Eve Wicks – Puodžiūnaitė, photographic artist and oral and archival historian, was born to Lithuanian parents who fled to Australia from Soviet-occupied Lithuania in 1940 during World War Two. Brisbane-raised, her earliest careers were in medical laboratory science and lecturing, and after child rearing, in counselling university students. A desire to study and explore her heritage resulted in creative research projects with Lithuanian refugees in Queensland. In Wick’s art book, Saulėje ir šešėlyje: In Sunshine and Shadow, creative writing brings together oral history stories, original and historical photographs, poems and songs to express their migration and settlement experiences – their pain and loss and their endurance and accomplishment with quiet dignity within a Lithuanian cultural milieu.
Saulėje ir šešėlyje: In Sunshine and Shadow has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, The Australian Lithuanian Foundation Inc. and the Lithuanian Government through the Dept. of Ethnic Minorities and Emigrants Abroad.