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The Burnside Library is offering a variety of events as an ANZAC Centenary Celebration. This creative exhibition of artworks relates to the emotions of war through poems, paintings and music.
On Sunday 3 May 1 pm - 4 pm in the Burnside Ballroom you are invited to join Ashley Mallett, Digger Doctor Colonel Donald Beard and the Adelaide Army Band for an afternoon of entertainment and reflection.
Ashley Mallett former Australian cricketer who played in 38 Tests and 9 One Day Internationals between 1968 and 1980; Author of Scarlet: Clarrie Grimmett, Test Cricketer and Chappelli Speaks Out, has written 23 books, including 14 children's books. Ashley is the author of [I
Bob Jarrad's Slouch Hat Soldiers; Generations at War, gives us much to think and feel about war, and those who served in the forces. His poems not only focus on Australian servicemen who served in World War l, World War ll and the Vietnam War, but they also testify to the contribution to the war effort made by women. His poetry reveals his skill, sincerity, empathy, insight and respect as he reflects upon the times before, during and after war.
Bob Walter'sThere's Nothing Wrong with Me: The Veterans Journey into the PTSD Minefield is a collection of poems and short stories about the impact of PTSD on the lives of veterans, their partners and families. His poems are brought to life by five short anonymous stories told by either veterans or partners, of their personal journey with late onset PTSD. The combined effect provides an insight into the veterans journey, from recruit training, through war service and onto the day to day challenge of living with PTSD and the consequences of war.
During April and May there will be a special exhibition by Internationally renowned Adelaide Military Artist, Barry Spicer on display of military-themed works on show in the Burnside Library.
Barry Spicer, Regimental Artist for the Army's 1st Armoured Regiment.Photo: H. Radford
Barry Spicer was honoured with the title of Official Artist to "Australian Army Aviation - (AAAvn) in 2008, and was recently named as the Regimental Artist for the Army's 1st Armoured Regiment after completing a number of related paintings, one of which appeared on the cover of the book Contact Tank...Wait Out.
Since then Barry has gained many commissions for a number of RAAF and Army units as well as paintings and drawings for galleries, companies, stamps, coins model boxes lids and for private collectors. Some of Barry's collectable items can be seen on websites coins or for stamps.
coins collections Military Artist Barry Spicer
Also during April the Library will feature a display developed in 2005 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. This fascinating display focuses on the South Australian soldiers who became part of the 'ANZAC legend' and the SA organisations that worked for the war effort on the home front in 1915.
Why? The Burnside Library is offering a variety of events as an ANZAC Centenary Celebration. This creative exhibition of artworks relates to the emotions of war through poems, paintings and music.is designed to increase the public's awareness of the ANZAC
When:Concert, War Poetry Readings & Afternoon Tea provided Sunday 3 May 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Barry Spicer's Art Exhibition is on display now and will continue through May. For closing date please check with Library.