‘Propaganda’ presents posters from all of the major 20th century conflicts, revealing the power of information graphics and communication strategies in eliciting fear, loathing and calls to action. Drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection of historical propaganda prints – one of the largest in the world – the images are presented alongside newly commissioned works by three contemporary Australian artists; Alison Alder, Mini Graff and Jake Holmes. These works offer fresh perspectives on the unique aesthetics and politics of advertising.

Syno, Australia has promised Britain 50,000 more men…, 1915, lithograph, 63 x 102.5cm. Issued by the South Australian Government. Australian War Memorial Collection. Courtesy Australian War Memorial and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

East less bread, 1917, lithograph, 101.6 x 153.4cm. Issued by the Ministry of Food and printed by Hill, Siffken & Co. Ltd

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Until 8 July, 2018