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George Lambert, Mouth of the Wady el Arish, 1918, watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper. Acquired under the official war art scheme, Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial has the largest collection of landscape paintings by George Lambert (1873–1930). This exhibition traces Lambert's work as an official war artist on his first journey to Palestine and the Sinai in 1918. It also includes paintings Lambert completed during the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919. This focused exhibition allows viewers to consider a specific and little-known body of work by this important Australian artist. The exhibition includes small panel paintings, drawings and watercolours, and takes as its main theme Lambert's representation of significant landscapes and how these connect to individual and national memories of war.
On the 19 February join us for a special viewing at the Potter of the Richard Avedon People exhibition between 5 to 6pm, followed by a discussion at the Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Threatre, 6 to 7pm, led by Dr Christopher Chapman, exhibition curator with special guest Carol Squiers, Senior Curator, International Center for Photography, New York and co-author of Richard Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 (2009). RSVP essential.
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