The Australian War Memorial commissioned five Australian and five NZ artists to explore the Anzac legacy and commemoration in a contemporary context. The portfolio was launched in 2016.
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Australian War Memorial commissioned the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio. Featuring work by five Australian and five New Zealand artists, the portfolio explores the Anzac legacy and commemoration in a contemporary context. Artists were asked to respond creatively to the history and legacy of the war, as well as to the significance of the Centenary to both countries. It is intended that this trans-national exchange reflect a diversity of artistic perspectives and constitute an important cultural response to this key historical event. Working at Megalo Print Studio in Canberra, the artists developed their work under the technical oversight of master printmaker John Loane between May 2014 and July 2015.
The commissioned artists are: Daniel Boyd, Megan Cope, Helen Johnson, Mike Parr, and Sangeeta Sandrasegar from Australia and Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Fiona Jack, John Reynolds, and Sriwhana Spong from New Zealand.