Sat 13 Aug 2022 10:00 am

Art in Conflict is a new touring exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of the Australian War Memorial.

Join AWM Senior Curator Anthea Gunn for a special guided tour of this exhibition of contemporary artists’ responses to conflict; examining untold stories, revealing neglected histories, and deepening our understanding of Australia’s experience of conflict, both past and present.  An event not to be missed!

Light refreshments included.

 

Date: Saturday 13 August 2022
Times: 10am – 11:30 am
Cost: Free
Bookings: ESSENTIAL via Eventbrite
Age Group: All ages welcome

 

About the exhibition:

Art in Conflict is a showcase of diverse responses to war across a range of media, including painting, drawing, film, print, photography, and sculpture. Leading Australian artists are represented, such as Khadim Ali, Rushdi Anwar, eX de Medici, Denise Green, Richard Lewer, Mike Parr and Ben Quilty. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, a collection priority for the Memorial in recent years, is featured, with works by Tony Albert, Paddy Bedford, Robert Campbell Jr, Michael Cook, Shirley Macnamara and Betty Muffler. Three major new bodies of work debut in this exhibition: two recent official war art commissions – Susan Norrie (Iraq, 2016) and Megan Cope (Middle East, 2017) – and a landmark commemorative work by Angelica Mesiti.

Supported by research from an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, the exhibition highlights how war art can lead us to consider different ways of thinking about current and recent conflicts, inviting us to consider perspectives we might not otherwise encounter.

Learn more here: Art In Conflict

Image: Ali Khadim Transition/evacuation 2015 (detail) | gouache, ink, and gold leaf on wasli paper, courtesy of the Australian War Memorial ART96912.

 

An Australian War Memorial touring exhibition.