Governor of New South Wales to open 10 Year Gallipoli Club Art Prize Exhibition and Unveiling of Commemorative Sculptures – August 6

Unveiling of Commemorative Sculptures
Gallipoli and Canakkale Art Prize 10 Year Exhibition
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d),
Governor of New South Wales

August 6, 7pm Gallipoli Memorial Club, Loftus Street Sydney

The Gallipoli Memorial Club is delighted to announce the upcoming opening of the 10 year Exhibition of the winning entries of the Gallipoli and Canakkale (Turkey) Art Prize, the culmination of the competition marking the centenary of the 1915 Anzac campaign in Gallipoli. This extensive exhibition will consist of the ten winning entries from Australia and Turkey acquired by the Gallipoli Memorial Club over the decade long competition and will commence in Sydney in August at the anniversary of Lone Pine.

In addition, The Governor of New South Wales, will unveil the commission of a series of sculptures in this considerable exhibition. These life size bronze busts of the 9 Australian soldiers and 1 New Zealand soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 were created by Kris-Ann Ehrich after an extensive selection process from 15 artists and judging by Denise Mimmocchi, Curator of Australian Art from the Art Gallery of NSW.

Please find attached further details in the attached media release. A media call will take place at noon on the 6th of August.

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General enquiries: Gallipoli Memorial Club secretary Margaret Brown 02 9235 1533