Their names upon Gallipoli at Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
09 Mar 2015
In commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC, Sydney Olympic Park presents Their names upon Gallipoli – a unique exhibition to be showcased every weekend from 28 March – 14 June 2015 at the historic Building 20 Powder Magazine, Newington Armory, at Sydney Olympic Park.
Featuring contemporary large format images of Gallipoli battle sites, with video and sound installations that draw on letters and recollections of combatants from both sides of the Great War, Their names upon Gallipoli is assembled by renowned Australian photographic artist, Kurt Sorensen.
A moving and sombre remembrance of the Gallipoli landing 100 years ago, Their names upon Gallipoli acknowledges one of the most significant events of Australia's history – the importance of which is shared by all the nations involved including the Turkish diaspora, many of whom live near Sydney Olympic Park.
The exhibition venue, Building 20 Powder Magazine, Newington Armory, is part of the former Royal Australian Navy Armament Depot.
Today, Newington Armory is a 52 hectare heritage-listed site with more than 100 buildings dating back to the late-1800s, including cavernous armament depots, explosives bunkers, cottages, tiny train stations, groves, glades and a wharf. The buildings, bunkers and bombs present a fascinating story that reveal an interesting piece of Australian history.
Set amidst a landscape of undulating grassland and a scattering of mature trees, Newington Armory is situated between the southern bank of the Parramatta River and the suburb of Newington. The site can be accessed via Jamieson St, with limited free parking at Blaxland Riverside Park as well as nearby paid-parking at P5 off Hill Road at Sydney Olympic Park.
Their names upon Gallipoli will open FREE to the public from 10.00am – 4.00pm every weekend from Saturday 28 March - Sunday 14 June (inclusive).
Information about Their Names Upon Gallipoli is available via sydneyolympicpark.com.au. Also, check-out Sydney Olympic Park’s YouTube Channel, follow @olympicpark_syd on Twitter or visit facebook.com/SydneyOlympicPark.
WHAT: Their names upon Gallipoli – public exhibition in commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC
WHERE: Building 20 Powder Magazine, Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park
WHEN: Every weekend from 28 March – 14 June 2015, from 10.00am – 4.00pm
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