The Archibald Prize in World War 2
The Archibald At War Exhibition will illustrate the range of sitters, settings and styles with military themes submitted to the Archibald Art Prize between 1939 and 1945 through reproductions and originals from the Army Museum Collection.
Entries to the Archibald Prize with military themes increased significantly during World War 2. They covered the full range of ranks and responsibilities, theatres of operations and military duties at home and abroad. The twelve works which comprise this exhibition encompass this diversity with a focus on Western Australian stories and context. Presented within the World War 2 Gallery, the works resonate with the context of the exhibits and their interpretation. The exhibition is included within the entry price to the Museum. Additional audiovisual features and context will also be featured in the Museum Theatrette.