Time to learn and remember. For the past five years 14-18 NOW has brought to life stories of the First World War through the arts, touching over 35 million people. One hundred years after the war the project invited artists to engage with past and present, often in dialogue with historical foes.
New work was commissioned from 420 contemporary artists including Paul Cummins and Tom Piper’s renowned sea of poppies at the Tower of London; They Shall Not Grow Old by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson; William Kentridge’s The Head & the Load at Tate Modern, which examined the impact of colonialism in Africa during the war; and Brink Productions’ Memorial, bringing together major Australian festivals with London’s Barbican to stage Alice Oswald’s great poem.
Join us for this panel discussion with Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW, to look at how we build understanding between nations, and how cultural projects make us take a closer look at the stories we tell about ourselves and each other. Jenny will be joined by Wayne Crothers Senior Curator at National Gallery of Victoria, Kath Mainland CEO of Melbourne Festival and Helen Salmon Director of the British Council.
Time and Date
Monday, 3 June 2019, 18:00- 19:00
40 minute discussion followed by 20 minute audience Q&A.
Clemenger Auditorium, NGV International
North Foyer entrance, access via Arts Centre Forecourt
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