Promised the Moon (2019)

Promised the Moon exhibition install. Tom Buckland’s moon lander in the foreground.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a group of artists made work for an exhibition Promised the Moon, shown at the ANU School of Art & Design Gallery from 20 June – 26 July 2019. The exhibition was curated by Dr Ursula Frederick and highlighted the Australian Capital Territory’s unique space heritage and the Canberra region’s connections to the Apollo missions and lunar landings.

The exhibition was launched with Lift Off, a panel discussion on Thursday 27 June at 6.00 pm. The official reception and Splashdown closing event on Thursday 25 July at 6.00 pm marked the Apollo 11 astronauts’ safe return to earth. Both events were hosted by the gallery.

The exhibition catalogue and project website was produced with support from an ACT Heritage Grant.

Promised the Moon catalogue (4 MB)
Promised the Moon website

Exhibition photographs by Brenton McGeachie, 2019.

Previous Article
Next Article