For Country, for Nation presents a diverse range of art, objects, photographs and stories from across Australia to explore.
For Country, For Nation
Badhu Koewbu Gidhal: Stories of the war from Badu Island
Reg Saunders Gallery, Lower Level
These large-scale dynamic linocut prints by artists from Badu Art Centre on Badu Island in the Torres Strait are currently on display in Reg Saunders Gallery and as part of NAIDOC week.
The Deceiving Eye
Mezzanine Gallery, Anzac Hall
During the Second World War Australian artist Frank Hinder played an instrumental role in the development of camouflage for the military.
The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors
This exhibition represents the Holocaust through the experiences of some of the survivors who made new lives in post-war Australia, as well as those of Australian official war artist Alan Moore.
The Colonial Conflicts
These galleries tell of Australia’s early military history from European settlement to the end of the Boer War.
First World War Gallery
The exhibition presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea.
Second World War Gallery
The Second World War Galleries show how Australians fought in campaigns in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and south-east Asia. It covers the experience of those on the home front, for it was during this war that the Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time.
Conflicts 1945 to Today
This series of exhibitions combine cutting edge technology with large iconic objects to tell powerful stories about Australian involvement in conflicts over six decades.
In addition to our exhibitions, our historical building is something to explore. Find out the significance and commemorative roll of different parts of our incredible building, and special galleries such as Anzac Hall.