Distant Lines in SLQ Gallery

The Springsure contingent of the Australian Imperial, 1919, John Oxley Library, SLQ.

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Be transported back to the war front through the lives of 25 diverse Queenslanders who served in the First World War. Discover untold war front experiences through personal letters, diaries, belongings and digital stories against a towering backdrop of striking imagery.

Distant Lines in SLQ Gallery highlights the notion of distance during the First World War — geographical, ideological, and emotional — along with how lines of communication connected loved ones around the globe during this tumultuous time.

Immerse yourself in the daily reality of war as experienced by these ordinary yet extraordinary people, and reflect and tell your own story.

Plus, take a seat in the gallery to watch Apocalypse World War One, a historical TV mini series (260 min) by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle. 

Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? How did such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occur? How did men and women endure this atrocity for four long years?

The series takes a strategic and global approach to address these fundamental questions, but also, and most importantly, tells the story with a sensitive, intimate approach on a human level.

Starts:
4th Apr 2015 10:00am-5:00pm
Runs:
Every day, until 15th Nov 2015
Venue:
SLQ Gallery, level 2, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free, no bookings required
More information:
Signature Program
(07) 3840 7768
signatureprogram@slq.qld.gov.au
No session: 1st Jun 2015 10:00am-5:00pm

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