Exquisite military artworks from some of Australia's leading artists.

Commissioned Works | Light Horse Artwork

Commissioned Works

We commissioned world-leading artists to create oil-on-canvas works for Gallipoli, Vietnam, Navy’s First Fleet Centenary and Afghanistan. Prints are available on archive quality paper or as full-size canvas reproductions. These high quality framed and unframed prints and reproductions capture Australia’s proud military history. All are strictly limited editions.

Centenary of the First Fleet
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's first fleet review, renowned Australian marine artist, Don Braben, has painted an outstanding artwork depicting the then fledgling Royal Australian Navy en-route to Sydney Harbour on the morning of 4 October 1913. The artwork, especially commissioned for the anniversary, captures a moment in time when the proud fleet of seven ships steam slowly in formation. Browse the Centenary of First Fleet prints

The Spirit - Gallipoli Landing 1915
David Rowland's atmospheric oil painting The Spirit - Gallipoli Landing 1915 has been desribed by critics as "the most accurate depiction to date of the dawn landing at Anzac Cove on 25th April 1915". It captures the essence of the action some thirty minutes after the initial landing and strips away the myth associated with this iconic action in Australian military history. The artist researched the subject meticulously, down to the details of the uniforms, headdress and equipment worn that day, the terrain, the shipping offshore, and the light casualties sustained by the Australians around the cove at the beginning of the action. Browse The Spirit - Gallipoli Landing 1915 prints

The Battle of Lone Pine
The Battle of Lone Pine, one of the most famous actions of the Gallipoli campaign, was mounted as a diversion to draw Turkish attention away from assaults against Sari Bair, Chunuk Bair and Hill 971. These operations, which became known as the August Offensive, were designed to affect a breakout from the ANZAC perimeter. The Lone Pine battlefield, named for a solitary Turkish Pine that stood there at the start of the fighting, stands near the centre of the eastern line of the Australian and New Zealand trenches around Anzac Cove on a rise known as '400 Plateau', which joined 'Bolton's Ridge' to the south with the ridge along the east side of 'Monash Valley' to the north. Drew Harrison's painting shows the close-quarters combat amid the utter devastation of the battlefield. Browse The Battle of Lone Pine prints

The Battle of the Nek
Drew Harrison's painting is the result of extensive and painstaking research into the tragic charge of the light horse at The Nek on 7 August 1915. Uniquely depicted from the aspect of the Turkish forward trench, the painting depicts the early moments of the charge, when the first line of light horsemen hurled themselves across the few metres separating the combatants, only to be bloodily scythed down before they could even reach the enemy lines. Browse The Battle of The Nek prints

Combined Arms Contact Vietnam 1916
For Australian soldiers Vietnam was largely a war of boots and bush. Short range contacts against an elusive enemy. While it was often infantrymen fighting on their own, there were occasions when they called on the support of other arms and services-armour, artillery or air support. Drew Harrison's painting depicts such an occasion. It captures the intensity of close range combat and demonstrates the battle winning value of combined arms action. It shows the Royal Australian Regiment, the 1st Armoured Regiment, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and Air Force Hueys in the fight. Browse the Combined Arms Contact prints

Operation Slipper
Renowned Australian military artist, Barry Spicer, has captured the essence of this Afghanistan village patrol in his commemorative artwork, 'Operation Slipper - In Service Against Terrorism'. Painted in oil on canvas, the image shows soldiers, bushmasters and the faithful working dog, moving ever alert to unseen dangers. Browse the Operation Slipper prints