Russell Drysdale (1912–1981) Soldier, 1942 oil on hardboard ART92623, Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition

Reality in flames explores the different ways in which Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the war, producing work which sought to comprehend cataclysmic events. It also provides a visual history of the period, revealing the war as a transformative force that altered Australia and the world.


26 September - 22 November 2020