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Contemporary gallery, Level 5, Te PapaCurrent Exhibition
Each print in this exhibition is an artistic response to World War I (1914–19).
The Australian War Memorial invited five New Zealand and five Australian artists to each create a new art work using printmaking techniques. The medium was chosen to link the past with the present, recalling Australia’s first official war artist, Will Dyson, who was a prolific printmaker.
Some artists drew on their family histories to remember fathers, uncles, or grandparents involved or lost in the war. Others explored their own beliefs about the war and its impact on humanity.