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‘An Artist in the Army; Guy Warren on Bougainville 1944-45’ – Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney

May 15, 2024

An Artist in the Army; Guy Warren on Bougainville 1944-45 is a temporary exhibition featuring sketches and photographs created by Guy Warren during his military service in Bougainville between October 1944 and the Japanese surrender in 1945.

Guy enlisted in the Australian Army when he was 21 and was later stationed in New Guinea and Bougainville Island during the Second World War. When he returned after the war, he trained at the National Art School and his war-time experiences became a constant theme in his work.

With more than 60 solo exhibitions and numerous awards, including the Archibald Prize, Guy’s works are featured in collections across the globe. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1999 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013 for “significant service to the visual arts as a painter, teacher, mentor and competition judge”.

An Artist in the Army; Guy Warren on Bougainville 1944-45 is a celebration of his art and military service.

The exhibition is located in the Anzac Memorial’s Auditorium on Lower Ground level. The Memorial is open every day, 9am to 5pm. Entry is free.

Exhibition Dates: From 17 May 2024
Location: Anzac Memorial Auditorium, Lower Floor, Hyde Park, 126 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

Image: Guy Warren photographed in Bougainville during his military service, 1944.