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PRE ORDER A Thousand Words 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

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PRE ORDER A Thousand Words 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle



Canine or Clairvoyant? What do you see?

The adage ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ is the basis of the new exhibition A Thousand Words, which draws from the significant historical collections of NSW State Archives and Sydney Living Museums.

Exclusively produced for Sydney Living Museums, this 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle features one of our most popular images from the exhibition. This image was selected because it presents quite the challenge for puzzlers, given it is a black and white image with areas of complete black, pale grey and many shades in between. And who doesn't love a clairvoyant Blue Heeler?

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 is integral to the exhibition. New creative works have also been commissioned from established and emerging writers and artists, each responding to an image from the exhibition.

View and respond to some of the unique images at #OneWordWednesday and #SayitonSaturday, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

A Thousand Words is now showing at Museum of Sydney until Sunday 18th April 2021, and is also available as an online exhibition.

When completed, the puzzle measures 73.6 cm by 28.4 cm

1000 piece puzzle
Finished dimensions 736 mm x 284 mm
Gift boxed
Designed in Australia
Made in China
Exclusive to Sydney Living Museums

Image Credit: Alan Spearman Evans Collection, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Photo Sydney Living Museums

A Thousand Words is a collaboration between Sydney Living Museums and State Archives.  

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