LONG SHADOWS: THE GREAT WAR, AUSTRALIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Friday, 10 August 2018
Long Shadows: The Great War, Australia and the Middle East
5 September – 11 November
Opening Tuesday 11 September from 6pm
The First World War and Gallipoli campaign play a fundamental role in the national memory of Australia. In the Middle East, the war’s memory endures in its present conflicts – the legacy of unresolved violence from a hundred years ago. The stigmatisation, genocide and human trafficking that were widespread during the First World War have recently been restaged in Northern Iraq and Syria.
Long Shadows: the Great War, Australia and the Middle East brings together the past with present history to highlight lesser-known experiences of the war in the Middle East that continue to cast long shadows. With texts, clips and evocative photographs, the exhibition leads the visitor from Australia to Gallipoli, Asia Minor and Northern Syria, from 1915 to 2018.