PARALLEL 1930: BROKEN HILL WOMEN IN THE 1930s

A group exhibition of recent work by members of the Gaara Arts group in Broken Hill. The Women Artists of Gaara Arts aim to broaden the experiences and skills of women who live in both the rural and remote areas of our community.

Art Exhibition previously on at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 06 March 2010 to Sunday 11 April 2010

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Published by Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on Wednesday 24 March 2010.
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The 1930’s were very important years in Australia’s history, in particular Broken Hill. Women were silent achievers but the newspapers during that period spoke of women’s fashion to the very detail of the buttons on their dresses, who escorted whom and the quotations of what was discussed. Dates and details of parties, holidays and visitors were recorded. Public activities were the spring fair, fancy dress, baby shows, dancing, apron parades or a cake competition. Activities were based around the church, sporting groups and picnics.