Our special Friends-only activities give you an insider's view of the Memorial's exhibitions and galleries. The activities include behind-the-scenes tours and talks by the Memorial's historians and curators.
Bookings are essential for all Friends-only activities.

For further information or to make a booking to attend, please contact the Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or email Friends@awm.gov.au

2015 Activity schedule

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Frank Hinder (1906–1992)
Bomber crash, 1949
egg tempera, oil glazes on gesso on hardboard
59.5 x 49.1 cm

Reality in Flames Special Exhibition Tour

Friday 3 July 9.15 to 10.00 am
Special Exhibitions Gallery
FREE, Bookings Essential

The Reality in Flames special exhibition returns home to the Australian War Memorial.

From the heroic to the horrific, see how modern Australian artists captured the changing reality of Australian lives during the Second World War.

This exhibition of works drawn from the collection of the Australian War Memorial explores how war transformed a generation of artists. Friends are invited to attend a curator lead tour of this most recent installment exclusively before hours on Friday 3 July.

Bookings are essential. Bookings close: Wednesday 1 July (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au





Thursday 6 August 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
 Friends can attend an in-depth tour to discover the stories of the men who lived, fought and died during the August Offensive, including the battles of Lone Pine and The Nek on Gallipoli in 1915.

Tour through the Memorial’s Hall of Valour and new First World War exhibition with curators, and learn the stories of the seven Australians awarded the Commonwealth’s highest honour for bravery and valour, the Victoria Cross.

This tour will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the battle of Lone Pine on August 6 2015.

Contact your Friends Coordinator to book: (02) 6243 4523