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The barrage of commemorative Anzac stubby holders and tacky slogans glorifying war throw the value of the arts as meaning-maker into sharp relief.

A t-shirt design among Anzac Centenary merchandise was soon removed from stores after several complaints. Image source:

When it comes to commemorating the Anzac Centenary, the​re is plenty of scope for putting your foot in it. From a supermarket's tacky slogan to a not-for-profit's ​sanitised history, the need for skill, sensitivity and creativity has never been more obvious.

Madeleine Dore

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