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Reality in Flames: Modern Australian Art and The Second World War

Posted in Local Events @ Dec 12th 2014 2:09pm - By Administrator

Featuring the work of Stella Bowen, Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Sybil Craig and Frank Hinder, Reality in Flames provides a visual history of the period showcasing artwork developed through the official war art scheme to work by artists who struggled to balance the creation of their art with their war-related labour or military service.

Artists have always played a crucial role in recording and interpreting the Australian experience of war, and the works in this travelling Australian War Memorial exhibition explore both the dangers soldiers faced abroad and the challenges war brought to the home front and to Australian society itself. Themes explored include new foreign and cultural encounters; the introduction of advanced technology to warfare; changing gender roles; the home front, leisure and recreation; and, the tremendous hardship, destruction and loss wrought by the conflict.

Enjoy Reality In Flames: Modern Australian Art And The Second World War from 13 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.

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Enjoy Reality In Flames: Modern Australian Art And The Second World War from 13 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Book your stay at our Gold Coast Family Resort.

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