• Bibliography


    Branson, V., The art of Ivor Hele, Adelaide, 1966

    Dennis, Peter (et al), The Oxford companion to Australian military history, Melbourne, 1995

    Dixon, Christine & Dysart, Dinah, Counter claims: Presenting Australian art 1938-1941, Sydney, 1986

    Dixon, Christine & Smith, Terry, Aspects of Australian figurative painting 1942-1962, Sydney, 1984

    Eagle, Mary, Australian modern painting between the wars 1914-1939, Sydney, 1989

    Fry, Gavin, Ivor Hele: The soldiers ’artist, Canberra, 1984

    Fry, Gavin, & Gray, Anne, Masterpieces of the Australian War Memorial, Adelaide, 1982

    Haese, Richard, Rebels and precursors, Melbourne, 1981

    Hetherington, John , Australian artists: Forty profiles, Melbourne, 1963

    Hylton, Jane, Adelaide angries: South Australian painting of the 1940s, Adelaide, 1989

    McQueen, Humphrey, The black swan of trespass, Sydney, 1979

    Monson, Ronald, Australian War Memorial paintings, Sydney, 1971

    Reid, John, Australian artists at war , Volume II, Melbourne, 1977

    Sayers, Andrew, Drawing in Australia: Drawings, watercolours, pastels and collages from the 1770s to the 1980s, Melbourne, 1989

    Waldman, Anna, The Archibald Prize: An illustrated history 1921-1981, Sydney, 1982

    Exhibition catalogues

    Exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Australian official war artists, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1943

    Exhibition of paintings and drawings of New Guinea by Captain Ivor Hele official war artist, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1945


    Archibald Prize Illustrated, Sydney, 1951

    Art and Australia,‘Art and war special issue ’, Vol.28, No.4,Winter 1991; series 3, No.70, March 1938, No.71, May 1938; series 4, No.6, June 1942

    Progress in Australia, Adelaide, 7 August 1934

    So this is Adelaide, Adelaide, December 1931

    Fry, Gavin,‘Australian official ar art and artists ’, Journal of the Australian War Memorial, No.1 , October 1982

    Service annuals

    From 1941-49 the Memorial published a series of annual volumes for distribution to servicemen and for sale to the general public. During this period the ‘Service annuals ’, as they were generally called, were the only published reproductions of the work of the official war artists. Hele’s work as used extensively to illustrate the series.

    Active service 1941; Soldiering on 1942; Khaki and green 1943; Jungle warfare 1944; Stand easy 1945; RAAF log 1943; RAAF saga 1944; As you were 1946-49