An ANZAC Centenary commemorative exhibition
  • Thursday 12 March 2015

To mark the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli, Council will present a sensitive display of stories and artworks titled "Of Peace and War" from March 25 to May 10 at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

The exhibition will feature watercolours and oils to provide a modern-day experience of visiting the WWI battlefields of Northern France and artworks on loan from the Dalai Lama’s Art School in Dharamsala to offer messages of peace.

Meanwhile, ceramic works, artist books, poetry and oral histories in the display capture the empathic nature of humanity.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Of Peace and War official opening at 11am on Thursday, March 26 and enjoy a morning tea and a special guest performance by singer-songwriter Fred Smith.

Later that night, Fred will perform in a very special concert, presenting songs from the acclaimed album Dust of Uruzgan, complemented by a stunning series of projected photographs from Afghanistan.

After two years working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province, Fred wrote a collection of songs from his experiences, playing concerts on the multinational base in Tarin Kowt where his music became legendary.

Tickets for the 7pm performance are $15 per person and bookings are a must.

Visit Council’s gallery website for bookings, public programs and more information.