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Sue Ford, Australia


 Somewhere In France, 1917
Clemenger Trust, Melbourne, 1999

essay by Isobel Crombie 

 34 offset images on cards (18.0 x 10.0 cm) published in a limited edition of 500 copies in soft wrap around box. Photograph from the collection of Jim Keating “Australian soldiers swimming in the Suez Canal Egypt c. 1915” is reproduced on cover. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Somewhere in France: 1917 is a post-humous collaboration between Sue Ford and her grandfather Jim (James Edward Keating, 1888-1972) who served in the First World War. This collaborative work was inspired by his war journals. The artist’s images feature prints of classical busts with her grandfather’s powerful diary entries printed on back of each image. Somewhere in France: 1917 is a complex and often moving meditation on war and nationhood. Edition 137/500
B&W digital plan prints (73.0 x 50.0) were exhibited in the 1999 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award at Museum of Modern Art at Heide and purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria in the same year.
Crombie, I 1999, Somewhere in France, 1917 (1999), Clemenger Contemporary Art Award 1999, Heide Art Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria.