A Centenary of Australian War Art at the National World War I Museum and Memorial


A Centenary of Australian War Art, a new special exhibition, opens on Friday, 17 July in Memory Hall at the National War World I Museum and Memorial. The exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of Australian war art ever seen outside of Australia. Among the pieces on display are those by George Lambert and Arthur Streeton, whose works illustrate the role played by Australians in 20th Century conflict. The artwork, from the Australian War Memorial, depicts Australian military experience from the First World War to Afghanistan.

The Australian ambassador to the United States, Kim Beazley, will visit the Museum on 16 July for an evening private reception as part of the exhibition opening. In conjunction with the new exhibition, award-winning producer Marian Bartsch will travel to Kansas City for the U.S. premiere of her documentary The Waler: Australia’s Great War Horse at the Museum on 23 July.

Other events at the museum in July include a free advance screening of the season finale of The Crimson Field on 24 July. Living Historians present Day in the Life on Sunday, 12 July in which they will discuss what life was like for soldiers serving on the Eastern Front in 1915 using meticulously re-created period attire.

Visit the National World War I Museum website for further details.

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