• The magic of purple pencil

    Tuesday 17 April 2007 by gajraw. 1 comments

    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 …

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  • Exhibition tour

    Monday 9 April 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    The itinerary for the exhibition tour is developing and the following venues have been confirmed: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC                            12 August - 28 October 2007 Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Gosford, NSW                           9 February - 30 March 2008 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD            12 April - 25 May 2008 …

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  • Open at last

    Friday 30 March 2007 by Janda Gooding. 1 comments

    View of the entrance to the exhibition At last, after several years of research and preparation the George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes exhibition has opened at the Australian War Memorial. The last few weeks have been pretty intense with the building of the exhibition space, the final design elements being resolved and the installation and lighting of all the works of art, labels and exhibition panels.…

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  • Childhood memories

    Monday 26 March 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    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.      Although often thought of as a quintessentially Australian artist, in his pre-teen years George Lambert had experienced only the cultures and languages of Russia, Germany and Britain. George Lambert was the youngest child and only boy in a …

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  • Recovering from loss

    Friday 9 March 2007 by soplew.

    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. before treatment: ‘Train station, Semakh’ 1919 by George Lambert (ART11393.354) This drawing Train station, Semakh by George Lambert (left) had areas of loss due to an insect attack (which happened before we purchased the drawing in 1930). …

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  • With the 7th Light Horse at Nalin

    Friday 2 March 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    The war diaries for the Light Horse have gone online and I have been madly scanning the pages for references to Lambert's travels during 1918 and 1919. Lambert was accompanied by experienced Light Horse officers and fortunately there are a couple of references to him in the diaries. Lambert stayed with the 7th Light Horse Regiment for 5 days from 18 to 22 February when they were stationed along the front line at Nalin. Most interesting …

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  • George Lambert and 'Windamere'

    Thursday 8 February 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Windamere, Cobbitty Lenore Heath who works in the Photographs section at the Memorial has an interesting link to George Lambert. Lenore's grandparents, Ben and Alice Heath, owned the guesthouse 'Windamere' where Lambert died in May 1930. Ben was born in Slough, England in 1887 and migrated first to New Zealand and then Australia, settling in Sydney. He married Alice Ward in 1915 and shortly after enlisted in the …

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  • Symposium program

    Monday 22 January 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    This link will take you to the final program for the George Lambert Symposium to be held at the Australian War Memorial 29 June 2007. George Lambert Symposium program Read on

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  • Symposium news

    Saturday 6 January 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Registrations are now open and places are filling fast for the Lambert symposium to be held at the Australian War Memorial, 29 June 2007. This is an event hosted by the Memorial and developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia. We are delighted that the well-known art historian, curator and museum director Daniel Thomas has agreed to give the keynote talk at the symposium. Other speakers will include the Memorial's …

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  • Double trouble

    Wednesday 13 December 2006 by Sharon Alcock.

    Exciting things don't happen every day in the Memorial's Painted Surfaces Lab. For us, work on the Lambert exhibition mostly involves framing and glazing issues. The frames were originally covered in bronze leaf, but sometime later, probably in the 1960s, many of them were spray painted with nitro-cellulose based gold paint. Some of the mouldings on the frames have also been damaged or are missing. Our job is to remove the gold paint, …

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