PUBLIC TALK: War and love

On 10 July it was an honour to speak at the Australian War Memorial BAE Systems Theatre about Nora Heysen’s commission as Australia’s first woman OWA. Thank you to AWM curator Alex Torrens for assistance throughout the writing of my book and for the invitation to speak at the AWM. Nora’s significant contribution is pivotal in our remembering the women and men who served in the Pacific in WWII, many often paying the ultimate price. These men and women are immortalised in Nora’s work which underscores the important role of the war artist. You can view the YouTube recording here.