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Hurstville Museum ;Gallery to welcome World War I in Pen and Brush exhibition

Posted 31 March 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is inviting residents to come along to a new exhibition entitled World War I in Pen and Brush , which opens on Saturday, 9 April 2016.

Mayor Badalati said the exhibition presents a poignant exhibition of calligraphic works to commemorate the ordinary men and women from across the Commonwealth who served during World War I.

“ World War1 in Pen and Brush will feature an artistic depiction of the stories of servicemen and servicewomen, including active service, working on the home front or any of the theatres of war,” he said.

“Many stories are taken from war diaries, letters and private reminisces and records of relatives and friends of the artists.

“The exhibition will also include calligraphic works of World War I poetry, songs and battle descriptions.”

Mayor Badalati said World War I in Pen and Brush is presented by Calligraphy Southscribes, Inc., a non-profit organisation that caters to all levels of lettering enthusiasts.

“As part of the exhibition, there will be a Calligraphy demonstration before the opening and this is a great opportunity to have a chat to the artists and try something new,” he said.

Exhibition Opening
Date: Saturday, 9 April 2016, 2.00pm. Exhibition will be on show until 1 May 2016.
Calligraphy Demonstration: Saturday, 9 April 2016, 12.00pm – 2.00pm.|Location: The Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville. RSVP online from the ‘what’s on’ page at

The Dragon’s Lair Gallery is a community art space within Hurstville Museum & Gallery. The Museum & Gallery welcomes exhibitions by individuals or groups, amateur or professional artists, and art styles of all varieties.

For more information, please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or


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