What's On - 27 January 2018

  • Exhibition: The Soldiers' XI

    Saturday 1 April 2017 - Monday 2 April 2018

    The Soldiers' XI explores the conflicts in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from the unique perspective of cricket. Sergeant H has played cricket on eleven deployments with the Australian Army: to maintain team resilience, to build rapport with locals, and to de-stress after combat. Cricket once even brought together allies and enemy. Eleven bats each tell a story about war in the twenty-first century. Read More

    The Soldiers' XI explores the conflicts in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from the unique perspective of cricket. Sergeant H has played cricket on eleven deployments with the Australian Army: to maintain team resilience, to build rapport with locals, and to de-stress after combat. Cricket once even brought together allies and enemy. Eleven bats each tell a story about war in the twenty-first century.

    COMPETITION TO WIN A CRICKET BAT

    Visit the exhibition over summer for your chance to win a Bushrangers cricket bat. Our friends at Cricket Victoria have kindly donated the bat in support of this special exhibition. 

    This competition is open to children ages 7-17. To be eligible to win, you must have permission to enter from a parent or guardian and be available to attend the presentation of the prize at the Shrine on 23 February at 2.30pm.

    To Enter

    All you need to do is tell us what your favorite story is from the exhibition and why, and upload a photo of you alongside one of the 11 cricket bats. 

    To enter please also include:

    • Your full name
    • Your age
    • Your postal address.
    • The best phone number to contact you on

    Entries close 26 January (Australia Day).

    Please email your entries to education@shrine.org.au

     

     

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  • Exhibition: Nerves and Steel

    Saturday 22 July 2017 - Sunday 29 July 2018

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families. Read More

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families.

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  • Exhibition: The Light Horse

    Friday 20 October 2017 - Sunday 21 October 2018

    While Australian infantry served in the grim trenches of the Western Front, their comrades in the Australian Light Horse were fighting dynamic campaign of maneuver against the Ottoman Turks in the desert wastes of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. This exhibition tells the story of the Sinai-Palestine campaign and explores how it has captured the imagination of Australians ever since. Read More

    While Australian infantry served in the grim trenches of the Western Front, their comrades in the Australian Light Horse were fighting dynamic campaign of manoeuvre against the Ottoman Turks in the desert wastes of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. This exhibition tells the story of the Sinai-Palestine campaign and explores how it has captured the imagination of Australians ever since.

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  • Exhibition: Morning Star Tapestry

    Thursday 18 January 2018 - Sunday 25 February 2018

    On Display from 18 January in the Shrine's Visitor Centre Read More

    The stunning Morning Star tapestry has been created for display in the Sir John Monash Centre, due to open in Villers-Bretonneux, France in April 2018. The 2.5 x 5 metre tapestry was commissioned by the Australian Government, designed by prominent Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green and hand-woven by the world renowned Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

    From 18 January the Shrine is proudly hosting this work of art, offering visitors a chance to view it before it makes the journey to take up pride of place in the new centre. In Morning Star the artists seek to evoke the experience of departure from their home country to war on foreign shores, in particular for Australians at the Western Front. Launched in the final year of the Centenary of the First World War, the tapestry will provide a lasting legacy, remembering the service of Australians in the First World War and commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lost on the Western Front.

    Morning Star was created with the generous support of the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, Tapestry Foundation of Australia, Australian Hotels Association, Marjorie M Kingston Charitable Trust, Janet Calvert Jones AO and John Calvert Jones AM, Anne and Mark Robertson OAM, Baillieu Myer AC and Sarah Myer, Yulgilbar Foundation, Chasam Foundation and the Myer Foundation.

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