Deadly Legacies: Gallipoli, WWI and the Continuing Belief in Military Security

In 2015, Australia commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, an ill-conceived and tragic episode of the First World War, a war which itself should never have happened and which could have been avoided through persistent diplomacy and a sane approach to resolving the differences between the European powers of the time. As a development that was to send frightening consequences rippling all the way down history to the current day, WWI stands – in our point of view- as a prime example of the folly of warfare and its implications for the way we live our lives today.


Exhibition text by Marianne Hanson