This exhibition for the centenary of Gallipoli is a collection of works by various Australian and Turkish artists.
Around 60,000 Australians died during the Great War, a new nation had lost a generation of young men. 100 years on, this exhibition sponsored by Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney is dedicated to their memory.
The exhibition is a journey through a diverse landscape of time, remembrance, friendship and healing; a multi-textural array and conversation reflecting on the past in the present to glean insights in the context of the ANZAC Centenary of the Gallipoli war. Remembering, forgetting, paying tribute and raising critique, the works of Turkish and Australian artists join forces to creatively imagine and engage in friendship in an array of sensory mediations on this chapter in world history in 1915, Lest we forget.
Painting, drawing, digital animation, sound, ceramic, sculpture, textile, jewellery, photomedia, video, wearable and mixed-media installations are assembled together in this evocative and poetic exhibition. Commemorative music compositions by Indigenous Australian Composer Chris Sainsbury and a soundtrack to the artworks by British Australian musician/composer Toby Roberts enhance viewers’ experience.
The artists participants are: Ros Auld , H. Cenk Beyhan, Meredith Brice, Stephen Copland, Mark Davis, İhsan Doğrusöz, Kate Downhill, Dianne Jones, Burt Muller, Susan O’Doherty and Chris Sainsbury.
Image credit: Kate Downhill, 25 MOTHERS, 2014, Acrylic on canvas