Evening concert in the salvage camp, Bazentin

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Bazentin
Accession Number ART02355
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 39.3 x 51.6 cm; image: 39.3 x 51.6 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description crayon and wash on paper
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Bazentin
Date made February 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a number of men standing beside a wooden hut and a tent, listening to a few men playing musical instruments at Bazentin. The 'evening concert' took place at the Salvage Camp, Bazentin. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was formally appointed as an official war artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.