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Sappers and Shrapnel

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches

Sappers & Shrapnel is a contemporary art project inspired by the little-known and undervalued art form known as trench art. This term describes the objects made from the waste of warfare – objects crafted by soldiers, civilians and prisoners of war. Whether intended as trophies of war, souvenirs for those at home, or talismans for the battle ahead, trench art is an expression of our ineffable need to make art. Read more.

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