Australian War Memorial - Shared Experience: Art and War
Sheila Hawkins (1905–1999)
In the 1920s Hawkins studied briefly at the National Gallery of Victoria School. She moved to London in 1931, where she wrote and illustrated children’s books. In 1942 she applied for official war artist status but was not selected. However, she found employment at RAAF Headquarters in London and later spent time in Scotland depicting the Australian Forestry Units.