26 July - 31 August
An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition
The Australian War Memorial has the largest collection of landscape paintings by George Lambert. For the first time in thirty years, visitors will have the opportunity to view these exquisite works together in the travelling exhibition George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes.
The exhibition traces Lambert’s work through his first journey to Palestine and the Sinai in 1918 and include those paintings he completed during the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919. Utilising small panel paintings, drawings and watercolours the exhibition will take as its main theme Lambert’s representation of significant landscapes and how these connect to individual and national memories of war.
The light-filled images of open country are reminiscent of outback Australia where Lambert had spent much of his youth. Memories of home, the sun drenched dry landscape and the Australian horses are all embedded in his panel paintings from Palestine.
Mouth of the Wady el Arish 1918
watercolour and gouache on paper