QVMAG: The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows

Our Two Destinations

Art Gallery at Royal Park
2 Wellington Street LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 (Closest public parking is at Paterson Street West Car Park)

Museum at Inveresk
2 Invermay Road LAUNCESTON TAS 7248

QVMAG is open 10am to 4pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).
Admission free.

T 03 6323 3777
The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows
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Image rich, the exhibition explores the human response to the demands of war, physically, emotionally and psychologically. It takes in the wider societal response and the flow-on in the years after.

A key experience within the exhibition is an immersive soundscape; depriving the visitor of traditional sensory cues and demanding auditory attention and response.

For the individual visitor, this exhibition provides an insight into the war experiences of Tasmanian soldiers, nurses, airmen and navy personnel, acknowledging their fears, courage and stoicism.

It features a searchable comprehensive database of names linked to a Memorial Wall, which will be populated with poppies placed by visitors over the three-year life of the exhibition.

The Great War 1914-18: Sacrifice and Shadows acknowledges the universality of war and suffering.

Memorial Wall

Top Australian War Memorial Collection (detail) ref. EO4850.

Museum Exhibition


Until August 2018


QVMAG, Inveresk



Presented By

QVMAG and the exhibition is assisted by funding from The Tasmanian Community Fund and the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

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