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ART TALKS

Special Presentation by Ash Keating

Photo by Greta Costello

Tuesday 4 March

Ash Keating is a renowned Australian artist whose practice incorporates painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance and public interventions. His art references a wide range of social, environmental and political issues, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this talk, Ash will discuss his work SaddamX (2004), a giant collage comprised of thousands of images of Saddam Hussein, currently on display at the Memorial.

This tour will commence from the Lower Galleries at 11:00 am

Free. No bookings required

 

Tony Albert: NORFORCE Commission

Friday 7 March

Join Assistant Curator, Alex Torrens, to learn more about the Memorial's most recent official war art commission.

This tour will commence from the Western Courtyard Gallery at 11:00 am

Free. No bookings required

 

SCULPTURE GARDENS TOUR

Thursday 13 March

Join one of the Art curators for a tour of selected memorials in the Sculpture Garden, on the grounds of the Australian War Memorial.

This tour will commence from the Orientation Gallery at 12:45pm.

Free. No bookings required.

Sculpture Garden tours are subject to weather conditions.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES ART TOURS

Art and Empire: The Boer War in Art

Friday 21 March

Join Senior Curator, Claire Baddeley, for a behind the scenes tour as she discusses art works from the Boer War in the Art collection. Discover revealing insights into the Australian visual imagery of this conflict, its depiction of battles, landscapes and events, links to Empire and the beginnings of the 'bushman' mythology.

This tour will commence from the Orientation Gallery at 11:00 am

Free, but bookings are essential.

Bookings close Wednesday 19 March

To book, email:

public.programs@awm.gov.au

Or call (02) 6243 4473

 

Abram Games: Official poster designer

Monday 31 March

Join Assistant Curator of Art, Kelly Burgess, for a behind the scenes tour of posters in the Memorial's collection produced by British Official Poster Designer, Abram Games during the Second World War. Discover his approach to design, of achieving maximum meaning for minimum of means.

This tour will commence from the Orientation Gallery at 11:00 am

Free, but bookings are essential.

Bookings close Thursday 27 March

To book, email: public.programs@awm.gov.au

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Or call (02) 6243 4473

 

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