• Curtain comes down on To Flanders Fields exhibition

    Monday 26 November 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 7 comments

    I walked on up the duckboard track to Stirling Castle...(Frank Hurley diary entry) Well folks, that's it for another of the Memorial's special exhibitions, To Flanders Fields, 1917.  Today we started dismantling the show in readiness for the next special exhibition, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse, due to open in the same space on 7 December. To Flanders Fields has been a very successful and popular exhibition …

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  • Photos from the exhibition

    Monday 15 October 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments

    I should have done this ages ago, but as the saying goes, 'better late than never...' These are just a few snaps I took of the exhibition today. The entrance to the exhibition featuring Frank Hurley's well-known photograph A replica cast of the 'Big Digger' stands guard near the exhibition's entrance. The real statue stands atop the Bullecourt Memorial Portraits and uniform jackets of …

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  • Exhibition Catalogue now available

    Wednesday 29 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts.

    A catalogue of the To Flanders Fields, 1917 exhibition is now available.  It's 44-pages, is illustrated and sells for AUD $7.95.  It can be purchased at the Memorial's shop or online. Exhibition catalogue Read on

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  • Lambert in Melbourne

    Friday 24 August 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Entrance to exhibition at Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Here are some of the latest pics of the George Lambert exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. You can see that it looks quite different to how it did in Canberra. As each venue has different physical spaces and facilities and even different visitor patterns, the exhibition is 're-designed' for each specific venue. Whereas in Canberra we used …

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  • Latest media articles

    Friday 10 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments

    10 August - Year of bloodshed best not forgotten, The Sydney Morning Herald 10 August - Exhibition evokes cruel days of 1917, The Canberra Times 11 August - Miners of Messines, The Australian Read on

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  • Exhibition launch

    Friday 10 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 1 comments

    Last night the Australian War Memorial's latest special exhibition, To Flanders Fields, 1917 was officially launched.  A large gathering of invited guests saw the Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial, Major General Adrian Clunies-Ross AO MBE (Ret'd), give the opening address and introduce the guest speakers. The Ambassador for Belgium, His Excellency Mr Frank Carruet gave a sincere and heart-felt speech, followed by …

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  • Reminder - Exhibition opens tomorrow !

    Thursday 9 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts.

    Just a reminder that this exhibition will open here at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra tomorrow - Friday 10 August. Admission to the Memorial and this exhibition is free. Hope you can come and see it. Check our web page 'Planning your visit' Also check out online, an excerpt (nearly 3 mins) from the exhibition's 15 minute film /blog.awm.gov.au/awm/2007/08/06/exhibition-film-preview/ Read on

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  • Exhibition Film - Preview

    Monday 6 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments

    The exhibition will feature a 15 minute film, based on the photographic and film work of Captain Frank Hurley, Official War Photographer during the Ypres-Passchendaele Offensive. This is a short excerpt from that film (2 mins 43 secs). [MEDIA=1] Title: To Flanders Fields, 1917: through the eyes of Frank Hurley Produced by: the Australian War Memorial Producer: Ray McJannett Sound sound effects: Lenny Preston Original music: Antoni …

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  • Rain and Mud: the Ypres - Passchendaele Offensive

    Wednesday 1 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 3 comments

    Swamp around Zonnebeke, Oct 1917 (E01200) E01200 When considering the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, what immediately springs to mind is a desolate, shattered landscape of mud.  So when looking through the photographs of this battle here on the blog, and in the exhibition, it may be puzzling that some depict this morass with men and horses up to their waists in mud, yet many others show a rather dry and dusty …

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  • Thirty Years of an Artist's Life

    Thursday 12 July 2007 by Janda Gooding.

    Amy Lambert’s book In 1938 Amy Lambert produced a book titled G.W. Lambert, A.R.A. (Thirty years of an artist's life). Amy used a lot of personal correspondence from her husband including substantial accounts of his time working as a war artist in the Middle East and Gallipoli. Through these letters we get an insight into Lambert's working methods, his relationships to officers and troopers of the Light Horse, and his …

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