The War Correspondent Gallipoli
Acrylic and Charcoal
200 x 130cm
In 1915 journalist Keith Murdoch visited Gallipoli and, avoiding military censors, blew the whistle to the British and Australian PMs about the Gallipoli disaster underway. His truth telling quickly led to the abandonment of the doomed Gallipoli campaign. The typewriter in my painting suggests the cold steel mechanism and the rat-a-tat of a machine gun. Look carefully along the top edge of the ribbon and you’ll see a depiction of the landing.