Word Evolution

4 August 2018 - 22 June 2019

School life has changed dramatically since the late 1800s when Smithfield’s earliest schools opened. Word Evolution presents a brief visual history of local schools in Fairfield and traces the dramatic changes that have taken place. Discover how children communicate and use language; how we send messages and create meaning through visual and spoken language in this rapid-changing world.

Black and white photograph of young boys from class 3B in Fairfield, 1941