WHAT THE SEA NEVER TOLD

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 
5 may  -  8 July 2018


  

The exhibition, commissioned by Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, takes as its starting point the little known 1892 drowning of fifteen young men in Port Phillip Bay. 

The drowned young men were members of the local football team returning by sea from playing a game of Australian Rules Football against district rivals Mordialloc. The boat they were traveling in, a 28 ft fishing yawl named Process, never made it back to Mornington. All aboard perished, only four bodies were ever found. 

Whilst focussed on this tragic event, which remains one of Victoria's worst sailing disasters and is still regarded as the greatest tragedy in Australia's footballing history, the project also has resonance with contemporary global concerns regarding hope, risk and loss of life at sea.

What the Sea Never Told features large format Ilfochrome photographs, a 13 metre 15 minute multi channel HD moving image projection and a publication. 

 See mprg.morpen.vic.gov.au for details.


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