THE Navy in Black and White, which celebrates the works of the late John ‘Prof’ Edward and Roy ‘Bluey’ Richards, is on display at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre.
A significant piece of naval history, the exhibition was officially launched at the Fleet Air Arm Museum at HMAS Albatross earlier this year.
While that proved popular, Fleet Air Arm Museum manager Terry Hetherington said having the exhibition on show in the arts centre opened it up to a wider audience.
“It is a great opportunity for the wonderful work of both Prof and Bluey to be on display for all the Shoalhaven to be able to enjoy,” he said.
Both men, keen sketchers and cartoonists, were based at HMAS Albatross during their navy careers.
Prof became known for his cartoons in the navy magazine Slipstream and his skills as the only sign-writer in the then fledgling Fleet Air Arm.
Director of the Naval Heritage Collection Captain David Michael said both men were icons of the Fleet Air Arm.
“Prof and Roy are two of those unassuming guys who worked through their careers but left a legacy for us – a legacy of fantastic cartoons is now etched in navy history and in particular the Fleet Air Arm history,” he said.
The exhibition will be staged until July 18.
The centre is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday and from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.