George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes
This exhibition traces George Lambert's work through his first journey to Palestine and the Sinai in 1918 and includes paintings he completed during the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919.
In just over 18 months, Lambert produced 99 small panel paintings, and hundreds of drawings and sketches of Gallipoli and Palestine. Concentrating on landscapes, the Memorial exhibition provides a unique insight into two very different, yet powerfully evocative, landscapes that moulded the experience of Australians in the First World War. These small panel paintings, which the official historian Charles Bean described as “brilliant little flashes, vivid with life”, give us an artist’s interpretation of the settings, atmosphere, and detailed topography of battle-sites from Anzac Cove and the Nek to Romani, Beersheba, and Barada Gorge.
A blog was developed to introduce George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes. The blog presents an account of its development, and a forum for a discussion of the broader issues which are raised by the exhibition. Curators and conservators will contribute posts about how the exhibition is being put together and outline some of the work involved in presenting an exhibition for tour.
George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes Gallery City State Start Finish Ian Potter Museum of Art Melbourne VIC 12 August 2007 28 October 2007 Gosford Regional Art Gallery Gosford NSW 09 February 2008 30 March 2008 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Toowoomba QLD 12 April 2008 25 May 2008 Bendigo Art Gallery Bendigo VIC 26 July 2008 31 August 2008 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre Gymea NSW 12 October 2008 30 November 2008 LaTrobe Regional Gallery Morwell VIC 12 December 2008 15 February 2009 Riddoch Art Gallery Mount Gambier SA 15 May 2009 28 June 2009 Port Macquarie Hasting Regional Gallery Port Macquarie NSW 27 August 2009 11 October 2009 The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of SA Adelaide SA 11 November 2009 05 February 2010 Geraldton Regional Art Gallery Geraldton WA 05 March 2010 02 May 2010