Action! Film and War

National Exhibition Register

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About the exhibition

Action! Film & War explores the role of the moving image and cinema in documenting, supporting, promoting, reporting on and recreating the Australian experience of war.

The exhibition examines film’s impact on those serving in many conflicts, and on their families and loved ones at home. Moving images have been used for many purposes in war: as a public relations tool, as a documentary record, as a personal diary, and as a key medium for providing comfort, connection and therapy for those who have served in Australia’s armed forces.

The exhibition explores these themes through the stories of the men and women who carried their cameras far from home, and aims to showcase the power and importance of film to our military and social history.

A wide range of technology, artworks, posters, paper records, photographs, oral histories – and, of course, moving pictures – is drawn upon to tell the story.

Artists and Curator

Daniel Eisenberg

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
13/06/2023 - 22/09/2023
Exhibition size
Over 100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Australian War Memorial
$5,000 (inc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Audio Descriptions, Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Education Kit, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Mobile Phone App, Public Program Opportunities, Public Workshops, Signage
Primary contact
Lea Barnett
Head of Exhibitions
Australian War Memorial
0427 971 260
Secondary contact
James Mazengarb
+61 26263 6622