Michelle Roberts

Michelle Roberts

Minister for Housing and Works; Indigenous Affairs; Heritage; Land Information

    Digital Art taking us back in time

    24/06/2008 12:00 AM

    Land Information Minister Michelle Roberts today officially opened the ‘Mapping Time - The Lost Generation’ digital art exhibition at Landgate’s head office in Midland.


    Mrs Roberts said history and modern technology had merged to become an art project illustrating the transformation of the Swan region over time.


    “The exhibition is an innovative and visually stimulating way to learn about the development of our community and the people who are part of it,” she said.


    The exhibition is part of a broader project known as ‘The Lost Generation’, which was developed in partnership with Disability Services Commission Accommodation Service Directorate (DSC ASD); Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia (DADAA Inc); and the City of Swan.


    “The first stage of The Lost Generation project enabled people with intellectual disabilities to tell their stories that were considered lost, through short films,” the Minister said.


    Mrs Roberts said the ‘Mapping Time - The Lost Generation’ exhibition was the culmination of an ongoing art project which had been running at Landgate for several months.


    “Staff, their family and friends were invited to contribute their old photos and images depicting their own lives in historical Midland,” she said.


    The Minister said the group worked in collaboration with DADAA artists and took part in art workshops.


    “I am proud that ‘The Lost Generation’ project started here in the City of Swan and that Landgate has embraced the opportunities to take part in and host this fantastic exhibition,” she said.


    Mapping Time - The Lost Generation exhibition runs from June 24 to July 7.


    Minister's office -  9213 6600