Women in War: Lemnos-Gallipoli 1915 Multimedia Exhibition and Book Launch (Turkish Version)


The Lemnos-Gallipoli 1915: Women in War Multimedia Exhibition and historical book LİMNİ-GELİBOLU 1915: SAVAŞIN KADINLARI (Turkish Translation by Mehmet Yildiz) were launched on Thursday, 21 May 2015 at the Çanakkale Kent Museum in Çanakkale, Turkey (Çanakkale Kent Müzesi Arşivi) by Australian Consul Mr Nicholas Sergi. Multimedia Exhibition designer Stathis Mitsios and author Alice McConnell presented their work to an audience which included the Deputy Mayor of Çanakkale, ÇOMÜ Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts Professor Dr. Dinçay Koksal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Monash University Prof. Rae Frances, ÇOMÜ Faculty of Arts and Sciences Prof. Dr. Ramazan Gülendam and Associate Prof. Dr. Azer Banu Kemaloğlu, the Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies of Monash University Prof. Bruce Scates and editor of the historical book, and many leading scholars attending the Çanakkale/Gallipoli Wars 2015 International Conference organised by Monash University and the Lemnos-Gallipoli Project partner Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University.

The Exhibition is now open to the public. The day after the launch, school children from the Arıburun Elementary School in Çanakkale visited the exhibition and were enthralled by the audio visual installation. Our young visitors had an enhanced experience, as they had the opportunity to also hear Tassos Ioannides, Lemnos-Gallipoli Project Coordinator and opera composer speak to them about the development of the 3D animation and projection mapping used in the exhibition.

The Lemnos-Gallipoli 1915: Women in War Multimedia Exhibition will also be presented in Melbourne - Australia at the Hellenic Museum, in Lemnos - Greece at the Galiouri Hall in Myrina and in Limassol - Cyprus at the Patticheion Municipal Museum. The exhibition will be on in four different countries reaching diverse, multicultural audiences across the world!

Photographer Eleftheria Kalpenidou and Exhibition Designer Stathis Mitsios prepared a wonderful timelapse video of the preparations and setup of the exhibition at the Çanakkale Kent Museum. Two days of hard work in under two minutes. Enjoy!

Biographical Notes: Exhibition designer: Stathis Mitsios

With studies in graphic and interior design, light and animation, Stathis has evolved into an innovative performance and presentation designer, integrating video into set design, creating virtual space environments and complex lighting conditions using video mapping. He has worked on numerous projects for cultural organizations and institutions such as the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the 8th Ephorate of Byzantine monuments, the Municipality of Ioannina, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the AUTH, the Hellenic Festival. He has also worked with many innovative artists, directors, music groups and festival organisers as set designer, visual artist, filmmaker and graphic designer. Stathis has produced a number of short films, promotional videos and audio-visual installations for theatre.

Author: Alice McConnell

Alice McConnell completed her studies in history at the University of Melbourne and is a specialist in public engagement and heritage interpretation. She has worked at the Shrine of Remembrance, the Imperial War Museum, Kensington Palace, the National Sports Museum and is currently coordinating the Centenary of the Great War projects at the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. She is the author of Lemnos - Gallipoli 1915: Women in War, a part of the Lemnos Gallipoli Project.

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