A thousand words
A Thousand Words presents 100 of the most compelling photographic images from the rich collections of Sydney Living Museums and the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW, created between the 1880s and the 1980s.
A Thousand Words adopts a philosophy that everyone can interpret history through the lens of their background, experiences, values and aspirations. Unlike a standard exhibition, the images are presented without traditional curatorial interpretation. Instead, the public have been invited to contribute responses – whether emotive, nostalgic or imaginative – and this ‘crowdsourced’ material translated into the exhibition design. New creative works have also been commissioned from established and emerging writers and artists, each responding to an image from the exhibition.
A Thousand Words is a collaboration between Sydney Living Museums and State Archives.
Student Writing Competition
Stage 4 and 5 English and History students in NSW are invited to write a piece of historical fiction inspired by the images in our upcoming online exhibition A Thousand Words.
Entries now open
Temporarily closed: 19 Oct 2020 – 6 Nov 2020
Reopening in Gallery 2: 7 Nov 2020 – 18 Apr 2021