On Sunday 25 April 1915, Anzac troops began landing on the Turkish coast at Gallipoli (Turkish name, Gelibolu) in what has become a defining campaign of World War I.
The Power Institute is proud to be supporting a special symposium with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which brings together leading Turkish and Australian academics to explore the impact of that event on Australian and Turkish art, architecture and material culture and to critically assess the role of visual culture in mediating the conflict’s significance within both polities.
By creating a dialogue between Turkish and Australian scholars, Gallipoli Gelibolu aims to encourage new approaches to the narrative of an event of shared national significance. Participants will explore a range of themes including loss, memory and memorialisation, cultural identity and cross-cultural contact. The scope of inquiry into the role of visual culture will range from national myth to personal memory, from high art and public modes of performative commemoration to the everyday.
Gallipoli Gelibolu will be convened by Dr Robert Wellington (ANU), Dr Andrew Yip (Art Gallery of NSW and University of NSW) and Associate Professor Mary Roberts (University of Sydney).
Date: 9am onwards, 22 May, 2015
Venue: Centenary Auditorium, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney
REGISTRATION: to find out more including a list of speakers, and to register online for this free event, please visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ what’s on page here.
Public Lecture | Tim Barringer
In addition to our Gallipoli/Gelibolu symposium (see below), keynote speaker Timothy Barringer will be presenting a special lecture Empire Mourning: The Patcham Chattri and the Architecture of Imperial Ambivalence, discussing a specific British memorial (on the Sussex downs) to the Indian soldiers who served in the First World War, addressing paradoxes of imperial participation in the Great War.
Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. His books include Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (1999; new edition, 2012) and Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (2005). He is co-author of American Sublime, and co-editor of Art and the British Empire and Art and Emancipation in Jamaica. He is currently completing a book titled Broken Pastoral: Art and Music in Britain, Gothic Revival to Punk Rock and is co-curator of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate, 2012; Washington, Moscow, 2013; Tokyo, 2014).
Date: 21 May, 2015 | 6:30 – 8pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School, Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney
REGISTRATION: the event is free, however registration is essential. Please register online via the University’s events calendar registration page here.