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The Screen Guide

In THE ART OF WAR, Betty Churcher brings her unique perspective to a series on Australian art inspired or provoked by a century of conflict, from World War One to the “war on terror”. A personal exploration of art rather than a comprehensive history, it reveals how dramatically attitudes to war have changed, and how radically the trauma of war has changed art itself. With images from official war artists, soldiers on the frontline or in POW camps, civilians in concentration camps and those on the homefront, it is a story of unknown artists and famous names such as George Lambert, Nora Heysen, Wendy Sharpe and Sidney Nolan.

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Crew

Director
John Hughes
Writers
Betty Churcher
Producer
John Hughes  Betty Churcher
Executive Producers
Anna Grieve
Dir. of Photography
Joel Wilton Peterson

Cast

Betty Churcher (presenter)

Production Details

Production Completion
2005
Genre
Art and culture, Drama, History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards
    (2005)
  • Ministry For The Arts
    (2005)