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Trauma, secrets and memories of Holocaust Survivors and the 2nd Generation

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'Trauma, secrets and memories of Holocaust Survivors and the 2nd Generation' is a Masters of Creative Arts Graduate exhibition presented by artist and educator, Robyn Fuerst.


Three weeks after her father passed away, Fuerst received an envelope containing secret documents with swastikas, which her father had hidden during his voyage to Australia on the horror ship, the Dunera. This prompted Fuerst’s journey of discovery, uncovering his secret life of trauma and survival of the Holocaust - a generation later. This new body of work explores concepts of memory and intergenerational trauma as experienced by Jewish Australians, through the presentation of archival photographs, text, music, found objects and sculpture.

public program

Final Artist Talk: Saturday 1 June, 2 - 3pm, G1 + G2


Robyn Fuerst is an artist, educator and Masters of Creative Arts Graduate. She completed her thesis, 'Manifestations of Memories, Secrets and Trauma of Holocaust Survivors and the 2nd Generation. An Australian Context.' at Deakin University. She has previously been awarded her postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts (Art History), Graduate Diploma of Education, and Diploma of Art and Design (Ceramics). She currently works as a Visual Arts teacher at Mentone Grammar.

The exhibition will be opened by Rebecca Silk from the Dunera Association.


Image courtesy of the artist.


Opening: Wednesday 8 May, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition: Thursday 9 May - Saturday 8 June


G1 + G2, Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin

979-985 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin


Admission free