4 July 2015 - 4 October 2015
After spending over three weeks talking to Australian servicemen and women in Afghanistan, Ben Quilty felt an overwhelming need to tell their stories. He went there in October 2011 as an official war artist, commissioned by the Australian War Memorial and attached to the Australian Defence Force. Through portraits, figurative subjects, still lifes and landscapes Quilty examines ideas of masculinity, national identity, and mortality relating these to to his own personal experiences. An Australian War Memorial touring exhibition.