When the First World War began in August 1914, Australia responded quickly and patriotically, promising to support Great Britain with an initial commitment of 20,000 soldiers. Follow the Flag: Australian Artists and War 1914–45 marks the centenary of this pivotal moment in
modern Australian history.
Bringing together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and decorative arts, including objects made in the trenches, Follow the Flag reveals the experiences of Australians actively engaged in the armed forces and of those at home.
This authoritative publication surveys the work of professional artists, official war artists and untrained amateur and soldier artists, reflecting the diversity of attitudes and experiences of this turbulent time.