PODCAST SERIES: Past Exhibitions

The Shrine's expansive Galleries space features over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects dating from Pre Federation to the present day.

Opened to the public at the commencement of the Cetenary of Anzac period, the evolving temporary exhibition spaces within the Galleries of Remembrance have provided the opportunity for narratives that span various conflicts in Australia's military history up to and including the war in Afghanistan. 

Below is a selection of podcasts relating to some of the earliest exhibitions to grace the temporary exhibitions spaces.
(Image below: John Gollings)

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1966: YEAR OF COMMITTMENT (2 April 2016 - March 2017)

PODCAST: Exhibition Launch - 1966: The Year That Changed The World (April 2016)
DESCRIPTION: 1966 was the year that Australia sent a Task Force to Vietnam, the year the first National Servicemen served in the war, and the year of the battle of Long Tan. Australia felt the heart of the Cold War and the throes of a youth revolution, in the year the first baby boomers came of age. Fifty years on, this exhibition tells the story of a year that changed Australia and the world.

HUMANITY UNDER FIRE (2016)

PODCAST: Will Dyson: Australia's Radical Genius (April 2016)
DESCRIPTION: Ross McMullin’s presentation illuminates the life, creativity and humour of the conspicuously talented, remarkably versatile and internationally acclaimed Ballarat-born artist-writer Will Dyson, who depicted Australian soldiers with profound empathy and sympathy as our first official war artist. Dyson drew endurance and resilience, grit and grief.

THE BLOOD TUB: AUSTRALIANS AT THE BATTLES OF BULLECOURT

PODCAST: Curator Talk (April 2017)
DESCRIPTION: The battles at Bullecourt in April and May 1917 were an unmitigated disaster. Marred by poor planning and disastrous mechanical failures, the battles resulted in more than 10,000 casualties and over 1,000 Australians taken prisoner. Neil Sharkey, Shrine Curator, explores the circumstances which led to this hollo victory on the Hindenburg Line.