of a statewide lockdown , Geelong Regional Libraries will be closing all branches and mobile library services from Thursday 15 July (at the usual branch closing time).
Please note that the case identified at Barwon Heads Primary School resulted in the Barwon Heads Library being closed from Thursday 15 July as a precaution.