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Lynne Mullane Finalist in Gallipoli Art Prize 2017
April 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Lynne Mullane, a member of JBBarts, is a finalist in the current Gallipoli Art Prize.This is her second year as a finalist (2016 and 2017).
This annual prize is held at the Gallipoli Club in Loftus Street Sydney, exhibiting from 19th April to 28th April.
My painting ‘Les and his boys’ depicts an imagined encounter between my grandfather, Charles Leslie Webster (Les), a Light Horseman who served in World War I and three of his five sons, who were part of the Second Australian Imperial Force in World War II. Les is the tall proud figure at the back embracing his sons (from the left) Roy John Webster, Charles James Webster (Jim) and my father Lorne Leslie Webster. I don’t know if the brothers trained together or met up during their war years because my father was part of the generation who didn’t talk about their war experiences. Jim, although now very frail is still a proud veteran. I like to imagine Les and his boys as young courageous men, happy to be in uniform and ready to serve.