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