12 January - 28 February 2010
In March 2007, artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green travelled for six weeks through the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf as the Australian War Memorial's official war artists. Attached to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), they visited various Australian bases, which were part of larger United States operations and compounds. Their collaborative paintings and photographs continue the tradition of official war art in Australia that began during the First World War.
Brown and Green's art records the activities and experiences of the Australian troops. They are contemplative works that reveal new and strange configurations of landscape, culture, and technology.
Concurrent exhibition: Reading Room: Lyndell Brown/Charles Green, 2001-2007.
Curated by Warwick Heywood
Presented by Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Watch 'The Art of Wars' (ABC1, Stateline, 05.02.10)