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Shared Experience: Art and War Exhibition

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW and unique exhibition entitled Shared Experience: Art and War, can be seen at the Imperial War Museum until June 25, 2006.

Through paintings and sculptures, the exhibition explores how Australia, Britain and Canada lived through the greatest conflict in human history – the Second World War.

It includes works by Paul Nash, Laura Knight, Sydney Nolan and Alex Comfort, and depicts both national and individual experiences – the Battle of Britain and the horrors of Belsen, the relief of liberation and the boredom of potato-peeling, for example.

Divided into categories – Battle, Work, Leisure, Service, Casualties, Captivity and Home – it illustrates the impact the war had on the lives of so many.

For further information visit the exhibition website which is excellent.