• image of soldiers walking up a mountain side in Afghanistan

    Discover the extraordinary efforts of Australians in Afghanistan through the words of our veterans and their families.

  • Ben Quilty Alex Seton exhibition logo

    Ben Quilty: after Afghanistan and Alex Seton: As of today... explore the impact of the war in Afghanistan.


    On display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery from 12 December 2014 until 17 June 2015.

  • Gallipoli - the other side of the hill image of Turkish soldiers in the trenches at Gallipoli

    Over eight gruelling months in 1915, Anzac and Turkish troops faced each other across a narrow no man’s land lined with the bodies of those killed in bloody attempts by each side to take ground from the other. The ordeals of squalid trench life, with its shelling, sniping, poor rations, and primitive sanitation, were shared by the soldiers on both sides. Photographs from Turkish sources reveal this common experience.

    On display in the Western Courtyard Gallery from 17 April until 27 May 2015.

  • Reality in flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the Second World War. The exhibition consists of 90 works of art drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection; taken together, they constitute one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of modern Australian art relating to war.

    On display from July 2015.

  • Pidgeon install

    William Edwin Pidgeon was a painter, cartoonist, illustrator, and newspaper critic. This exhibition presents a selection of the over 400 works by William Pidgeon held in the Memorial’s Art collection , relating to Pidgeon’s Second World War experiences in Darwin, New Guinea, Borneo and Morotai between 1943 to 1945.

    On display in the Second World War Galleries from 6 March 2015. 

Travelling exhibitions

  • Behind the front lines of the Somme, Vignacourt was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops. Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, these photographs enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia. 

    State Library of New South Wales
    Until 18 January 2015

  • A camera on Gallipoli

    In 2014–15 the Memorial will tour a small travelling exhibition that showcases photographs of Anzac drawn from an extraordinary private collection assembled during the Gallipoli campaign.