Wartime quilts, Annette Gero

Vol 37 no 2, May 2015
Article from Vol 37 no 2, May 2015

Wartime quilts, Annette Gero


World War I began 101 years ago. Galleries all around the world, including many in Australia, are having exhibitions with memories of this war. The Gallipoli campaign is particularly significant to Australians and New Zealanders this year, with the centenary on the first landing on 25 April 1915, and the withdrawal of the last Allied troops in January 1916. Dr Annette Gero is curating an exhibition of war quilts, and here she reveals some of the quilts that will be displayed at Manly Art Gallery and Museum from July.

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