Exhibition focuses on the long shadows cast by the Great War
5 September – 11 November, The University Gallery
This fascinating and confronting exhibition will highlight lesser-known experiences of the First World War in the Middle East that continue to cast long shadows. Featuring texts, music, and evocative photographs, the exhibition Long Shadows: The Great War, Australia and the Middle East will lead the visitor from Australia to Gallipoli, Asia Minor and Northern Syria, from 1915 to 2018.
The exhibition is a teamwork initiated by ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, a historian of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire marked by the First World War. Dr Kate Ariotti, whose research focuses on Australian war history, brings to the exhibition the Australian perspective of Gallipoli. Other members of the preparatory team are Art Curator Gillean Shaw and doctoral student Caroline Schneider.
“Most Australians are familiar with Gallipoli and the Anzac story. The Armenian Genocide is less known, yet it had implications that are still being felt today in the Middle East," Associate Professor Kieser said.