Talk on WWI show at Parliament House

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PARLIAMENT House is hosting a special talk this Sunday on its “First Landing to Last Post” exhibition — a contribution to Parliament’s commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC.

Luke Cornish (b.1979), House on Back (2013), aerosol on glass, Courtesy of the artist and Art Equity, Sydney
Luke Cornish (b.1979), House on Back (2013), aerosol on glass, Courtesy of the artist and Art Equity, Sydney

The exhibition features a selection of contemporary artworks depicting the work of Australian Defence Force personnel in conflict and peacekeeping operations over the past 100 years.

Panellists, including contributing artists Baden Pailthorpe and Emily Sandrussi, Ellis Hutch, Ryan Johnston, Head of Art at the Australian War Memorial and Justine van Mourik, Director of Content, Art Collection & Exhibitions at Parliament House, will discuss their work within the long tradition of recording military history in art.

works by Baden Pailthorpe, Charles Green and Lyndell Brown
works by Baden Pailthorpe, Charles Green and Lyndell Brown

They will also consider the use of different mediums such as digital art and the challenges that artists face as they interpret and respond to traumatic events.

Talk on “First Landing to Last Post”,  Australian Parliament House Theatre, Level 1, 2-4pm Sunday, April 19. Cost is Free but rsvp essential to   rsvp@aph.gov.au

“First Landing to Last Post” is a free exhibition in the Presiding Officers’ Exhibition area running until June 30.

 

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