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Lest We Forget - 100 Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition

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We dedicate this exhibition to members of our Defence Forces


This exhibition is dedicated to members of our Defence Forces who have and still give all for their country for freedom's sake. Let us never forget.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
HMAS Protector SA's Gunboat by Artist, John Ford


This exhibition is designed to increase the public's awareness of the ANZAC spirit and to recognise the contribution those men and women from Port Adelaide and our state who served in various theatres of war and did not return.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
Military Artist Barry Spicer


On the 25th April, a new world was born and the spirit of ANZAC was ignited.The ANZAC spirit is not found only on battlefields, but lives all over Australia in the schools and sports fields. ANZAC still stands for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship, perseverance and endurance that will never accept defeat.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
Beyond 38th by Artist: Drew Harrison


On this very special anniversary, the exhibition will show through their artworks their story of the ANZAC Spirit.

The themes they covered will show various events on land, sea and air. The images they created reveal the human side of how these events encroached on the lives of every Australian.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
Poppy by Artist, Elizabeth Webb


Lest We Forget - 100 Years of the ANZAC Spirit will display paintings, sculptures, memorabilia and ephemera in display cases to show the stories of those men and women. The artists , Drew Harrison, Barry Spicer, Matt Welsby, Elizabeth Webb, Belinda Blesing, Gerhard Ritter and John Ford

During the exhibition the artists will be available to discuss their work and some will offer free demonstrations of their techniques. This will provide the general community and schools an ideal opportunity to engage with the artists.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
Jack Tex Weston by Barry Spicer. Jack 'Tex' Weston fought with the 2/48th in Africa. He was the first soldier to receive a Tommy gun. He also wore a pair of German Luger pistols on his belt and I assume that's where the nick name 'Tex' came from.


The exhibition will be opened by:

Mark Butler, Federal MP for Port Adelaide,

2.00 pm, Saturday, 18th April,

The Black Diamond Gallery, 66 Commercial Road,
Port Adelaide


Open daily 11 am to 4 pm, 19th April to 3rd May 2015.

Closed ANZAC Day.

Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
HMASubmarine AE2 sunk off Gallipoli. Artist, John Ford


Special Events:

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 7.00 pm.
Guest Speaker - Ken Duthie.


He will give a presentation on aspects of world conflicts, the ANZAC SPIRIT, how attitudes should be introduced to our youth. This is a family event, Bring along the young ones!

ENTRY: Gold coin will be given to Legacy.

Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 7.00 pm.
Guest Speaker: Trevor Powell.


His presentation: Our Local Heroes.

ENTRY: Gold coin donation will be given to Legacy.

These will be interesting and informative events.
RSVP is essential, as space is limited.

VENUE: Black Diamond Gallery,
RSVP 8449 3987
66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide


Curator: John Ford F.A.S.M.A.
Email: fordmarineart@adam.com.au
Phone: 8449 3987 Mob: 0400 593 987


Lest We Forget - 100Years of the ANZAC Spirit Exhibition
Lt. MacKenzie scores his fifth by Barry Spicer. The bi-plane is an SE5a, flown by Lt. Robert McKenzie , a South Aussie seen shooting down the fifth of six German planes he dispatched during the war.

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Why? This exhibition of commemorative paintings, sculpture and memorabillia by artists is designed to increase the public's awareness of the ANZAC Spirit.
When: 2 pm Saturday 18 April. Open daily 11 am to 4 pm 19th April to 3rd May 2015. Closed ANZAC Day.
Phone: 8449 3987 / 0400 593 987
Where: The Black Diamond Gallery, 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
Cost: GOLD COIN. ALL DONATIONS GO TO LEGACY.
Your Comment
Haydn, that picture of Tex is with a Tommy Gun? Like Al Capone?
It looks like a Sten to me, not that I have expertise there.
by daviddon@dodo.com.au (score: 2|555) 1678 days ago
I know Barry and his amazing skill, in drawing and painting absolutely accurate renditions. The lengths he goes to, in obtaining this authenticity is mind blowing. My friend, if Barry paints a Tommy Gun, believe me, it certainly won't be a Sten Gun. :-)
by petef (score: 0|4) 1672 days ago
the painting of Tex Weston is a very good likeness of him & the Tommy gun is as should be,he is my grandfather . an Mark Weston .
by mwest (score: 0|2) 1657 days ago
The weapon is an M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun with the original forehand grip. This was most used by civilians and the normal flat forehand grip was more common as the war went on. As the painting says that it was one of the first issued it is very possible that it would have had the forehand grip. The Sten had a side mounted magazine at the front of the weapon, no wooden parts and as such looked completely different.
by sagna (score: 0|2) 1671 days ago
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