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For Country, For Nation

For Country, For Nation

When the First World War broke out, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had few rights, poor living conditions, and were not allowed to enlist in the war effort. Despite this, many Indigenous people wanted, and did, serve in defence of Australia.

In recent years, the Australia War Memorial has commissioned and acquired a number of artworks by significant Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists, which are showcased for the first time in the exhibition For Country, for Nation.

Through objects, photographs, and art, For Country, for Nation tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and sacrifice.

Exhibition Details

Official Opening: Friday 15 June 6pm
Closes: Sunday 22 July 2018

Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm  
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  

Link to website



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Marianne Penberthy

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Iron Lak Aerosol Art Workshops

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National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2018



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National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018

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