Behind the Wire is an exhibition about Vietnam veterans, their jobs and their experiences, in their words.
For three years, Susan Gordon-Brown photographed and interviewed Vietnam vets from all over Australia, asking them about their training prior to Vietnam, daily tasks on tour and life since their return to Australia. Gordon-Brown spoke with national servicemen and regulars, soldiers of all ranks and with a variety of jobs such as: cooks, dental assistants, truck drivers, tank drivers, forward scouts, riflemen, training team members, civilian nurses and more.
While much has been written about the politics, military battles and strategies this collection of photographs is about the day-to-day life; how our guys coped with the situations they were put in and how they settled into life on their return to Australia.
The exhibition is currently on tour around Australia.
Photographs and Interviews by Susan Gordon-Brown.
Exhibiting throughout September on the PCC screen.
Dates and times
- 14 - 20 September 2015 10:00am
- 21 - 24 September 2015 6:00pm
- 26 - 27 September 2015 6:00pm
Perth Cultural Centre Screen
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Amphitheatre, (Bordered by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street and William Street)