Exhibition 11 April – 31 May 2015

The exhibition was a consideration of the intimate lives of Australian soldiers and nurses during the Gallipoli campaign, and how they maintained a sense of self, home and comradeship while at the front.

Acclaimed Blue Mountains artist, Catherine O’Donnell travelled to Gallipoli to research historic ANZAC cove and surrounds following which she has produced a suite of seven life size drawings depicting Australian soldiers and nurses at rest. This emphasis upon the soldier at rest was intended to reveal and remind audiences of the individual human dimension to conflict.

These artworks were exhibited alongside select personal effects from the collection of the Australian War Memorial and like objects, held and treasured in the Penrith and Blue Mountains communities by families of those who served at Gallipoli.

 

 

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