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Book Launch: Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme by Margaret Hutchison
17 May @ 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Associate Professor Anna Johnston will launch Margaret Hutchison’s Painting War: A History of Australia’s First World War Art Scheme. The book explores the creation of Australia’s first collection of war paintings and its role in commemorating the First World War. It argues that the artworks had many makers beyond the artists and examines the interaction between government officials and military officers and their selection of official artists and subjects for the war paintings. Their approach profoundly shaped the character of the war art collection and continues to influence the way successive Australian artists have represented conflict in their work. Please register to attend.