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.