For Love of Country Exhibition


 

For Love of Country will mark the Gallery’s contribution to Perth’s commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and the Australian Gallipoli campaign. Drawn from the State Art Collection, this exhibition presents a compelling mix of historical works from the First and Second World Wars, together with contemporary works that reflect on wider issues and conflicts.

Historical works on paper by such artists as Frank Brangwyn, Will Dyson, Arthur Streeton, Kathe Kollwitz, Paul Nash and Howard Taylor provide poignant evocations of life on the Western Front and in prisoner detention camps. By contrast, contemporary Australian artist, Tom Nicholson’s Comparative Monument (Palestine) (2013), offers an alternative perspective on the Middle East’s arena of war, by documenting the many monuments to the Palestinian campaign that feature in Australian cities and country towns. Lebanese-born, now Sydney-based artist, Khaled Sabsabi, shows the devastating effects of war through a large installation of painted photographs of war-torn landscapes.

The exhibition provides a powerful visual narrative of the many forms of conflict across generations and countries and offers a reflective experience for viewers of war’s grim legacy on people and places. 

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre 

 

The Art Gallery is open 10am-5pm  Wednesday to Monday (closed ANZAC Day)

Visit http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/ for more information


 


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The City of Fremantle will be participating in, supporting, and hosting a number of events over the commemorative period. The people of Fremantle (including the greater Fremantle area) are proud to be part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations and to have the opportunity to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the Armed Forces. ANZAC Centenary events will embrace the themes: 'Commemorate, Contemplate and Educate'.
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The 849

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Eight hundred and forty-nine is the number of servicemen who lived in the greater Fremantle area, embarked in Fremantle on transport ships that would take them to far away fields, and they are the ones that never returned. You can view the list here. If you would like to make comment about the list please contact 9432 9999 or email events@fremantle.wa.gov.au.
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