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.
|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|