26 Sep 2020 - 15 Nov 2020


Propaganda has been used to influence audiences for as long as recorded history.

By presenting facts selectively and using loaded language to provoke emotional reactions rather than rational responses, it seeks to promote the agenda of a particular group.

Posters were an ideal means of communicating propaganda: impermanent yet public, they were designed to be noticed, and could be printed and distributed quickly in large numbers. The Australian War Memorial holds a large collection of wartime posters, from government-issued campaign posters to handmade posters protesting the war in Vietnam. Hearts and minds: wartime propaganda introduces this collection, featuring home-front propaganda from the First and Second World Wars.


Dates: Saturday 26 September to Sunday 15 November 2020
Times: 4 sessions daily:  9:30am–11am | 11:30am–1pm | 1:30pm–3pm | 3:30pm–5pm *
Cost: Free
Bookings: ESSENTIAL! Book via EventBrite .

* To comply with the Gallery’s COVID-Safe plan which limits the number of people in attendance at any one time, visitors are required to pre-book a 90-minute session.

Your booking allows entry to view all exhibitions on show for the duration of your session EXCLUDING Wind Tubes in the Children’s Gallery. (Wind Tubes must be booked separately.)

Age Group: All ages welcome.

Image: Philip Zec, Women of Britain: Come into the factories 1941 | lithograph printed in colour (ARTV03534). Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.


An Australian War Memorial touring exhibition.