The 2013 Gallipoli Art Prize

Thursday 9 May 2013

The Memorial is pleased to announce that visitors to the Australian War Memorial will have the opportunity to view the finalists’ works of art of the 2013 Gallipoli Art Prize competition.

The display will include this year’s prize-winning piece, Peter Wegner’s Dog with gas mask, and runner-up Garry Dolan’s highly commended work, Quick mum, over here

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ANZAC Day 2013 Dawn Service

Friday 26 April 2013

Today the Australian War Memorial hosted more than 30,000 visitors for the Dawn Service. This is a significant increase on last year.

“We are delighted with the attendances. ANZAC Day is Australia’s most significant national occasion, marking the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in April 1915. But this anniversary also encourages all Australians to reflect upon the ongoing sacrifices that brave Australian men and women continue to make on our behalf,” said Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial.

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ANZAC Day 2013 National Ceremony

Friday 26 April 2013

Today the Australian War Memorial hosted around 17,500 visitors for the ANZAC Day National Ceremony and a record crowd of around 35,000 for the Dawn Service.

“We are delighted with the attendances. ANZAC Day is Australia’s most important national occasion, marking the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in April 1915. But this anniversary also encourages all Australians to reflect upon the ongoing sacrifices that brave Australian men and women continue to make on our behalf,” said Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial.

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An honour for Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG

Thursday 18 April 2013

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG will join the Anzac Day veterans’ march at Australian War Memorial, accompanied by three children, whose fathers, Sergeant Matthew Locke MG and Sergeant Blaine Diddams, lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Locke’s son, Keegan (17 years), Sergeant Diddams’s daughter, Elle-Lou (16 years), and son, Henry (14 years), will travel from Perth to the Memorial to march on behalf of their fallen fathers.

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG regards it as an honour to march with the children of his mates.

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Memorial puts on a show with the Australian Embassy

Wednesday 17 April 2013

The Australian War Memorial, in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, will be launching a new art exhibition as part of the Embassy’s 2013 Anzac Day program.

The exhibition, titled Point of view – Afghanistan, will feature the digital film and photography of renowned Australian artist Shaun Gladwell, one of the Memorial’s recent official war artists.

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