Art in Conflict – Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition
Art in Conflict is a new touring exhibition of contemporary art from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. 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. Opening at Shepparton Art Museum, VIC (26 March – 31 July) the exhibition will tour throughout Australia. .
A showcase of diverse responses to war, the exhibition includes more than seventy paintings, drawings, films, prints, photography and sculptures. 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.
Shepparton Art Museum, VIC
26 March 2022 – 31 July 2022
Ipswich Regional Gallery, QLD
13 August 2022- 23 October 2022
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, QLD
03 March 2023 – 07 May 2023
Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW
19 May 2023 – 23 July 2023
SH Ervin Gallery, NSW
09 September 2023 – 22 October 2023
The Riddoch, SA
02 February 2024 – 01 April 2024