Touring Exhibitions

Touring Exhibitions

Captain Reg Saunders and Diver Derrick

For Country, for Nation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. The new exhibition For Country, for Nation presents a diverse range of art, objects, photographs and stories from across Australia to explore.


Soldier, 1942 oil on hardboard 60.3 x 40.7 cm ART92623, Russell Drysdale

Reality in flames

Reality in flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the Second World War. The exhibition consists of 84 works of art drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection.



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Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda

Posters were an ideal means of communicating propaganda: impermanent yet public, they were designed to be noticed, and could be printed and distributed quickly in large numbers. The Memorial holds a large collection of wartime posters. Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda introduces this collection, featuring home-front propaganda from the First and Second World Wars.