Tokkotai: Contemporary Japanese and Australian Artists on war and the Battle of Sydney Harbour is a suite of exhibitions and immersive experiences timed to correspond with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Sydney Harbour. On the night of 31 May 1942, three Japanese midget submarines entered the waters of Sydney Harbour embarking on a surprise attack which resulted in chaos and panic in the nation’s largest and oldest city leaving an indelible mark on Australian identity and the course of our history.
A series of artists have been commissioned to display work in the T5 camouflage Fuel Tank (Georges Heights) an industrial scale former naval oil tank, built and camouflaged against Japanese attack. Artists include: Michelle Belgiorno, Ken Done, Jennie Feyen, Sue Pedley, Miku Sato and Gary Warner.
Caption: Ken Done, Farewell (detail), 2011 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122 cm