Touring exhibitions for hire

War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918

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About the exhibition

See how the War was presented on the big screen, and explore the melodramas and comedies that offered entertainment and escapism to those on the home front.

War Pictures features a fascinating selection of over 30 silent films, shorts, newsreels, propaganda and advertisements produced by the developing local and international film industries between 1914 and 1918.

Supported by the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee.

Exhibition tour fully booked.

Between 1914 and 1918, cinema attendance was on the rise and the local film industry was expanding with over 50 Australian feature films produced during the period. While many of these films have been tragically lost, those that remain offer a rare glimpse into Australian life during this turbulent time.

War Pictures offers a wide-ranging selection of local and international material, including a focus on Australia’s ‘lost films’. A specially commissioned musical accompaniment offers contemporary audiences a chance to step back in time and experience cinema as it was enjoyed during the First World War.

Touring venues:

  • Benalla Art Gallery, VIC
    29 Apr - 16 Jun 2016 
  • Warrnambool  Art Gallery, VIC
    10 Sept - 13 Nov 2016
  • Central Goldfields Art Gallery, VIC
    29 Mar  - 06 May 2018