Discover the extraordinary efforts of Australians in Afghanistan through the words of our veterans and their families.
ANZAC voices is a new exhibition on display until the redeveloped First World War galleries open in late November 2014 to mark the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition features treasures from the Memorial’s archives.
Come and see the art works created by contemporary artist Tony Albert as a result of his 2012 official war commission to the Army's North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE).
In the Western Courtyard Gallery until February 2015.
The posters produced by the Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union studio (TASS) in Moscow during the Second World War are among the most dramatic and vivid examples of propaganda poster design. The works in this display, drawn from the Memorial’s art collection, are extremely rare surviving examples that are recognised internationally for their importance in the history of printmaking. This is the first time that TASS posters have ever been displayed in Australia.
From 1 March 2014
Second World War Galleries
Behind the front lines of the Somme, Vignacourt was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops. Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, these photographs enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia.
5 April 2014 - 20 July 2014
State Library of South Australia
5 August 2014 - 19 October 2014
After spending over three weeks during October 2011 talking to Australian servicemen and women in Afghanistan, Ben Quilty felt an overwhelming need to tell their stories.
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
Until 30 March 2014
This exhibition highlights the personal stories of Army, Air Force, and Navy nurses who have served overseas.
Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
From 28 February 2014
Reality in flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the Second World War. The exhibition consists of 90 works of art drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection; taken together, they constitute one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of modern Australian art relating to war.
SH Ervin Gallery Sydney
From 7 March 2014
In October 2009 Shaun Gladwell went to Afghanistan and several bases in the Middle East as an official war artist, commissioned by the Memorial.
Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
From 4 April 2014