Monday 25 June 2007 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition

In early 2007 the Australian War Memorial appointed Charles Green and Lyndell Brown as official artists to Iraq and Afghanistan. Charles and Lyndell are based in Melbourne and work collaboratively on the same paintings.  Their experiences as official artists travelling with the Australian Defence Forces bear some similarity to those of George Lambert ninety years ago - having to work quickly and pack up at a moment's notice when the Forces need to move. They will be in Canberra to talk at the symposium this Friday 29 June about their time in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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In late 2006 I was fortunate to receive a Gordon Darling Travel Grant to do field work at Gallipoli. The purpose of the grant is to examine the landscape of Gallipoli in relation to paintings and photographs of Gallipoli in the Memorial's collection. I joined the Memorial's Battlefield tour that left Australia 13 April. After 4 days in Istanbul we have arrived in Cannakale [Chanak] a small town on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles that looks across the Narrows to the Gallipoli peninsula.

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Tuesday 17 April 2007 by gajraw. 1 comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Conservation

Before the invention of the photocopier, people had to rely on all sorts of different techniques to make copies of correspondence and text. In the 1780s there was letterpress copying where a dampened sheet of thin tissue paper was laid against the inked side of an original document and then put in a press. The two sheets were pressed together producing a mirror image of the original text on the tissue. Due to the tissue’s semi-transparency, when it was held up to light the mirror image text could easily be read through from its back.

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Friday 30 March 2007 by Janda Gooding. 1 comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition

View of the entrance to the exhibitionView of the entrance to the exhibition

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Monday 26 March 2007 by Janda Gooding. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition

We are grateful to David Cox, a grand nephew of George Lambert's who has contributed the following post. David's grandmother was Sarah ("Sadie") Anne Cox, nee Lambert, George's elder sister.     

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Friday 9 March 2007 by soplew. No comments.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine Landscapes Exhibition, Conservation

When Gajendra Rawat and I (Sophie) surveyed the Lambert artworks on paper for the exhibition we identified a couple of works that required some repairs prior to being displayed.

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