Still Action: The War Photography of Damien Parer

Still Action posterStill Action: The War Photography of Damien Parer is a photographic exhibition covering the work of Oscar-winner Damien Parer in North Africa, the Middle East and South West Pacific, prior to his tragic death in 1944.

Still Action was jointly developed by the Australian War Memorial and the Orange Regional Gallery. A curator was contracted to develop the exhibition (Neil McDonald), the photographs were produced by the Australian War Memorial's multi-media service unit, and were matted and framed by the Memorial's Conservation staff.

Parer was a very talented film-maker, winning Australia's first Oscar for the Cinesound newsreel Kokoda Frontline; many of the photographs shown in the exhibition were made from his films. Despite his success as a film maker, Parer continued to devote much of his time to still photography and the majority of the Still Action exhibition is made up of these images. This exhibition represents some of Damien Parers finest work.

Still Action: The War Photography of Damien Parer
Location Start Finish
Gold Coast Art Gallery 7/2/97 16/3/97
State Library of New South Wales 2/5/97 29/6/97
Hamilton Art Gallery 11/8/97 15/9/97
SA Country Venues Renmark, Waikerie, Loxton, Berri 1/10/97 7/1/98
Waverley City Gallery 15/2/98 22/3/98
Tamworth City Gallery 4/4/98 30/5/98
Manning Regional Art Gallery - Taree 25/6/98 19/7/98
Logan Art Gallery 27/7/98 30/8/98
Caloola Shire Public Gallery - Gympie 7/10/98 8/11/98
Bundaberg Arts Centre 22/12/98 31/1/99
Dalby Regional Gallery 4/2/99 3/3/99
Balonne River Gallery - Surat 5/3/99 21/3/99
Australian War Memorial Special Exhibition Space 31/3/99 25/7/99
Albury Regional Art Centre 6/8/99 5/9/99
Horsham Art Gallery 28/9/99 31/10/99
RAAF Museum, Point Cook 9/11/99 22/2/00
Maroondah Art Gallery 1/2/01 26/3/01
Mildura Arts Centre 1/12/01 13/1/02
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery 23/1/02 17/3/02