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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

 

 


2017 Exhibitions


Gregory Carosi: Axis


Warakurna - All the stories got into our minds and eyes


Southern Highland Printmakers


Warangesda


Justene Williams - The Curtain Breathed Deeply


Ironlak - Youth Art


Marianne Penberthy


HSC Graduates Exhibition


Remnants: Kerri Weymouth


Erth's Puppet Making Workshop


Exploring Modern Art Movement


July Holiday Workshops


Life Drawing Classes


Land. Home. Country.


My Place exhibition - ArtSpace


Iron Lak Aerosol Art Workshops


Land. Home. Country. workshops


ARTEXPRESS 2017


Balnhdhurr: A Lasting Impression


Exposé


Lucky City


National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2018


Elsewhere


Murru


Objects of Desire


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