The Shrine of Remembrance presents an exhibition to mark the centenary of when Australia’s first official war artist first began working on the Western Front. Born in 1880 as the ninth of 11 children, Will Dyson published his first cartoon at age 17, and by the time he entered his 20s, Dyson was a regular contributor to multiple papers. Having travelled to the Western Front on his own accord in 1916 to capture the Australian troops in battle, the AIF formally appointed Dyson as the first official war artist in 1917. Dyson depicted the miserable conditions, loneliness and suffering and the wry, understated humour of the ordinary soldier. Humanity Under Fire presents some of Dyson’s best-known work, focusing on the limited-edition lithographs made from his frontline sketches.
📅 Until October 1