DEAN BOWEN'S IMAGINING CENTAUR FEATURED IN THE SPECTRUM

2021-03-25

The tragic story of Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, sunk on 14 May 1943, inspired a series of charcoal drawings by celebrated artist Dean Bowen. The beautiful, thought-provoking work underscores the horror of the violation while commemorating the 268 innocent souls lost, and the 64 brave individuals who survived.⁣

Dean Bowen has recently been featured on the cover of The Spectrum in The Age. The story profiles Dean's contributions to the exhibition ‘Imagining Centaur’ at The Shrine of Remembrance. Alongside photographs and memorabilia, the exhibition includes many of Bowen’s works and an animated centrepiece built around earlier drawings responding to the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship.⁣

'Imagining Centaur' will continue at the Shrine of Remembrance for another year. Click here to read the full article.⁣


Studio photography by Simon Schluter for The Age


'Nurse Savage Jumps into the Sea', charcoal on paper, 75 x 106 cm⁣

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