One in, All In
14 February 2020 - April 2020
An exhibition sharing untold stories of Aboriginal South Australian Veterans of the Vietnam War.
VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN is a contemporary exhibition that explores, expresses, and acknowledges Aboriginal veterans service before, during and after the Vietnam War.
Featuring a collection of works by twelve Aboriginal artists, the exhibition acts as a collective response to our current need to uncover and give voice to those to those who have remained silent throughout history.
The ten selected artists have creatively responded to the recorded interviews of ten Aboriginal veterans from South Australia. An additional two artists were also commissioned to create work in acknowledgement of the service of South Australia’s Aboriginal Vietnam veterans – both living and passed.
Together, the works capture the personal stories and military history of our Aboriginal veterans – inviting us to pause, reflect, recognise and honour our South Australian Aboriginal veterans. We can learn a lot from their stories, taking a lead from the Australian Army and Navy where it was and still is, one in all in.
For Country, for culture, for the ones that survived, and the ones who didn’t make it home, we acknowledge, we honour and we remember them.
Curated by Jessica Clark
Artists: Allan Collins, Brad Darkson, Beaver Lennon, Hayley Millar-Baker, Clem Newchurch, Lavene Ngatokorua, Sandra Saunders, Damien Shen, Major Sumner AM, James Tylor, Tony Wilson, and Raymond Zada.
Veterans: Private Francis Howard Clarke, Corporal Gordon Joseph Franklin, Private Gilbert George Green, Corporal Leslie Brian Kropinyeri, Lance Corporal Kenneth Cleland Laughton, Sergeant Jeffrey Phillip McCormack, Seaman Ivan Clyde McKenzie, Lance Corporal John Anthony Parmenter, Craftsman Richard Edward Sansbury, Stewardess Marjorie Tripp AO.
Image: Raymond ZADA