Commemorating 100 years

  • Image: Cecil Leeson in Egypt 1915. Image courtesy of the Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum Collection.

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    A SALUTE: Aussie Soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2014 at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. Image: Cecil Leeson in Egypt 1915. Image courtesy of the Rocky Hill War Memorial ...

  • Guy Maestri, Signaller Walker, shot in the mouth, 2014, oil on linen

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    Your Friend the Enemy at S.H. Ervin Gallery. Image: Guy Maestri, Signaller Walker (detail), shot in the mouth, 2014, oil on linen.

  • Embroidered silk postcard from the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery collection

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    Fairfield at War: 1914 – 1918 at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. Image: Embroidered silk postcard from the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery collection.

As Australia commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, museums and galleries across NSW are paying their respects through a wide range of exhibits, from historic displays to contemporary art exhibitions. Each organisation has a unique story to tell, with exhibitions covering a wide range of themes including, the experiences of local men and women that served in the war, life on the home front, Indigenous Australian soldiers, and contemporary reflections on an era that shaped Australia.

Below is just a few of the many poignant exhibitions currently on in NSW. Be sure to take the time to visit your local museum and gallery to mark the Centenary of Anzac.

Greater Sydney:

Contemporary Gallipoli 2015

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

2 April - 10 June 2015

Contemporary exhibition of works reflecting on Anzac Centenary. This exhibition features a diverse range of art practices - from painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramic, installation to textile, photography, digital media, and music and artisan jewellery.

 

Remembering them: People of St George & the First World War

HURSTVILLE MUSEUM & GALLERY

31 January - 31 May 2015

First World War experiences of men and women of the St George area and how we remember them today.

 

Your Friend the Enemy

S.H. ERVIN GALLERY, NATIONAL TRUST

17 April – 24 May 2015

Features the work of 16 significant Australian and New Zealand contemporary artists, commemorating the Anzac legend and the 2015 centenary of the Gallipoli campaign.

 

With the Light Horse at Pope's Post, Gallipoli and on to Beersheba and Jerusalem

NSW LANCERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

9-10 & 16-17 May 2015

A special exhibition telling the story of the 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment.

 

Then, now, tomorrow – After the War

PEACOCK GALLERY AND AUBURN ARTS STUDIO

21 February - 17 May 2015

Artists reflect on Gallipoli and the First World War in a special exhibition, developed to mark the Centenary of Anzac.

 

Guarding the Homefront

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE

20 March- 17 May 2015

An exhibition engaging with the ideas, themes and concerns of military conflicts around the world.

 

Fairfield at War: 1914 - 1918

FAIRFIELD CITY MUSEUM AND GALLERY

14 February - 25 April 2015

Investigates the impact of World War I on the Fairfield Local Government Area through the museum and gallery's excellent WWI collection.

Blue Mountains:

Home/Front

PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY AND THE LEWERS BEQUEST

11 April - 24 May 2015

Artist, Catherine O’Donnell’s suite of life size drawings depicting Australian soldiers and nurses at rest, interspersed with personal artefacts. 

New England and Northwest:

Quirindi Remembers

QUIRINDI COTTAGE AND MUSEUM

22 April 2015 - 31 December 2015

Featuring the stories of local men and women who served their country in times of war. 

 

Remember and Commemorate Our Fallen

COONAMBLE MUSEUM UNDER THE BRIDGE

25 April 2014 - 19 December 2015

This unique exhibition combines an ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of WWI with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Coonamble Red Cross.

Snowy Mountains:

Remembering a Call to Arms

TUMUT & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

11 April - 24 May 2015

Tumut & District Historical Society Museum commemorates all soldiers from the Boer War onwards with their exhibition.

Southern Highlands and Tablelands:

A SALUTE: Aussie Soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2014

GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY

13 March - 2 May 2015

Acknowledging and honouring the Goulburn region's WWI efforts both here and abroad.

Riverina:

The Trumpet Calls

ALBURY LIBRARYMUSEUM

18 April - 7 June 2015

This exhibition covers the conditions on the battlefield, life on the home front and the role of women and Indigenous Australians during the Great War. Like to read our article on this exhibition?

South Coast:

The Great War: Tales from the Far South Coast

BEGA PIONEERS' MUSEUM

March 2015 - December 2018

During its four years the exhibition will mark the centenary of important events such as the outbreak of war, significant battles and the armistice.

Outback NSW:

From the Far West to the Western Front: Cobar and the Great War

GREAT COBAR HERITAGE CENTRE

11 April - 31 December 2015

Providing insight into Cobar’s unique perspective of WWI.

Central West:

A camera on Gallipoli

AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL & MINERAL MUSEUM

12 March - 1 June 2015

The Australian War Memorial's travelling exhibition A camera on Gallipoli showcases a series of 39 candid photographs taken by Charles Ryan while serving as a surgeon the AIF in Turkey in 1915.

Shoalhaven:

Not Forgotten: Centenary of ANZAC

NOWRA MUSEUM

24 January - 23 December 2015

This exhibition provides compelling and poignant stories of men and women from Shoalhaven who served in WWI.

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